Kolkata provides something for everyone concerning cafés. Nestled within the streets and by lanes of the city of Kolkata are some of the most charming cafes that offer food worth trying out. Here is the list of 20 Instagram-worthy food places in the City of Joy.
1. Verandah Café
Nostalgic Kolkata’s veranda always has a special place for everyone. Sitting with the family and enjoying your gossip. Memories, fun, family, and love are all about Veranda. Old heritage doors, switchboards, wooden framed sofa, wall art, old books, some Kolkata-related curios, the yellow & green walls, and the location sums up the gorgeous café. You can sit by the verandah and gaze outside at the beauty of nature. Their top recommends dishes are Gondhoraj Julep, Aam Panna, The Veranda special pasta, Dab-chingri shots, and Aloo-Chat Bombs.
2. Hugo & Fin
This cute aesthetic pet-friendly cafe is within walking distance from Maidan Metro. Pretty pastels make this place perfect for a date with your significant other! It has both indoor and outdoor seating spaces. Opens at 8 AM so you can stop by for breakfast. Their Ham and Cheese Croissant, Avocado, and Feta Smash Toasted Rye prepared with Truffle Oil, Blueberry and Choco Chip Muffins, and Danish Pastries are a must-try.
Farzi Café Kolkata will charm you with their interiors, a palate and soul-satisfying food menu, and comforting cocktails for sure! The interiors of Farzi Café Kolkata, have a touch of our city’s culture and heritage along with people’s favorite cuisines with a twist! The place is peaceful and the soft music compliments the ambiance.
4. Wok’ies (2D café)
Kolkata’s first 2D café. The entire space looks like a two-dimensional illustration. Its monochromatic black-and-white setting might fool your eyes. The all-white furniture is convincing as 2D illustrations, especially with the edges painted in black sketch outlines. Spider chicken crispy, Teriyaki chicken, Thread Chicken, Sumo momo, Nase Goreng Rice, Fried ice cream, and Hot Chocolate Rolls with Vanilla Ice Cream are their most popular items.
Want to enjoy tasty delicacies in a lovely environment then this can be your perfect destination. One can enjoy food with an awesome collection of story books if you are a book lover. You can also buy decorative items other than food. Tribe is a perfect place to chill along with delicious food. It is maybe one of the most beautifully decorated cafés in Kolkata. You can visit this café for awesome food as well as to get a few insta-ready pictures.
Potboiler Coffee House
Potboiler’s Coffee House is synonymous with great coffee, global cuisine delicacies & soulful beverages! Aesthetic decor, bright-themed with outdoor seating options, The café is located near Triangular Park, on the second floor of a building. The menu boasts an impressive array of beverages, mostly caffeine-based; but gives way to some tea and hot chocolate as well. Try Cinnamon Mocha, the bubble world of tom gates with bubble gum flavored milk-based drink and a sandwich – pesto grilled chicken with mozzarella.
7. The Daily Café
The Daily Café, off Sarat Bose Road, is the talk of the town for its Millennial, Minimum, and Hipster vibe. It indeed justifies the name, The DAILY Café! Their menu is very different from any other traditional café and that’s what sets them apart. The Bodega Caesar Salad, The Daily roast, Tenderloin and Rice, Beef chili, Triple strawberry cake, and blueberry pancakes are some of their popular items. They have a wide range of coffee and beverages as well.
Searching for an aesthetic, calm cafe for a date, this is your cue to visit Marbella’s! It gives you the perfect bohemian feel and happy vibes. The white decor adds to the serenity of the place and provides a perfect background for your pictures. You should try Barbeque Chicken Pizza, Crispy chicken Tenders, Sun Dried Tomato Arancini Balls, Mexican Bowls, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Cappuccino coffee.
9. Roastery Coffee House
One of Kolkata’s favourite cafes, the Roastery Coffee House, in Hindustan park, inside Calcutta South India Club, has an old-world charm. The extensive open-air sitting is the USP of this place. It also has a cozy indoor setup with its aesthetic ikkat curtains and upholstery. It offers a wide range of options in Coffee including its signature Cascara. You can also gorge on some delectable Continental dishes.
10. Artsy café
It is a lovely cafe with lots of variety for a coffee lover. It is a perfect breakfast destination. They have a book collection as well arranged perfectly which adds to the ambiance and in case anyone is interested in vibe over one with coffee or breakfasts. Loved the experience. Recommended dishes Buffalo Chicken Dip with Tortillas, Vietnamese Roll, Vietnamese coffee, Avocado Toast.
11. Sienna Café
This cafe’s quirky & laid decor is truly adorable & makes your Instagram feed look so beautiful! You literally can’t stop yourself from taking pictures! And the food, not only good looking but so darn delicious! Recommended dishes- Cheesy eggs, bacon, and mushrooms on toast, Avo guac and micro greens on toast, Aglio Olio, Fried Chicken Burger & all their homemade cakes.
12. The Country House
An English countryside façade at this cozy little corner at Allenby Road is ideal for a quick cuppa coffee or a cozy breakfast date. This café is one of the most instagrammable places in Kolkata. Do visit this place and I am sure you will fall in love with the ambiance and soft music here. The menu presents a vast variety of mouth-watering dishes starting from breakfast platter to other delicious dishes. Recommended dishes- Barbeque Chicken Pizza, Egg Benedict, Vegetable Lasagna, Grilled Sandwich, Choice of Pasta, Choco chip Pancake, Sizzling.
The cheery cherry blossom pillars, colorful panels, and coral-colored windowpanes along with their mind-blowing Hot Chocolate with marshmallows! It is a lovely café with lots of varieties of cakes, pastries, cupcakes, muffins, and coffees.
14. Craft Coffee
Craft Coffee Experience Center in the heart of South Kolkata seems to have hit the unique aesthetic of the global urban coffee movement, through a third-wave coffee culture with a greater emphasis on distinct single-origin beans from South Indian plantations. A pretty Bohemian cafe that offers great varieties of coffee as well as food. A great place to hang out with friends and family!
15. L’instant Café
You can get the exclusive French vibes in Kolkata. L’instant Café comes with a French man’s promise of “better ingredients/better taste”. The menu is a combination of signature ingredients with rich flavors in a classic style of preparation for a modern version of an all-day dining café. You can try their Chicken Sub Sandwich, Norwegian Pizza, Tandoori pizza, Regina pizza.
Bunaphile, a contemporary café is located in the erstwhile literary personality Nabaneeta Deb Sen’s home and wraps you in its warm and homely charm at first glance. The menu rolls in everything from breakfast to all-day meals, tucking in snacking tidbits and caffeine cravings seamlessly on its way.
17. UNO Pizzeria & Grill
The place is huge with 2 floors of the dine-in area as well as an outdoor seating arrangement. It is an American Restaurant and Bar known as the inventor of authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza. They serve Italian, Mexican, and Continental food. They also have a separate Bar menu. Must try the Desserts. Their Insanely Large chocolate cake which is a 7-layered Chocolate Fudge cake is to die for.
18. The Social Hideout
Social Hideout is an Insta-worthy place. One just can’t get over this enchanting cafe! Each and every corner is so pretty and cute, that you can’t stop yourself from taking pictures! Recommendations- Oreo Shake, Redbull Mojito, Watermelon Mint cooler, KitKat shake, Watermelon & Feta Salad, Chicken Bao, Chicken Dumplings, Chicken Roulade, Chicken wings, Pizza, and Caramel Custard.
19. Ping’s Cafe Orient
One of the best places in Kolkata to try Pan Asian food. Do give their Philadelphia Cream Cheese Dim sum a try! Also, the baos, cocktails, and curries are a must-have.
20. Some Like It Hot
One of the best Instagramable Towns situated in the lane beside Tandoor Park. They are famous for their eye catchy interior and my favorite outdoor seating area. Sip a cup of coffee and enjoy with friends accompanied by good food.