Behind Nightcliff shopping centre and post office. PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
Cafe Kashmir invites you to “let the gentle aroma of fresh coriander leaves, the satisfying tang of ginger and sweet flavour of basmati rice seduce your senses”. Authentic Mughlai and Punjabi Indian dishes feature beyond the modest shop frontage of this restaurant, which extends surprisingly to a beer garden and is capacious enough for almost 60 guests. Centrally located in Nightcliff, Cafe Kashmir brings the flavours of India conveniently to the northern suburbs. Open for dinner six nights a week with a well-stocked bar, settle in for a meal of traditional favourites or something a little different. Thali platters and banquets are available. For diners who can’t tolerate Indian spice, try the very non-Indian fish and chips, or garlic prawns, and the staff will do their best to satisfy special dietary requirements.
Cafe Kashmir actively promotes healthy eating by minimising the use of artificial colours and flavours, and salt in meal preparation. The kitchen takes particular care to use the freshest vegetables, fish and spices, lean meat and cholesterol-free oil. Specialties are the tandoori and north Indian vegetarian dishes, and fragrant naan breads. Unusual mains include chicken dhansak (a hot chicken curry with lentils), and Mughali ghost (beef with eggs and cashews). A delicious vegetarian dish is the alu baigan (potato and eggplant). Desserts to finish… delectable gulab jamin, kulfi (Indian ice-cream) or kheer (Indian rice pudding). Cafe Kashmir caters for parties and functions with outdoor catering. Take away orders are 20% off regular prices.
Merridy Anne Pugh