A cafe that you visit on frequent basis shows your personality, sort of an identity thing. There are may cafe with multiple branches all over India, but they all follow the basic culinary trends of cafe, and provide nothing extra to their customers. But on the brighter side, there are few cafes that would leave you awe-struck and would make you feel that you are somewhere else and not in a cafe. There are cafes with such themes that you will not believe . Such Theme cafes also provide their customers with something extra for their comfort in the same price. I have selected the best, the most fascinating cafes of India, that you must visit at least once.
1. Seva Cafe, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Without a doubt, this place stands at 1st place for its truly unique ideology and generosity. This cafe, located at C.G Road is one of it’s kind in the world. Seva cafe has Open-air sitting, to enjoy the starry night while dinning. The Unique thing is that the meals here are cooked and served by volunteers, and are actually a gift to you from the previous visitors. They have a cycle that basically means your bill for your food will be “ZERO” now you can leave or continue the cycle by paying whatever you like from Rs 1 to Rs 10,000, that is completely dependent on you. Also, if the cafe makes any profit then that profit is donated for social cause, and every account is transparent for public access. Now this is real “Atithi devo Bhava”.
2. Tihar Jail, Food Court, Bangalore
This jail is India’s largest jail, here the authorities tend to help the prisoners by letting them work as waiter’s and staff at the restaurant. Cooks are also the prisoners, but are excellent in cooking. Purely vegetarian, this is a place where you must visit once to feel the passion that these convicts serve you with.
3.Golden Pearl, Floating Restaurant, Hebbal
A lovely view, romantic atmosphere, all that in middle of a lake. This place is in middle of Nagawara lake and works entirely on solar energy. They have some most exotic sea food in India
4. Hijackk Cafe, Ahmedabad
Made Hostage for Food, A venture started by Moistclay media, here the customers are taken for a tour of the city. This tour may vary depending on the traffic and customers can enjoy the delicious food served to them while they are hijacked. Their tag line is amazing “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
5. Literati, Calangute, Goa
The name of Goa brings images of beaches and bikini in your mind, but a new cafe is changing peoples attitude towards Goa and its image. The cafe is being run in 100 year old Portuguese bungalow. There are ample of books in this cafe, you might even feel like you are in a library. Here the books are available to read for free and you can also purchase the books here.