18.12.07

Cafe De La Paix, Girgaum


Bun maska and chai at much more affordable rates than its Paris namesake

Did you know that we have a little Irani café at Girgaum whose name was inspired by the famous 1862 opened Café De La Paix (pronounced – pay) located at Place de l'Opéra in Paris and designed by architect Charles Garnier? T
he story goes that when the owner, Mr. Irani, opened this Girgaum café in 1932, the landlord of his building had just been to Paris and had been greatly impressed by the Café De La Paix there.


So he requested him to give this name to the Irani café he was opening. It is located at the corner of Avantikabai Gokhale Road, which has the bustling auto spare parts market. And don’t worry; our Café De La Paix will serve you bun maska and chai at much more affordable rates than its Paris namesake.

Abodh Aras



IMAGES, top to bottom:
Cafe De La Paix,
Avantikabai Gokhale Road, Girgaum, 2007 - courtesy Abodh Aras
Cup of chai - courtesy Sandeep Paradkar

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