Our Irani Cafe Walk has been featured in DNA Downtown Edition today

29 Nov

I am on cloud 9 today and extremely excited to share with you all, that our Irani Cafe walk (which many of you may have followed on Facebook and Twitter on November 17) has been featured in today’s DNA Mumbai Downtown Edition, in an article titled “Old World Charm and Irani Cafes”.


The Article

Since I have been bitten by the travel bug, I have been lucky to have traveled extensively within India and also a few countries abroad. But somewhere along the way I realised that while I have traveled across numerous cities, somehow I have neglected to explore my own. And that’s when the idea of exploring my own city as a tourist took root (read more on this in my post Mumbai Local).  Then in one of the travel meetups I met another travel blogger, Priyanka Dalal,  who shared my views and together we set out to explore the hidden charms of this city we call home. Along the way we met Dipti who also joined us on this quest and has written this article.

Reading more on Mumbai we came across an article “The Tale of Mumbai’s Irani Cafes” that writes about how the world of these quaint Irani Cafes is sadly coming to an end. And hence we decided to experience these cafes before they finally closed their doors in Mumbai.

As written in the article on our walk, we just managed to complete a part of the trail and some places are still pending. I hope to complete the trail soon and then write a detailed post for you all to follow and experience these cafes for yourselves.

You can also read the complete article here and do share your thoughts / suggestions below or tweet at traveler_budget. 🙂

20 Responses to “Our Irani Cafe Walk has been featured in DNA Downtown Edition today”

  1. Sanjay November 29, 2013 at 21:03 #

    nice!! congrats!


  2. lauramacky November 29, 2013 at 21:12 #

    Congratulations! I love cafes like this…ones that bring the spirit of the country to people who walk in rather than just some cookie cutter cafe. Awesome!


    • getsetandgo December 1, 2013 at 19:09 #

      Thanks. I so agree with you, cafes like this have a character and a rich history associated with them, which adds to the charm of the place and has a story or two to share.. Visiting cafes like these for me is like being a part of that story or history 🙂


  3. V. Sridhar November 29, 2013 at 21:48 #

    Most excellent!


  4. Juliana Lightle November 29, 2013 at 21:58 #

    Why is it that anytime a person finds just the right thing to love, restaurant, cafe, lipstick, whatever, it closes or is no longer available.


    • getsetandgo December 1, 2013 at 19:12 #

      I know… Murphy’s Law I guess 😦 But I do hope that these cafes do survive as they are a part of Mumbai’s history.


  5. IshitaUnblogged November 30, 2013 at 10:43 #

    These are the type of food finds that absolutely inspires me. And I hope that people talk about them more, so that an era doesn’t fade away. Your new quest ‘Mumbai Local’ has been a good idea… keep at it:)


    • getsetandgo December 1, 2013 at 19:15 #

      Thanks Ishita… In a way I have to thank you for it too as somewhere I was inspired after reading your post on “Exploring Dubai as a Local”. Super thanks for that 🙂


  6. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist November 30, 2013 at 13:23 #

    Congratulations on your article! How sad that these places are soon to disappear… although on the other hand we can’t stay stuck in time, either. It’s a matter of choosing carefully what to keep.


    • getsetandgo December 1, 2013 at 19:21 #

      Thanks.. I know what you are saying but still I feel that every city should retain some part of heritage and culture. Else it will not have any character just modern buildings and the latest trends to show 😦


  7. Niranjan December 2, 2013 at 12:03 #

    A lovely thought put into action. Congratulations!!


  8. sindhoooo December 2, 2013 at 15:21 #

    Wow! Congrats! Waiting for the full story 🙂

    Hey, I have nominated you for Liebster Award 🙂 Please collect your award here: The Awards


    • getsetandgo December 7, 2013 at 11:33 #

      Thanks a ton for the kind words and the award. I shall wear it well and write the thank you post soon 🙂


  9. literaryvittles December 4, 2013 at 10:25 #

    Congratulations, and I am so happy to see that your little cafe is doing well! I get dismayed sometimes to think that most of our options are being replaced by large corporations and chain stores… sorry, but small stores just have more character!


    • getsetandgo December 7, 2013 at 11:30 #

      Thanks and I so agree with you. These places are like sharing a small part of history and hence I hope they survive.


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