Hiding inside the old edifice: Resham Bhavan, tea centre undoubtedly houses some of the finest teas that you can get in Mumbai.
It seems a bit of an anachronism in the maximum city owing to the British Raj club-esque feel, the dim lights, chattai curtains, white table cloths, unflappable waiters and the simple tea quotes framed on the wall. If you have come here after braving it in a crowded local train or after combatting traffic you will take some time to settle in with the pace of this place.
Once you are ready, ring the bell placed on your table and call for your pick among the 15 varieties of tea from Darjeeling to Nilgiri. You won’t regret trying the Hot Buttered Apple Tea, Earl Grey or TGFOP (Tippy Green Flowery Orange Pekoe).
The tea wall and Purna, the tea maker
Accompany your chai with either home-like Poha or Upma or select among the wide selection of omelettes. (One of the few places in Mumbai where you get the original pork omelette.) They also also have Executive and Continental combo breakfast options.
So, next time you have a morning meeting at Nariman Point: Leave early, skip the traffic and start your day with a cup of tea, old bombay style. Because:
Printed on the tea centre menu card
Lacks: consistent service; sunlight!
Opens at: 8:30 am
Costs: A hearty breakfast for two costs about Rs 250