Hindustan Park is slowly becoming the new foodie’s hub in Kolkata. At every corner, there is an attractive café or restaurant waiting to be explored. It is also a multi-cuisine destination, with a plethora of cuisines to choose from be it Pan-Asian, continental, Indian. The quiet, cosy neighbourhood of Hindustan Park makes it conducive for quaint cafes to thrive. The peace of the neighbourhood is not affected by the cafés and restaurants, rather they add to the charm of the locality.

1. Sienna Store And Café

This café is the most popular hang out in Hindustan Park. It is artistically designed in a rustic theme and the eclectic menu has beverages, all-day eggs and toast, different kinds of breads and sandwiches, wafers with home dip accompaniments, salads, soups, pastas, munchies, full meals and desserts for every kind of palate. Start the meal with tea such as First Flush Darjeeling or second flush or savour green tea or Assam tea. Iced teas such as lemon Iced Tea are a good choice. The lemonades, from spicy kokum to gondhoraj (a kind of aromatic lime), are also worth a try.  There is a range of kombucha too. For sandwiches try the ham and cheese Panini or the hummus, creamy ricotta, olives, and caper salt on toast. In burgers there are pulled BBQ pork, Goan sausage burger etc. For the health conscious, there is the spicy avocado, crumbled feta and black rice salad. Then there are desserts to choose from.

Address: 49/1, Rash Behari Avenue, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata-700029. 

Timings: 11.30am to 10pm

Price for two: ₹2,000 (approx)

2. Bunaphile Café

The inviting white and checkerboard interiors of Bunaphile Café make you want to try out a meal here. Appetisers include cheese balls, peri peri chicken poppers, fish fingers, salads, and more that you can eat with beverages. The main course includes the recommended pork roast, spaghetti with sausage, roasted chicken pizza, and more. But it is the Belgian waffles topped with rabdi that is a dessert to die for.

Address: 72 Hindustan Park, Kolkata, Kolkata - 700029 

Timings: 7am to 11.30pm

Price for two: ₹1,000 (approx)      

Bunaphile cafe/ Instagram- love_food_life9

3. The Tea Place by Manjushree

The white interiors and wooden floors make the ambience at this café soothing. Service is quite good here too. Try the Darjeeling tea, either without milk or with milk, Assam tea, white tea, and lemon iced tea. The menu is full of options for bruschetta, croquettes, tempura, and sandwiches for appetisers. The main course includes risotto, spaghetti aglio olio vegetarian, chicken lasagna, grilled fish, shrimp tempura maki, and more. We recommend crème brulee for desserts.

Address: 256, Purna Das Road, near Dakatia Kali Bari, Hindustan Park, Kolkata - 700029

Timings: 12pm to 11.30pm

Price for two: ₹1,500 (approx)

4. Dayroom Café

This tastefully-decorated café’s menu has every kind of item under Italian, Continental, and Thai cuisines, be it appetisers, all-day breakfast menu, salads, pizzas, combos, desserts, you name it, you have it right there on offer. The newly-introduced meatballs are succulent and delicious. The cheesecake and uber-sized serving of pancakes are also must-tries.

Address: 52D Hindustan Park, Kolkata - 700029 

Timings: 8am to 10pm

Price for two: ₹1,500 (approx)

5. Café 80 Yards

This café with a retro look and feel serves Continental, Chinese, North Indian, fast food, and seafood. You can start your meal with soups. You can try the sea-food bisque soup and the Spanish garlic soup. Then you have appetisers like corn potato cheese balls, franky fries cheese roll, peri peri masala fry, and more. For non-vegetarians, prawn bacon wrap, chicken wrap, gin chicken Olivetti, are recommended. The main course has pastas such as penne and spaghetti in different styles. There are pizzas, veg and non-veg tandoor. The Thai and Chinese sections have the usual fare. The lamb dishes are a good choice, for example sliced lamb in choice of sauce and roast lamb in Hunan style. End the meal with desserts like coconut cheesecake, darsan with ice cream, tutti frutti, and more.

Address: 37A, Golpark Gariahat, near Cubix Educational Institute, Hindustan Park, Kolkata - 700029 

Price for two: ₹1,500 (approx)

Timings: 11.30 am to 12pm

Gandharaj fish kebab/ Instagram- Cafe_80yards

Hindustani Park’s old restaurants, however, continue to hold fort even amid the influx of new cafes. That said, the flourishing of trending cafes and restaurants is proof that Calcuttans are willing to experiment.