Cycling is the new way to happiness at Ciclo Cafe
‘Ciclo’, a Spanish word for cycle is suited perfectly for this cafe. An idea that aroused from a cafe abroad, started from Hyderabad and then expanded to Chennai, the Ciclo Cafe has now ventured into the sector 29 of Gurgaon. It is an unique concept to share their passion for cycling along with a range of lip smacking food served at the cafe.
A key feature that cannot go unnoticed is the penny-farthing displayed right in front of the cafe along with other cycles which they give out on rent. As you enter the cafe, you notice the theme friendly ambience, which makes you want to embrace the cyclist in you. You can even witness a small cycle on each table that holds your sugar packets and other small sachets in its basket. A separate dessert counter on the left side of the cafe, that has various treats displayed because sometimes, a guilty indulgence is all you need. The cafe is located on the ground floor and the basement area, you can notice the inverted cycles attached to railing of the stairs as you walk down.
In the basement , you can witness a seating area, a DJ console onto your left and a small store that has sports apparels and other cycling equipments and parts for sale. You cannot miss the wall in the basements where the cycle seats are framed above the seating area. Overall, the cafe and its ambience leaves you feeling good. It makes up for a perfect place where if you have just entered, you want to end up going on an adventure with your cycle and it leaves you feeling relaxed if you’re back from a ride reminding you of all the good times you had cycling around town.
Food and Drinks
A menu with various breakfast options was given to us. It was a mix of both continental and Indian breakfast options. A colleague who tagged along and I ordered a fare share of both Continental and Indian breakfast options. We tried the poha, omelettes and shakshuka, they tasted delicious. My colleague could not stop with the praises for the food. The poha, was freshly cooked and suited our indian taste buds very well, the omelettes were served along with the hash browns and grilled tomato, it was flavourful and tasty. The mouth-watering Shakshuka was well cooked, making up for the perfect weather early morning. The portions are good enough to serve one person. There varieties even extend to South Indian breakfast variety.
We were welcomed with drinks in shot sized glass, the juices served were apple and watermelon. We later on tried the smoothies and even got a taste of the masala chai. The drinks were upto the mark and tasted great leaving us refreshed from the morning blues. The menu is decently priced for the quality of food and service they offer.
The unique selling point of this place is definitely the decor and the concept of renting and selling cycles. How often do we decide we should cycle our way to work, but those promises are always empty. Hence, this could be your perfect weekend breakfast spot where you can cycle your way through town while you also catch up with friends and family with some delectable food.
CONTRIBUTED BY SHEETAL SURENDRA