City’s favorite restaurant chain  Cappuccino Blast launched its third branch at Gomti Nagar, which was inaugurated by Shri Akhilesh Yadav, last night. Cappuccino Blast, famously knows as ‘Cappi’, is Lucknow’s most famous hookah lounge, coffee spot and fine-dine restaurant, which now has 3 branches across the town – Mall Avenue, Aishbagh and Gomti Nagar. Founded by Puja Vaid in the year 2000, Cappi has been serving continuously to the nawabs for over 17 years now. With the flagship cafe at Mall Avenue, the fine dine restaurant at Aishbagh, Puja has now brought in an elite dining spot for the residents of Gomti Nagar to experience the best of world cuisines in a warm and soulful ambience. The grand launch of Cappuccino Blast gomti nagar was graced by town biggies who loved the tastefully done interiors, and wished Puja all the success with her new…

Well, its a favorite for many of you and you’d be lying if you say you’ve not visited it more than 10 times already. And if you’re like me, your friends and colleagues must be half pissed with you already because you ALWAYS have to call them for meetings, outings, meals or just any random plans at Cappi. So, if they repeatedly ask you WHY do you do that, share this post with them because its a direct answer to all our pals out there! Cappuccino Blast (famously called ‘Cappi’) was started back in 2000 (so that’s 16 long yeas from now) by a young lady Puja Vaid. Belonging to a conservative Marwari family, she had to outstrip her family notions and follow her passion for coffee. She borrowed a sum of 25,000 from her father and started a small cafe with just 4…

You visit a nice Boutique restaurant, get thrilled by its ambience and the lovely decor, the first thing that probably comes to mind is ‘oh wow what a beautiful family business’, but knock knock, not this one. This has been set up by this ambitious Marwari women, not trying to be casteist but you now how in India each community is known for its special traits. In Puja’s community women are supposed to get married by the age of 20, but here she was all set, to set up her own business with dreams larger than life. She wanted to live life on her own terms and conditions breaking all the shackles of age-old traditions of her community. She dared to dream big, wanted to be independent and pursued it so tenaciously that today it’s her beautiful reality. Meet Puja Vaid Nemani owner of…

Lucknow: The tropical aroma of ‘coffea’ (the plant which bears the coffee seed) seems to be blending well with the poise Lucknow’s culture is known for. The city has seen a notable increase in the number of coffee shops and lounges in the past couple of years, says statistic with UP Hotels And Restaurants Association. Their estimates show there are more than 100 reasonably good coffee shops/joints/lounges doing fair business as of now. The fact that “almost a third of these units have come up in the past two years” establishes the trend further. Endorsing the trend, Prateek Hira of Indian Association of Tour Operators said, “Take a visit to Gomtinagar… a coffee shop serving more than espresso can be seen every 10 meters and each one is doing substantial business.” One of the first in the city to open a coffee shop in…

In a city that is largely governed by the ‘log kya kahengey’ (what will people say?) attitude, this girl is disrupting those narratives by giving the nawaabi people of Lucknow a taste of their very own, first English tea and breakfast joint. At present, she solely runs this one-woman’s show, from baking to managing hospitality and accounts without much help! Buttercup Bungalow is one of those places that ooze of creativity at all ends- from  their display units, to pastry icings and the interiors, every nuance of the place has been tastefully done with a lot of original ideas and real-life adaptations. Being in the space, one might also feel like s/he is inside an Italian version of a pinterest page. With handpicked trinkets, a Van Gogh painting and quotes pasted all over, the place is sure to inspire the creator in you!   Unlike popular…

Arti Vaid made her favorite pastime her business passion! This woman found an opportune space for her a bakery at a popular restaurant and cafe lounge, and made best use of the opportunity she got. Without any formal training in baking, she is able to prepare the best fondant cakes, pastries, waffles and all things English. What makes her business unique is her constant drive to innovate and come up with new items that keep her clients wanting to come back for more, quite literally! My biggest challenge has been retaining my staff specially chefs. I really don’t know how we could improve this but either the chefs I train run away after learning or someone poaches them from me.  Read More Here source: ShethePeople TV, http://shethepeople.tv/5-supercool-women-entrepreneurs-to-watch-out-for-in-lucknow/