Phones At The Ready: These Cafes In Kolkata Will Light Up Your Insta Feeds

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There’s been a boom in the F&B industry in the city over the last few years, much to our delight! So many new cafes with pretty interiors and Insta-worthy decor have opened up in Kolkata leaving us spoilt for choice. And, of course, we’ve made a list of a few of our favourites. When vacation pictures run out, turn to these local joints to rack up some likes and light up your feed. 

Sienna Store & Cafe

Any list of Kolkata’s prettiest cafes cannot be complete without a mention of Sienna. They have super Pinterest-y food (that is also so goddamn delicious) and beautiful earthy decor that is sure to impress you the moment you step in. Even their cups and plates are pretty and so Insta-worthy! Never not going to be our favourite, Sienna is the place you want to go to with your bestie (don’t forget to post those beautiful selfies!). You can also check out their store for an awesome collection of all things stylish, chic, and sustainable.

Milee Droog Coffee & Bistro

After relocating to Deshapriya Park, our favourite Russian cafe got a makeover and how! Housed in a 110-year-old Romanian palatial house, this three-storeyed café has retained the old neoclassical and colonial charm, but with a modern twist. Imagine white-painted colonial-style architecture, checkered floors, white floral designs, lime-hued pastels, and Victorian chandeliers. The terrace provides both open-air and glass-enclosed seating, creating the perfect ambiance. As you explore the different floors, admire the hand-painted acrylic canvases made by art students adorning the windows.

Colab Coffee

This one is a hidden gem nestled in the cosy bylanes of Lake Gardens. Colab feels like a whole different world with its Bohemian aesthetics, sustainable decor, and inviting ambiance. Offering both outdoor and indoor seating, the cafe is a treat for the eyes. It’s a clean and fuss-free interior. They've embraced the natural beauty of the space, leaving the rugged walls untouched. You'll even find a tree right in the midst of the cafe, adding a touch of nature to the surroundings. We fell in love with the amazing cane lamps and chairs. The indoor space is warm and cosy with brick walls and filament lights casting a soft, inviting glow. Colab is like a little piece of heaven right in the heart of the city.

Poach Kitchen

Spread across three levels, Poach Kitchen is beautifully done up with shades of pastel green, textured walls, and a rustic European decor that will transport you to a charming countryside getaway. The arched doorways, pampas grass chandelier, and the faux foliage arch lining the ceiling adds a touch of whimsy to the place. Head to the upper floor and you'll be greeted by a wall made entirely of old cupboards arranged in an artistic manner. It's like a vintage treasure trove! Admire the hand-drawn floral patterns on the walls. The open air section with its comfy cane furniture, ambient lights, and stunning window installations make for the perfect place for a relaxed and romantic date night with your special one. 

The Corner Courtyard

This vibrant cafe is a hotspot for all kinds of photoshoots for the ‘gram! With its stunning decor, statement doors, charming pastel accents, and chequered floor, every corner is a photographer's dream. The Corner Courtyard is housed in a bungalow that dates back to 1904, but don't let its age fool you. It has been transformed into the coziest corner in town. Step on to the terrace adorned with lush green plants, vintage chairs, and tables. Oh, and let's not forget about the book wall where you can capture the prettiest pictures for your social media feed! There’s an entire wall adorned with locks and keys that once belonged to the property, and another wall displaying photos of the old house in all its glory. If you're in the mood for some fresh air and a panoramic view, head up to the rooftop bar.

The Country House

With large French windows and picturesque white walls, The Country House is a page out of the Pinterest book. The cafe has the prettiest decor (we especially heart those golden frames on the wall!) and is all about ultra cuteness and a warm country vibe. There's a huge tree right outside the cafe that provides the perfect shade and shadows. It's like stepping into an English countryside dream. It is bathed in natural sunlight, thanks to its huge French windows. This place is a total Instagram hotspot. From the picturesque facade and vibrant wall art to the cosy interiors, every corner is ready for its close-up. So make sure to snap some stunning photos and share the love with your friends. So what are you waiting for? Head over to The Country House on Allenby Road for a romantic breakfast date. I guarantee you'll fall head over heels for the ambiance, the soft music, and the overall charm of this place. It's a date destination you won't want to miss!

Pinkk Sugars

Welcome to this pink-themed artisanal cafe and bakery inspired by the vibrant vibes of London and Italy! Pink Sugars is adorned with pretty pink corners, where pink roses and artistic selfie backgrounds await. The red telephone booth adds a touch of English charm while the pink interiors and art walls give the cafe an aesthetic touch that's just begging to be photographed for the 'gram. A candy wall corner that's perfect for a dreamy date night. The high chairs add a touch of luxury to the space. It's all about good food, good beverages, and good friends here like the message on one of the walls says. Don't forget to strike a pose with your squad at the photo corner on the wall.

Craft Coffee

Step into a world of pure white wonder at this amazing spot! With outlets in Ballygunge and Salt Lake, Craft Coffee Experience Centre is an absolute dream come true. As soon as you enter, you'll be greeted by their signature white aesthetic, but with a twist! Each wall has its own unique texture, adding a touch of excitement to the space. And let's talk about the greenery, shall we? It's like being surrounded by a lush jungle oasis. With trees (adorned with fairy lights that make the cafe look like a dream in the evening) and plants all around, you'll feel like you've stumbled into a botanical paradise. Both outlets have a lovely backyard with open seating as well as cosy closed ones. Half of the terrace is open while the other half features a charming thatched roof canopy. The cafe offers a stunning view of the greenery and the quiet neighbourhood, making it the perfect spot for a romantic date. 

Trove Coffee & More

Step into the enchanting world of Trove Coffee & More, where elegance meets fun! Get ready to capture those picture-perfect moments with your squad in their vibrant and snappable ambiance and thoughtfully curated corners designed for your aesthetic insta-shots. The space is filled with an array of colourful art installations, including contemporary pieces straight from Dubai. And if that's not enough, they've brought a slice of Bali to Kolkata. Experience the quintessential Bali Swing, specially curated for you and your squad. Drop down and let your Insta game go strong as you swing and pose in this gram-worthy set-up. Trove offers a serene escape thanks to the abundant green spaces that provide a tranquil retreat for you to unwind. Each corner is a work of art. Trust us, your Instagram feed will thank you!

Bunaphile

Housed in the former residence of renowned writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Bunaphile boasts of a traditional Bengali look that pays homage to the heritage of the property. Vintage-looking chandeliers, furniture, and decor pieces add a touch of nostalgia while the soothing white walls give the cafe an understated yet elegant look. Whether you're looking for a cozy workstation, a quiet reading corner, or a table for a solo date, Bunaphile has got you covered. Our personal favourite spot is right by the window, where high chairs offer a fantastic view of the streets of south Calcutta. The checkerboard flooring adds a playful touch to the overall bohemian vibe of the space. The yellow lights create an inviting and warm atmosphere making you feel at home. The veranda adorned with touches of greenery is the perfect spot to enjoy lazy afternoons.

Romaania

Get ready for a European escapade right here in Kolkata! This charming cafe will transport you to the enchanting streets of Europe with its picturesque white walls, mosaic floors, and vibrant bougainvillaea. Romaania exudes minimalistic elegance. The indoor section is adorned with autumn plants, creating a warm and inviting ambience. But here's the real gem - the terrace! Imagine being on top of the world, gazing at the mesmerizing blue dome reminiscent of Santorini. It's like a slice of Greece right here in Kolkata. Oh, and did we mention that the terrace is also home to a fantastic pizzeria? That's right, mouthwatering pizza with a view—what more could we ask for! So, whether you're looking for a romantic date spot, a place to hang out with friends, or simply craving a slice of Europe, Romaania is the place to be. 

Cafe By The Lane

The decor at Cafe By The Lane in Kolkata is an absolute delight! This charming cafe is designed to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Notice the rustic and earthy elements that dominate the space. The walls are adorned with quirky quotes and beautiful artworks and handicrafts that pay homage to its local roots and the city's rich heritage. The combination of warm colors and soft lighting creates a soothing ambiance. We loved the clever use of vintage and upcycled furniture that add a sense of character to the space.The overall design is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional elements, creating a unique and visually appealing space. Soak in the cozy atmosphere, appreciate the artistic touches, and enjoy the warm and welcoming vibe of this wonderful cafe in Kolkata.

Social Hideout

Inspired by the charming decor of European cafes, Social Hideout is done up in classic tones of white, black, and beige setting the backdrop, with playful pops of pink and purple adding a touch of vibrancy. And let's not forget the floral decor and chequered flooring that tie everything together in a delightful package. There’s an atrium featuring a transparent glass roof that allows sunlight to flood in, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere along with a beautiful mix of real and faux flowers and plants adorning the area. The swing set-up will bring out the inner child in you while lighting up the ‘gram. The bright yellow hanging lights in the lounge-like area add a cheerful glow to the surroundings. 

Cafe Buddy’s Espresso

Cafe Buddy’s Espresso is a spacious cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Inside, you'll find rustic wooden furniture that adds a touch of warmth to the ambiance. The massive glass windows let the sunshine pour in, creating a bright and cheery atmosphere. Quirky wall art is scattered around, adding a pop of color and a touch of playfulness. It's like a treasure trove of Instagram-worthy spots where you can strike your best poses and capture memories. As for the outdoor section, it's like stepping into a cosy dome where you can relax and soak up the surroundings. Don’t even get us started on how stunning it looks in the evening with all those pretty lights on!

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