Experience Old-School Charm In These 6 Century-Old Eateries Of Kolkata

by Shreya Ghosh
Experience Old-School Charm In These 6 Century-Old Eateries Of Kolkata

When in Kolkata, eat like a foodie Bangali! Bengalis love to eat and treat others to delicious food. There are so many eateries in Kolkata that are ruling the hearts of foodies for decades, rather, over a century. Yes, you read that right! Not one or two, but the City of Joy is home to several eateries that are serving tempting food to customers for more than 100 years. These places are just not known for their authentic taste but also these places represent the rich culture and heritage of the city. Let’s take a look at some old-school eateries in the city.

Bookmark These 6 Century-Old Eateries Of Kolkata To Feel The Heritage Of The City Of Joy

1. Allen Kitchen


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When it comes to chop, cutlet, and telebhaja, Bengalis absolutely love these deep-fried snacks. Allen Kitchen is one of the oldest eateries in Kolkata and it is known for serving the most mouth-watering cutlets. Experience the vintage taste of the city in this eatery running for over 130 years.

Where: 40/1, Jatindra Mohan Avenue, Shobha Bazar, Kolkata

When: 4 PM – 9 PM

Price: ₹350 for two people (approx.)

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2. Golbari

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Bengalis love to gorge on mutton kosha. Kosha Mangsho is an iconic delicacy of Bengali cuisine and you need to North Kolkata’s Golbari to taste the best of it. Soft mutton chunks dipped in rich spicy gravy melt in your mouth in just a few seconds. Every mutton lover in the city needs to visit here, if not visited already.

Where: 211, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar

When: 12 PM – 11 PM

Price: ₹350 for two people (approx.)

3. Indian Coffee House

No matter how many decades pass by, Indian Coffee House will always be very close to every Bengali. Nestled in college street, this eatery started its journey a long back in 1876. From young college students to adults discussing politics over a cup of chai, this place is visited by hundreds every single day. Feel the charm of Kolkata right here.

Where: 15, Bankim Chatterjee Street, Near College Street, Kolkata

When: 9 AM – 9 PM

Price: ₹300 for two people (approx.)

4. Mitra Cafe


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If you feel like gorging on some fish kobiraji, you surely need to visit Mitra Cafe. There are simply no words to describe the craze and love of Kolkatans for kobiraji served in this eatery. Mitra Cafe opened its doors for the first time long back in 1920 and since then, it is one of the most loved places in the city for chop, cutlets, and kobiraji.

Where: Multiple Outlets

When: 5 PM – 10 PM

Price: ₹500 for two people (approx.)

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5. Nahoum & Sons

Another eatery that started its journey back in 1920 is Nahoum & Sons. This confectionery is one of the oldest and most popular ones in the city serving delectable bread, pastries, pizza puffs, rolls, and more. To enjoy something fancy, you can visit this Jewish bakery to relish lemon tarts, plum cakes, and rum balls.

Where: F47, Hogg Market, New Market Area, Kolkata

When: 9 AM – 8 PM

Price: ₹200 for two people (approx.)

6. Paramount Sherbats And Syrups

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If you are visiting Kolkata for the first time and have only a day to explore, you need to add Paramount Sherbats And Syrups to your itinerary. This eatery opened its doors in 1918 and it is one of the most iconic places to feel the charm and vintage vibes of the city.

Where: 1/1/1D, Bankim Chatterjee Street, College Street

When: 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Price: ₹250 for two people (approx.)

So which of these places have you explored already?

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Mitra Cafe, Instagram/ Allen Kitchen