Aes­thet­i­cally served

India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -

If in­stead of the aroma of a strong cof­fee you pre­fer a leisurely cuppa, TTBT is your best bet in town. From the finest of Darjeeling and bloom­ing, full bod­ied As­sam tea to fruity South African flavours, this tiny 20- seater café is packed with plenty of tea love. Run by tea planter Mayank Agarwal and his char­tered ac­coun­tant wife Shivani, the café also has a colos­sal snacks menu, which in­cludes pan­cakes, sausages, sand­wiches, ba­con and burg­ers.

The ser­vice is im­pec­ca­ble. And like the tea lov­ing own­ers, the servers are snooty about their tea. But they know their teas in and out. They might even rec­om­mend a glass of wa­ter to change your palate be­fore you wrap your hands around a dif­fer­ent va­ri­ety of tea so that you don’t com­pro­mise on taste.

CAF­FEINE COUNTER Though the café also serves cof­fee, it is one of the few places in Kolkata where you can get ex­otic va­ri­eties of tea in­clud­ing flavours of pretty bloom­ing teas.

MUNCH THIS Hot but­tered toast sprin­kled with su­gar and cin­na­mon. Sim­ple and com­fort­ing.

PEO­PLE WATCH It is pop­u­lar with the hip, cool and the odd- girl gang. Also per­fect for a first date ow­ing to its quiet and off- the- street lo­ca­tion.

IN­SIDER TIP They have live mu­sic ev­ery Satur­day af­ter 8 pm.

AT 5B, As­ton Road, off Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata TEL 40013937

COST FOR TWO Rs 500

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