An eclectic old India café will open on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the former Pagoda restaurant space on 26 E Street in the Avenues. East India Café is owned by Saffron Valley’s Lavanya Mahate and is inspired by the original East India Trading Company that set sail to India in search of silk and spices. The café will celebrate the 1920s British-India era.
An open house with afternoon tea and snacks will be open to the public on March 13 from 3-6 p.m. Dinner service will begin that evening.
Lavanya Mahate, owner of East India Café and Saffron Valley, said, “We are excited to bring Saffron Valley to downtown Salt Lake City and the Avenues. It will be an ideal eatery for our guests, people who enjoy healthy, fresh and flavorful Indian while providing the community with a new restaurant that celebrates diversity. Besides our award-winning food menu, we are anticipating the wine and chai bar to be a popular hangout for students and office goers.”
Saffron Valley’s menu includes street foods, dosas, biryanis, kebabs, curries and tandoor baked pizza. A special express lunch menu for $8.99 is offered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.saffronvalley.com.
Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.