Kill No Kalories – It’s a Crime – Keep eating and Save the Calories 

‘Burn Calories’ is the trend everywhere.

People are doing everything possible to burn the precious calories, earned from eating & drinking at some point in time, by joining a gym or following a strict diet, etc. 

I was surprised to see a restaurant which has propped up two months back in Thane which has gone against this tide. 

“Kill No Kalories” – yes you read it right. That’s the name of this cosy small cafe started by the Bhatt brothers – Drupad and Yashit. 

The ambience and decor is apt. Wall decor contains captions which will bring a smile to your face and will make you decide that this is my “Cheat Day”.

The moment you enter the cafe you will be a bit taken aback by seeing the small tables and chairs. But it will hardly take you couple of  minutes to feel happy and decide not to ‘Kill’ the person who recommended this restaurant. Outlet can take maximum 20-25 people at a time but still the ambience will make you feel relaxed.

Coming to the business side of the restaurant :- This is a classic example of Vertical integration. The Bhatt brothers have been busy with their Food blog ‘TheHoggingBhat’ for more than a year now. Tasting food and reviewing the cuisines and restaurants made them realize that they also can try their hand in opening a restaurant of their own. Thus they started “Kill No Kalories (KNK)”. The experience of reviewing lot of Restaurants have helped them realize that it’s just not about the ambience and the food. It’s a combination of Music + Food + Board Games + Ambience which gives the perfect vibe to this cafe. 

So irrespective of with whom you are visiting the cafe, friends, family or alone, there are enough options – Ludo, tic tac toe, Rubik’s cube, Uno cards, etc. to make use of the waiting time (after you order the food).

The music played in the background is also awesome. Dhrupad said that they do perform sometimes in the evening. I would definitely visit once to see them perform. 

The main attraction of a restaurant is always food. Kill No Kalories offer you Shakes, Coffee, Green tea, Fries, Burgers, Pasta, Pizza, European rice preparations, Maggi and Desserts.

Injected Samosa Maggi is the talk of the Town and I visited this place to try that in specific. 

The combo of Samosa + Maggi serving with a syringe filled with cheese. Good idea to bring together on one plate the two most sought out snacks. Maggi + veggies + samosa + cheese – it won’t disappoint you for sure.

I also tried the basic Cheese fries and Spinach rice. Cheese fries was crispy and classic. Spinach rice was served along with couple of garlic bread. Rice was cooked along with some herbs like Rosemary which brings the European feel to the plate. The preparation was typical European – slightly bland. So if you want it to be more spicy and salty then you need to tell them while placing the order. I liked the Spinach rice in it’s original form. 

Quantity of servings of all dishes were adequate for two people. 

Desserts and shakes will tickle your cravings. 

No meal is complete without a Dessert. KNK special shake, Oreo shake, Nutella shake and deep fried Oreo with ice cream are few of the drinks and desserts in the offering. The way it is served in a glass mug with waffers, Oreo and ice cream will put you in a spot – whether to spoil the decorated dessert serving or to dig into it straight away as you will not be able to resist it. 

(KNK pic of Deep fried Oreo with ice cream )

Overall Kill No Kalories is a must visit to relax, smile, play some board games, listen to good music and eat without guilt – Buring Calories can take a one day break ;). 

Location :- Ghantali Devi Road, Near Sai Baba Mandir (adjacent to Ram Maruti Road)

Rates are inclusive of taxes 🙂

It’s Tea Time : Ketley Brews

The first thing that comes to your mind after a 3-4 hours of shopping with your family on a rainy day is ‘Garam adhrak Chai Chahiye’. This craving for Tea on a Sunday afternoon led us to this small Restaurant in Thane.

Ketley Brews and Bites – as the name suggests – they brew some lovely varieties of tea and also put together good food as well. It is located near to the TCS Campus on Pokhran Road Nos.2 Majiwada, and focuses on Speciality Tea offerings.

The first thing that impressed me was the ambience of the place:- Great décor, creative wall painting, low floor seating and unique ‘Ring For Tea’ concept to call the Waiter. The restaurant can take maximum of 25 – 30 customers at a time.

I realized that there are a lot of Tea options available in the market other than the regular Ginger / Black and Green Tea.

Ketley has a long list of tea varieties in their Menu which ranges from the basic Assam Tea, Ginger Tea, and Cardamom to exotic Silver Needle White Tea, Ice Wine Tea, Beehive Twist and The Red Dose.

The moment you are seated – you will be provided a small bell. To place orders you just need to “Ring For Tea” Bell and the Waiter will come to your table.

We tried the Ginger Tea and Apple Mint flavoured Organic Green Tea. Both tasted really well. Apple Mint Green Tea was infused with Apple flavour and the taste will leave you wanting for more.

The urge to try the food menu made us convert this visit to a very early Dinner (5 pm) outing.

Their Food menu comprises of Starters, Main Course and Dessert. Menu comprises of Veg and Non Veg options – Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Burgers, etc.

We ordered Maggi, Cheese Nuggets, French Fries and finished our meal with Risotto and Garlic Bread.

Maggi was tasty – the authentic taste of Maggi was maintained.

Cheese Nuggets – Yummy

French Fries – was happy to see thin strips fried with less amount of oil.

Risotto – They serve Caribean, Jamaican, Spiced Greek Yogurt, Hot Chilli Tomato to name a few from the list. We tried the Hot Chilli Tomato and indeed it was real Spicy.

Overall a good cosy place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Though the plan for having Rs.10/- Tea turned out to be Rs.1000/- dinner outing we were content.

“Ketley Brews & Bites: Let’s Brew Happiness”

Price: I felt that the rates were slightly on a higher side but the ambience and taste of tea + food somewhat makes it for the price you pay.

Service: Good

Parking: Since there is road work happening you will have to park your car on the opposite side of the road. It is a challenge till the time the road work is not completed.