Mumbai's historic Irani cafes, like B. Merwan & Co, are slowly disappearing, but owners are determined to keep the tradition of rich and poor sitting side by side to eat Indian fast-food favourites. Photo: Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Mumbai's historic Irani cafes, like B. Merwan & Co, are slowly disappearing, but owners are determined to keep the tradition of rich and poor sitting side by side to eat Indian fast-food favourites. Photo: Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Remnants of the British Raj in Mumbai, Irani cafes preserve Parsi cuisine and culture of rich and poor mixing

  • Although only a few dozen original Irani cafes remain in Mumbai, they have left their mark in India’s most cosmopolitan city
  • The cafes, the fast food joints of their era, would see customers from every walk of life, religion and culture eat and drink under one roof without friction

Mumbai's historic Irani cafes, like B. Merwan & Co, are slowly disappearing, but owners are determined to keep the tradition of rich and poor sitting side by side to eat Indian fast-food favourites. Photo: Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Mumbai's historic Irani cafes, like B. Merwan & Co, are slowly disappearing, but owners are determined to keep the tradition of rich and poor sitting side by side to eat Indian fast-food favourites. Photo: Hindustan Times via Getty Images
READ FULL ARTICLE