Le Mill located in Wadi Bunder is one of the few places in Bombay still untouched by development. Hope that this neighbourhood does not go down the same path as Lower Parel. Designed by Ashiesh Shah this old mill is now a concept store that retails home accessories and fashion products.
Finding the place was a little troublesome but once we got there we realized it was not that difficult. Besides the white washed and white tiled walls the space has largely been kept intact reminiscent of the old mill.
Sitting in one corner of the mill is the cafe. At Le Mill the brunch deal allows you to call for an unlimited number of small plates, entrees and desserts. Alcohol is not included in the deal. The salmon on toast with cream cheese, garnished with onions and capers was excellent and made for a great brunch snack. The toast was made from fresh-baked bread. I could not help having two of those. The French toast and pancakes were terrific. We are always thirsty so we called for a bottle of sparkling rose and then a Sula Dindori. By the end of the afternoon we had consumed about six bottles of wine but who is counting.
Instead of the eggs benedict I called for the eggs royale, which is similar to the eggs benedict but here the ham is substituted by salmon. Delicious, well poached eggs, fresh salmon and a buttery hollandaise left me very satisfied. I also had a big bite sized chicken burger with fresh creamy ricotta cheese rich in texture and mild in taste. Surprisingly good were the sautéed mushrooms on toast; well garnished and every bite was flavourful.
We had many newbies joining the brigade this time and for the first time architect’s were out numbered. The conversations ranged from sexuality to food to philanthropy. In between bites we wandered around the store. I confess without shame that I could not resist the king size bed and comforting cushions and a full stomach made it that much more inviting.
Having polished off all this food we still had room for dessert. The lemon poppy-seed cake was delightful and I find any dessert with lemon utterly irresistible. The Belgian cake had just the right amount of sweetness.
Great ambience, attentive service, delicious food and amazing company made for a perfect Sunday brunch. Being high on life as I walked out of the space I knocked down an earthen home accessory, which if I had broken would have cost me just as much as the brunch and as a friend remarked, “it had to be the ugliest thing in that store.”
Bombay Brunch Brigade meets once a month. The purpose of this group is to meet – have fun, find a travel partner, a date(may be), share brain farts and savour brunches. We will be exploring different brunch places all over Bombay. Join our Facebook group for the next brunch date and location information.