Ten-Second Takeaway

Koramangala gets an all-new cultural space and performance venue, complete with a wood fired pizza oven. Say hello to Chili Pili Loka.

Culture Spot


Amidst all the restaurants, pubs and stores that are constantly cropping up in Koramangala, Chili Pili Loka comes as a breath of fresh air. Located in a quiet spot off 80 Feet Road, the recently opened place is a cultural and performance venue which is part of Quest Alliance {an NGO which focuses on education and relevant skills for youth}. Right from the name which means ‘a place where different birds flock together’ to the rustic, earthy architecture {the work of eco-designer and architect, Jackson Poretta}, Chili Pili Loka seems rooted in nature.

The rather intimate space includes a small stage, a couple of benches and some open space with greenery and bamboo groves completing the pretty picture. Oh, and a cosy balcony seating option, too, we’re told! They also have a pizza oven, currently used by the Quest Alliance team to practise their pizza-making skills.

Take Up The Stage

Just a couple of weeks old, the place is currently used by the organisation for meetings as well as occasional workshops on storytelling and filmmaking. Driven by the thought of creating a space to encourage dialogues, where people can come together and share, they are open to all kinds of activities being hosted at the venue. While we’re hoping to see dance performances and plays or join some workshops and readings here, what we’d really love to have is a fun pizza-making session {yes, the oven can also be used by others}.

Where: Quest Alliance, 108, 6th Cross, 2nd Main Road, Koramangala 1st Block

Contact: 080 40983304

Timings: 9am-6pm {closed on Saturdays and Sundays}

Find Quest Alliance on Facebook here for updates on events.

Photos: Devika Raman