From being a quiet tree-lined residential neighbourhood to becoming a cafe hotspot, Hindustan Park in Kolkata has transformed over the past years. Check out our 7 best cafes in Kolkata’s trendy new area.
The newest arrival in the neighbourhood is the Roastery Coffee House located on the ground floor of the quaint South India Club. With chequered patio and cosy interiors, it has a retro charm reminiscent of the colonial era. Coffee lovers take note: The city finally has a place that takes its coffee as seriously as you do. The menu features a wide variety of brews from cold and nitro to pour overs and the delicious ice cream blends. What’s recommended? Cold Brew Cinnamon Cascara (a cascara is the sun-dried husk of the coffee cherry).
When: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Where: 70 B, Calcutta South India Club, Hindustan Park Road
Contact: +9173306 63045
This small home-style cafe tucked behind the Byloom boutique is the OG of the Hindustan Park cafe scene. Known for its authentic Bengali food, it is a favourite of tourists and locals alike. In addition to classics like Bhapa Maach (steamed Bhetki fish) and Luchi O Cholar Dal ( lentils and fried flatbreads served with aubergine fritters), they have some incredibly indulgent snacks. Try the delectable Mangshor Chop (deep fried mutton croquet) or the vegetarian alternative Mochar Chop (fried banana blossoms), both tasty traditional delicacies.
When: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: 58B, Hindustan Park Road, Hindustan Park
Contact: 033 2419 8727
Right across the street from Byloom is Sienna Cafe with its grungy, cool exposed brick interiors and upcycled seating made out of paint cans. This is a great place to settle in for the day and get some work done; they have strong coffee and an even stronger wifi. On the menu are a selection of wholesome salads, sandwiches, and pastas that change with every season for the freshest ingredients. Their signature Avocado Salad with crunchy tortilla chips crushed is a guaranteed hit in all seasons.
When: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Where: 49/1 Hindustan Park
Contact: 033 4065 8123
One of the first cafes to open in this neighbourhood, Mrs Magpie’s candy-striped walls and quirky aesthetic will make you feel like you’ve wandered into Alice’s tea party. It’s a perfect place for a cosy catch up with the girls, complete with a menu that features caramel cupcakes, blackcurrant scones, ham and cheese quiches, and a range of finger foods and sandwiches. However, if you must try one thing on the menu, we recommend the rich, hot, and sinful chocolate.
When: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Where: 570, Lake Terrace Road Extension, Hindustan Park
Contact: +9186977 31491
Located right opposite Vivekananda Park, this is 8th Day Cafe’s second location in the city. Lined with vintage books and board games, the cafe exudes a warm vibe. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon here with friends over your favourite board game or enjoy solitary time with a good book. Their menu is packed with comfort food such as thick shakes, smoothies, granola and yogurt bowls, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and more. We highly recommend the chunky chocolate Breakup Brownie.
When: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: 11, Jatin Bagchi Road, Opposite Vivekananda Park, Southern Avenue
Contact: 033 4603 1254
Tea enthusiasts will love the elegance of this classic English tearoom. The Tea Place manufactures their own tea, so one can choose from their wide variety of teas including eight types of Darjeeling tea alone. If you are looking for a light tea, try their First Flush or Oriental Beauty, made from the tender first leaves and buds of the season. If you need something a little stronger with a more robust aroma, you could try the Autumnal. The tea is served with a tiny hourglass so you never have an over-brewed cup.
When: 12:00 noon – 9:30 pm, Monday to Friday; 9:30 am – 9.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Where: 256, Purna Das Road, Near Dakatia Kali Bari, Hindustan Park
Contact: +9190739 27934
With its charming decor and delicious goodies, this tiny patisserie is bound to give you a sugar rush. Indulge in delectable cupcakes, tarts, s’mores, cookies, and milkshakes in a whole variety of flavours and combinations. Their chewy macaroons and Red Velvet cupcakes are to die for.
When: 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Where: 66/2C, Purna Das Road
Contact: +9180177 33503
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