Kolkata’s Iconic Indian Coffee House

Coffee. (Representative Image)

Kolkata holds the title “the city of joy” for a very long time, and it completely does justice to the given label. A lively city and it is almost impossible to find another city like Kolkata. The city is famous for Durga Puja, its multi-cultural people, its traditional Bengali culture, and its famous street foods. Located in college street is the iconic “Coffee house”, also known as Indian coffee house, almost 145 years old. It is ideal for the perfect “adda”, which means the ideal place to hang out.

Everyone loves this place, from teenage students to office working adults and friends and family members. It is a must-visit whenever in Kolkata. The history of Coffee House will always remain significant as it has served Bengali icons like Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Roy, Amartya Sen, Aparna Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Shunil Ganguly and many more legends.

The ambience may not be as fancy as today’s modern-day cafes, but this place will make you feel as lively, which is no less than sitting in a fancy restaurant or cafe. It is known as the favourite spot for many editors, writers and political leaders. In all these years, it has not lost its popularity among Kolkata people and those who visit Kolkata. It got renovated in the year 2009.mThe delicious and affordable food varieties it offers have a unique taste that cannot be found anywhere else. 

Some of the most popular dishes include:

  • Coffee (22 rupees)
  • Chicken cutlet (50 rupees)
  • Fish fry (50 rupees)
  • Variety of egg items (Starting from rupees 20 only)

Coffee House has witnessed many events in Kolkata as it has been here for more than 100 years. The taste and food quality remain the same as it has been since the beginning. The staff has many stories to share as well witnessed by them throughout all these years. Recently a new branch has been opened in Newtown of Kolkata.

Famous singer Manna Day composed a song based around the Coffee House and its nature, called “coffee house er shei adda”. 

Address: 15, Bankim Chatterjee Street, College Street, Kolkata (9 am to 9 pm)

Cost for two: approx. 200 

Newtown Branch address: Bhanumati Rd, opposite Amity University, AA II, Newtown, Kadampukur (11 am till midnight)