Kolkata's First Art Cafe Is Here & It's Literally Picture Perfect

    Bhowanipur, Kolkata


    Artsy, Coffee & Culture, is Kolkata’s first art cafe serving great food and tasteful art, and it’s our new favourite place to go.

    Getting There

    Artsy is a little difficult to navigate. It’s in a lane just off AJC Bose Road — the same one that houses Ashok Hall Girls School. Lucky for us, the Artsy people painted a couple of signs to help us navigate the way — keep an eye out for bright yellow  Artsy paintings and it’ll lead you straight to the doors of the cafe.

    Picture Perfect

    The spacious art-gallery-cum-cafe is literally picture perfect! There’s a blue-and-yellow tone tone running through it. We’re loving the bean bags, wooden tables, mismatched furniture — everything is so artful and tastefully done. Pick up a book from the shelves — there’s an entire wall dedicated to books and you’ll find tons of classics and fictional books on the shelves. The best part of the cafe is a section with an overhanging plant section and a long table — perfect for meetings when you’re in the mood to run away from the office.

    Arty Party

    The cafe is unique because it serves as a gallery as well. The left wall is bright blue and covered with paintings from the Artist For The Month. This month, it’s blue and purple hues from Ayesha Dutt. She also has a couple of art installations sitting beside the book shelves. You can also pick up the paintings {which range from INR 2,000 to INR 9,000} and take them home. Artsy is all about promoting young local talent and we’re totally on board!

    Chow Down

    Artsy serves up some yummilicious food and cheap coffee as well. The coffees and teas start at just INR 90. The food menu is limited but very pocket. Sandwiches, tea cakes, small plates, salads and all-day favourites, the food is great to keep you going through the day.

      Bhowanipur, Kolkata