Jaipur Cafe Culture
The trend of meeting up at cafes is on the rise in many cities. Jaipur, well known for Literature Festival its , is a hub of café start-ups. My recent café experience in Jaipur was very interesting. Read on to know what a seven course meal in a popular cafe of Jaipur is like!
COVID lockdowns have done a bit of good too, bringing out the creativity of chefs. Many new dishes, easy to make and easy on the pocket are laid out finely on the table.
Cafe Culture among Youth
Youngsters, particularly, are hooked to such places. And why not, they prefer budget friendly food and drinks, an ambiance that is roaring with fashion and style, and music that is to their taste.
They make noise, laugh or are immersed in serious discussions. Some come solo just to curl up in a corner to read a book, while some gather in herds to probably have serious discussion on their start ups. Many deals have been made in such cafes.
Then there are passionate instagrammers looking for a new theme for their profiles, young couples date, women flock in before or after yoga sessions and more people will catch your eye, you just have to look around.
The interior holds a special charm, much different from the posh hotels or casual restaurants. They are often themed. Rooftop cafes are my favorites, they are decorated with plants that bring in a special freshness.
Observe keenly, and you will notice that cafes often are meet up points of youngsters. A new work culture has evolved, work from home, rather it is now work from cafes. Cafes, on their part, are now striving to provide such individuals a better and conducive working environment.
That said, the cafés are being experimented and treaded upon slowly by families too for their gup-shups. The cafe culture is gradually evolving to gear up to newer tastes and newer demands.
What kind of food do you find in Cafes?
Coffee shops are distinctly different from cafes if you have noticed. In the former you get a limited assortment of desserts and pastries, while the latter has sandwiches, soups (healthy ones), salads (again with plenty of greens), breakfast items, on the go lunch and of course the desserts. The dishes vary.
You get authentically prepared dishes too in the cafes of Jaipur – rich and authentic Rajasthani Thali that is easy on pocket yet brimming with local flavours.
Of course you get full course continental meals too. During the Times Rajasthan Cuisine Trail by Rajasthan Tourism and Times Passion Trails, we hit upon a famous café joint of Jaipur – The OTH Bistro and Bakers. We indulged and relished the seven course continental meal for lunch.
About OTH Bistro and Bakers – Cafe in Jaipur
OTH (on the house) Bistro and Bakers was started in April 2013. Founder Dushyant Singh, an expert food architect, opened the café offering the locals continental flavours. His OTH offers global cuisines to food lovers of Jaipur and to all tourists and travellers to Jaipur. This was the first of its kind in Jaipur.