The interestingly named Shorts Reels Stories is a sprawling new cafe and restaurant that opened recently at Tetultala in Agarpara, in the extreme northern part of Calcutta. This latest hangout is one of its kind with unpretentious interiors and serving an array of scrumptious dishes. Shorts Reels Stories with its tasteful doodle art, pine wood finish decor and plants potted all over, offers a choice of exhaustive Continental, Chinese, Indian and tandoor cuisine, not to forget coffee, mocktails and hookahs.
It is the only cafe in the vicinity with the concept of an open mic, which means a guest can show off their singing skills while enjoying the food. It also has an attached unisex salon — Be Bonnie Hair and Beauty Salon. The name isn’t unfamiliar to most of us because Be Bonnie chain of salons has over 15 outlets in different locations in Calcutta. Having been in the hair and beauty industry for over 20 years, Be Bonnie Hair and Beauty Salon has earned many awards and accolades over time.
An adjoining banquet area has a sitting capacity of around 150 people for parties, meetings and conferences.
“The idea was not just great food but to create an ambience suitable for all age groups. We have incorporated the unique idea of an open mic for our guests to perform while enjoying their food. Also, there will be live band performances occasionally. Our restaurant and cafe are on two different floors to ensure the mood balance of our guests. And the best part is, the prices have been kept absolutely pocket-friendly for everyone to enjoy our food and services,” said owners Utpal Mitra and Mousumi Mitra.
More about it
What: Shorts Reels Stories Cafe and Restaurant
Where: Teltultala, Agarpara
Timings: 11 am-11 pm
Cost for two: Rs 599-plus