An inside look into Baadal Cafe, the Indian restaurant in Google's California campus

Google’s massive California campus houses 30 cafes in total for employees, which includes Café Baadal -an Indian restaurant. This café has been serving Indian cuisine to employees since 2013, when Bon Appetit Management Company - which operates cafes at Google, eBay, Oracle, and many other tech companies – decided to set up this café at the Googleplex.

Here's a look inside this cafe:

The Buffet area:

The decor at Cafe Baadal is cozy and colorful

Overhead lanterns lend a nice touch to the interiors

Diners can sit on cushions at corner tables.

Flags, photos, and maps of India adorn the walls

They even screen Bollywood movies on one wall

The menu is prix fixe. You won't see any prices listed because at Google, all cafeteria food is free

And here's what a meal at Baadal looks like:

To a BIG FAT lunch and beyond

With plush seating and a full wait staff, this gourmet Indian restaurant encourages Googlers to visit them often and allows them to make reservations even for friends, family, or other team members.

Baadal's chef Irfan Dama, formerly a private chef who focused on Indian home cooking and the country's many regional cuisines is a very popular cooking personality on YouTube (another Google brand).

Employees say that at Baadal, trolleys are pushed about, hawking superb chai and equally excellent rose or mango lassis. The chai has become a sensation around Google, and people love its distinct cardamom-laced allure.

Lunch, meanwhile, is served thali-style as stews and curries to be eaten with the starches, raita, and chutneys. Another dish that happens to be everyone's favourite and is only served on Fridays - Biryani.

So, when you apply for a Google job, you know why it's one of the most sought-after workplaces in the world.
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