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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Indian Coffee House

The India Coffee House is a chain of coffee houses across India. I believe they started in Calcutta over a century ago and spread out from there.

This is a place that one can go to to get cheap coffee and snacks. As interns in Mumbai we used to frequent the place for lunch. In bangalore it's a good place for a bunch of friends to just hang out and chat. You get the bill even before your order arrives, but that's part of the charm of the place.

The uniform worn by the waiters hasn't changed ever, and the walls are sprinkled with old posters.


October 14, 2005 12:55 am

India Coffee House is a quaint old-world 'chain'. The Nagpur one too (like all others) fits your description. Old walls, posters, funny messages for patrons, waiters with an attitude, and ultra-small cups of coffee.

January 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Actually, Indian Coffee Houses started in Kerala. They are all employee-owned --- an appropriate sentiment coming from either Bengal or Calcutta!

There is a famous one in Trivandrum that is circular and you sit in booths alongside a spiral ramp. Don't miss it if you are there!

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