Once upon a time, people used to talk politics and sip coffee at wayside shops across the state. Over time, coffee joints across the state became places where heated conversations took place. There were a handful of places in Thiruvananthapuram where people from all walks of life came together and discussed politics and daily life. The Indian Coffee House was one of the most prominent of these places. Over time, other restaurants came up to cater to the needs of a coffee lover. With international brands joining the melee, people found coffee shops attractive and that you could sit down and have long conversations. We take a look at some places in Thiruvananthapuram.
Situated just across the road from the state Secretariat, Arul Jyoti is a restaurant that has changed with time. But, what they have never compromised is the quality. The coffee here comes in a steel 'dawara' and a tumbler. It is one of the best coffees you can get in the town. Cheap, tasty and economical.
Square One Homemade Treats
The coffee at this eatery near Pattom will pep you up like no other. It will also make you want to explore the goodies that are very Kerala specific. You can have your coffee with the typical desi ela ada and kozhukkattas or pazhampori. They also serve innovative dishes such as a noodle basket, which is noodles baked into a basket form.
Cakes, pastries and all things nice is what Ambrosia is famous for. Coffee here is an experience too.
Supreme All Spice
If you are thinking of a coffee and a conversation, this is definitely not the place. Their coffee is a talking point in the town and hence, it is always crowded.
Cherries & Berries
If you are a person who loves to sit down with a book or a couple of close friends and have a conversation over coffee in Thiruvananthapuram, this is where you head to. Coffees both cold and hot and worth the wait. Indulge.