One of my favorite places in recent times is Sly Granny. Granny’s House is roughly divided into three sections – a dining room, a lobby bar – and living room with terrace. You enter into a bar and the classic bright and airy dining room with quirky quotes and instructions. You could walk around and check out the speak easy room. Or go up the staircase crowded with frames onto the terrace with yet another large bar, a terrace seating and comfortable couches inside. Now for the name – Sly Granny is a granny who now loves partying and drinking, and her escapades and story make the theme of the place. Love a place that tells a story. And they have recently opened up for breakfast on weekends, until 1 pm. That is epic, especially for late breakfast eaters like me!
The menu is very different from most places. There is a lot of vegetarian selection on the menu. And not just run of the mill stuff. In my first visit, we had tried the Grilled Fig and Goat Cheese Salad – very nicely made, topped with black pepper and a drizzle of pomegranate balsamic. Their menu has undergone a lot of change since then, but this dish has survived the test of time. The Pulled Chicken Taco is a South Indian fusion taco, with tomato chutney and pickled onion. Another dish that I love here – and I can have several helpings of it is the Liver Pate – I didn’t see it on the menu in my recent visit, but the pate is made to perfection. I just wish the quantity of serving was slightly generous! Oh, and the pork ribs are very good as well.
In our recent visit, we tried the newly launched breakfast menu. One of the rare times I make it out for breakfast! We started with Morning Buns, Scotch Eggs, Quiche and Shrimp Fritters. The buns were nice, came with a homemade marmalade – fresh and limited in numbers. The Scotch Eggs were done perfectly – crust of soft egg and chickpea with smoked eggplant. Would go back just to eat this! The quiche was delicious – grilled asparagus, goat cheese with a side of green salad. I finished this all by myself. A good quiche, though I wish they also have a non-vegetarian equivalent as well. Shrimp fritters is more of a brunch dish rather than breakfast in my opinion. It was fried in tempura batter, no reason to complain. Smoked plum and chili dip done SO right! But, I wouldn’t have this in breakfast.
We were almost full, but wanted one last round of things to try. So, it had to be the Eggs Benedict & Hash. The benedict came with buttermilk biscuit, poached egg chipotle hollandaise with homemade maple and brown sugar bacon. Was really good! The Hash turned out to be even better. Crispy fried egg on a bed of corned pork hash with sweet potato and veggies. Addictively delicious. We were supposed to stop there, but the wait staff inspired an encore – Apple Pie Waffles, a Donut and Cinnamon Pancakes. These picks were from the Sweet Ones section of the breakfast menu – classic breakfast dishes, well made. The cinnamon pancakes were especially interesting, Sly’s version of flapjacks infused with vanilla and cinnamon, looked like paniyarams! We did try some cappuccino and latte too, very well made.
The Last Word
In summary, food at Sly is interesting and fun. The menu changes quite frequently. That is great for those who like things different, being on their toes. But if you like a dish, a couple of months later, it’s probably no longer on the menu. I have lost a couple of dishes and desserts to this ruthless change. The espresso Choco Mousse with Chocolate Cremeux used to be exquisite. It is possible some of the dishes are served on specific days and times. I am a simple person, so I like my choices simple. But despite the changes and menu revamps, and possibly because of it – Sly is one of my favorite places in recent times.