I've finally found that Sunday afternoon spot. You know what I'm talking about - that relaxing, laze-inducing courtyard cafe, surrounded by greenery and sweet sounds that only mother nature can produce; far, far away from the incessant honking and disrupted ant marching we've all grown used to. Prithvi Cafe is that spot. Trees spring up wherever they feel like it within the outdoor seating area, which is covered by tarp and bamboo in the monsoon season. The permanent black marble benches are surrounded by small, frail cane ottomans. Towards the back, permanently roofed seating exists, but the openness remains a constant throughout this place.
We moseyed on over here on a lazy Sunday evening, sat down and ordered the famous Irish Coffees. They were steaming hot, had the perfect amount of froth and whiskey, and tasted superb. I started to get the munchies sitting there, so ordered a grilled egg and cheese sandwich - simple, yet delicious. Still hungry, and being a big fan of eggs, I opted for an Egg Paratha roll. The paratha was not at all greasy, and the vegetables and eggs tasted fresh.
Prithvi has grown a fan following amongst those that enjoy the performing arts, given that it's attached to the legendary theatre of the same name. For this reason, you will usually find a more progressive, kinder and more open-minded crowd here. Perfect place to take a chessboard, a book, or your laptop, and relax over a cup of strong Joe. Highly, highly recommended.