Pick and Sip

A hot mug of coffee, a plate of quick bites, a diary and a bag full of knick-knacks….. Ah! The very imagery seems cathartic to me  🙂 . Until a few years back, the scope of such experiences was limited in my part of the world. However, a new genre of ‘shop n eat’ units has emerged as a classy new addition to Kolkata’s ever expanding food horizon.

So, here are a few places in Kolkata where one can get that dopamine surge over coffee and hand-picked shopping .

  • 1) ORNAATE-THE CAFÉ STORE

Pretty as a picture, cute like a teddy bear, Ornaate is located in the lane beside Anjali jewelers, Golpark. The place is divided into a tiny café downstairs and an accessory store upstairs. They have the usual café menu and  free wifi !  I love their store… it is like a mini wonderland for me 🙂

Tip : do not forget to add to your  accessory repertoire from their amazing collection.

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  • 2) MUD

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Located in Triangular Park area ,this place screams simplicity in both its décor and menu .They have quite a collection of pottery, earthen-wares and bags up for sale as well.

TIP: Sit upstairs and try their paratha !

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3)  MAKA MAKA

This quaint little place is nested just behind Priya cinemas in Deshapriya Park area. The décor is an eclectic mix of quirk and elegance. Food options though a little limited, are quite enjoyable . You can grab a few cushion-covers, bags, cool accessories and some real nice apparels too !

TIP: If it is not humid and sweaty , get yourself the swing chair in the verandah and sip away to glory !

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4) CAFELA

With its colourful and peppy décor, this café in Triangular Park area (take the lane beside Jugal’s) can be your next destination. They have a simple and predictable café menu, and an interesting line up of apparels, bags, and diaries for sale.

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5) BYLOOM
I can almost see a few faces already brightening up as I utter that name … yes it is the new fad in town. Not owning atleast one of their Abir Sarees is nothing short of a crime now! They call their in house café ‘the canteen’ and you must, atleast once during the winters, sit outdoors with the bells and candle on your table. I can actually go gaga and blah blah over the place, as I absolutely love their sari, accessories and ‘mangsher chop’ (mutton chop). So do not wait any further and schedule a visit to the place, in the Hindustan park area .

TIP: Try their press-coffee and buy an abir sari 🙂

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Thus, with Durga Pujas round the corner, make your shopping more wholesome with some good food and ‘chaye-shaye’.  Cheers !

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7 thoughts on “Pick and Sip

  1. This just wont do…going to Haldia for the weekend. Gotta hit all of these the moment im back!
    N yes,im one of the faces which did brighten up at the mention of Byloom,Abir n mangsher chop.

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