Sip, bite or just chill at this Howrah Cafe

Is there a cafe where you can sit and read a book or have a hearty adda with friends without feeling obligated to order anything to eat or drink? We have found one, in Shibpur, Howrah!

It’s called Cafe by the Lane, where from Wednesday to Friday, you are free to sit and spend time from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, without the guilt of not ordering food. You might be tempted to order though, as the kitchen serves up quite a mouthful.

If you bring an under-privileged person to the cafe for a treat, the beverage for him/her would be on the house.

“I always believed I would run a cafe that could give something back to society. There are many Chinese and Mughlai eateries around, so we thought of introducing Continental cuisine,” said owner Armit Mukherjee.

What: Cafe By The Lane
Where: 49 Kali Kumar Mukherjee Lane, Naora, Shibpur, Howrah
Timings: 3.30pm to 10.30pm, Sunday breakfast 8am to 11am
Meal for two: Rs 500-plus 

Cheese Chicken Pasta: Penne pasta is tossed in white sauce and garnished with cherry tomatoes, olive and parsley, and finished with  mozzarella and cheddar cheese. 
Rs 160

Whipped Cream Espresso: Topped with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauce and choco chips, this espresso is sweet on the top and bitter below. Rs 140

Strawberry Shake: After a hot summer day, who doesn’t like to sip on cold strawberry milkshake? You get bits of strawberries in this yum milkshake! Rs 140

Creamy Seekh Kebab: These kebabs will melt in your mouth and leave a beautiful aftertaste. It is served with iceberg, garlic bread and poached egg. Rs 200

Bacon-wrapped Cheese-stuffed Chicken: The name says it all. If you want a wholesome meal go for this one. The bacon-wrapped chicken is grilled in cheesy barbecue sauce and served with cherry tomatoes and peas. The stuffing is of parmesan cheese, parsley and thyme. Rs 250


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