There are some places that are more than just a nice experience for the customers. Mitti café in Bangalore is one such place as it is more about empowering lives and at the same time providing an exceptional experience to the customers. It is basically a non-profit organization run by specially-abled people battling several disabilities in their life, either physical or mental.
Mitti café is founded by 27-year-old Alina Alam. She got this idea during an internship in Bangalore’s Samarthnam Trust for the disabled. At that place, Alina saw the potential that is hidden behind the disabilities of these people. This inspired her to give a special platform to these people to bring out their special talents.
This unique idea of Alina, gave birth to Mitti café run by extraordinary people offering a special experience to the customers. This café is all about unity in diversity which can be seen clearly and is inspiring a lot other people to do something for the society.
The special thing about Mitti café are its employees and their heartworming stories. The first person to join the team was Keerthi who was born with a physical deformity and due to this, she was rejected from various job interviews. She finally got platform in the form of Mitti café to do something in her life.
Similar to Keerthi, there are many other stories in the hidden in the walls of this café that will wrench your heart. Despite suffering from some or the other disability, everyone is a hardworking person and want to take the café to new height with their meticulous efforts.
Comforting And Unique Environment
As this place gives a unique and empowering experience to its employees as well as customers, therefore, you can see menu cards printed in braille, placards to guide the customers and the light bell to signal the staff. Every customer is greeted with a warm smile and made to sit comfortable in the warm décor. All these thoughtful efforts give an interesting and comfortable experience to the customers.
Served Over 1 Million Meals During The Pandemic
Although, the café was closed during the lockdown but the team didn’t sit back and enjoy in the comfort of their homes. Instead, they went out and did their part to help the society by continuing their services for the needy.
They launched an online crowdfunding campaign, Milaap and managed to raise around ₹ 90 lakhs through it. Through this money, they served meals to over 1 million daily wage laborers and homeless.
Takeaway & Home Delivery
Due to the current situation, it might not be possible to visit the café and avail their services. Therefore, the team has arranged for takeaway and home delivery options so that people can enjoy their services even during these deadly times. Their home delivery menu contains a variety of options to choose from and gives their customers a chance to sit in the comfort of their homes and enjoy a scrumptious meal without putting their lives in danger.