This is a follow-up review. For my initial review – here it is again.
On a rainy Delhi afternoon, Ahilya and I battled through the ludicrously noisy traffic all along the approach road and especially at the boom gate into Hauz Khas village, and dashed through the rainy gullies, clutching a shared, rather leaky umbrella.
Destination Elma’s for a light, catch-up lunch.
The welcome was warm, our drippy brolly was stowed, and we chatted with Shelly Sahai, the café’s friendly owner, who was having a cuppa at the next table. It was a tad surreal that Shelly and I were wearing virtually identical jade pendants, both bought in Singapore, but that’s life, I suppose.
I stuck to the same smoked salmon sandwiches as last time, but rather than tea, we both opted for a fresh beetroot and ginger drink.
And the absolutely luscious coloured beetroot drink :
The drink was very good, tasted nice and beetrooty, but was a tad pulpy at the end, despite Shelly giving a kindly, helping hand to Ahilya half way through lunch, stirring her drink for her.
Elma’s is cute, I love the quintessentially English feel of the china and tea pots and the deliberate mismatching.
Laid-back easy-going service, in the best sense of the word – no-one is trying to hurry you along, which is good.
As I said the last time I visited, in April, I still feel it’s a tad pricey :
And I went back, which is a good sign.
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