Five eatouts in Kochi that have a celebrity connect

Five eatouts in Kochi that have a celebrity connect

Kochi is one of the hottest and most happening places in the state. And it comes as no surprise that the city is the first choice of celebrities when it comes to venturing into starting a business. Especially when they decide to step into the hospitality industry. We take a look at some restaurants which were started or backed by celebrities from the movie and TV industry. **Waffle Street** brings you waffles, crepes and donuts. The smells waft through the windows and doors and lures you in. And interestingly, the man behind this venture is actor Asif Ali, who made his debut with the movie Ritu. Asif, it is said was keen on starting something new and it reflects in Waffle Street. [Read the review here](http://travel.manoramaonline.com/travel/eatouts/kerala-kochi-ernakulam-eatouts-waffle-street-panampilly-nagar-totally-waffled-on-the-streets.html "Waffle Street")  **Cafe Papaya** is about Music, Movies and Mocha and specifically in that order. A joint venture between OPM Cinemas, owned by popular director Ashiq Abu, and Papaya Media, the restaurant aims to create a cafe culture. Coffee strengthens the bonds. [Read the review here](http://travel.manoramaonline.com/travel/eatouts/cafe-papaya-kochi.html "Cafe Papaya")  **Dhe Puttu**, simply put, is a 'puttu store'. Actors Dileep along with Nadirsha and three others got foodies gushing about this place which dishes up different varieties of 'puttu'. [Read the review here](http://food.manoramaonline.com/food/eatouts/dhe-puttu-spicing-up-puttu.html "Dhe Puttu")  **Mammamia The Food Court**, owned and managed by actor Sidhique, offers different counters with different cuisines. The main attraction is the 'Kizhi Biriyani'. The non veg food and juice counters see a huge rush. **Kelly's**, Situated on the Seaport-Airport road near Kakkanad, Kelly's is dream come true for three childhood friends. Their USP is the brand ambassador Lakshmi Nair who is a celebrity chef and an anchor. And Kelly's dishes up some of her famous recipes. Do you know of any more restaurants across Kerala that is owned/promoted by a celebrity? Let us know

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