Yogisattva, an elegant, vegan cafe in the heart of Bandra, India’s first Whole Foods Plant Based Culinary Academy, whips up yummy food that’s so good for your health!
Opened in 2021 by Raveena Taurani, a certified plant-based chef, Yogisattva is an all-day farm-to-fork, plant-based cafe that serves vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free eats. All its ingredients are locally sourced from farmers across India. Right from dips and sauces to their house-made bread and granola, everything at the cafe is made from scratch.
Moreover, Yogisattva also repurposes as much of its leftovers as possible by composting their wet waste, turning leftover almond pulp from almond milk into granola or using leftover coffee granules as natural fertilizers.
In the all-day breakfast menu is a popular fan favourite Nobody Stacks Up To You featuring banana and blueberry pancakes made with organic buckwheat flour, peanut butter, and unrefined coconut sugar, and is served with a delicious organic, house-made date paste.
For quick bites, one can opt for the Avo-Cardio (avocado salad with all organic quinoa, chickpeas, spring onions, red bell pepper and corn with lemon cumin dressing) or Don’t Mezze With Me (a vegan cheese platter with roasted red pepper hummus, roasted garlic and sundried tomato hummus, garlic and herb block cheese, smoked paprika block cheese with amaranth and seed crackers).
Mains at the cafe include Eye of The Thai-Ger, which is a Pad Thai made with rice noodles, organic vegetables and organic tofu in organic peanut butter sauce, and Mex-Cellent (a Mexican Quinoa Bowl) that has kidney beans, quinoa, jackfruit, organic chipotle spiced corn, organic cherry tomato salsa and Hass avocado guacamole.
The drink menu includes delicious hot beverages like Hug In A Mug (made with organic raw cacao, almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and flaky sea salt) Cute-Tea, (vegan chai made with organic Indian spices and almond milk) or the Deja Brew, (an organic single estate coffee made using a clever dripper with almond milk) or cold ones like You’re The Zest (a mint and ginger lemonade) and You Da Pom, (a pomegranate spritzer with mint and unrefined coconut sugar) are two very refreshing beverages served with sparkling water.
No meal is complete without dessert! The Black sesame ice cream with strawberry chia jam and sesame seed crackers or the Pistachio baklava bar with pistachio ice cream are absolutely delicious.
While the delivery kitchen and retail store for all their products are located on the 7th floor, the café itself is on the terrace. The lobby leading to the cafe is designed with beautiful flower graffiti painted on the green coloured walls, giving it a vibrant, eco-friendly look and feel.