• Thursday, October 02, 2014

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Coffee Republic Bangladesh

the new coffee hotspot

By Monica Islam
Photo courtesy: Coffee Republic
Photo courtesy: Coffee Republic

ESTABLISHED in November 2013, Coffee Republic Bangladesh is the brain-child of Star Service Management under the leadership of noted personalities such as Morshed Alam, owner of RTV channel, and wing commander Kamal.
Coffee Republic Bangladesh was launched with a view to provide the optimum spot for casual hang-outs. While it is primarily targeted at the burgeoning youth population, Coffee Republic Bangladesh is frequented by people of all age groups.
A coffee shop seems to be the last place one would want to go in this dire heat, but the menu along with the superior environment of Coffee Republic Bangladesh will certainly entice you. While the venture specialises in coffee, it offers an additional range of food items to go along with that perfect brew of your choice.
Prawn Croquet, Thai Spicy Affair French Fries, Sleepless Christmas Eve, and Cravin' Chicken Sandwich, accompanied with Chicken Hawaiian Salad or Tuna Nicoise Salad, are the most popular food items.
Beat the heat with an excellent selection of cold coffee, such as Optimus Prime or 20° C below Yin and Yang. Among the hot coffee range, you may choose from one of these highly demanded brews: Yin and Yang, Strawberry Truffle, Swoom, and April in Paris. A tall glass of extra-chilled Mixed Berry is recommended this summer.
Another highly recommended food item to try out is the succulent Classic Chicken Sandwich, along with crispy French Fries. The food in Coffee Republic Bangladesh comes with its authentic and distinctive taste that is rarely found elsewhere. The portion of servings is also relatively generous to fully appease your appetite.
The magical hands behind the preparation of these items belong to Christopher Gomes, a Continental chef with more than 18 years of experience in Bangladesh, India, Oman, UAE, and Jordan.
Sharif Shahin, Operations Manager of Coffee Republic Bangladesh, elaborates on the vision of the coffee shop. “Customers are bound to get satisfaction from our food, service, and environment.” The management is revamping the food menu and price lists in an effort to cater to divergent customers.
In the near future, Coffee Republic Bangladesh is expected to offer Vegetable Burger and Bass Baba Burger, with an exotic combination of beef steak, bacon, and eggs as fillers. Movenpick ice-cream will grace the food menu. Furthermore, Coffee Republic Bangladesh aims to launch its own line of products, such as glazed donuts, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and tarts. A special 'Summer Offer' is also around the corner. Many of these offers will be available from the month of May.
Do not be fooled by the humble exterior of the building. In the afternoons, the serene ambiance in Coffee Republic Bangladesh, with the glittering daylight streaming into the space and the surrounding greenery, will enchant you. In the evenings, Coffee Republic Bangladesh is abuzz with a vibrant and festive mood. The rooftop view is the major attraction of this place.
Coffee Republic Bangladesh is miles apart from the typical congested and suffocating coffee lounges. The décor is neat and well-illuminated. With a capacity of accommodating 50-70 people at once, the entire space is equipped with Wi-Fi connection.
Within five months of its operation, Coffee Republic Bangladesh has successfully carved its niche in the eatery scene of the city. Notably, it is the proud host of a performance show of Naveed Comedy Club.
Appetisers are priced between Tk.200–400. Salads will cost you between Tk.350 and Tk.500. Soups are available within a price range of Tk.150–170. Sandwiches are priced at Tk.250–400. Burgers will cost you somewhere between Tk.250–550.  Fish and seafood, including the Coffee Republic Seafood Basket, will be yours for Tk.570–750. The price of pasta will fall anywhere between Tk.480–700. Grab a cup of coffee for Tk.140–275 or a tall glass of smoothie for Tk.300.
Coffee Republic Bangladesh pleasantly surprises its customers with its unique food and décor, and does not appear to be trying too hard with pretentious intricacies.
Coffee Republic Bangladesh is located at 54/A Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-1, Dhaka. For more details, call 985 9243 or check out its Facebook page: facebook.com/coffeerepublic.bd

Photo courtesy: Coffee Republic

 
Photo courtesy: Coffee Republic

Photo courtesy: Coffee Republic

Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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