Monday, December 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bicycle lock facilities have now been installed. And the free espresso macchiato offer is still on for those who come on their cycles on Sundays - so you know what to do now!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The KGC is now open seven days a week!

NEWS: You can now get your responsible, sustainably grown, organic coffee (and all the rest of it) on Mondays too. Starting Monday the 6th of July we'll be open seven days a week on an experimental basis. Come and make it work!

Lovely Café in Brussels

Modele is at one end of Rue Antoine Dansaert / Dansaertstraat. I really loved the place. I'd been walking for ages and really wanted to just put my feet up (not quite), sit down and drink copious amounts of water and a couple of espressos. Still, I wanted something apart - not a run-of-the-mill dingy café. At the end of Dansaert I found Café Modele, which is a corner café with generous tall windows on two sides, letting in lots of daylight. It's an old space, with a recent tasteful refurb. Super well selected music playing - mostly great new stuff I hadn't heard. Although both the coffee and food were average - by which I mean not bad - the staff were super friendly, charming and real local eye-candy. I just love the way they've taken an old space and redesigned bits of it making it very current, yet in a restrained, responsible manner, true to the original space and it's details. What I'd call non-interventionist design or minimun intervention design. Very inspirational vibe...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Shots of the show

For those of you who couldn't visit the show this weekend, here are some shots of the installed exhibition Mint Condition...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

First Exhibition at the Café

Opening Night Preview: Friday March 27th, 6pm - 11pm
Show continues on March 28th/29th 12pm - 11pm

Selected works from the exhibition will be shown throughout April at the Kala Ghoda Cafe (open everyday excluding Mondays)

SUSPECT is a collective of poets, filmmakers, anthropologists and
photographers, dedicated to dignifying ordinary objects and
celebrating quotidian beauty.

Mint Condition is a collection of works produced from found
photographs and discarded videotape. These lost negatives, junked
prints and moldy videos have been reclaimed from streets in different parts of the world.

The SUSPECT Collective is Ashim Ahluwalia, Dale Cannedy Azim, Farhad Bomanjee and Shumona Goel.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Poetry Reading

We're taking part in the Kala Ghoda Arts festival this year - hosting a poetry reading on Tuesday the 10th of Feb, from 1700 till 1900. More info here: The Kala Ghoda Gazette

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday Cycle Special

Today we had the first customer to avail of our special Sunday offer (come to KGC on your cycle on a Sunday, lock it outside, and get a free espresso or macchiato - that's right, we're not serving free cappuccinos). Shanky cycled over from Andheri and was going through the lanes of Kala Ghoda looking for a particular shop selling boiled eggs when he stumbled upon the café. Needless to say, we weren't serving boiled eggs and he didn't find his shop; but he did come in and got his complimentary macchiato and a refill of his water bottle for his long trek back north. Shanky rides a maroon coloured steel framed Trek.