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Wake up and smell the coffee
- Capital sip-and-bite hub brews it, bakes it & serves it

What happens when espresso meets milk and cream? Let The Café at Hotel Capitol Residency, Ranchi, spill the beans.

Lovingly brewed Arabica coffee beans are teaming up with milk to make steaming mugs of cappuccino, cafe latte, espresso macchiato at the cosy sip-and-munch joint at the Station Road hospitality hub that reopened in November after a six-month coffee break.

The 25-seater coffee den is already the talk of the town for its brews, bakes and service.

Apart from the three coffees priced at Rs 75 each, The Café offers bite options in a delectable assortment of pastries, cakes, pies and breads between Rs 30 and Rs 950.

If a freshly baked herb bread costs Rs 30 and white or brown sandwich loaf Rs 50, expect pastries — dark chocolate, black forest — to be pricier at Rs 125 per serving. Plain, grilled and club sandwiches come for Rs 125 for the vegetarian and Rs 150 for the non-vegetarian variants.

Sinfully delicious cakes — dark and white chocolate, black forest, pineapple and so on — range between Rs 525 and Rs 575. Pies will set you back by Rs 650 (fruit) and Rs 950 (walnut and honey).

With youngsters and professionals thronging retail coffee franchisee stores, how is The Café different?

“Fresh brews and bakes, customised orders and warm service distinguish us from retail chains. You won’t find sandwiches waiting for you in glass cases. Rather, our breads await your orders,” says Asit Kundu, F&B assistant manager. “And let me tell you, appreciation and positive feedback are pouring in.”

Customers seem to agree.

“Fresh coffee and sandwich is an unbeatable combination. Here, coffee is brewed in front of our eyes while breads, pastries, cakes and pies are all freshly made,” said Niti Kapoor, a visitor at The Café.