“Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis — a good hot cup of coffee.” — Alexander King
Sabitri Chakraborty an IT professional, a classical trained singer , katthak dancer, an innate foodie and a health freak. She had been visiting Cafes, Delis, restaurants at various places over the Globe for last few years. She and her husband Anirban Dutta, also from same Industry made their decision to start with this cafe instead of a traditional restaurant.
“For quite some time i had been thinking about having a cafe which would be my own , where i can have food which people like me , have the perfect cup of coffee, people have wide options to customize their dishes and at the same time, one doesn’t have to bring his / her own place to read .over the time developed a less liking for digital media for reading and thought paper books would add to charm; thought of a platform which would be vibrant , radiate positive energies to people stepping in , have a platform for people to meet up and eat up while not compromising on their health. Later on being a working mother, working from cafes like Starbucks, thought of having a place where apart from the Cafe options there could be provisions for kids to be engaged while mommies are engaged in their work / reading or may be mommy and daddy spend quality time and the baby is engaged with the toys. To add up, saw the working away from work place growing up, so thought why not provision a place for co-workers in such a lively cafe and thus the co-working space. “- Sabitri Chakraborty“We are in IT (close to 24 yrs of experience in IT between us)
I’ve been out of Kolkata after school, so that was 16 yrs ago. Spent time in Karnataka, Delhi, Pune… Now finally back to Kolkata (months back) after 16 yrs. My wife’s the real multitasker… I mean she can take an IT con call, feed Our Daughter and keep on top of Courtingcoffees bookings in a single session. Highly unlikely she’s doing less than 3 disconnected activities at any given moment.” – Anirban Dutta
The pair expand on their menu strategies, specialty bakery items, a focus on sourcing ingredients locally and the process of delegating management so they can continue to expand their business. They have managed to keep the passion alive.
Cafe Courting Coffees is a newly opened cafe in Saltlake Sector II, near Tank no. 8 – a place catching up fast with the cafe culture. The cafe is located in the compound of a residential house and hence gets an automatic homely feel and itself is a House and its in the ground floor. Parking though is an issue as the only place available is to park on the main Road. You won’t feel like leaving the place at all !!! Really Jolly Vibes and Happy people all around !! I was amazed to see such modern decor,ambiance and pretty landscaping.
The artwork on the walls are a very tasteful selection. Very few restaurants are in sync with this generation’s tastes on art, music and movies. Have a separate room to hang out with friends in cozy mattresses lying on the floor. A bookshelf was a proper add on advantage with a sip over coffee.
A lot can happen over a coffee at Cafe Courting Coffees. It got me excited and hooked on to the bookshelf for a while.
Food was Mouth watering! I could not stop eating.
Started with Cappuccino.
Perfect for an Sunday chilled Morning. Then there were no stopping .
Breakfast Platter – Wholewheat / Multigrakn bread, baked beans, sausages and fresh fruits
Waffle with Fresh fruits, chocolate sauce and ice cream
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Pan Cake with Maple syrup, Chocolate Sauce and Fruits
Grilled Chicken Platter with baked beans, corns, pepper, broccoli served with dip
Grilled Fish Platter with baked beans, corns, pepper, broccoli served with dip
Protein Milk Shakes (Peanut Butter Banana)
Non Veg Burrito wraps prepared with whole wheat tortilla bread, filled with kidney beans and chicken with a sauce
Grilled Chicken Sandwich in tangy Mayo sauce served with a dash of salads
All Day Bowl – Combo of Spaghetti , Grilled Chicken, baked beans, corns, pepper, broccoli , mushroom with fresh cabbage.
I have tried these whole list of items to assure you that it is incredible! The quantity of meat they put in dishes is generous. Their vegetarian spread is as good as their non vegetarian food. You absolutely cannot leave without ending your meal with their pan cake. It is impossible to resist it. Their menu offers a great variety, and each item does justice to your expectations.
Nolen Gur Tart
The menu has a little bit of everything – Continental, Italiano. But whatever is there on the menu is tastefully prepared and the ingredients are all fresh to provide healthy food without disturbing your taste buds at all.
The owners and the waiter are really helpful. The owners take personal effort in welcoming you, taking orders and are extremely polite. The work they have put into the concept of the place is brilliant.
(Group Photo courtesy – Chiranjib Banik)
Added perks is Free WiFi. Now, who wouldn’t love that?
All in all, this is a very trendy and an amazing cafe! It caters to all kinds of crowd. Students, young men and women, middle aged women, a big group of family and friends, and those who get their laptop sit in their favorite spot and work for hours thanks to the WiFi.
If you are looking for a perfect place to hangout/work/catch up/ with brilliant healthy food in Saltlake then stop looking and head straight to Cafe Courting Coffees
Special thanks to:
○ Sabitri Chkraborty & Anirban Dutta (Owner) For hosting us so nicely and extending the warm hospitality.
○ Rajdeep Bhattacharjee (Gourmets Travel Guide) – For inviting us
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