Stylish, uber chic and hipster - the three things that come to mind when one steps into Cafe Yell. Located in Defence Colony market, the cafe is barely months old. It is owned by Vipul and Divya Gupta, who are also the proprietors of the Yell clothing store which mainly deals with items made of pure linen. Thus, elements of a tailoring shop, including a measuring tape, colorful thread spools, different-sized buttons, and stencils are used here as decorative items.
Steel chairs with colorful cushions, wooden tables, and custom-made wooden lamps give it the hipster feel. "Cafe Yell is mainly an amalgamation of two things we really love - food and clothes. We want the feel of a neighborhood cafe where people can come for a quick bite after shopping or work," Vipul said.
According to Vipul, their menu is quite limited but with options. "So a person can opt for a sandwich or a full 'laal maas' (traditional Rajasthani mutton dish) meal. We have something for everybody."
Start off with a Kit Kat Caramel shake. It is light, refreshing and not overly sweet. A must try. The next were the jalapeno mozzarella bombs. The name of this dish basically says it all. With a size similar to an arancini, the gooey goodness of the cheese and the slight spice from the jalapeno make this the perfect starter.
Cafe Yell specializes in pizzas. And 'laal maas' is their signature dish. It comes with a spice-level warning though. With succulent pieces of mutton used as toppings, the pizza base has the laal maas gravy. It definitely stands out for its uniqueness but if you are eating this then also order a sweet lemonade, it will come in handy.
However, the stars of the show were definitely the desserts. The Yell cookie blast is a cheesecake with layers of chocolate topped with nuts and chocolate fudge. It is pure indulgence. Cafe Yell also has a separate breakfast menu that starts at 8 a.m., onwards. "Just come here with a book and have a cup of coffee with a piece of cake or a sandwich, you won't be disappointed," Vipul added.
Where: 35, Ground Floor, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Timings: 8 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.
Price for two: Rs 1,000 (approx)