Of late, Kilpauk, Purusawalkam and Vepery has become the new hotspot for cafes and eateries. A lot many are popping up serving delicious fusion food, snacks and much more. Sector 99 is one of the new kids on the block. The well-lit and swish interiors are an instant draw. The long table at the centre will remind you of a bar set-up but this place is strictly non-alcoholic. However, talk of food and this café has loads to offer.

It is a vegetarian place, started by three friends, united by love for foodAll the items on the menu are priced below INR 200.If you love spicy, slurp on their spicy noodles souppie. It’s their take on Maggie with veggies and masala and perfect for a time when there is a slight nip in the air. For chaat lovers, they have a unique item called the Potato Basket. With a stuffing comprising tangy chutneys, sev and other chaat staples inside potato cups; this one is a cool desi take on the English potato jackets. They also serve something called Watery Shots, which is basically panipuri accompanied with tangy water in shot glasses. It is quite a cool way to serve the humble chaat, if you ask us!

Watery Shots (Image Source : thatchennaifoodie)

Sector 99 also gives bhel with a twist: one with Maggi and another with Papad. And in case you love cheesy, do give a shot to their Three-Way Monaco Bites. Right from the way it is presented to the cheesy goodness sandwiched between the Monaco biscuits, you will savour every moment of it. Designer Dabeli and Chilli Cheese Paratha are two other items on the menu, which we demolished. The latter was all about cheese stuffed in flaky parathas – who says no to them, right! We also liked their Vada Pav and Tacos.

Their Paneer Naan Cheese Pizza is another star dish that you need to absolutely try out. The naan base is almost like thin-crust base but still retains the unique identity of naan. It is topped with cheese, paneer and sauces. We found it quite satisfying. The fusion pasta prepared with a hint of pudina mixed in the white sauce, adds a certain spunk to the mundane dish.

The place also serves interesting milk shakes including chocolate chip, oreo, kit-kat, classic caramel and rose varieties.

(Image Source : The Eating Newton)

Location: Ormes Road, Kilpauk