Nasreen Akhtar, Kolkata : Where bollywood themed cafes are slowly lining up in town, the fact that Bollywood & India shaking hands with each other have find its way sneaking into the most desired spectrum of the masses being the F&B sector. Bollywood Cafe is one such newest cafe, located in Bijoygarh, entering into the culinary scene of Kolkata to excite all the filmy fanatics in the city.
The cafe looks beautiful & vibrant with yellow and blue pastel shades from outside with small seating arrangements to have adda with a cup of chai enjoying some cool breeze during late evenings. As soon as you enter, moving towards left, you get to see a pretty aesthetic corner featuring a poster sketch of the legendary Amitabh Bacchan from his iconic movie DON along with a studio light kept aside to give that same feeling of Lights.Camera.Action.
This 32 seater AC cafe aims to attract the costumers by iconic movie posters with famous punch lines and sketches of celebrities hung at every nook and cranny of the place bringing in addition to the thrill and craze amongst customers. But what goes worth mentioning is their extremely pocket friendly menu. Starting from their signature Cutting Chai at Rs 30 only, Cappuccino at Rs 50, Gondhoraj Ghol to Fish Steak, it has a lot to offer. I tried-
👉 GONDHORAJ GHOL- Very light and refreshing, with good consistency of buttermilk, having a flavourful aroma of gondhoraj lime at every sip giving a cool relaxation in throat, not at all making the stomach full. A perfect drink to start off with.
👉 BLACK MOJITO- An innovative cola version adding twist to the simple virgin mojito garnished with mint leaves & lemon roundels.
👉 FRENCH FRIES- Golden crispy fried, well cooked potatoes mixed with spicy cheese dip. Had a good one after a really long time.
👉 FISH FINGERS- 6 pieces of Calcutta style medium sized fingers made with fresh vetki fish fillet, served with mayo dip, tasted excellent.
👉 EGG SANDWICH- Egg mashed with cheese and veggies and served with chips and mayo dip, the taste reminded me of those childhood school tiffin dairies.
👉 VEG BASIL FRIED RICE– Well seasoned rice packed with basil leaves, corn, veggies etc giving a flavourful aroma to the meal.
👉 CHILLI CHICKEN DRY– Well tossed saucy chicken appetizer prepared with bell peppers, garlic, chilli sauce, soya sauce and topped with chilli cubes & spring onions, very spicy in taste, complementing the basil rice.
Food being cheap here compared to other similar related themed cafes in town takes a major win in this aspect. Residents around this area are regular diners mostly seen coming to relax around late evenings. If I had to summarise, WELL, its a place whose interiors and ambiance revolving around Bollywood has a nicely curated menu keeping the customers hitched to the desiness of Hindi cinemas along with great choice of retro music playing in the background which the bollywood lovers should definitely visit.
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