Top 10 New Cafes In Kolkata That Defines The Taste Of The City

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

From cozy hideaways to Instagram-worthy havens, cafes in Kolkata are a haven for coffee enthusiasts, food lovers, and seekers of unique experiences. Step into these havens of creativity, where each cafe tells its own story through its eclectic decor, mouth-watering delicacies, and inviting atmospheres. So grab your favorite book, gather your friends, or embark on a solo adventure, as we take you on a journey through the diverse and captivating cafes that make Kolkata's coffee scene truly exceptional.

1. Milee Droog Coffee & Bistro 

2. Craft Coffee 

3. Trove Coffee & More

4. Pink Sugars

5. Romaania

6. Marbella’s

7. The Country House

8. Cloud Social

9. Poach Kitchen 

10. Ozora

1. Milee Droog Coffee & Bistro

This three-storey café, housed in a 110-year-old Romanian stately palace, has kept the ancient neoclassical and colonial elegance, but with a modern twist. It is the only Russian restaurant in Kolkata's heart. The terrace offers both open-air and glass-enclosed seating, creating the ideal environment for Kolkata's best rooftop cafe. Milee Droog's cuisine is meticulously built from Slavic regions, especially Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Turkey, with some Spanish and Mexican influences. The cafe has been modernized so that customers can relate to the brand's warmth.

  • Timings: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 1200/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Russian Blinis, Hazelnut Latte, and Tenderloin Steak

  • Location: Deshpriya park, Kolkata

2. Craft Coffee 

Craft Coffee Experience Centre, which has locations in Ballygunge and Salt Lake, is a coffee lover's dream come true. The cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating, the latter of which is lit up with fairy lights. The patio is open on one side and has a lovely thatched roof canopy on the other.  The outdoor setting is nothing short of magnificent, thanks to the age-old mango tree that serves as an umbrella for each and every table arrangement. Along with handcrafted coffees, customers may select from a variety of interesting cheeses, chocolates, and savory foods, making it one of the greatest cafes in Kolkata. 

  • Timings: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 1200/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Nutella Cappuccino, Barbeque Chicken Pizza, and Fish and Chips

  • Location: Ballygunge Park Rd, Kolkata 

3. Trove Coffee & More

Prepare to capture picture-perfect moments with your squad in their vivid and snappable environment and painstakingly planned corners created for your aesthetically pleasing insta-shots. The room is filled with a colorful mix of art installations, including contemporary sculptures from Dubai. Elahi Luxury Dining has amalgamated with it. Experience the iconic Bali Swing, meticulously curated to make it one of the top cafés in Kolkata. Each corner is a work of art in its own right. You should try their Harrissa Chicken Skewers and Tempura Fried Golden Prawn, which are very popular. 

  • Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

  • Cost For Two: INR 900/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Kunafa, Harissa Chicken Skewers, and Tempura Fried Golden Prawn

  • Location: Muzaffar Ahmed St, Esplanade, Taltala 

4. Pink Sugars

This café in Kolkata is the first of its type, with an all-pink theme and decor, and is a must-see cafe in Kolkata. Inspired by cafes in London and Italy, this establishment seeks to bring the color pink to life not just in decor, but also in its food. Everything on their extensive menu is worth trying when it comes to food. Their Mezze Platter and Turkish Delight are particularly popular dishes. To make the most of your stay here, you must eat their pink burgers, which taste delicious while also being visually appealing. This cafe is suitable for both a date and a lunch with your pals.

  • Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 1200/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Pink Burger, Mezze Platter, and Cold Coffee 

  • Location: AD-37, AD Block, Sector-1, Bidhannagar

5. Romaania

With its gorgeous white walls, mosaic floors, and vivid bougainvillea aea, this charming cafe will take you to the enchanting alleys of Europe. The inside section is decorated with autumn plants, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. It is the best rooftop cafe in Kolkata because of its classy alfresco eating, open sky, nice music, and romantic ambience. Romaania’s menu includes vegan and gluten-free options as well as Lebanese, Italian, Turkish, Moroccan, and Mediterranean fare. The most popular dishes to try there are delicious pizzas and ravioli. 

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Cost For Two: INR 2500/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Grill Chicken, Margherita Pizza, and Tiramisu

  • Location: Elgin Rd, Platinum Mall, Bhawanipore

6. Marbella’s 

Marbella's is a tiny, pretty-looking cafe that is likely to transport you to Spain, making it one of the greatest cafes in Kolkata. To keep those natural aspects intact, there's a repaired mango tree right in the heart of this garage-turned-café. The space is separated into three zones: the first is an outdoor setting for sun-kissed mornings, the second is an 'isolation' part for privacy, and the third is an inside section decorated in soothing colors and attractive lights. Marbella's menu includes croissant sandwiches, sweet and savory waffles, flatbreads, grills, and many tea and coffee selections. Kombucha is now available at Marbella's. 

  • Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 950/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Chicken Steak, Khow Suey, and Chicken Potstickers 

  • Location: Hindustan Park, Gariahat 

7. The Country House

With its ultra-cutesy décor, pleasant environment, and welcoming rural vibe, The Country House is regarded as the best dating spot in town. A large tree directly outside the cafe provides shade and shadows to the cafe next to it. The Country House began with an entirely vegetarian food that has since been modified to a non-vegetarian menu. You can sample a variety of tasty European finger foods and bites while admiring the elegant English decor. It features large French windows that enable enough light to enter, making it one of the nicest cafes in Kolkata.

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 800/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: American Breakfast Plate, Cappuccino, and Barbecue Chicken Pizza

  • Location: Allenby Rd, Sreepally, Bhawanipore

8. Cloud Social Rooftop Lounge 

Cloud Social occupies a massive 17,000 sq. ft on one of Calcutta's busiest streets. It seats 300 people and is ideal for cocktail gatherings or birthday celebrations. The entire room is beautifully equipped, and there is even a Jacuzzi, making it the nicest rooftop cafe in Kolkata. Cloud Social also has a separate smoking area complete with hookahs. Paan Cigar Roll, a one-of-a-kind creation, is a must-order. Other cuisines such as Indian, Lebanese, and Mexican are also available. The rooftop bar and restaurant with private sun house domes that provides one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the sunset. 

  • Timings: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 1500/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Tandoori Kebab, Mootichur Cheesecake, and Charcoal Dahi Kebab

  • Location: Rashbehari Avenue Spencer’s 6th floor

9. Poach Kitchen

Poach Kitchen is nicely done up on three levels, with colors of pastel green, textured walls, and a rustic European style that will transport you to a delightful countryside escape. The arched entryway, pampas grass chandelier, and imitation plants arch bordering the ceiling give the space a whimsical feel. The café is divided into three floors: coffee and sweets, artsy design, and an open-air rooftop perfect for warm days. It is also one of Kolkata's only cafés with a pet-friendly zone. 

  • Timings: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Cost For Two: INR 1500/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Chipotle Mac and Cheese, Grilled Chicken Pizza, and Cappuccino 

  • Location: Lake Rd, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Ballygunge

10. Ozora

This establishment is beautifully nestled away from the chaos on the 20th level of the Acropolis mall in Kolkata's Kasba district. The restaurant is recognized for its spacious interiors, terrace skydeck, and an eclectic menu with a wide choice of alternatives. They also have a luxury boardroom, cozy private dining places, a huge event hall, and a wonderful poolside seating area. From the island bar to the sundeck to the delectable cocktails and meals, it is the best rooftop cafe in Kolkata.

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Cost For Two: INR 3000/- 

  • Food To Watch Out: Chicken Tikka, Chicken Peri Peri Pizza, and Mango Merry

  • Location: Acropolis Mall, Rajdanga Main Rd, Kolkata

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. Which cafe in Kolkata is the best?

A: In Kolkata, there are many unique cafés, including Milee Droog Cafe & Bistro, Marbell's, Paris Cafe, La Macario, Sienna Store & Cafe, Ozora, and Club Fenicia. 

Q. What are the most well-known Kolkata dishes?

A: Staying in Kolkata is a true treat for Epicureans. Kolkata's most popular delicacies include Roshogolla, Kosha Mangsho, Chicken Kabiraji, Tibetan Kebab, and others.

Q. What is the greatest place in Kolkata for street food?

A: Vivekananda Park, Kathi Rolls, Park Street, Dacre Lane, Vardhan Market, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Dharamtala, and China Town are all popular tourist destinations.

Q. Which are the best cafes in Kolkata for couples?

A: Zucca- The Lounge Restaurant, Roastery Coffee House, What's Up Cafe, and Coffee 'n' Candles are the best cafes in Kolkata for couples. 

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