A quick search on Zomato on the popular hangouts in Kochi led me to Café 17. I zeroed in on this place to catch up with a close friend for lunch. We were looking for a place that serves Continental/Italian food, since neither of us was in a mood for anything spicy and this place met all our requirements.
We reached there right in time for lunch. Located on the Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road, the Café 17 board is visible and chances are you’ll not miss it if you are looking for it. Even otherwise, the place is very easy to find, considering it is surrounded by quite a few landmarks – it is located opposite to Sreedhareeyam Eye Hospital and next to the FirstCry showroom. It was easy to find a parking spot as well, since there is ample space right in front of the building.
As soon as we entered the café, I fell in love with it instantly. I totally loved how the place was done up – the décor, posters and even the chalkboard wall. There is a beautiful, huge bookshelf on the right just as you enter and on the left there are a couple of board games placed on a table. The place looked very laid back and was not crowded. They had huge sofa seats too, perfect for a bigger group or for those who just want to relax, sip on something and get lost in a book.