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“Unique concept, beautiful experience”
Review of Seva Cafe

Seva Cafe
Ranked #133 of 3,572 Restaurants in Ahmedabad
Cuisines: Cafe, Italian, Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Ahmedabad, India
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unique concept, beautiful experience”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The unique experience of eating at this lovely cafe will leave every person who visits in a positive frame of mind.

This nice and clean cafe/restaurant is run almost entirely by people who volunteer to work there every evening. Everything including the cooking, cleaning and serving is managed by these volunteers. This cafe is an expression of love and service of these men and women.

They serve you with love and want you to enjoy the feeling of being served at home. If you wish to know about the cafe or how it is run, they will be happy to sit down and explain to you too.

It is interesting that the volunteers come from all walks of life including students, professionals, businessmen, rickshaw drivers, teachers et al.

There is something uplifting about the ambiance in the cafe and the warmth that the volunteers exude makes the whole experience beautiful. You will walk out smiling and feeling happy!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Unique concept!”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Volunteerism is inspired with a visit to this place. Meal portion are small and seconds may be available. Service can depend on the volunteers who show up on a given day.

Visited November 2012
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Ahmedabad, India
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great place for some one to learn what real selfless service is....”
Reviewed 26 November 2012

The cafe is based on a great concept, managed by a group of well qualified people. They want to leave a message to the youth and other people that it feels like heaven when you are serving someone with selflessness. They have a menu of 5-6 items daily, you can order whatever you want and as much as you want and then pay finally as much as you want. It is open on Thursday to Sunday 7 to 10 pm. When we visited there was live music performance done by the volunteers. Those who work here are volunteers only. Any one can be a volunteer according to his wish ranging from 1 day to whole of his life. When we visited the menu included Handvo, some special khichdi, butter milk, halwa and one more item which I don’t remember. The volunteers greet you with great smile. They will come and sit with you for a few moments and will explain the whole concept. The interior is great, you will find different virtues of human being written on various parts of the interiors. Great place to be.

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very nice inovative idea”
Reviewed 9 November 2012

i can't belive that it is possible in india.realy,we were enjoy eat in seva cafe,very nice service of server in seva cafe. 'guest is god' that concept apply in india,my heart feel very happy,

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1 Thank bhikho
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Vadodara, India
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Concept for charity”
Reviewed 12 October 2012

As a concept, it sounds great, and the experience is fulfiling for your soul but not your stomach as it serves limited food variety cooked by amateur people in decent setting.
If someone is looking for good food with family or friends, please don't visit Seva as u'd be disappointed but if ur in mood of having a soul experience touching your heart and not your stomach, it's beautiful.
Please be careful that its not a fullfledged restaurant or cafe, they are now open for only 4 days a week I suppose from 7 to 11, also reaching the Cafe is quite a task.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank nkratnoo
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