These outlets offer an eclectic mix of good food and a congenial atmosphere.
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)
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.