While all five- star hotels have a 24- hour coffee shop, it is rare for one to have a lounge dedicated to only beverages and light bites. Luxurious and rare varieties of teas, single origin coffees and decadent pastries on the menu make the Promenade Lounge in Taj Bengal is a special one among the crowd. Adorned with artworks by young Kolkata artists, you can also sometimes spot a painter brushing away zealously.
MUST TRY Try the single origin classic Jamaican Blue Mountain, reputed to be the best coffee in the world. For teas, take a whiff of the specially curated collection that houses everything from Makaibari Oolong to Hatimara Strong Tea from Assam.
MUNCH THIS Try the Kolkata- style lamb cutlets or classic cauliflower and green peas singara.
PEOPLE WATCH You can bump into the crème de la crème of the society.
INSIDER TIP The Promenade Lounge also houses a display of the hotel’s patisserie. Don’t miss out on the delicious day’s special!
AT Taj Bengal, 34B Belvedere Road, Alipore TEL 66064206
COST FOR TWO Rs 2000