I had heard so much about The Leaping Windows Cafe from a dear foodie friend, but was completely putting it off every day coz it was in the heart of Yari Road. But then last week I decided to give it a try after hearing too many good things about it. I had to double check to see if it was real.
The place looks quiet and quaint from the outside, in a silent lane off Yari Road, but it was packed. We were lucky enough to have walked in right when one of the tables was emptying out. We settled in quickly and it only took us a whoosh of the Coorg Coffee Aroma to realize that we were in Coffee Heaven. The cutest Husband and Wife duo run this place, and while they may take time to get to you on a busy day, they make up for it with a smile on their faces. You would anyways not go in a hurry to such a place. I am not kidding people, Visiting the Leaping Windows Cafe is like being transported to a new world altogether!
The wall has Graffiti, there is a door made of black woody material that you could draw on, there is a curved glass space where you could enjoy the silent murmurs inside while overlooking the green silent street outside. But wait, that is not the best part about this place.
The basement is a fully functional Comic Book Library. Yeah, you heard me right, and it has the coolest collection of comic books. You pay 30 bucks an hour to read, or you can get a 3 month membership for 1500 bucks and read all you want. Better than playing out in the sun or spending whole day in front of screens for the kids during vacation time right?
The food was just okay. Loved the Coffee though. I ordered for a Red Velvet Cupcake which was dense, not the way it should be, and the cream cheese frosting was a bit too sweet for my liking. They don't have a fully functional kitchen, so the food is sourced from home caterers. It's decently priced too, a Cappuccino was 60 bucks and so was the cupcake. Not too bad I say!
So am I going back? Most definitely. Totally and completely. This is the kind of place that I would love to own some day. I can go here everyday.