Some days back, I took off from the blogging work & decided to do something which can probably make for another blog post. But not like those I usually post about. Consistently doing product reviews got me bored, so today I'm sharing with you guys my experience to Haristo Cafe wherein I've had some amazing time! Without further adieu, let's begin. 😊
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Speciality: Wood Fired Pizzas that Melt Your Appetite Away!
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Story Behind Haristo Cafe:
They say you can’t make everyone Happy, you are not a Pizza. Yes, the Pizza Saga has always been popular in our culture. But, every Pizza lover knows how hard it is to find an Authentic Thin Crust pizza in NCR. The same search led to the birth of Haristo in December 2014. HARISTO is a charming Pizzeria Cum Cafe that offers an exquisite range of Italian and Lebanese Cuisines from the surroundings of the Mediterranean. The cute Interiors offer you a visit to European street side Pizzeria. Unlike those run of the mill outlets serving you thick refined flour in the name of Pizza, Haristo will take you to a Heavenly Journey of Authentic Thin Crust Pizzas.
Meaning of Haristo: ‘Thank you’ within the Greek Language.
Haristo Nachos Chat:
I wasn’t always a Nachos kinda person. In fact, only recently I’ve developed an inclination for them. Now that I’ve been shot with an obsession for nachos, seems like I look for reasons to have them! Before ordering these, my mind sort of wavered between Haristo Nachos Chat and their Corn Chat. Having Chats as appetizers sounds thrilling but I’m also a fan of corns for that matter but since the Nachos had Cafe name associated to it, my friend went ahead to order for this; considering them to probably be their best-sellers. On appearance, they looked quite tempting and were tossed along with onion, capsicum, bell pepper, black olives, jalapeno and some mayo. For complimentary of course you are served some salsa which I gotta admit was definitely refreshing and fresh! Since it had mayo drizzled, make sure to consume it as soon as it hits your table. 😉
Jalapeno Cheese Balls:
Another favourite of mine would probably be C-H-E-E-S-E! Although Jalapeno are slightly sour for my preference but we went ahead for ordering these. These had bread crumbs coating and came along with a mayo dip which tasted great with these. Inside you’d find jalapeno, capsicum plus bell pepper, cheese shredding and probably some spices mixed. Initially, I tried tasting them without the mayo dip and they kinda gave a really spicy after effect taste. But when dipped in mayo, the dip worked to counter that spiciness from burning my mouth. 😅 In case you think to order these, definitely call for some of their shakes or drinks too.
Cola Fusion Mojito (Mock tails)
What I noticed about their drinks was that all of them were served within glass bottles which are identical to those you get at Keventers. Of course, but these had Haristo labels on them. I’ve have had such a drink at Lajpat Nagar before and comparatively, I wasn’t too glad with this one. It has coke & minty taste to it. There were also small lemon pieces dropped within which gave that fresh zing to the drink at the same time the lemon zest went slightly overpoweringly bitter. My friend ordered another about which he jotted down his opinions.
My friend claimed to have loved this and believed his drink tastes much better than mine! I did take a sip to testify his claims. The Watermelon Cooler looked red like those ruh-habzaa sherbats with no pink tint to it. Here again there were mint leaves added for the freshness factor. To me personally they tasted like someone just poured in a lot of watermelon syrup and went slightly overboard and syrupy tastes are what I simply detest within my drinks. To the extent I was highly impressed by the food, drinks weren’t really that great (mock-tails).
There was a time when I had fascination to street style chowmein or noodles but over the time, I started to abhor them because a lot of the people try to give it an Indian twist to an unwanted extent. They fail to understand that had I craved for Maggi Masala noodles then I’d probably visit a different vender. Plus, some of them are too picky to add much veggie or their veggies get slightly burnt and too reduced in size. And of course I want veggies for the crunch factor as well! Also, the most apparent issue each time - excess of soy sauce to turn them brown. But thankfully, here I simply loved the Hakka noodles! Everything just appropriate & nothing drizzled in excess. The veggies taste good and weren’t over cooked. Since we were simultaneously served the Dry Chili Paneer as well, I did mix in some of the vegetables from there because that’s how I like my noodles!
Dry Chilli Paneer
Winter Veggie Pizza:
I’ve told you already within the beginning that they have their speciality lying within their Wood Fired pizzas. But before going to that place, I did do my homework of looking at possible reviews of this cafe at Google as well as Zomato. Not every pizza is said to be that great! To get our own experiences, we did order a pizza and by this time we didn’t wanted to have anything too heavy because we were on brink of being stuffed! Winter Veggie Pizza had a really good thin crust and the toppings within Winter Veggie were bell pepper and onion. Frankly speaking, probably some differing veggies than merely capsicum or bell pepper would have been much better and that’s what I expected from it. The cheese shredding made everything taste good. Another disappointment was slight burning at the edges; probably because of wood fired oven of theirs but it gave a slight bitter after taste to the pizza. And since it ought to be a speciality, any error would probably make me think again.
Strawberry Cheese Cake (Shakes)
Strawberry isn’t my thing; so you’d clearly know that this was what my friend ordered for himself. It gave that ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ colour vibes as soon as it arrived. The bottle at the top had some froth floating over the drink and thankfully the sweetness wasn’t too overpowering because going over boards is quite easy with sweets flavouring. These are the words my friend quoted after having it – “Delightful experience; for anyone looking for something sweet yet refreshing”. If you visit this place, definitely check out their amazing menu of shakes. I was not too impressed with their mock-tails but shakes are for sure worth giving a try! 😍
Death by Brownie (Shakes)
If Government could pass one declaration concerning me, that would probably specify my legit O-B-S-E-S-S-I-O-N for brownie. There’s definitely nothing knew if you’d see me ordering something to do with brownie within desserts or shakes! Probably reading the name, I would want brownie to impersonate itself and smother me with its amazing taste. This one definitely deserves to be raised to a pedestal of being awarded the most loved item of this cafe! It tastes of brownie and chocolate syrup & I won’t hesitate to go back merely for this! 😋😋
Haristo Cafe (Noida) gives a really cosy ambiance with some quirky umbrella lights at the ceiling. The seating arrangement inside is sort of congested but if its winters, you can probably go ahead and enjoy your delicacies at outside seats. The walls have been give a pastel touch of blue and white whereas the accents of the place has been coloured with yellow. I can literally spend two hours or more eating and catching up with work or friends!
In case you reside near Delhi NCR, then make sure to visit their cafe for an amazing experience. Or you can get your ordered delivered right at your place! 😘
Their details are -
Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.