The best conversation takes place over a cup of coffee and cafes are the best place to start one! In Kolkata, there are modern cafe’s adorning the city making it more vibrant with the pleasing interiors along with the plethora of delicious dishes. Let’s start with the list of best cafes you can hang out in Kolkata.
1. Royal Bengal Tigers Café
It’s in the Tollygunge Golf club, area the name itself adds a Bengali touch to the delicious flavorful dishes the café serves. The ambiance is cozy with wooden furniture along with amazing and unique pictures of tigers painted by professional artists. The only tiger themed café in Kolkata. It has both an outdoor sitting along with the indoor cozy sitting. The most exciting thing about this café is its amazing price range. A great variety of food at a reasonable price makes it so awesome. Some of the best dishes to try over there are golbarir kosha mangsho, maggi omelet, bhetki fish fry, devilled eggs are the must-tries. Aren’t this making you already hungry just don’t wait to grab your seat at this lovely place.
2. Blue Mug Café
Located at Jodhpur park area five minutes from South city mall. A small comfy café with a soothing ambiance which will delight you to have a good time with your friends. The decorations are done with the most common items like kettles, glass bottles, books, paintings but arranged and presented most uniquely with both outdoor and indoor sitting. Oreo mint shake and barbecued chicken pizza are the two most favorite items of mine you can try the other items too. It’s a treasured place at Jodhpur park, a promised place that will satisfy your taste buds with an amazing experience at a reasonable price.
3. The Chaiwala
It’s very near to the Tollygunge metro station, a small café cum cabin with an amazing interior, and a very alluring ambiance. Best known for their delicious honey chicken wings and burgers and sandwiches. Their preparations and quality of food is amazing with quality proportions.To spend some quality time with your friends and loved ones you can certainly try this place.
4. Café I Can Fly
Located near Maddox square park, a beautifully decorated family café that comes up with many facilities like live entertainment, live music, karaoke, a kid’s friendly café which will engage them and also make them feel loved to the place. Prices are reasonable! Quality food and Quality conversation all can happen here.
5. Roastery Coffee House
A luxurious elite coffee house that brings us the flavor of the 1980s located at Gariahat Kolkata. The interiors are decorated all themed vintage and the air is filled with coffee aroma. The most surprising thing about this fancy café is the reasonable food prices. It opens from 8 am and serves till 11 pm considering all meals of the day. The ambiance just calls for some amazing Instagram pictures and coffee lovers of Kolkata.
6. Mrs. Magpie
Located in the southern avenue, a small café with a pink fairytale interior that serves amazing cupcakes, mouth-watering biscuits, and round cakes along with savory items the perfect picture of a European café in Kolkata. Prices are reasonable for the great taste they serve. Best for cakes so birthday’s can be made special to celebrate over here also one can give the cakes to occasions to celebrate with your loved ones.
7. The Beanshot Café
This café has created a buzz in the city with their special selfie ice creams and selfieCcino, located in Southern Avenue. The first café to create a selfie imprint on coffees and ice creams making the crowd go amused to have their customized delights. The décor is modern with motivational quote posters all over the walls. Continental food, salads, and desserts are their specialties. Proportion wise the café seems to serve a handful which can satisfy your hungry stomach and delight your taste buds.Prices are a bit high!
8. Old Mate’s
Located at Jodhpur Park, a fusion café also comes with a private dining area. A place where authentic western recipes are cooked by experts and served with perfection. Proportions might not make you happy, but the taste will! Prices are a bit high but promise satisfaction with each bite!
9. Snacking Café
Located at Lake Gardens, an elegant café with a bit of green in every corner, quirky interiors with a quiet environment soothing for deep conversations with your loved ones along with some great food. It can be said as the eccentric foodie’s Disney location. It has a mini library and board games. They change their interiors quite often with the occasions. It’s also a Kids friendly café with karaoke, live sports screening and also a gaming area which brings a lot more to the plate than just-food.
10. Abar Baithak
A place located in Jodhpur park with a Bengali themed interior based on Bengal’s pride Feluda – the phenomenal character created by the great Satyajit Ray and the interior also celebrates the famous games which every Bengali grew up playing, and many books which you can give a read with your cup of coffee. Continental, Italian and also Bengali cuisines are available. A homely place with amazing food at affordable prices and if you are as crazy for feluda as food this place is going to become your favorite go-to.
Memories are best created with friends, family and food! These three f’s are life’s best friend and Kolkata will always through her eternal life bring great places at your footsteps, just walk around the alleys of the heritage city to feel delighted with aromas of the foodie city.
This pandemic has affected all of us, it’s better that we keep this list after situations are normalized. Everything in life can go on a lockdown but good food will remain constant in making you feel joyful and happy. Live life happily with good food.