Adjacent To Kolkata, Salt Lake Has Taken Up Cafe Culture More Seriously. Try These 6 Best Cafes In Salt Lake!

by Pratyusha Jana
Adjacent To Kolkata, Salt Lake Has Taken Up Cafe Culture More Seriously. Try These 6 Best Cafes In Salt Lake!

If you’re from Kolkata, you might already be familiar with Salt Lake— a quiet, planned urban settlement divided into sectors and blocks.  The funny thing is sometimes even Kolkatans lose their way in this urban maze with identical roundabouts and houses. But when it comes to looking for cafes in Salt Lake, Kolkatans are quite proactive and also want to make their way to the urban township to soak in the best that it has to offer. 

A Slice Of History

In the 1960s, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, and his team of engineers thought of converting a natural saltwater lake to a vast stretch of land. And guess what? Their dream came true. Currently, Salt Lake has about 2 lakh residents.

And things are constantly jazzing up for this little town/suburb. Take a ride through the city and you will see almost every block now has pretty little cafes, with glass windows and warm lights. And, today, we are taking you virtually around the best cafes in our humble opinion! 

6 Cafes in Salt Lake, Kolkata

We’ve mapped out a list of six amazing cafes in Salt Lake for you to visit. Be it a weekend brunch or a busy weekday when you want to work from a cafe, we got your back.

1. Calcutta 64

One of the best cafes in Kolkata, famous for their fish and chips and delicious food— they have an amazing selection of continental dishes. During weekends and festivals, you will find it quite full. If you’re looking for quiet, they also have an adjacent street-facing room with no music.


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Where: BC 25, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata
When: Mon-Fri 11.30 AM to 10.30 PM, Sat-Sun 8.00 AM-11.00 AM 11.30 AM-10.30 PM
Cost: 800 for two

2. Calcutta Bakery Cafe

Located opposite Calcutta 64, this cafe is a newly opened branch of Calcutta Bakery Cafe, Baghajatin. The white-painted walls with a vibrant yellow sign board will surely catch your eyes if you walk by. Do try their Brownie Blended Cold Coffee and Fish Florentine.

Where: BD 97, Ground Floor, Island 3, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata
When: Mon-Sun 12 PM-11 PM
Cost: 800 for two

3. 8th Day Cafe & Bakery

Like its Park Circus and Southern Avenue branch, 8th Day Cafe & Bakery, Salt Lake is known for its aromatic coffee, bagels, cookies, and cinnamon roll. You can also try their excellent sandwiches and wraps.


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Where: FE-08, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata
When: Mon, Thu-Sun 9 AM-8:45 PM, Tue-Wed 9 AM-10.30 PM
Cost: 450 for two

4. Loafer’s Cafe

Decorated with warm lights, this cafe has plush sofas and cosy corners. Italian, continental, bakery, desserts—they have it all. They also have an amazing Victorian Tea platter. Give them 30 minutes and it will be delivered fresh to your table from their kitchen. It’s pet friendly, so you can also take your four-legged buddies.


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Where: DC 36, City Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata
When: Mon-Sun 8 AM-9.30 PM
Cost: 800 for two

Also Read: Spend Your Sunday With Board Games And Hot Chocolate At This Cafe In Salt Lake

5. Kafee Am Salzsee

Located in a corner plot by the main road, it is very easy to spot. The interior is a beautiful blend of the contemporary with the medieval. They serve a variety of continental dishes. If you want to try Central European cuisine, this cafe is for you. The cherry on top? The cafe also has occasional live music performances.


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Where: CG-148, Sector 2, Salt Lake, Kolkata
When: Mon 12.15 PM-9.30 PM, Tue-Sun 12.30 PM-10.30 PM
Cost: 800 for two

Also Read: Love Travelling? Kolkata Has A Caravan Cafe Perfect For The Wanderlust Soul

6. The Canisters

Staying true to its name, the cafe uses chairs and tables made out of colourful canisters. They serve Chinese, Italian, fast food and beverages. Once you visit do try their Egg Wrap Hathi Kabab; it’s unique and fun. Plus, they also have an open seating area on the rooftop. If you love to sit under the bright blue sky and read your favourite book while gorging on some delicious food, you know where to go.

  • Where: AG 112, AMP Vaishakhi Mall, Sector 2, Salt Lake, Kolkata
  • When: Mon, Wed-Sun 2.30PM-9.30PM
  • Cost:  ₹500 for two

But this list is obviously not all. There are and will be more cafes in salt lake, Kolkata. And we promise to keep you updated. Until then, you know where to visit when your food and adda cravings run high.