Suviggya Bansall, Owner, Gopaljee Café
Letting go of a cushy corporate career sounds very aspirational when read on a social media post, but when seasoned market research professional Suviggya Bansall did so in February 2020, the decision was driven by love and passion though she was prepared for the pitfalls. Her enthusiasm for bringing to Bangalore, the North Indian Street fare that she loves, resulted in the birth of Gopaljee Café.
The initial response to the venture, in an already crowded marketplace with plenty of variations of North Indian cuisine, struck a chord with office goers, residents in the restaurant’s locality, and college students, and the place was soon teeming with a mix of locals as well as Dilliwaale settled in Bangalore. The Delhi-style chhole bhature (with over 50 different spices sourced all the way from Delhi) and chaats, in particular were a hit.
Having partnered with delivery platforms right from the start helped them ride the two waves of the pandemic quite successfully, as they managed to respond to the new requirements of the customers. The pandemic, in fact nudged Gopaljee to make the best use of the platforms. In fact, instead of simply surviving, Gopaljee actually managed to grow, moved to a bigger palace in Bellandur, then opened a second outlet in Koramangala and recently the third one in Whitefield.
The menu has grown too. Along with chhole bhature and chaats, Gopaljee now offer thalis, stuffed paranthas, various Combos and desserts.
As an entrepreneur, especially a first-generation woman entrepreneur, Suviggya has really taken Gopaljee to every nook and corner of Bangalore.
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