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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.
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.
If you are not too familiar with dining options in the city or even the kind of cuisine, head to Mythh within the Hotel Hindustan International on AJC Bose Road. Situated on the ground floor, the restaurant is a large space dedicated to bringing flavors from around the world to your plate. Keeping in tune with the lavish interiors of the hotel, Mythh has a sophisticated aura and aroma to match. The breakfast and lunch buffets are quite a treat, with a number of live counters as well. From the a la carte menu, you can order the Lamb Chops on Mashed Potato, Fish and Chicken Kebabs and the Grilled Bekti. The Weekend Brunches organized by Mythh give access to the poolside and are especially popular among locals and hotel residents alike. The adjoining Onyx bar can be used for an aperitif or just to lounge around after your meal. It also has two Private Dining Rooms that can be reserved for big groups.
Operating since 2004, Tea Junction is a refreshing hangout spot for the youth in Kolkata. Sip on to the authentic Indian Chai or opt for other variations like green tea. For those who are not fond of tea, Tea Junction serves a variety of coffee and other hot and cold beverages. In case you feel hungry, this chic cafe offers a menu comprising of the traditional Indian snacks like Samosa, Kachori etc. along with sandwiches, muffins, biscuits and more. The friendly and quick service complemented with the casual ambiance makes this an ideal spot for those long conversations with your friends.
Tea Square is a famous tea joint where all tea lovers can spend some quality time together. Whether you are out with your family or tired carrying your shopping bags, you can relax at this place. It opens at 8:00 am so makes it even better for those who are out on their morning jog. This cafe gives its customers the option to enjoy the fragrance of tea in a closed space or take it easy in open air. Tea Square constantly looks forward to upgrade their menu, so each time you step in you have something different for your taste buds.