Whenever we think of our college times, we reminiscent the times spent in the college canteen. After all, that is where one spends a lot of quality time interacting with friends, conversing, debating and of course munching on the unique food. A place where one learns if not one but many life skills discoursing over Shakespeare and Neruda is definitely an area to be commemorated. College canteens are the first love of most students. This is where they loosen up after a hectic day or spend the whole day bunking classes and making lasting memories.
Here is a list of the top five best college canteens in Kolkata for the ideal time with friends!
Address: Prayukti Bhawan, 188, Raja Subodh Chandra Mallick Rd, Jadavpur University Campus Area, Jadavpur, Kolkata
Contact No.: 033 2414 6666
Ask any Jadavpur University student their favourite place in the college, and it will indisputably be the canteen. Milan Da’s canteen called ‘Alapan’ is a one-storied compound surfacing the Subarna Jayanti Bhavan in the Campus. Any student will go on record to say that the famous ‘Dhops’ (fried edibles wrapped in Besan) are irresistible and one of a kind. Filled with enthusiastic and intellectual students, this canteen remains the most acclaimed of the lot.
Address: 86/1, College Street, Kolkata
Contact No.: 033 2257 3770
The age old saying in Presidency College is Pramod Da’s canteen is part of the 4 P’s that make the college. The other three being prem (love) , politics and porashona (studying). The old world charm of the canteen is hard to come by. The hospitable nature of Promod Da is unequalled. Students lounge around there discussing matter old and new. The college is surrounded by world renowned cafes, but the students vouch for the unique atmosphere in this canteen.
Address: 30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata
Contact No.: +91 33225 51101
Adda was never so popular at St. Xavier’s, at least in Arun da’s canteen. The students are stopped from sitting in the canteen before 3 pm, but they still do it. Talk of not following rules and being rebels in college. More than food, the students gather here for the much needed break and adda.
Address: Senate House, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata
Contact No.: 088 2461 5445
In this renowned canteen Rakhal Da, the owner was the source of inspiration for the students. Though he has passed away, the students assert the ambience remains the same. Students gather here to discuss everything from politics to theatre.
Address: 5, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Bhowanipore, Kolkata
Contact No.: 033 4019 5555
This canteen is more chic than the rest and the favourite place of the students. Students love visiting this retreat to untwine after a long class. Memories are made here not just over food but over serious conversations.