He rocks in the tree tops all day long, hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song, all the little birdies on Jaybird Street, love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet ­– The Jackson 5. The chirp of the evening to you all! I recently attended an interesting event called the Arthop that took place at various ‘artsy’ locations in Bandra that were walking distance from each other. Each location had put up a series of activities through the day that included some cool events like play readings, dances, music recitals, workshops for drama and art enthusiasts, comedy and the works.
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A fun way to spend a Sunday I have to say, and especially for me who made my way all the way from the south over to the other side to get a taste of the exciting new cafés and restaurants that have popped up all over this exciting suburb.

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One of the most recent joints is the cutest little café that’s tucked away on Waroda road, The Birdsong Organic Café and Deli. A small cheerful space with large glass windows that lets the light come streaming in, making it a happy and bright spot, it is dotted with little tables and an assortment of different chairs giving it a comfy loft-like feel. The menu offers nutritious soups, salads and sandwiches amongst other assorted goodies. And don’t forget to scour the cake counter for a delicious sweet treat to go along with your coffee or as dessert. The café prides itself in sourcing organic, local ingredients and even offers their customers a few vegan options for those that have opted for the moral food path.

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Luckily for me and since I've been angling to try out the goodies at this café, it just so happened to be one of the venues of the Arthop that had a display of paintings and a pottery workshop. But I of course, went just in time for lunch and here is what I tried: The Egg Salad Sandwich; a thick sun dried tomato focaccia, filled with boiled egg slices, salad and mild but sweet slices of red onions. The sandwich although filling was a little dry and needed a topping of cheese and a bit more sauce to give it a more rounded flavour.

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The Margherita pizza on the other hand was served on a thin crispy flat dough that had a punchy tomato sauce with freshly sliced juicy tomatoes, a generous helping of grated parmesan cheese and sprigs of green basil that were peeking out at us through the roasted red and white. A great little snack :)

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We washed down the meal with some fresh guava juice and ended the day with a cup of good filter coffee and the most scrumptious Carrot Cake; bits of bright orange carrot that were tucked away in a beautiful moist cake that was dotted with plump sun dried sultanas. Oh my! I was not at all surprised that this delicious vegan cake was sold out and felt lucky that I managed to bag the last piece. Mm mm mm! I loved the eco-friendly wooden spoon that came along with the dish and yes, apologies for the picture of a half-eaten cake but as usual I just couldn't resist! :)

The café is definitely worth a revisit and sooner rather than later, if only for its delicious coffee and cake! YUM!

Address: The Birdsong Café, Waroda Road, Ranwar, Bandra West,Behind American Express Bakery, Mumbai - 400050.