Kochi: Are you a person interested in movies, music and coffee? Are you in search of a suitable place to hang out with the aforementioned three? Then Cafe Papaya here beckons you to its ambience filled with music and the good scent of a freshly brewed coffee. It is a joint venture of OPM Cinemas, owned by popular director Ashiq Abu, and Papaya Media.
Cafe Papaya is about Music, Movies and Mocha (mocha stands for coffee) in the same order of priority. There is a serious intention behind the Cafe to create a culture that is more open to music and movies and to share the perspectives that we have gained by being open to the new.
The cafe has a strong vision too in mind to become a special place for likeminded people who wish to hang out, listen to good music, watch quality movies and sip a refreshing coffee. The owners of the shop seldom forget someone who introduced them to good music or a great movie. “We have a special place for them in our hearts. We want our cafe to be that, something for all who pay a visit,” the owners keep this as their vision.
Interiors: As soon as you open the door of the cafe, a library welcomes you on the left with a small but gentle collection of books ranging from fiction to photography. The reading room is decorated with a couple of benches and desks for the visitors to sit and read comfortably.
Take right from there and it will take you to a spacious hall where one can order his/her favourite variety of coffee.
There is a tree in the hall which talks about oneness and that we are all made up of the same particles. This is the place where all the live performances happen.
There is a preview theatre above the cafe where films can be watched. A sound and video edit suite is also part of the shop.
Specialty: The coffee served in the Cafe is a blend of the popular Siddhapur coffee of Orange County resort at Coorg. This coffee is the specialty of the Cafe. Many of the customers have poured a word of appreciation. One such comment reads as “ the best coffee in the town.”
A large number of people, including foreigners visit the cafe. “El mejor lugar de la ciudad para tomar un café, (the best place in town for coffee),” a Spanish citizen has written in the visitor's book.
While a domestic customer has commented that the coffee is excellent but the shop has to serve Papaya dishes as well.
A glance over menu: The Cafe offers a number of items along with the coffee. A few are: French Toast Sandwiches Gateaux Fizz (Ginger shotSpecial) Tarts & Eclairs Omlet & Scrambled eggs Sunday brunch The menu will grow further in coming months!
Timing: 11 am11 pm. Tuesday will be off
How to reach: Get down near Kaloor stadium. Take a walk or catch an auto straight along the North Janata Road. Cafe Papaya is round the corner.