The Moon Village is a new community-driven wellness space with a cafe, a co-working spot, and a yoga studio that serves some lip-smacking South Indian-influenced dishes and we are in love with it!
Kickstart your yoga journey or take your work essentials and enjoy a productive working hour while sipping piping hot Rassam tea, a bite of Kathal pizza, or a bowl of chatpati Podi Idli, and everything delicious at The Moon Village in Khar. Started by a celebrity fitness instructor and mental health advocate Samiksha Shetty, along with Aditya Damani, a daytime trader and full-time yogi, this place is all about a comforting vibe, lush greens, good food, and a work-friendly atmosphere.
Morning yoga sessions with a work-friendly space
The Moon Village is one of the few eateries in the city where you can work, stretch, and eat something yummy without feeling guilty, as everything on the menu is gluten, sugar, and dairy-free. There are 6 yoga sessions with the experts that happen every day, and after that, you can enjoy a hearty meal with some refreshing drinks. “We are trying to create a community here. There are two yoga rooms upstairs where you can sign up for classes with me or other experts. It’s a work-friendly cafe and the outdoor seating is pet-friendly too”, mentioned Samiksha.
Inspired by her fascination for the moon and the beauty of Mysore and Pondicherry, the cafe has a peaceful ambience perfect for you to unwind and relax. The outside seating is lush green and has many pretty plants. The murals inside the cafe are pretty Instagrammable and would be a great backdrop for your photos. The cafe oozes an earthy vibe and has everything handmade, right from furniture to decor pieces. “There’s a lot of canned furniture that’s been bought from a local store in Bharuch. The teapoy is from a roadside stall in Goregaon while the table and chair are from Linking Road”, added Samiksha.
A healthy South Indian-influenced menu!
There are very few cafes that do justice to both- ambience and food and The Moon Village is definitely one of them that justifies every bit of it. There are multiple options for you to dig in. Though everything here looks totally drooling, we’ll suggest you not miss out on the dishes we tried. The Rasam Tea tops our list and is a must-try if you are up for a tangy treat. The smoky flavour of tomatoes makes it a soup to remember!
A bowl of Masala Podi Idli is another appetizer you can go ahead with and is a must-try for Idli fans out here. The Sambhar was real good and deserves a shout-out. For those who want their dose of daily bread, the menu also offers a selection of Sandwiches and Pizzas. The Pulled Jackfruit and the Chettinad & Sriracha Pulled Kathal Pizza is the one we suggest. The subtle sweetness of Kathal and the hint of the spicy sriracha makes it a delectable and healthy variant of your regular pizza. Keep your stomachs eggcited with a pan of Truffle Mushroom Baked Shakshuka. This flavourful dish is served with Neer Dosa. And we loved how deliciously the tangy sauce tasted with it along with the poached egg.
If you are on a seafood diet, then the Pollichattu is something we would like you to try. The soft sea bass fillet comes perfectly grilled with a rich kokum-infused masala, and trust us when we say it will melt in your mouth. Served with lemon quinoa pulav, loaded with crunchy veggies, is a delight on its own. It is a good pairing with the fish and definitely a must-try if you are at The Moon Village. For beverages, our recommendations would be Cucumber mint and Spice orange booster, both equally satiating.
The staff is sweet and will make your experience even better, while the quick service will not keep you waiting for more than 5 minutes. The price is also pocket-friendly and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. To sum up, The Moon Village is a fantastic place to unwind in cozy surroundings with good food. And that’s why Local Samosa gives 5/5 to this pretty cafe and would like you to give it a bite.
Where: Sai Darshan, Building no: 36B, 19th Rd, Khar West, Mumbai.
When: 10 am to 10 pm
Price: Rs. 950 for two.