Namma Café, Isha Life’s latest project, is appropriately set in the city’s cultural epicentre, Mylapore. The café is housed in the outdoor section of the Mahamudra restaurant on Luz Church Road.
It is a café that offers guests two things – traditional snacks and a space for art and music and creative events.
Wi-Fi-networked, this space encompasses stone sculptures set amidst lush green mango and jackfruit trees. The café aims to offer heirloom recipes.
Regular programmes showcasing art, literature, book launches and live music performances are planned. The ambience allows people to catch up over traditional South Indian snacks or ‘comfort food made by paati’ as general manager Mohan puts it.
It is an ideal location for meetings, ‘arattais’ or plain ‘gupshup’, says Mohan.
Piping hot molaga bajji, fried idly, maddur vadai, kuzhipaniyaram, mini podi idly, onion pakoda, masala vadai and kozhakattai can be savoured in between sips of frothy Kumbakkonam degree kaapi in dabbaras, says Meena Thenappan, head of R&D.
Actor Ganesh Venkataraman. launched Namma Café on August 4.
The first event entitled ‘What do editors want?’ is on August 9, from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators followed by a book launch by Duckbill Books.
Namma Café is open from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. At 117, Luz Church Road. Contact 43535555 for more details.