Hauz Khas


here. The Quarantine Zone While we don’t want to spoil the game for you by telling the plot, the basic setting of the game is a Zombie Apocalypse in which the players are trapped in a quarantine zone, which they have to escape by solving riddles, puzzles, decoding messages and opening locks. The game requires logic, teamwork and communication to solve it in a time of 1 hour. The room and props were quite thematic and fitting giving it the look of virus-infected quarantine zone. 2-6 players are generally recommended for each game but we would personally recommend more than 3 people to play it together, as it can be extremely challenging for a few people. The game will, without a doubt, overwhelm you at many points and trust us, you’ll be impressed by your own ability to solve the mysteries! The game is one of a kind, and a much needed break from the monotony of any other indoor games you’d consider to play with friends. Regardless of the fact whether you’re able to escape it or not, you’ll be perhaps spending the most unique hour with friends. Cost: The cost per person is 600 rupees and unfortunately you can only play a game once (since the game remains unchanged) Location: Ctrl Shift Esc is located in the Hauz Khas Village, just beside Kunzum Café and opposite Kolkatta Rolls.   Kartikeya Bhatotia [email protected]]]>

Kaffeine – Café, Bar and Grill located at 50-A, first floor, is a small hidden cafe that one might come across as he strolls through  the by-lanes of Hauz Khas Village to hang around with a group of friends or for a casual chat over a cup of coffee. Though it appears dark and shady from outside, Kaffeine is a place to experience some live music and variety of food with losing out on money almost directly proportional to the benefits received.

If you wish to get a feel of some leisurely shack in Goa, this can be the place to visit. With a very cozy atmosphere, the place has wooden decoration and furniture. It provides a great ambiance with live music in the evening during all days of the week which attracts crowd of all age groups. Also, with different music bands performing every day, the place won’t bore you by offering mere food. A person visiting the place alone could enjoy as much for the band sits right among the audience at a little distance. Sufi music by the fresh musicians dazzles you more than the beer at times.

Singer Smruti Jalpur and other members of the live band entertaining the visitors at Kaffeine, Hauz Khas Village.
Image Courtesy – Aditya Remy Shah

As the place is really small, it generally tends to get overcrowded. But at the same time it provides you the private place in the corner where you can sit with a book or let the host indulge you in a conversation. The cafe also accommodates the guests in an open area right to be in sync with the lively village.

With a different taste of food, the place is ideal to have a mug of beer with a friend. Famous for their Italian cuisine, the restaurant provides all types of food ranging from different kinds of salads to a proper meal. It has a different menu for breakfast and is very famous for its Tandoori platter. Non-vegetarian dishes are demanded more by the customers but Kaffeine doesn’t disappoint veggie lovers either.

A small drawback lies in not having a great variety of desserts. But then there is less, with no mess. A recommended late night place for youngsters, it offers to serve till  1 A.M. during the night. The royal treatment  extended towards the guests is priceless, and the smiling staff shall never really disappoint you.

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As soon as I commenced with my blissful days at college, I was fed in with vivacious information about the most happening places where one can bask in the glory of youthfulness. One such place, which is primarily known for its fort and the elite designer outlets, is Hauz Khas Village. Situated in the most prime location, with not much to outcompete when it comes to luring the youth is café Out of the Box.

As I paced myself up the bizarre staircase which always seems to be under renovation, I was welcomed by the daintiest lighting of gorgeous lanterns and soft glowing bulbs which accentuated the earthen touch of the place, furnished chiefly with wood. Another staircase drove me up to the next level, where a well-defined section of outdoor seating entices most customers to sit by to take a breath taking view of the lusciously green deer park and the famous lake. Good music and an exquisite ambience was enough for me to take an instant liking to this place.

An impressive menu offering an extensive variety of starters and mains, this place caters to a bit of everything. The pastas and pizzas are the most popular among customer choice, but what endured me the most were the Lebanese and Mexican delicacies. The humus and pita bread platter was the dance of the evening along with the chicken ‘n’ cheese nachos. For desi lovers, this place offers a variety of local delights like pao bhaji, tandoori tikkas and much more. The desserts as mouth-watering as they sounded were much to our disappointment as they did nothing to kick up another beat.

The only USP of this place is its location and ambience, which makes it ‘out of the box’. With no specialization in any cuisine, the café barges into territories of being very average in terms of taste and quality of food. The sloppy service is another aspect that should be improvised upon. With occasional band performances, this place electrifies the ambience further and attracts more customers. In terms of pricing, it might just burn a hole in your pocket if drinks and hookah are included. But it’s a worth a visit, simply owing to its gorgeous interiors and location.