Loafer’s Cafe owned by the Ambuja Neotia group has recently opened doors to its second outlet in City Centre Salt Lake. Along with well-liked food and beverages from their first outlet in Raajkutir, there will also be new kinds of pastries, cakes, and spreads exclusive to the new outlet.
The 32-seater is spread over an approximate 700sq ft and is bringing to old and new customers alike a refreshing look that channels an understated and elegant vibe of a cosy patisserie filled with the aroma of freshly-baked scones, tarts, bagels, muffins, tea cakes, artisanal loaves of bread and much more as guests enjoy a hearty Victorian-style high tea with their choice of beverage.
Apart from the baked goods, customers can also dig into savoury items like their Detroit-style pizzas, cheesy pasta, sandwiches, extensive mixed grill platters and more. “In Loafer’s Cafe Salt Lake we have also introduced Large Plates for the first time.We also make cookies, gluten-free bread, other normal loaves of bread like focaccia, chilli garlic bread and french baguettes besides our existing bestselling items,” said Sumanta Chakraborty, corporate chef, Ambuja Neotia Hospitality.
Additionally, the cafe has introduced its range of Cold Brew Coffees that are pre-made and brewed in-house and stored in delicate bottles for later consumption, as well as Coffee Art which customers can customise to suit their varying fancies.
“Looking at the popularity and the different food concepts we were coming up with, it clicked that we should open another outlet in the Salt Lake area because a lot of our guests come from Salt Lake, Phoolbagan, and Kankurgachi. So we thought that City Centre would be the best place to open another outlet with the same concept,” said Rakesh Ranjan, business head and general manager, Raajkutir Boutique Hotel.More about the cafe
What: Loafer’s Cafe
Where: City Centre Salt Lake, ground floor, Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership, DC Block, Bidhannagar
When: 11am to 10pm (now open from noon to 8pm as per government guidelines)
Meal for Two: Rs 800-plus
Contact for deliveries: 6292251234/ 6289461972 (within a 5km radius). Soon to be open for deliveries on Swiggy and ZomatoMushroom Quiche
Made with a blend of assorted mushrooms like the local button mushroom, shiitake and porcini, the Mushroom Quiche is packed with tons of cheese within a soft pastry casing and is priced at Rs 89.
Pasta Ala Fungi:
A spoonful of creaminess with every bite, the Pasta Ala Fungi is infused with the goodness of Parmesan and tossed in Alfredo sauce. Topped with sliced mushrooms, it is priced at Rs 399.
Cinnamon Honey Iced Latte:
A part of the house speciality, the Cinnamon Honey Iced Latte is an interesting mix of flavour that blends the strong cinnamon and coffee taste with a kick of honey as a sweetener. Cold and refreshing, it is priced at Rs 249.
Loafer’s Signature Non-Veg Platter:
A complete and hearty meal, this platter comes with a delicious slab of grilled chicken, grilled fish, fried eggs, crunchy French fries, sauteed vegetables, and an option of either pork or chicken sausage. Moreover, it is drizzled with a thick sauce made with tarragon jus that brings all the flavours together. It is priced at Rs 699
Hazelnut Cold Brew Coffee:
Pre-made and presented in vials, the Hazelnut Cold Brew Coffee presents an interplay of flavours between coffee and hazelnut that results in a sweet drink with a strong hazelnut undertone that works surprisingly well with the coffee. It is priced at Rs 219.
Pictures: Loafer’s Cafe