Ten-Second Takeaway

Eat, work, read or just laze around at Dialogues Cafe, an all-new space in Koramangala that lets you pay only for the time you spend there.

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Love spending time or working in a cafe but can’t stop yourself from constantly reaching out for that cuppa and running up a huge bill? Dialogues Cafe, a newly opened space in Koramangala, might just be what you need. A cafe, workspace and library of sorts, all rolled into one, the place is called more of a ‘social club’ or a ‘social experiment’, designed for dreamers {and that includes everyone from entrepreneurs to artists and readers}.

The duo behind the venture, engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, Ankit Gupta and Saurabh Priya have done quite a bit to veer away from the regular cafe concept. So while you lounge about reading a book, talking to a friend, having a cup of coffee {and some snacks, of course} or just working away {did we mention they have high-speed WiFi?}, all you need to pay for is the time you spend. Sticking to their tagline, everything here is absolutely free, except your time.

Kicking Back

Taking up two floors {including the rooftop}, Dialogues has a cheery vibe that makes you feel welcome right away. Add to that the air-conditioned library space that will tempt you to settle down on one of the bean bags and get reading. High chairs, brightly painted walls {think shades like yellow and orange} and framed artworks make up the decor here. Most of it was done by the team and their friends, they tell us. Taking the work aspect seriously, they also have a boardroom {which can seat up to 10 people} for those official meetings and interviews.

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But what we love is their rooftop area, which makes for a perfect spot on a cool evening. Pick from the ‘small island’ {with a few seats and low coffee tables} or a similar but bigger area {where we spotted hammock seats too}, both connected by a bridge and lined with potted plants, with plenty of trees adding to the charming ambience. This is also where they host events over the weekend.

Want something to munch on while you kick back? Their open kitchen has a changing menu of light eats {designed specifically for the concept} like cookies, sandwiches and omelettes apart from all-time favourites like poha and steaming momos. And, coffee and tea to wash it all down. You can even bring your own food with you or order in.

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They have a book replacement policy in the library {you get to bring a book and take away one you like}, and discounts to look out for.

Where: Rooftop, 41, 100 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Ooty Chocolates, Kormangala

Price: INR 190 for a hour, followed by INR 3 per minute

Contact: +91 8800946279

Timings: 10am – 10pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.