Chapati Café is the new Gujarati influenced café that has recently opened in MediaCity.
The café offers a variety of South Asian cuisines and caters for a variety of dietary needs with vegan, vegetarian, halal, and gluten free options.
Chapati Café is one of the few places that offer halal meat in Media City directly sourced from a halal butcher, which is a valuable option for Muslim customers.
The café is open Monday to Saturday from 11.30am to 7pm.
The interior of the café is bright and vibrant showcasing the culture and influences of where the food has originated from.
— Chapati Cafe (@chapaticafe) May 17, 2021
Chilli paneer is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes and chicken jalfrezi is a meat lovers’ favourite, according to our server Charlie Haynes.
Each dish is served with either rice, chips or chapati. I ordered vegetable samosas as starters which came with a variety of sauces: mango chutney, mint sauce and tamarind sauce. Along with the chilli paneer and chicken jalfrezi, I ordered fries and chapatis.
The chilli paneer was fresh and flavourful, garnished with coriander and chopped chillies; I would recommend it to someone who would normally prefer a meat alternative as the flavour was outstanding. The chicken jalfrezi came with a healthy amount of chicken which was cooked perfectly and was very soft; the flavours were authentic and lively.
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Although the café has only been open for seven weeks it was busy and has adapted to Covid-19 guidelines by providing outdoor benches.
From May 17 it has also been able to offer indoor seating.
Employees continue to wear masks and gloves at all times. Hand sanitiser is provided and the track and trace system is in place for customers.