Introducing the concept of community tables to Delhi, The South Delhi Kitchen, a newbie in the cafe business, is bringing strangers closer. Find out how. By Jasmine Kaur
Shahpur Jat in South Delhi has a new inhabitant who’s changing the way people meet or connect. It has introduced community dining, already a popular concept in the west. Here, you share your dining table and food with other guests at the restaurant. One way to do this is to create a comfy ambience – at The South Delhi Kitchen, you won’t find furniture like in a regular restaurant; instead there are bean bags, mattresses, and knee length centre tables, even a bed, all spaces you must share with other guests when they walk in. Not just that, you must share your food and split the bill with the other guests. What happens when there’s great coffee, great food and a bunch of strangers, is that you open up to people almost instinctively!
Coffees, sandwiches, yummy Indian comfort food are the main draws. Also, if you are regular in Shahpur Jat and visit The South Delhi Kitchen often, you can get your own Coffee Card which allows great discounts on classic coffees and sandwiches. It’s valid for a year.
Address: 119, 5th Floor Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 800 (approx.)