back of the bay

February 14, 2011

In Ballard Estate, not too far from Elephant Gate and the navy dockyards is a wren of ill-maintained streets with idiosyncratic names that people still use, despite the MNS-ification of the nomenclature. On Goa Road is the tiny Matthieu Foss photo gallery. Finding it took us a half hour of asking and slowly zeroing in after casting quite a wide circle around the area. This charming Irani cafe beckoned from one street corner… Suitably romantic for a V’day post, I think ­čśë


2 Responses to “back of the bay”

  1. Anand says:

    Yes, quite apt for a V day post!

    From an angle reminds me of Britannia. But honestly cant think of too many of the “lovely quiet cafe preferably on a nice shaded quiet lane” types of cafe here like you have in London/Paris etc. This seems to be close to that.

    There is Moshes at Gateway, Banyan tree near Sophia’s/ Pedder Road. A new one has come up: Sky cafe at Freemason hall. Any others come to your mind?

  2. payal parekh says:

    Hi C,

    bummer I did not realize that you were in Mumbai – was just in India for 10 weeks, with Mumbai as my base!

    Matthieu Foss is a friend of a friend – he helped my friend PAT get an exhibition in NYC. See



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