Colaba typically conjures up images of colours, a sea of humanity, practically choked but amazing street shops selling everything from trinkets to jewellery to knock offs of cavalli, Ck and what have you, excellent places to eat and chill.
For first time shoppers ensure your bargaining skills are spruced and polished for you shall be tempted a lot and every price quoted will be 'final', for non-Indians the advice is bargain hard anything(clothes, footwear, trinkets, memorabilia) in the street market should not be bought for more 5-20usd.
Colaba has some amazing places to chill and the first on list in cafe mondegar or Mondy's as its popularly called. Can be difficult to get into on weekends and Fridays. Once in you can chill over some beers and the sheer ambience this place has to offer.
If you are looking for something more walk up further and you shall reach the iconic cafe Leopold, lucky enough and you may even spot a few celebrities sipping their beers around you.
My personal favourite though is the woodside inn, with its sheer variety of beers and ales and thin crust pizza,pasta,desserts it's the perfect place to eat and chill. Best time to visit if you are looking for a peaceful time is in the afternoon when the quality of food and drinks and the ambience are best enjoyed.
Another favourite and a hidden gem is cafe Churchill located on the causeway road walking further down from Mondy's and Leopold, this is a food only restaurant and does not serve alcohol. The interiors are tiny but the food is brilliant. Chef specialities are generally very good and I Personally swear by their prawn dishes. Do try the iced tea and desserts Without fail.
For anyone who wants try European cafe cuisine, please visit le pain quotidien, this is located near gateway of india.
Well that about sums up the major attractions around colaba,feel free to mail in if you need more info.
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