Notwithstanding the unusual name, Xrong Place is just right if you're looking for a good time. Featuring Chinese and European cuisine, this place prides itself on some great coffee and innovative mocktails. The earthy decor is enchanting with pictures of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Sylvestor Stallone donning the walls. With reasonable pricing and prompt service, Xrong Place guarantees a great experience.
Cha Bar is a coffee shop located inside a bookstore in Kolkata. This is a nice place to enjoy reading your favorite book while sipping a cup of coffee. This place is quiet and peaceful and the interiors are brightly decorated. Some of the items on their coffee menu include Cappuccino and Iced Caffe Latte. They also serve snacks to burn those hunger pangs. The snack menu includes Chicken Tikka Wrap, and Chicken and Asparagus Quiche. Those with a sweet tooth should try their Chocolate Truffle pastries. It is a pocket friendly place thus making it ideal to catch up with friends.
Santa's Fantasea is a small place that serves amazing food. Some of the all-time favorite dishes include Beijing Rice, Honey Chilli Squid, Banshpora Mutton and Seafood Topping Noodles. It is a Chinese restaurant that has unique interiors and an exotic ambiance. It is decorated using a combination of tribal and coastal regions. It is located close to Panchanantala bus stop. The rates are also affordable so will not burn your pocket. The quantity of food served is also sufficient.
Banana Leaf is one of the most renowned restaurants serving South Indian food in Kolkata. Some of its items include Rice Idly, Cheese Onion Uttapam, Cheese Rava Dosa and Paper Butter Dosa. The most unique thing about this restaurant is that it lives up to its name. All the dishes are served on the banana leaf that gives all its customers a typical South Indian feel. Banana leaf has won a number of awards for the quality of food it serves.
Mocambo may not look very interesting from the outside but it has been a city favorite since 1956! Situated in the famed Park Street, Mocambo serves Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. However, once you step inside you'll notice Continental be the most favored option. The 'Chateaubriand', 'Fish Florentine', 'Devil's Crab' and 'Fish a la Diana' have been local hits for the longest time now. The restaurant has an impressive wine list and a variety of other spirits; steer clear of the cocktails though. The interiors maintain a curious sense of old world charm and the warm hues create quite a comfortable setting for an enjoyable meal!
The Indian Coffee House located near College street is fondly called Coffee House at College street by locals and patrons who frequent the place. The simple space, ceiling fans and plain tables may not be on par with the cool coffee outlets, but the history attached to it surpasses one and all. When you realize big names like Satyajit Ray, Amartya Sen, Rabindranath Tagore and Subhash Chandra Bose used to frequent the cafe, it needs no further publicity. Scholars, poets, creative minds hanged around here for intellectual conversations over endless cups of coffee. Art and literary movements were planned, scripts and songs were edited and written and narrated to enthusiast audiences, who were always there for an artistic treat. The ancient walls and faded color, give you the feel of the bygone era and you almost imagine the scenario way back in 1947. Today, ex and current students, professors from the nearby Presidency College and University of Calcutta, hang around the cafe and their friendly chatter fills up the place. While you are at college street for your books shopping, do drop-in at the Indian Coffee House for a hot cup of coffee.
Sufia is your joint-next-door gastronomical delight. Serving local and traditional Mughlai cuisine including sumptuous kebabs, kheema, and tandoori, this place is a must visit if you're looking for economical, wholesome, comfort food. During winters, Sufia dishes out a very popular mutton soup called nahili, that runs out at six a.m.! Not an early bird and still don't want to miss out? It's best you place a takeaway order the previous night.
Kamal's Veg Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant located very close to Chandni Chowk metro station. It is a small restaurant but well maintained with beautiful plants all over. The tables are neatly spaced so that the dining area does not look cluttered. The restaurant staff gives a lot of importance to the quality of food and the service offered. It is not a very expensive restaurant so you can come here quite often. Some of the items from its menu include Green Peas Masala, Tandoori Roti, Butter Nan and Dal Makhani.
While shopping in New Market, one is bound to feel the hunger pangs at some point of time. New Karco situated right at the entrance of the closed market is a perfect stop if you're looking for some mouth-watering 'Indian-Chinese' at budget prices. Try the Chicken Momo, Chicken Chowmein or the Prawn Schezwan noodles. There are also a number of Indian specialties on offer and snacks like Chicken Cutlet and Fish Pakora are quite popular among patrons. The ambiance of the restaurant may not be much to speak of, but after shopping under the hot Kolkata sun, this restaurant proves to be quite a blessing!
Raj’s Spanish Café is located in one of the busiest areas of Kolkata. It attracts the locals as well as a number of international tourists from all over the world. The restaurant serves Italian pastas, Mexican salsas and some delicious Spanish food as well. They also have a list of different kinds of pizzas such as vegetarian, margarita, and spicy chicken pizzas. The dessert menu allows you to choose between brownies and ice creams. The most unique thing about Raj’s Spanish Café is that they help you in arranging an accommodation, booking flight, train or bus tickets and also converting foreign currencies. They act as a one stop solution for all your basic needs in the city.