Furnishings: B. Merwan & Co. (1914)
Frere Bridge, Grant Road.
Folks if you thought PM Narendra Modi’s PR campaign was clever wait till you get a hold of this. B. Merwan & Co., the 100-year old Irani café that announced in January that it was shutting down and caused a sensation
— frenzied last visits to the café, a spiral in the sales of Mawa Cakes, global media coverage, hourly updates on the health of the ailing institution by two young photographers, a Facebook page dedicated to the café —
has decided to reopen after a months closure.
Photo by Hashim Badani, who witnessed the closing and opening ceremony at the cafe.