Metaphorically speaking, Kashi Art Cafe in Kochi embodies the feeling of being Zen. As sublime as it can get, Kashi cafe is a place where one can enjoy great food with tastefully curated pieces of art the surrounds the space. Nestled in the charming burger street, Kashi Art Cafe is a gem of a place started by Anoop Scaria & Dorrie Younger in an old Dutch house in 1977. The house was renovated to its present aesthetically-pleasing form in 2012 by Edgar Pinto, who then took up the ownership of the cafe.
On a pleasantly bright day, if one is in fort Kochi, they can undoubtedly head to Kashi café. It can be an introverts rendezvous or a great choice of place for a cozy hangout spot for friends! There is a generous amount of light that fills in the semi-courtyard like setting with wooden chairs and tables infused with a cozy-casual vibe along with tasteful melodies playing in the background.
As charming as the ambiance is, the food does not disappoint either! The café has been known to serve fine-fresh food, mainly breakfast /brunch/evening munchies. Popular choices of the people in the café are those delicious sandwiches which are made out of Freshly home-baked bread and cheese with strong coffee and various detoxifying drinks. The cuisine might feel limited to some but options are still many and the taste is just as exuberant as the setting itself.
While one is at the cafe, they can’t help but admire the art instillation put up by the local artists which adds a niche to the place. Most of the artworks seem like a representation of the present world with an insight hidden wanting to be discovered and talked about by the visitors. Admirers of the place aren’t any less, it is often visited by many well recognized people, and artists from different countries exhibit their works of art every now and then.
By : Akshatha | Photo Courtesy : Sreekanth Pranavam