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“Beauty, Chaos, Colors - thy name is colaba” 4 of 5 stars
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Colaba Causeway
Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Beauty, Chaos, Colors - thy name is colaba”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

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.

Visited August 2013
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“Cheap and good stuff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Went to Colaba causeway after a couple of years and was delighted to find some great stuff. The junk jewelry found with the local roadside stalls is really good but of course you have to drive a hard bargain to get it real cheap. Got 2 handbags at less than half the price of what I could have got from Linking/Hill road, Alfa or any other place north of Mumbai. Picked some beads neck pieces and ethnic jewelry to wear on Sarees. Multiple shops selling antiques also can be found, but remember to BARGAIN! and you just may get an item at half the price they quote. Also, the handbags and the junk jewelry and the antiques found there are much different from the ones found anywhere else in Mumbai. So if you like to be different (I mean that in a good way) then this is the place to shop.

Leopold Café, Mondegar Cafe, McDonald's and Theobroma all are just there is you want to rest your legs and grab a bite.

Visited July 2013
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“The 'Culture Square' of Mumbai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The architecture of the area is reminiscent of the old Bombay, fact highlighted by buildings like, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Regal Cinema, Prince of Wales Museum (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum) and Cusrow Baug, a Parsi residential colony, built in 1934, covering an area of 84,000 square yards. Numerous small shops and footpath outlets selling everything from artifacts to shawls, carpets and minor antiques to slippers of all kind, which make tourists, backpackers and local from South Mumbai, throng the area through the year.

Visited August 2013
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“Causeways one of them in Mumbai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

cheap and best
Compare the same with fashion street
More Cultured, worth a visit
Full of rush whenever u visit
Most of them are Muslims, hence during ramzaan , u can see their iftaar at the late evening

Visited May 2013
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“SHOPPER'S DELIGHT”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Colaba Causeway is a shopping street, with lots of traffic and roadside peddlers. Stores selling the best of brands - be it clothing or footwear - are present on this stretch. Sometimes, one does get good bargains from the roadside vendors too, however, it is important to bargain well to get a good deal. Be extra cautious with your personal belongings, as due to the crowds, one can get duped.

Visited July 2013
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