Printing, Eating & Shopping: A Guide To Life Around Bhawanipur Education Society College

Samriddha posted on 05 February

Ten-Second Takeaway

Bhawanipur Education Society College, one of the most popular colleges of our city, has a pretty happening neighbourhood and has become somewhat of a gastronomical pitstop for broke people.

Restaurants/Eateries

A bit of warning beforehand for all the non-veg people, this area mostly serves vegetarian food because of the predominantly Marwari population.

Sumo Dough

A new restaurant {pure veg} has popped up right beside the college. The name an the menu is a mismatch{sumo seems like it’s gonna be something Asian, right?} — it serves mostly what restaurants call Italian fare — an assortment of pastas, pizzas, shakes, breads etc.

Cost for two: INR 600 {approx}.

Casual Dining

6-B, Elgin Road, Next To Bhawanipur College, Elgin, Kolkata

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Picadilly Square

This place is known for their delicious pancakes and waffles. Its ambience has got a touch of London cafes to it, and is pretty well spaced out. They also have great breakfast deals so keep an eye out for them if you go anytime in the morning. This too is a vegetarian place.

Cost for two: INR 850 {approx}.

Casual Dining

Shop 15-B, Ground Floor, Techno City, Sarat Bose Road, Mintu Park, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Wai Wai City – Noodle Bar

This relatively new addition has been making some noise. They serve wai wai noodles in different flavours. If that is not what you are in the mood for, then you can even make your noodles in your own style. Choose the kind of noodles you want {the classic way, roasted, chopsuey or pan fried} and then choose your veggies and toppings and finally add a sauce to go with it.

Cost for two: INR 300 {approx}.

Fast Food Restaurants

31, Rammohan Dutta Road, Bhowanipore, Elgin, Kolkata

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Would You Waffle

Walk straight right opposite the lane of Forum Mall and you will come across a series of small shops — Would You Waffles is one of them. This is a newbie to joint in the waffle scene in Kolkata. They have good options in the menu and the best part is that they also home deliver.

Cost for two: INR 300 (approx.)

Dessert Parlours

24-A, Ray Street, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Mr. Wrappee

In the very same lane of Would You Waffle, is another new kid on the block, Mr.Wrapee. Serving a variety of wraps and tortillas they also have pastas and momos in their menu. And they also serve kulfi for dessert!

Cost for two: INR 200 {approx}.

Dessert Parlours

24-A, Ray Street, Elgin, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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The Frozen Tree

In the same lane is the new dessert parlour, The Frozen Tree. Their speciality is selling fruity, icy pops. Let summer soar in, you will be fighting to get inside and grab an icicle to beat the heat.

Cost for two: INR 200.

Dessert Parlours

RDB Boulevard, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Sharma Snacks Centre

When you get pangs for kachori sabji or chaat, then head to Sharma Snacks Corner. It has outlived other kachori stalls and is a favourite among students.

Fast Food Restaurants

33/1, Ram Mohan Dutta Road, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Nick ‘N’ Nack

Bang opposite Krishna Juice Corner is the very famous Nick ‘N’ Nack — they have been serving up delicious cheese Maggi for years. It is also a grocery store and it’s very rare that you won’t find what you are looking for. They keep almost everything — from all kinds of exotic dry fruits, boxes of Mamma Mia ice cream and even daily grocery needs. The front part of the store serves strictly vegetarian snacks like veg momos, cheese Maggi, cheese and corn sandwiches, mushroom sandwiches, etc. It is a really small store, but there is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about it in that locality. The snacks are good quality and quantity {and at really cheap prices}.

Cost for two: INR 200 {approx}.

Fast Food Restaurants

4-A, Roy Street, Elgin, Kolkata

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Chill Maar – The Adda Zone

Another café near the college, it’s off the main road located in a lane. It’s got a small-sized entry, but the space inside is nice. They also have offers on combos including both hookah and food. A lot of the college students hang out here.

Cost for two: INR 400 {approx}.

Cafes

6-G, Ground Floor, Elgin Road, Near Bhowanipore Education Society College, Elgin, Kolkata

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Bean It Up

On the footpath exactly opposite Bhawanipur College is where you can find Bean It Up. This is a cosy little café where the food is incredibly reasonable. If you are in need of a quick bite which will also be easy on the pocket then hit this place up.

Cost for two: INR 250 {approx}.

Cafes

41, Elgin Road, Near Forum Mall, Elgin, Kolkata

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Krishna Juice Corner

This is an oldie right beside Would You Waffle. They serve up an assortment of juices like apple, watermelon, sweet lime and many more, and also provide some yum shakes and seasonal ice creams.

Cost for two: INR 150 {approx}.

Juice & Milkshake Shops

24, Roy Street, Elgin, Kolkata

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The Cafetaria

This small little shop tucked away in a narrow lane will hardly catch your eye when you pass by. It’s a simple shop with a lot of warmth. You can get tea, coffee, biscuits and things like that.

 

Laxman’s

Those who have been here will probably be surprised to know that this little shack is listed in both Zomato and Swiggy. A store popular for all kinds of street food, chaats and even paan, almost all Bhowanipore College students are familiar with this one.

Delivery Services

15-C, Sarat Bose Road, Elgin, Kolkata

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Photocopy Shop: Radiant Telecom

How can a college survive without a reliable photocopy shop? Radiant Telecom, with its faded board and peeling walls, has been photocopying notes for students of Bhowanipur for a long, long time.

Stationery Stores

6-G, Elgin Road, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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    Entertainment Spots: Gamers' Paradise

    A gaming parlour. Yes they still exist. For all the video game lovers who like to hang out with their friends and indulge in some serious gaming battles, Gamer’s Paradise is the place to be.

    Gaming Zone

    28/1, Allenby Road, Jadubabur Bazar, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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    Art Gallery: Baitanik

    This place is an art gallery and has space outside for hosting a small-sized music or theatre show as well. Many cultural events take place here. This was originally the house of Saumyendranath Tagore, the grand-nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. Right now it is an intimate space for events.

    Art Galleries

    4, Elgin Road, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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      Bookstore: Story

      The book lovers of Bhowanipur College couldn’t have asked for anything better than Story, could they? A great store, with a wide collection of books, it even houses author meets on its uppermost floor. They also have a café in collaboration with Chai Break, so you can sip and read at the same time.

       

      Book Stores

      8, Elgin Road, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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