What was so special about Central Perk ? That it was much more than a coffee shop especially to a group of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. A place where they came to hang out together and which ended up being the scene of so many crucial conversations and heart warming moments. Of course it was all scripted but don’t we all want that kind of a coffee shop in our backyard which is not just about coffee.
A few years ago we had checked out this pretty little café called Madison and Pike in Nirvana Courtyard Gurgaon, thanks to the raving reviews we had read online. Since then it is safe to say that the place has become our own version of Central Café where we end up very often for more than just their coffee. There is something about this tiny little place which sets it apart. It feels like a cozy corner which you could have had at your home only if the space permitted. Perhaps an extension of your living room with its vibrant warm colors and tastefully chosen furniture. And may be that is why we never feel like that we are in a routine coffee shop every time we go there. Also perhaps that is the reason why it is one of the first names which pops up when we are in need of a quick time out.
Of course its not just the ambience which makes us keep going back to this café. Their coffee is good and cakes even better. We have tried almost everything they have to offer in desserts but their Red Velvet And Blueberry Cheese Cakes have been our favorites. They have a great variety of continental food with some very healthy salads, soups and sandwiches on their menu. I have also come to love the Madison Omlette. Their Pesto Pasta is wonderfully balanced. Therefore, even their menu says that, this is more than just a coffee shop.