Kala Ghoda Café can be total madness when it’s busy—its small team struggling to keep up with the seemingly endless lines. But have patience; it’s worth waiting for a table at this sun-glazed cafe/bakery/gallery in Mumbai’s historic art district. (Ask to be seated in the loft of the 20th-century converted barn for a bird’s eye view of the chaos below.) The salads and sandwiches are hearty as all get out. The rocket number is loaded with apples, carrots, strawberries, South Indian goat cheese, and toasted nuts, and drizzled with honey and a French-style vinaigrette. If that doesn’t make you feel marginally better about the anvil-heavy curries you destroyed the night before, nothing will.
10 Ropewalk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, India; +91-22-2263-3866.