With good company, abundant food and unlimited cocktails, I watched Prateek Kuhad try and fail to counter his image as young India’s interpretation of John Mayer. The long communal tables and cozy seating clusters keep the ambiance and Sakley’s tastefully trendy patrons lively and convivial. The limited seating keeps the scene from descending into familiar chaos under the siege of barbarian hordes.
It’s hard not to smile when being serenaded with a refreshing Meet Me in Montana Guava Mary and juicy Fish Croquettes at hand. The menu is simple, the emphasis here being on the attempt to create a more complete cafe culture in Delhi. Whether you go for the delicately thin crust Deer Ranch Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza, the excellent sangria or the acoustics, nobody is immune to so much pretty.