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Photo Copyright: Helen Rimell 2009

Café, bakery, wine bar & occasional gallery; the Kala Ghoda Café from the outset was conceived as an alternative to the chain-café experience for the Colaba / Fort / Churchgate triangle. It's designed as an informal, local meeting place; hence the choice of name, to reflect, support, and uplift the neighbourhood. The original little cafe is set in an early 20th century barn - an intimate space in the heart of this historic district, with a vaulted wooden roof and two generous full-length skylights.

The recently opened wine bar is a place to enjoy Indian and foreign wines, and listen to some music. All our wines are available by the glass; as well as by the carafe and bottle. Our state of the art wine preservation system allows us to offer wines by the glass.

We make our own blend of the finest certified organic, shade grown, south Indian arabica and robusta coffee varieties, selected for their spicy notes, bold-yet-smooth taste, and ability to produce persistent crema. All our coffees are sourced directly from plantations which engage in sustainable practices. The plants are grown in complete harmony with the surrounding forest, thereby maintaining the existing biodiversity and a rich self-supporting ecosystem. Locally sourced ingredients are a priority where available and we are constantly on the lookout for good organic food suppliers. For our decaf coffee, we choose Italian blends that can offer an acceptable body.

We bake all the breads & cakes at the shop itself and use certified organic non-GM wholegrain flour. The food menu is a mix of café classics - Conti & Parsi - with some new cuisine dishes with a focus on natural wholesome ingredients. In order to encourage alternative transport, the café has been fitted with two bicycle locking devices outside for your peace of mind.

Come and visit!


Opening Hours:

Café: Tue-Sun: 08.00 to 23.30, Mon 08.00 to 22.30

Wine Bar: Tue-Sun 12.00 to 00.00, Mon Closed


Kala Ghoda Moderna - a related venture - distributes the unique products we have used in the café. These include the curved tiles we have in our bathroom from Dtile, Holland; lighting from Kera Interiors, Finland, and Ifö Electric, Sweden; and furniture from TON.eu.