Indian Coffee House is a cafe located opposite the Presidency University in College Street, the most famous of Indian Coffee House branches in Kolkata. It has been for a long time a regular hang out and a renowned meeting place (adda) for intellectuals and students (and ex-students) of the Presidency College, University of Calcutta, and other institutions in College Street. It has played an important part in Calcutta's (Kolkata) cultural history and known as the hub of intellectual debates.
The history of the Coffee House at College Street can be traced to Albert Hall, which was founded in April 1876. Later, the Coffee Board decided to start a coffee joint from the Albert Hall in 1942. Notable citizens were frequent visitors to the place. In 1947, the Central Government changed the name of the place to "Coffee House". The place became a meeting place for the poets, artistes, literati and people from the world of art and culture.
“ Loved it. Not much has changed. Apart from the teenagers who, obviously, have become more selfish. Back in our day we would offer our seat to elderly people. Clearly today's youth do not care for such things.
Apart from the people there, everything else was perfect. Just as it was. Mutton sandwiches, cold coffee, nothing has changed. Lovely to go back there after quite a few years. ”
“ One of the oldest coffee shops to hangout , and this place smells of nostalgia! Is a must visit if you are looking for a feel of the Old world charm, but food is a big NO! Average quality food and average taste! ”
“ Five star for not the food tastes but for preserving all the history as visible as possible. All Bengali people heard the famous song of Manna Dey based on this coffee house. So loved to be there. But did not get enough taste from the foods. Whatever it was wonderful to be there. ”
“ Fish fry is awesome, Very good place, But it requires too much time for order during heavy time, Toilet is very small according to the coffee ☕️ house, Billing technique is good, The waiter come and ask your order, U just have to a seat then order, Food parcel is also available, Very heritage place ... ”
“ Getting seats for group of friends is challenging sometimes. Coffee and food is not so good but ok you can sit and take a feel of Manna Dey's Coffee house. you'll find various types of people here. ”
“ Old Heritage coffee house. Large 02 storied hall room with balcony. Snacks quality 3.5 out of 5. Coffees are great. ”