The Mojito Retreat at 11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro, Guwahati

Mojito on fire, 11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro
Mojito on fire

The 11th Avenue- Cafe`Bistro is located adjoining the street where the Assam State Museum is located. After visiting the museum, I took a break to sip coffee here, but ended up with the refreshing mojito instead. Facing the serenity of the Prashanti Udyan, this cafe` can be an ideal hangout place in the evenings. 

How I spotted 11th Avenue- Cafe`Bistro

11th Avenue- Cafe` Bistro Retreat, 11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro
11th Avenue- Cafe`Bistro

After my visit to the Assam State Museum, it was time to take a short break and fill up my stomach for the next move. So, I came out of the museum and started across the street, and noticed an under construction building with hordes of electrical wires hanging in front, through which peeked out a stylish chic covered balcony of the 11th Avenue- Cafe`BistroI wanted to try it out so I just walked in.

As I entered into the building of the 11th Avenue- Cafe`Bistro, and took the slim stairs, I came across the placard saying Nah-mas-tay, and was instantly touched with the words.

11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro

The internal gate opened in a large hall, and there was a good crowd in the afternoon. The cafe` is decorated in a retro style and also offers visitors a decent collection of novels to read over the aroma of their favourite coffee. The pictures of Marilyn Monroe and John Bonjovi form a part of the wall gallery.

I was hungry and was in a mood to eat, and also enjoy the tunes of the light country rock which was playing in the background. As I brisked through the menu, I came across the mocktails and it read mojito. It seemed the cafe` picked up its inspiration from the James Bond Movie ‘ Die Another Day’, with Bond staging the infamous ornithologist with an eye for the right views. So, I ordered a mocktail and a thin crust pizza; that I guessed would be enough to keep me moving for the next point.

Mojito on fire,11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro
Mojito on fire
Pizzza is served, 11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro
Pizzza is served

The mojito came earlier and the pizza followed. The green mint leaves on the edge of the glass were a refreshing break from the scorching heat. I sipped it over as the music played in the background. I was enjoying the moment. By the time the pizza was delivered, I was at the peak of my hunger and I literally charged on the plate.

11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro

Across the door, I noticed the other visitors enjoying the coolness of the downpour that had started moments ago, and the otherwise hot weather turned into a pleasant one. It was an ideal time to sit outside and enjoy the pitter-patter.

Reviews:

I felt the cafe` is good and is worth a chance. A good hangout place in the evenings with a good ambiance and lots of space. Great place for book readers, music lovers and people who enjoy coffee over the balcony views. To sum it up

  • Ambiance: 8/10, Ideal for the evenings though not bad for the late afternoons.
  • Service: 8.5/10, the boys were prompt and acted in pace.
  • Food: 8/10: Mojito can be a must try and pizza was cool, though this is unusual for a cafe` menu.
  • Location: 7.5/10: Great location, but the outside of the building is disappointing. Hope they make it over soon.
  • Prices: 8/10:  They didn’t overcharge.

Overall: 8/10I loved the place.. I would like to drop in again once I pass by. They have placed it well, now it is their hard work to keep the ball rolling.

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2 Comments


  1. Thank you for this insight into a cafe that I will never visit from England in my golden years. I’ll appreciate it from afar.


    1. In this life of uncertainty, never is a definitive reply. The cafe might not bring you to India, but who knows your book-writing will… you still seem to be in your very golden years.. as long as we wake up the next day, there is always a journey to take..

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