Eating out is pursued with passion by Gujaratis and in Ahmedabad, all the restaurant and eateries are overflowing on the weekends. These days the youth are frequenting cafes and many cafes are springing up as their popularity increases.
There are a little over 300 cafes in Ahmedabad, most of which are in the western part of town, just too many to explore. So we give you a list of the most popular ones here.
The café where you can buy everything that is in it – chairs, tables, lampshades, garden furniture, wall paintings, etc. It is very popular amongst the youth. The café organizes small private music shows and book readings. The food here is good though priced on the higher side.
This is a very popular place. All the five branches of the café are mostly packed and on weekends you will have to queue to get a place here. The food here is very good though it is priced on the higher side. Popular with young executives and non-vegetarians.
This is the café of Courtyard by Marriott so it has a certain standard to it. It has very good sandwiches wraps and burgers. It has a limited menu but they serve a lot of beverages and lovely pastries which is so apt for a café. It is always full of young people. Java+ also screens popular sporting events which attracts the youth.
This café is on IIM Road which means it is close to educational institutes so it naturally caters to students. It is one of the few places in the area which offers good non-vegetarian options which are innovatively presented. It is open from 8.30 am to 11 pm and the food is good though a little on the higher side. It is a very popular place.
This is not just another café. It is actually attached to Venture Studio which is a start-up incubator and offers co-working space so it has a different feel to the place. People often conduct their business meetings here while also having a quick bite. It has a great location and decent food.
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.
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