Monarchy Coffee is a relatively new place in Banani, Dhaka that serves amazing coffee, continental cuisines, delectable desserts and mocktails.
During my last visit I had some of their signature dishes. These includes-
BBQ Chicken pizza (9")
Price: BDT 500tk
The crispy thin crusted pizza had tomato paste as base and was topped with chucks of chicken, thin cuts of mushrooms, sliced bell pepper, onions and black olive. The addition of rosemary, thyme, oregano and bbq sauce added a lot of flavour to it. A good amount of mozzarella cheese was used. Garnished with a few sprinkles of chilli flakes and a bit of olive oil drizzled on top. The bbq sauce added has a strong flavour and makes its presence felt with every bite.
I wasn't expecting the pizza to be this good since it's a cafe but it sure did surprise me.
Price: BDT 390
A thick and highly juicy beef patty sandwiched between two soft buns which were made in-house. Inside, it had lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion and melted cheese. The soft buns were slightly toasted to add more texture. The addition of caramelized onions just made this my favourite from the menu. This is a must try from their savoury section.
Chicken Club Sandwich
Price: BDT 380
They serve this sandwich with regular white bread and panini bread. The customers get to choose between the two options. I tried both and I personally prefer it with panini bread. The bread was toasted a bit to give it a more crispy and crunchy outer layer. Inside, it had thick cuts of chicken, sliced tomato and jalapeños. The simple addition of jalapeños makes this one taste really good. It is really filling and is sharable by two people.
Another thing I loved was their fries, less oily, crispy outer layer and inside it was soft. I can keep munching on this fries 24/7. They serve a portion of their fries with all of their sandwiches and sliders.
Price: BDT 350
This is probably one of the most refreshing drinks I have had till date. A strong fruity punch with each sip makes you keep going. Recommend!
Sarah Ahmed is a food critic