Inside PS Paneer | photo credit: special arrangement
The all-glass structure, including the terrace, makes PS Cheese Café a naturally bright space. This cafe in Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad takes pride in being the first paneer cafe in Hyderabad. What is that? This cafe makes its own paneer. Fresh cheese on it, hard, not frozen.
It originated with Prashant Sinha, who wanted to learn the art of cheese making for his brother The Roastery Coffee House by Nishant Sinha. He knew that the weather in Hyderabad would allow only fresh cheeses such as mozzarella, cream cheese and feta. “Incidentally, these are the same things we use at the Roastery. After making several inquiries, I signed up for a three-month online course. This didn’t include the time needed to figure out the right milk uses for cheese. After much trial and error, I identified the milk seller; This was the first and most important step,” said Prashant.
Smoothie bowls and PS cheese | photo credit: special arrangement
After a year of practice, Prashant decided to start trying paneer with different dishes. “I decided to open the cafe only when everything was in line with the chef’s requirement and our tests passed the test of our regular customers,” says Prashant.
The cafe has beautiful indoor and outdoor seating areas. While the large trees outside provide much needed shade, air conditioners keep the heat away from inside in the sweltering heat
As far as the menu is concerned, PS offers cheese smoothies, a choice of eggs and other breakfast specialties. The all-day menu has everything from pizza, burgers, pasta, sandwiches and of course there’s a cheese platter too.
The cheese platter features in-house fresh cheeses along with nibbles like seasonal fruit and crackers. Also, if you go at the right time (around noon), you can even see how the cheese (mozzarella) gets stretchy and stringy.
cheese board | photo credit: special arrangement
i asked for avocado And Mixed Fruit Smoothie – Sprinkle muesli over smooth blend fruits. I also tried spaghetti with open burrata. Spicy, meaty and flavourful, it is perfect for those who love everything with spice. Burrata adds a fun quotient to this dish.
Other bestsellers here are the burgers and pizzas. Although I love grilled cheese sandwiches. You will not be disappointed with its crusty, buttery and delicious sandwiches.
Dauphinois | photo credit: special arrangement
Another must-try dish is the Meat Dauphinois. This is a classic French baked dish (similar to potato gratin) made with heavy cream, shredded cheese, and sliced potatoes. Potato lovers rejoice.
The café also sells a variety of cheeses and is currently experimenting with spicy feta.
Where: Road No. 10, Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
What: Cafe style food and fresh paneer