Diggin is just across the Gargi College, Sirifort Road. A buzz amongst students, I was wondering (who is way out of college-going frame) whether I would enjoy this place or not. But this place doesn’t disappoint.
At first glance, the old school look with a bricked architecture shrouded by trees is welcoming. You enter into a patio of potted plants, shrubs and a swing which was occupied by dogs, smokers, chatters and on-lookers.
Diggin has two floors, first being a bakery-sorts with a bookshelf of collectables and second with comfy, cozy furniture. Here you get an option to sit outside too. In fact it would be amazing during winters to be seated here, overlooking the winding staircase and cages wrapped around with fairy lights. Having said that, we sat inside and were attended immediately.
We started with something I have never tried before- the Zucchini fries. These came piping hot with a cold lemon, garlic aioli. The fries can be considered somewhat a healthy-ish comfort food. Something different they were- a bit softer than the regular potato fries. But the taste wasn’t starkly different to my palate as they were well seasoned.
We also got the Spaghetti Arabiatta with bacon. Liked this one a lot- it was al-dante, saucy and comforting. This was sipped with brownie shake- thick, not so sweet and so lush.
Next we got the Pesto Pepper Pizza. This was loaded with peppers (red, yellow), sun dried tomatoes and cheese. The pesto however wasn’t spicy or basil-y. It was good but could have been better if the slathering of the sauce would have been liberal. The base wasn’t dry, was thin and baked nicely. Overall it was good- not great.
To end our meal, we went for a pot of Jasmine tea and a chocolate fudge brownie pie. The tea was regular but the pie was delicious. It was a warm, fudgy brownie cased in a tart shell. And then it was topped with their home-made Vanilla bean gelato. The brownie was gooey, the tart was crumbly and the gelato was vanilla-y. Sinful, mesmerizing- something I can eat for a lifetime. I kept figuring how have they managed this dish- whether the sponge was cut and placed into the tart or was it baked like so. Anyway chatting about this whole thing, I spooned the dish away.
My suggestion- head here. You will definitely enjoy the fun vibe this place has to offer. The prices are pocket-friendly, the quantity is sufficient to feed two hungry souls and the service is sweet.
Contact: 011 33105376