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“Concept: Never seen or heard before”
Review of Seva Cafe

Seva Cafe
Ranked #78 of 3,591 Restaurants in Ahmedabad
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

I learnt of this cafe from the television program I most frequently watch on NDTV GOOD TIME, Highway on my plate. I was greatly impressed by the concept & the intention behind that concept of this cafe. Thats the reason why I searched this cafe & went to have food there. It is open only for dinners & you pay what you eat & what you want to pay. The food is simple & good. I will surely come back.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The first time I heard of this place, I couldn't believe that it could last for long - 'eat what you like and pay what you wish'. When we had been there, we saw that it had a very warm and personal touch to it- with a representative of the NGO coming and chatting with us on the concept and intentions. The place is almost entirely run by volunteers (including some washing the dishes) and has about 6 dishes served everyday. It starts around 7pm and stops the moment the guest list crosses a particular number (50 or so). So if you are planning to go, you might want to do so early. The food as mentioned is made by different volunteers every day and is quite good. They also manage a dessert at the end. After the meal, they put a cover before you and you can put in as much as you like as contribution to the organization. There is a board which shows the expenses versus the incomes for the previous months and sadly, that is usually a loss!!! Such concepts should be better appreciated and served by visitors.

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1  Thank TheGreyPilgrim
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

I think, this is only cafe in India where you pay as you like.
It is opened from 7 to 11 PM. Most of the people you see working here are volunteers, young girls and boys (Students). They have a small menu of 5-6 items, which keeps on changing every day. Only vegetarian food is served.
They have a/c sitting area as well as open air. If you are sitting in open area then you can see the cooking area across the counter. Ask the volunteers (They will come to your table to take order) about the concept of Seva cafe. Its interesting to listen to them, some of them explains very passionately.
Must go if you are in Ahmedabad, not for the food but for the experience.
There is a small shop next to cafe on the same floor and you can shop the traditional items from here.

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1  Thank sapnakapoor
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