• Urvashi Singh


Meet Sujit Rathore, the proud host of Nokha House, a charming homestay in the heart of Jaipur’s Bani Park area. In recent times, Sujit has launched his very own cafe and ventured into Pink City’s myriad culinary cityscape. Known to all as Nokha House by Firangi Deli, Sujit’s venture has won hearts right from the word go. The city’s various foodies cannot stop praising his spaghettis, pizzas and indulgent cakes.

Although we hail from the same batch of Mayo College and Mayo Girls’, it’s only now that I’ve chanced upon interacting with Sujit over his recent launch of Nokha House. Given our common communitarian heritage and boarding school nostalgia, I am able to better relate to Sujit’s entrepreneurial spirit than I would with a stranger. Thus without further due, Rajputana Collective is proud to reveal a brief conversation with one of Jaipur’s freshest culinary ushers.

Sujit Singh Rathore

Rajputana Collective (RC): What was the idea behind Cafe Nokha?

Sujit Rathore (SR): My family has been in the hospitality industry for some time now, and I have learned a few things myself from some extraordinary people I have worked with, the idea was to put forward our own style, store and experience with food and services in our way.

A sit-out at Cafe Nokha

RC: What is its USP?

SR: We have put in our ideas into the décor, colours , sit-outs , garden and lighting but I very believe that the people who run a business are the key to a successful future, the USP I would say is our food- Italian, Mexican and some other cuisines, prepared by our chefs in partner with Firangi Deli. So our deep dish pizza has become a popular choice as well as the soup menu is a treat to the senses, but out of all the cakes like the apple cinnamon cake and the baked cheesecake are something we are most proud of. The coffee that we have is for very serious coffee drinkers as we do our own blends, but the smoothie is a perfect healthy and delicious choice for even those who choose to be vegan.

RC: How did you envision breaking into the already bustling Jaipur culinary scenario?

SR: I personally like to eat out a lot, and I must say Jaipur has so much to offer. It is our humble effort to add our own colours of nourishment to the vibrant culinary delights of Pink City. If you like to eat a chaat, then why not a Tex Mex salad? If you’re a noodles person, then the good old spaghetti is for you too.

RC: What audience do you seek to target?

SR: The world is getting smaller by the day, and people do like to travel so much more, for those who appreciate the 'Firangi' food or would like to explore it more we humbly welcome them to try our food, also the vibe of our cafe is not something which one usually comes across, we try to keep things quiet and peaceful. If you want to sit beneath a tree with a book while sipping coffee or do yoga around the winter flowers, you too are our target audience.

Cold Brew

RC: What are some of your cafe’s specialties?

SR: Cold brew.

Strawberry banana smoothie

Deep dish pizza.

Goat cheese and garlic pizza.

Good old spaghetti

Apple cinnamon cake

RC: What would you consider to be the most important factor in terms of running a successful food outlet?

SR: The most important factor is I think, guest satisfaction and fresh food. A smaller menu but one that hits the spot.

RC: Any similar/ related plans in the pipeline?

SR: I'd like to keep that as a surprise.

One of the cafe's various delicacies

Special thanks: Adhiraj Singh Kishangarh

Also published in : The Daily Guardian


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