Dehradun: A paradise for foodies has so much to pick and choose from. Restaurants, big and small mushroom by the hour and it takes pure grit, hard work and dedication to stand out and survive.
To top it all! To make your mark and presence felt within a short span of time is an achievement par excellence.
No wonder then, that Café Commune, a four month old venture, won the much desirable ‘Times Eat Out Award,’ for being among the best cafes in town, has something to celebrate about.
Away from the hustle bustle of the city, on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road, Malsi is Café Commune. Done up in earthy shades of grey, yellows and brown, the Café stands out and is easy to locate.
Run by co-founders/co-owners Bhavna Bist & Nishant Singh, the café flung open its door on the 18th of June this year. Functioning from 12 noon to 11pm, 7 days a week, the Café is popular with all age groups.
Manned by a dozen employees, the 60seater restaurant is a community-inspired cafe that let’s you i.e. the customer, work, eat and unwind all under one roof.
Indoor as well as outdoor seating and a curated playlist in the background adds charm to the place. Informal & interactive, Commune focuses on the ideology ‘Conversation leads to a healthy community‘.
Unravel puzzles, play board games or Uno, or just walk up to the ‘Community Bookshelf’ and pick up a book of your choice to give you company while you wait for your order. There are creative distractions for the impatient ones, you can paint or draw, and hang your creations on their ‘Community Wall.’ Others could write notes on postcards for the next person who sits on the table you were served on.
Various interactive events such as story telling, craft activities, youth interactive workshops makes the café unique as it attempts to bring the community together.
A large ‘Community Shelf’ within the Café, showcases and promotes creations by local artists from the hill-state.
What’s On The Menu?
The menu is a mix of Indian, Continental & Chinese. Along with the main course, you could savor the cinnamon coffee or peach basil tea, one of their many USPs. The Palak patta chaat, Italian Fiesta pizza, Fungi di basco pasta, Thai chicken satay & Chermoula Chicken tantalize your taste buds.
Next time you travelling on the Mussoorie Dehradun road do stop by Café Commune to relax your mind, calm your spirit and nourish your soul.