Echoes opened in Koramangala, Bengaluru in the middle of 2017. I was eager to experience the new concept as soon as I had heard about it. I did not imagine the wait-time could last about 20-30 minutes. Being curious to explore what the restaurant offers, we chose to wait. It has a waiting alley which displays signs for each English alphabet. I was glad to know about a world which I wasn’t familiar with. The outlet is vibrant and there is happy vibe about it.
We were elated while we finally got a table. Surrounded by a mix of chatter and catchy music, we received the menu, placards, a writing pad along with a pen. The placards had a list of commonly used terms at restaurants such as ‘menu’, ‘fork’, ‘bill’ printed on them. A very thoughtful approach to ensure the comfort of the guests as well as the staff. Known for it’s unique concept of encouraging inclusive culture, Echoes employs differently-abled staff. They use sign language to communicate. The warmth from the gestures and smiles is inspiring.
The design is seamless and the idea is commendable. A switch is attached to a light about each table which sends a visual signal to a matrix board at each press of the switch. Last but not the least, the food is delicious. Tandoori momos is a popular dish here. The butter chicken combo is lip-smacking. The staff is ever-smiling, eager to help, happy to serve and thumb’s up is probably their favorite gesture. Little joys and victories make up life. Kudos to the concept and staff 🙂