Calcutta Bakery Café brings Kolkata’s all-time favourites under one roof
FOR A 20-SOMETHINGseater café to put Kolkata’s rich and vast culinary choices in an eight-pager menu is noteworthy. And Calcutta Bakery Café (CBS) started by husband-wife duo Sumana and Saurav Mallik, is doing it incredibly well with the signature Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental dishes served with precision on the table.
“Kolkata’s culinary journey has been influenced by a lot of traditions whether it is Mughlai or Chinese, English breakfast or fish fry. We wanted to offer everything that Kolkata gastronomes associate with the city. So from a Chicken Roll costing Rs 30 to a biryani at Rs 330, you get everything here, without compromising on the quality and taste,” avers Sumana. From Kolkata favourites like kati roll to the all-time-favourite fish finger and the irresistible Garlic Chicken to Chicken Stroganoff, you can satiate your cravings here.
Among beverages, hot and cold, you can find classic Darjeeling tea to Oreo Frappe and a delightful selection of Special Mocktails that will treat you to interesting sips like Masala mocktail, Orange Tango and more. We started with Virgin Sherley Temple, a tri-colour drink with a mixture of lime and ginger syrup at the bottom, orange juice in the middle and coke on the top with ice. The introductory drink was lemony and refreshing.
Matching the quality of any topnotch café in the city, Wheels of Happiness, the selection of starters, served on a unique Ferris wheel, will add to your dining experience at this two-month-old café situated at Raja Subodh Chandra Mallick Road. Out of the five appetizers on the wheel, the hot Chicken Lollipop made an impression on our taste buds along with Fish Finger that had pronounced taste of mustard in its filling.
If you are looking for a delicious sandwich then the Croque Madam with continental dressing, one of the signature sandwiches on their menu, is highly recommended. The creamy dressing with a sunny side up on top and salami chicken filling makes for a good meal. Another fulfilling dish that can be added to the list is Chicken Sicciline. Accompanied by Herb Rice, Mash and Stir-Fried Veggies, the same creamy continental dressing in the chicken with the punch of cheese and herbs makes for a grand meal. If you have loved Chicken Ala Kiev in the finest diners in Park Street than CBC’s Russian delight served with mash and stir-fried veggies will take you on a nostalgic trip. The buttery and flavourful dish was simply heavenly. From their delicatessen section serving fine desserts, we sampled a cold blueberry cheesecake and polished it off in minutes.
Rs 400 for two