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India Today - - COVER STORY -

Hope Cafe, part of the life skills cen­tre run by Hope Kolkata Foun­da­tion turns ten this year. The 1999 born NGO which runs pro­tec­tion homes, a hos­pi­tal and schools for chil­dren and the home­less in Kolkata, launched the life skills cen­tre in 2008. It started off as a ba­sic eatery serv­ing thalis and In­dian meals. Their menu ex­panded as new trainees came in and vol­un­teers took turns teach­ing them new dishes. “One of the Ir­ish vol­un­teers taught them choco­late cake. I taught them the car­rot cake,” smiles Renu Singh, man­ager, Life Skills Cen­tre. Quiches, cakes, brown­ies, Ir­ish stew and even biriyani can be made on re­quest. Drop in for in­ex­pen­sive whole­some food that gives you more bang for your buck than any generic cafe in the city.

Renu Singh with trainees at Hope Cafe PRICE `250 meal for twoAT Hope Cafe, 5/2/L, Pan­di­tiya Road, Tri­an­gu­lar Park, Gari­a­hat TEL 24850901

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