You are certainly going to love the following list of cafes if you enjoy travelling light, relaxed or no company or love meeting friends over light banters and yummy food. Cafes offer easy going aura, awesome aroma of coffees and bakes, casual staff and yet good looking and awesomely tasty food.
I have been a café lover for a decade and I get to explore Cafes professionally and personally. I am an entrepreneur and manage brands @ 30TH FEB. 2 days a week is when I plan meetings outside the office to break the monotony of regular office routine. When you work on different ideas you need to stay away from monotony. You need to walk out and observe people, life, products, variations and for me more importantly – consumer insights. And above all – I just love cafés.
So here is my list to 10 feel good cafes in Delhi, feel free to add up more to the list and we certainly are going to add up to our list.
Amici Café, Khan Market
A go to café if you are a salad & pizza lover. A happy & cheerful ambience is what I would like to call it, I prefer to be seated in the balcony seating. The sausages and Panini grilled sandwiches are a must try after salads & pizzas.
Visit the place on a lazy Sunday morning or even a lunch meeting and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
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Café Tonino, Connaught Place
Love the way they announce, thru their menu that is a place for light banters. Went there with a friend who loves trying non-veg cuisines and she became a fan instantly of their Peri-Peri Chicken platter and I just loved the penne arrabbiata. Since it was with a friendly lunch meeting we spend lovely 3-4 hours and the drinks are very good in a calm, serene and simple Italian style Caffe located right in the heart of city i.e. Connaught Place. A tiramisu and Panna Cotta in dessert did give us a nice goodbye moment.
Chaayos, Nehru Place, Connaught Place and Noida @ DLF Mega Mall
I am a Chaayos fan, for their simplicity, for the way they almost brought us back to roots. Their awesome varieties of teas, the simple snacking option which is as healthy as home food, the way they call out for you, the hanging kettles on a bicycle on the way, the printed AC’s – everything is so Indian. Be it the poha or the vada-paav, the tasty leaves you feeling desi. And yes, Chaayos also feels so value for money. Try leaving office early and spend some 2-3 hours on your machine and try the teas – hot ones or iced tea, you won’t be disappointed.
Kaffiiaa, Noida Sector 18
A little dark, a little light small café but can be found easily in Sector 18, Noida. It is a perfect hangout place with friends. The food is yum and the music was a little loud but is fine as the seating is quite close by so you don’t feel interrupted by the neighbouring conversations.
We loved Bruschetta, Four Seasons Pizza was finger-licking good and also the peri-peri pizza. Since we were a number, don’t really remember the pasta taste but the experience is worth a recall and we certainly are regulars now for their pizza’s and mojitos.
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Our Story Bistro & Tea Room
A cosy café spread on 2 floors. My all time favourite for meetings and work that needs a lot of concentration and a little bit of looking around. The ambience is colourful and cute, yes cute is the word and the food is good. You can try fresh lemon drinks to shakes and my personal favourite is a Bombay Sandwich which is tasty and filling.
If you are really planning to go for a meeting or spend some good time with you & the machine, opt for the window side seating.
Cha Bar, Connaught Place
The smell of books and the hustle-bustle of book lovers is so good here. Probably this is the only book cafe in Connaught place area and I just love being there. An easy on pocket café and food is good in taste and very pocket friendly. I would not say that it is a place for meetings or chit-chat but you must visit it for the love of books. If you like reading books all by yourself, this is a place for you and yes, the collection of books is a brownie point of your visit to ChaBar. They also give wifi access and don’t forget to try their cold coffee and cupcakes if you have a sweet tooth.
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Hauz Khas Social, Hauz Khas Village
A place to visit any time of the day. A feel good ambience, a rooftop seating, loud music on the floor below – you get it as a customized offer. Though the place doesn’t offer too many options for vegetarians but it is still a must go. If you love ‘me’ time, scribble, or write you must visit the place. Spend a good time over drinks, look around the place as it offers a scenic view of Hauz Khas village and enjoy the food coming out of the very interesting menu!
Wagh Bakri Tea Lounge, CP and Pitampura
Calm, peaceful ambience, almost gives the feel of a conference room of a startup office. Healthiest menu and I would recommend it to the entrepreneurs who mostly happen to be having meetings in cafes. A comfortable seating, a good variety and very tasteful tea lounge with healthy Gujarati snacks and also some of the options are like oats, khakra’s and baked samosa’s.
Fursat Se, Shahpur Jat
Fursat Se, is a cultural café and it is not about food. It is about books, creative streaks and a sip of tea with biscuits which you can order and pay for. One strange thing about this café is you can order food from a near about place and relish it at @fursat se. I was more intrigued when I visited the place and got to know about it so couldn’t spend much time. But I strongly feel, this was the café they featured in Bewakoofiyan movie, showing Ayushman working as a Café Manager. If you visit these Cafés in Delhi, do confirm this to me as well.
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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Khan Market
Another all time favourite for me and I have been a regular. I love the busy ambience that it offers and still, you find your space in this buzzing cafe. The staff is very nice & friendly and the menu offers a range to treats to tongue & tooth. With equal variety for veg and non-veg eaters, the café is a cosy smallish outlet in Khan Market. I always go for the blueberry muffin, a burrito and Café Latte. You can always try out the biscotti on your visit.