Even after I decided to attend the bloggers meet up at Cosmopolitan, I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard that it was a good place to eat out and I safely assumed that their breakfast would be good as well.
The first thing you notice, wherever you go, is of course, the ambiance. It kind of prepares you for what’s coming. Cosmopolitan wins here with its cozy atmosphere and welcoming staff. Inside is a small hall with small tables and couches and a bar in a corner. The walls are covered in murals, depicting different aspects of life in Karachi, both desi and formal.
We were given a limited breakfast menu with something of everything. According to the owner however, there will be a lot more options once they actually open for breakfast in a week. After a warm welcome and a nice cup of cappuccino, I was served my order: The Ferrero Rocher pancakes. Four pancakes served in a bed of cream, with layers of Belgium chocolate mousse between each of them and topped with chocolate ganache and almonds, it was what you call a heavenly breakfast and an amazing start to my Sunday. The amazing presentation made it even more tempting.
Needless to say, it was extremely rich and fulfilling. You should only order it if a) you have a huge appetite; b) you haven’t eaten anything for about two days or c) you have someone to share it with.
Despite the fact that I couldn’t finish it all (I did try my best) I still eyed what others ordered. Normandy seemed to be a popular choice and it did look really good. If I had an extra stomach I would definitely have tried it. The New Yorker, I heard, was just as good as was the French Toast. The latter was, once again, too rich and creamy.
The service was OK. As the place filled in with people, it got really slow and one of my friends had to remind the waiter to serve her order.
Cosmopolitan is a venture of three foodies who want to share their love of food with others and so far, they seem to be doing well and hopefully, will continue to aim for perfection in future too. I’d definitely recommend it.
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