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You might not know this, but the same hospitality group behind one of pre-independent India’s first cafés, United Coffee House (1942) is also the force that fuels United Coffee House Rewind, a series of all-day, neighbourhood cafes chilling across NCR.

For the uninitiated, United Coffee House Rewind was launched in 2016 – a retro-chic cafe at DLF Mall of India; followed by Noida; last year at DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon; and now, a brand spanking new outpost at Epicuria, Nehru Place! UCH Rewind carries the company’s rich legacy forward, but not without quirky, modern updates.

Here’s why you should unwind at Rewind:

For Waves of Nostalgia: From the décor to its legacy, UCH Rewind is fitted with vintage vibes, including period graphics and artefacts; Victorian tiles, and both Hindi and English music from the 1950s and 60s.

For A Home Away From Home: The idea at Rewind is to create a space that is approachable and non-intimidating, a home away from home that you can visit at any time during the day – for a quick work lunch, weekend reading date with your Kindle, and catch up with friends and family. Small and large sharing plates mean that singles and all kinds of groups are welcome.

For Over 300 Dishes: Rewind presents an expansive menu with 300 items to choose from. There’s all day breakfast, soup, salad, appetisers that range from Tikkas to Chinese finger food and mains from across the globe. Signatures nostalgia-inducing dishes from the original United Coffee House (circa 40s, 50s and 60s) include regional Indian choices ranging from Punjabi to Konkani. Gymkhanna-style savouries with colonial influences like pies and chops can also be ordered here.

Sweets For Your Date: Since you’re back in the 1950s, how about a retro date: you and your sweetheart and in the middle, one sundae with two spoons. Other third wheels you should willingly accommodate are the Gulab Bomb, Apple Pie and Cheesecake. End with something from their list of 50+ teas and coffees.

Better than spooning!

Getting there: DLF Cyber Hub: United Coffee House Rewind, Shop number 103, 1st floor, DLF Cyber Hub, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram.

DLF Mall of India: United Coffee House Rewind, D-428, 3rd Floor, DLF Mall of India, Maharaja Agrasen Marg, Sector 18, Noida.

Epicuria Mall: United Coffee House Rewind, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi.

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