After my visit to Kashi Art Cafe last year, I was on the lookout for something similar in Bangalore. But I knew that it was asking for too much. That is until I stumbled upon Dyu Art Cafe.
From the moment I walked into the place with its naalukettu feel, I knew I’d come home. Started by three friends – Vignesh Venugopal, Rezvin Nazar and Sadham Ali, it turns out Dyu Art Cafe does draw inspiration from Kashi Art Cafe in Kochi. As for the name, it’s derived from the Sanskrit word “Dyuti”.
Tucked away behind a park in Kormangala, this is the place I love to haunt when I’m in the mood for some solo brunching. I love their all-day breakfast options. But when it comes to drinks, I always choose the lemonade with narunandi syrup or the Kerala sherbet.
When you visit, make sure that you take a break from your phone and check out the beautiful plants and trees they’ve added to the inner courtyard. It’s a feast to the senses.
If you’re in the mood for art, you’re bound to find some really stellar works in the gallery placed at the entrance. I’ve always believed that art has to be experienced, not just viewed on a screen. And I’m happy to find new works here regularly.
I did mention the food right? From banoffee pies to grilled cheese sandwiches, they do have a wide range of continental options. I’ve bought several of my friends over and recommended this place to a few. Everyone loves it.
Of course, if there’s one thing that you shouldn’t miss, it’s the decadent chocolate cake that’s served swimming in chocolate sauce. Who’d ever say no to that right?
Once monsoons hit, make a beeline for this place. That’s what I intend to do.