1. Sassanian Boulangerie, Marine LinesStarted in 1913 by Rustom Yazdabadi, the cafe has maintained its pre-Independence style.
Enjoy its chicken rolls and mutton cutlets while you recline on the bentwood chairs for an absolutely delightful breakfast or lunch.
2. Yazdani, FortStories suggest that Yazdani Bakery is housed in a building that was commissioned as a Japanese bank in the 20th century.
The family who started the bakery would knead the dough with khamir (a type of yeast ferment) through the sourdough process, which would render it a peculiar taste.
3. Ideal Corner, FortThe place regularly hosts workshops wherein guests can get insights into how the Zoroastrian culture started in Mumbai.
If you are planning a visit, guests recommend trying the lagan nu custard.
4. Koolar & Co, DadarFounded by a gentleman Mancherji Joshi around 1899, the cafe is located in the Dadar Parsi Colony of Mumbai.
The cafe has been featured in movies like Vaastav, Gully Boy and The Lunchbox.
5. Jimmy Boy, FortWhile the family had been serving keema pav, bun maska, Irani chai, omelette pav, mava cake, and mava samosa since 1925, a rebranding took place in 1999.
The restaurant added other Parsi favourites such as wedding delicacies to the menu.
6. Cafe Excelsior, FortThe 100-year-old cafe still boasts of its clock, which came down from colonial times when the late Ardeshir Mazkoori from Iran opened Cafe Excelsior in 1919 upon arriving in India.
Since then, the family has been crafting finesse with their patra ni macchi, mutton cutlets, and kheema salli.
7. Britannia & Co, FortRashid Kohinoor, a Zoroastrian immigrant and founder of the restaurant, would narrate tales of old Bombay while guests would gorge on his daughter-in-law’s berry pulao.
The cafe has welcomed many iconic personalities, such as Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vidya Balan, and royalty too.
8. Kyani & Co, Marine LinesIt was built in 1904 by a gentleman Khodram Marezban and was taken over in late 1959 by Aflatoon Shokri, whose family has been managing the cafe ever since.
If you are planning what to order, the keema gotala, chicken cheese burji, and chicken Irani kebabs are some of the popular items.