Indian street food café opens in Derby city centre

Derby residents can enjoy a taste of the subcontinent at a new street food café.

The Bombay Café and Co is offering traditional Indian savouries and curries at affordable prices, it says.

Owner Vijay Janagal is excited to expand his business from the Market Hall where it was called the Bombay Snackbox.

He says he wanted to move out of the hall as opening hours were restricted to 9am to 5pm there.

The café opened its doors on August 26 in Abbey Street in the city centre, near the junction with Macklin Street.

Mr Janagal said: “We want to serve traditionally Indian savouries and curries at an affordable price.

“We have been in the Market Place since November 2018 as the Bombay Snackbox.

“But because of where we were, we were restricted to short hours there from 9am to 5pm.

“A lot of customers want to order in the evening.

Some of the cuisine on officer at the cafe
Some of the cuisine on officer at the cafe (Image: Bombay Cafe and Co)

“I wanted to have a branch where I can open seven days a week, from 8am to 11pm.

“We have expanded now and we are looking at expanding more branches in other towns as well.”

The café does many types of curries, as well as Indian street food.

Mr Janagal said that one of the most popular dishes was a snack box of filled with chicken tikka or lamb with rice which costs just £3.50.

The café is currently working with Just Eat and Foodhub, and has ambitions to link up with Deliveroo too.

The Bombay Café and Co offers curries, samosa chaat, aloo tikki, onion bhajis, pakoras, samosas, spring rolls, burgers, wraps and masala fries.

The café is open from 8am to 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 10pm on Sunday.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News