This cosy little café tucked inside the bylanes opposite Triangular Park is run by underprivileged youth and they are cooking up a storm!
This Cosy Little Cafe Serves The Most Amazing Cakes, Pasta & More
A Ray Of Hope
The Hope Café – true to its name – has a sense of warmth and charm. The moment you enter it, the wall of colourful paper tree will attract your attention, where you can write down your wishes and thoughts. They have a fixed menu but what we loved were the day’s specials. Look out for the blackboard which lists them. A few days back, we had tangy and lip-smacking Aam Chicken (INR 116), freshly baked mango cake and lassi. Another time it was Chicken Thai Green Curry with Rice (INR 150), quiche with salad (INR 99) Spaghetti Bolognese (INR 150), and a light Carrot and Coriander Soup (INR 64). They do lots of light eats like hummus wraps (INR 69). Last year during the monsoon, they had khichuri with beguni for just INR 80. We are really looking forward to that this time! Because it is is a training centre run by an Irish organisation, many volunteers drop in from abroad and the kitchen staff get trained by them to make delish food. So you never know what you will get in the day’s specials – we had an Irish breakkie and a fish meiunere here once! If it’s not too sunny (or raining), try the outdoor seating area with colourful umbrellas. The bakery here is outstanding producing the most amazing cakes, pastries and brownies at seriously affordable prices! Try the mud pie and the mouthwatering mango cakes.
The Hope Foundation (a registered Irish charity with offices in Ireland, India, the UK, Germany and the USA) works with disadvantaged children and have established this café to train them in food and beverage sector. Many who have been trained from here are now employed at other cafes and restaurants and earning for themselves. They often visit here as customers. They also have a nice crafts store attached to the cafe where they sell a range of clothes and accessories made by the young people and women who are part of their training centre. Check out their FB page here.