Coffee culture is booming in the capital with expansions of food offerings and coffee varieties. New-age cafes are moving beyond the old image of a small enclosure with limited snack options. The newly opened Fig at Malcha brings a whole new coffee experience with its spacious outlet in Malcha Marg. After winning hearts with its outpost at Gurugram (Fig at Museo), Fig at Malcha goes the extra mile to captivate Delhi’s discerning populace. The unique ‘Conscious Café’ gives healthy eating a whole new meaning with sumptuous offerings that look straight out of a fine dining restaurant.
A fusion of Japanese design and Nordic lifestyle, the cafe offers an elaborate menu using seasonal produce from local farms, 100% GMO-free meat, cage-free eggs, and a Parisian-style in-house bakery that prepares fresh bread and pastries. every morning and evening, and specialty farm-to-cup coffee.
My gastronomic journey to ‘Fig at Malcha’
I happened to visit the café and was able to discover a unique eco-contemporary and conscious offer in a relaxed and calming configuration. The moment I walked into the cafe, I was invigorated by the cafe’s minimalist yet aesthetic white interiors. The two-story layout has given respite to the otherwise shocked restaurants we see everywhere.
The menu is extensive, offering something for everyone. From all-day breakfast dishes, soups and salads to pasta and Thai cuisine, there’s a wealth of options.
But first, the coffee! I ordered Iced Latte and it was quite a refreshing drink. Then I started my meal with Won Ton Chicken Soup and it was so delicious it whetted my appetite. Being a shrimp lover, I had to order a shrimp ceviche. Although it looked and tasted great, I did smell the flavor of the avocado overpowered shrimp in the dish which I somewhat missed. The salmon carpaccio looked great and tasted even better with the combination of crisp green beans and a delicious sauce.
Shepherd’s Pie gave me the joy of a comforting meal, which it is known for. The layering of the pie was done beautifully and it didn’t weigh my stomach after such a large meal. I had to wait a long time for the lamb chops to arrive, but the way they were plated made me forget. The lamb came with sautéed vegetables which were so mouthwatering. The outer crust of the pork was a little too crispy but the overall flavors on the plate were good. I ended the meal on a sweet note with Burnt Cheesecake and it can be described in one word – “heaven”.
I left with a full stomach and a full heart. One thing that really fascinated me was the presentation of all the dishes; kudos to the chef for being creative on the plate. I will definitely be returning to Fig at Malcha for more.
What: Fig à Malcha
Where: Fig Address: 3/48, Malcha Marg, Market, Dharam Marg, Block C, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi