Third wave coffee roasters is one of my most visited restaurants in Bangalore. So, I myself reside in Hyderabad. I visit my friends sometimes, who are working in Bangalore. If I stay for a longer period of days, they are usually in their office in day times.
I am one of those people who get bored with their work surroundings easily. I need to change my location from time to time to stay sane. So, in such cases usually, my go-to places to work are Third wave coffee roasters or Starbucks. They have charging plugs, so you can spend hours working. And the best part, you get to interact with different freelancers or people like me.
Now coming to food, I have had mixed experiences with the Third wave. Sometimes really good fresh and tasty food, and rarely but sometimes really bad tasting food, that I had to send it away.
Here are the dishes I have tried so far:
Baked Chili Cheese Garlic Toast: This dish contains 6 giant pieces of garlic slices of bread filled with cheese and chili flakes, with chili sauce, served on the side. It’s very filling.
Hummus & Pita Platter: This is my always go-to order when I sit in Third wave for hours. It’s filling and considerably healthy. Pita breads are soft and nicely charred. They serve two flavors of Hummus Classic and Peri-Peri. Both are delicious, personally I like classic more, but people generally tend to like peri peri one. They pour a generous amount of olive oil. Although out of like 10-12 times I have ordered this, 2 times the hummus was not fresh. I make hummus a lot at home, so I can easily tell by its taste if it’s fresh or not. That was kind of disappointing.
Smoothie Bowl: It is basically a strawberry yogurt smoothie with cut bananas, strawberries, and chia seeds layer on top. Flavor-wise it is good, like a classic smoothie bowl. But honestly, I just ordered it once for the sake of trying. I feel 280 bucks for it is quite costly.
Granola Parfait: I liked this quite a lot. Love the crunch from granola, sweetness from yogurt, and richness of fruits. It’s filling, healthy, and tasty.
Glazed Mushroom Toast: This is hands down my top favorite dish on the menu. The mushrooms are sauteed so beautifully in butter. The toast is perfectly crunchy, topped with a hummus layer, and further topped with those mushrooms. Every bite is just so good.
Chipotle Paneer Sandwich: Wanting to try something new I decided to give this dish a try. Firstly the quantity of Paneer is really good, so the sandwich is filling. Secondly, that chili salsa and their in house sour cream added to that paneer is so good and so flavorful, perfectly spicy, loved it. Would Recommend.
Potato Wedges: Good. Nicely seasoned. Crispy from outside and soft from inside. Served with Mayo on the side.
Almond Croissant: I haven’t tried croissant much. Usually, I have it at hotel stay breakfast buffets, which is quite rare. So, in my opinion, it was a decent croissant, quite flaky, but I did feel that it was too sweet, I wouldn’t order it again though.
Skillet Cookie: This is something you have to try. It’s basically a freshly baked (hot) cookie, topped with vanilla ice cream. Not too sweet and that hot and cold combination is so good. MUST TRY.
Coming to their variety of Coffees:
Hazelnut Latte: The days when I don’t feel adventurous of trying something new, my go-to order is Hazelnut Latte with either Hummus-Pita or Mushroom Toast. Hazelnut is the love for me be it Third wave or Starbucks. If you are also a Hazelnut lover, you will love it.
La Vie En Rose: It had, as the name says, rose flavor in it, topped with dry rose petals. And the rose flavor was so strong and amazing that I didn’t even need to add sugar to it. I didn’t want to lose that taste by adding sugar.
Hot chocolate with Marshmallows: It was not very dense hot chocolate. A decently good hot chocolate, with torched Marshmallows ?.
Affogato: I have always wanted to try this dish, so this is the first time I ordered it. It’s basically a hot espresso shot mixed with an ice cream scoop, I opted for the chocolate flavored ice cream. Well, it was okay, it was kind of bitter. I don’t think I’d order it again.
Classic Cold Coffee: They ask for the option of already mixed sugar or sugar syrup on the side. We chose the latter. It’s good, not too strong coffee. If you are looking for a classic chilled cold coffee, you would get just that. They do put a whole lot of ice cubes in it, which makes it very watery at the end, so once we asked them not to put any ice. It was literally room temperature coffee, so basically ask for like 2 ice cubes. That seemed decent enough to sustain the flavor.
Japanese Matcha Tea: Again something I actually tried for the first time. I felt like matcha is an acquired taste. After those difficult bitter 3-4 sips, I could bear the taste to finish the rest. And this was after pouring 3 sugar sachets (and I generally don’t put sugar in my coffee). So, yeah if you like Matcha, go for it, otherwise give it a try and let me know how was your experience.