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Take A Bite Out Of Pune’s Evolving Food Scene

14/06/2017 4:52 PM IST | Updated 15/06/2017 3:36 PM IST

Pune folks, it's time to hit the town and explore what's new. Cool new restaurants and bars are opening every other week and we're here to show you the way. Pune's dining scene has slowly flourished with some of the best brands opening their doors there. Local fare has also contributed significantly to the culture of eating out in the city. This balance of new flavours and old favourites has made Pune one of the most sought after cities for food. Having said that, it's time to catch up on all the new food in town.

Let's get cracking!

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The Earth Cafe

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Where - Koregaon Park

When - 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM (Mon-Fri), 11 AM to 11:30 PM (Sat-Sun)

Average cost for two - ₹850

What to order - Broccoli soup, tiramisu

Why - Fusion food is either a hit or a miss. Going by reviews of The Earth Place it's well on its way to being a hit. Some of their interesting dishes include dabeli bagel, lamb kebab with blue cheese mousse, Coca-Cola and cream cheese brownie. Give it a shot!

Tvum

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Where - Kalyani Nagar

When - 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Average cost for two - ₹1200

What to order - Raan, jalebi rabri, kesar paneer, tulsi tikka, kandupacita chicken

Why - Tvum, which as many will know means 'You' in Sanskrit, serves quintessentially Indian food that includes dishes from Rajasthani, north Indian, south Indian and Maharashtrian cuisines.

Gong

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Where - Baner

When - 12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 12 midnight

Average cost for two - ₹1200

What to order - Chocolate dome, crab ravioli

Why - Stepping a little away from the usual Chinese fare, Pune brings Gong to you. Fresh, clean and super tasty Asian food with dishes such as hot basil chicken, sushi platters, dim sums and more. Make room for their amazing desserts too.

Oh Freak!

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Where - FC Road

When - 9 AM to 11:30 PM

Average cost for two - ₹200

What to order - Birthday cake freak shake, waffles

Why - Freak shakes are the coolest things in town today. It's trend that has caught on pretty quickly and is on most cafes' menus already. If you still haven't gotten around to trying one, here's your chance. Oh Freak! also has waffles and regular shakes.

Farmaaish Lounge & Bar

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Where - Viman Nagar

When - 5 PM to 1:30 AM

Average cost for two - ₹1400

What to order - Chicken cheese lapeta kebab, nachos

Why - You can't not have a lounge to watch the games and sip chilled beer. Pune's newest spot is Farmaaish. They also have some great offers if you're up for it — beer mugs at ₹100, beers pitchers at ₹450 and buy 2 get 1 free on select IMFL brands.

Mocha

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Where - Koregaon Park

When - 11 AM to 12 midnight

Average cost for two - ₹1000

What to order - Chocolate avalanche, mezze platter

Why - Remember the old Mocha from early 2000s? After breaking hearts everywhere, it's back. It's sophisticated, cool and has an extensive menu. Who doesn't love a good cafe with good coffee and good food?

94 House

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Where - Viman Nagar

When - 12 noon to 12 midnight

Average cost for two - ₹500

What to order - Burgers, gola

Why - Miss the 90s? Head to 94 House where you can play Mario on their screen and listen to 90s music. The food's simple and delicious. It's a great spot to hangout with your friends without burning a hole in your wallet.

Coco - Sushi & Bar

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Where - Mundhwa

When - 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Average cost for two - ₹1800

What to order - Duck broth, smoked chocolate mousse cake

Why - If you're looking for a night filled with innovative, new and fascinating food, try Coco. For the first time in restaurant history, you'll need to be a member to dine at Coco, but hat's easily done when someone who has dined there recommends you. Gear up for that special dinner at Coco.

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