10 best cafes in Delhi you must try

Lunch date with girlies or a casual outing with bae, birthday celebrations with old college buddies or weekend party with colleagues – the one thing common between all of these is the need of an awesome venue.

Cafés are one of the best venues for a celebration, meeting with friends, casual lunch date and even romantic dinners! Today we get for you the top 10 cafés in Delhi!

Here are the 10 best cafes in Delhi –

1. Rose Café (Saket)

Rose Café and prettiness are synonymous. As you step in, there is this instant warmth that greets you. The ambiance is happy, yes that’s the word. It has an overall British vintage feel that is certainly a sure shot mood upliftment therapy. The staff is very courteous and service is great! The pretty cutlery, beautifully rose patterned platters and bird-cage lighting almost make it a fairy tale setting.

Must Try – Shepherd’s Pie, Mint Lemonade, Mini Tarts, Grilled Fish in Lemon Caper Sauce, Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Apple Crumble, Brownie with Ice-cream, Lemon Cake, Tiramisu.

2. The Big Chill Café (Khan Market)

You can never go wrong with Big Chill Café. It is one of the most famous cafés in Delhi. The ambiance is totally hip and happening. Walls are adorned with movie posters of Hollywood classics; you’ll be reminded of the golden era. The peppy music, warm hospitality and quick service are the added advantages! It is certainly the best place to indulge in a ‘feel good’ session.

Must Try – Chickonara Pizza, Chicken Pasta Salad, Toblerone Ice-cream, Banoffee Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Brownie with Ice-cream, Mango Sundae…this list is never ending.

3. Coast Café (Hauz Khas Village)

Coast Café at Ogaan is known for its pristine interiors and mouthwatering sea-food. It is one of the best places for classic Konkan fish curry and fluffy appams.

There is outdoor seating; the view of course is complementary! Be here during the day for an effervescent lunch. It is also the perfect option for a romantic dinner date as well.

Must Try – Appams, Sukha Mutton Fry, Fried Calamari, Rainy Day Vegetable/Chicken stew, Goan Prawn Curry and Watermelon Coolers.

4. Potbelly Rooftop Café (Shahpur Jat)

Potbelly Café is that ‘hatke’ place you were looking for. It is a Bihari café and offers delectable Bihari delicacies.

The ambiance is the highlight of the café. It is bright, vivacious and very lively. The riot of colors on the walls and the furniture, the vast expansive view of lush green cover and an awesome rooftop experience!

Must Try – Litti Chokha, Dhamaka Maggi, Pakoda Basket, Machli Goli, Mutton Champ. The freshly brewed ice teas and desi coolers are great accompaniments with the meal.

5. Cha Bar (Connaught Place)

Weekend getaway in Delhi
Enjoy the famous masala chai at The Cha Bar in CP, heart of Delhi.

Cha Bar is at Oxford Bookstore, CP. A cozy getaway from the chaos, this little heaven is a delightful place, especially for bookworms. Your favourite tea, a slice of cake and a book! What else can you ask for in life!

The wide range of teas – Assam teas, Nilgiri teas, green teas, organic teas and many more will be a pleasant delight.

Must Try – Masala Cha, Cardamom Cha, Chilli Cheese Toasties, Keema Samosa and Bun Omlette. Cha Bar is one of the best hangout places in Delhi.

6. Kunzum Travel Café (Hauz Khas Village)

Kunzum Travel cafe
That’s me, sipping a hot cup of coffee at Kunzum Travel cafe. Pay as you like is the best part about the cafe.

As the name suggests it is a travel café. Drop in at Kunzum and you can interact with photographers, history buffs, nature admirers, book nerds! The best part about Kunzum is that you can pay whatever you like.

The café serves varieties of tea and coffee with delicious cookies! It is a great place to catch up with that long lost friend or read in peace while sipping yummy lemon tea!

7. Sakley’s Mountain Café (GK M Block Market)

Next time when you have that urge to leave everything and just run away to the mountains, head to Mountain café! The interiors are beautiful and you have to be there to know what I am saying. Log tables, fireplace, effective service and sumptuous food – the perks of being at Mountain Café!

Must Try – Wolf Mountain Juicy Chicken Sizzler, Basa Fish with lemon sauce, Chicken Stroganoff, Mango Iced Tea and Caramel Latte.

8. Café Turtle (Khan Market)

Cafe Turtle
The Book store at Cafe Turtle is a book worm’s delight. Nice weather + open cafe area= sheer pleasure.

Café Turtle is a famous book café in Khan Market. The relaxed atmosphere, courteous staff and bright ambiance makes it one of the best cafés in Delhi. You can spend some quality time with your friends and chit chat over coffee. Also a great place for book lovers! One can never have a coffee and not buy a book. On one of the good days, I had created a Blue Monochrome lookbook there. Incase interested, check here.

Must Try – Lebanese Platter, Vegetable Pot Pie, Café Turtle Pizza, Gooey Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Walnut Pie, New York Lemon Cheesecake, South Indian Filter Coffee.

9. AMA Café (Majnu ka Tila)

Tucked away in the back lanes of Majnu ka Tila is this jewel – Ama’s Café. Be here for irresistible breakfast, great cappuccino and the infused laid back feel. Although the choices on the menu are limited, but they are delicious. The service is quick.

The traditional Tibetan décor, the fragrance of incense sticks and awesome conversations – life certainly looks happier at Ama’s Café.

10. Elma’s Café (Hauz Khas Village)

Elma’s Café at Hauz Khas Village is known for its premium bakery products. The interiors of the café are the highlight after the delicious desserts and irresistible varieties of brews offered. You can also meet Elma, the pug after whom the café has been named.

There are a variety of heavenly teas – nilgiri, chamomile, red rose, oolong, fresh mint etc.

Must Try – Eggs Benedict, Non-veg Mezze Platter, Wasabi Prawns, Fish n Chips, Mac & Cheese, Hot Chocolate, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Apple Crumble Cheesecake and Moist Chocolate Cake.

These are the Best coffee shops in Delhi. Which all cafes have you been to? Which are your favourite ones? Do let us know in the comments below. Also, here is a quick guide to spend an ideal Weekend Getaway in New Delhi. Warm and welcoming, the national capital is certainly generous and with wide arms open.

Till then, hugs from Delhi!…x tv

Tanya Virmani is a Luxury Fashion & Travel Blogger from Delhi. Her blog, Let’s Expresso is one of the top Fashion Blogs of India. She is working with leading brands and writes on latest launches, events and trends.
Tanya is an English Hons from Delhi University and an alumni of NIFT, Delhi.
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