Cafes

Motherland Crafts & Cafe

locationLake Market
3.9
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Pick Up Jewelry & Clothes, And Have The Best Dabelis & Pizza Toast At This Cosy Cafe And Store

Anuradha posted on 28 November

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Motherland stocks handicrafts and textiles from the East and South, and has a menu that’s so pocket friendly, you can have a meal for two within INR 300!

A Hidden Gem

Motherland is a cosy place located in an old house tucked away in the lanes near Charuchandra college on Lake Place Road — look out for the striking green door and windows {on the left just before the college}. The store stocks carefully chosen handicrafts and clothing sourced from Bengal and parts of South India.

The tastefully done interiors stocks a whole lot of stuff you could pick up for your home, for your wardrobe or as gifts for someone special. Look out for the colourful puppets which double as towel hangers {INR 850}.

The Whole Nine Yards And More

If you have been looking for sarees that stand out, they have a handpicked range of cotton and silks along with blouses. Also check out the stoles — especially the soft Bengal cottons with funky embroidery {around INR 650}.

Looking For Christmas Gifts?

These cane bottle holders {INR 350} and batuas made of gaamchha {INR 120} make for unusual gift options.

Stock Up On Jewelry

Their jewelry range has a lot of variety — from handprinted neck pieces to silver and soapstone earrings.

Diaries And Calendars

Been looking for diaries and notepads to gift or for yourself? Pick up a cloth-bound notepads in handmade paper {INR 142 to 236} and funky bright ones from Mug aur Mooch with needlework dogs on the cover. The indigo print calendar on cloth will double up as an interesting wall hanging {a great gift for the new year}.

The Food Area

The cafe at the back of the store is the newest addition to the already thriving food scene in the area. It’s small but done up so that you don’t feel cramped. The windows have colored glass panels that give the room a slightly Meditarranean look. The ledges have books for you to read {Bengali and English}, one of the tables is made from a single door plank {with moodas around it}, the walls have interesting framed crafts items like an intricate, wooden comb and a patch of antique zardozi-style silk textile.

The cafe section stocks organic honey from The Last Forest {a brand based out of Kotagiri and Coonoor}. The honey, sourced from the Nilgiris, comes in a gorgeous, cyclindrical packaging with interesting art. A bottle of 500ml costs INR 580 only. They also stock handmade soaps {INR 150} and box sets of spices {INR 550} from the same brand.

Buttermilk And Sandwiches

The food is easy on your pocket — sandwiches {INR 90-110}, garlic babycorn fry {INR 90}, pizza bread toast {INR 80} and a host of interesting Indian snacks like dabeli {INR 60} and dal vadas {INR 50}. The latter {pictured here} is freshly made, golden and crunchy on the outside, soft inside and full of herbs. The neer more {buttermilk — INR 50} and the tamarind drink {INR 60} will cool you down on hot days and the tea and filter coffee will warm you up when it’s cold outside. The coffee didn’t quite have a kick of a ‘filter kapi’.

Their ginger lemon juice {pictured here} is made from scratch and is a hotseller.

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Cafes

Motherland Crafts & Cafe

Location Details
locationLake Market

13-A, Jatindas Road, Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata

3.9
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Cafes

Motherland Crafts & Cafe

locationLake Market