The Dhokaima Cafe building dates back to the 1920s, when it was used as a store to a Rana palace. The interior is designed by architect Siddhartha Gopalan to reflect the first two decades of the 2oth century. The elements include the use of steel I- beams in both structure and motifs, light shade from the era, and rolled tin sheets in the bakery counter and light fixtures. The paintings of deities by Raja Ram Verma from Kerala are from the same period.

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