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12 Gorgeous Open Air Cafes To Soak Up Some Winter Sun With Your BFF!



If you’re out and about on a cosily warm winter afternoon, we’ve got the perfect plan for you. Here are 12 open-air cafes where you can just sit back and relax while soaking in the tepid winter sun. These places trot out scrumptious dishes that will spice up your lazy afternoons AND at the same time, unwind in the chilled-out ambience!   

1.  Fabcafe By The Lake

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Fabcafe By The Lake at Sunder Nursery is set amidst the lush surrounding of this famous heritage site in the city. It’s the perfect place to grab lunch during winters. Defined by the simplistic yet chic decor, the seating area has comfy chairs and a sturdy roof adorned with gorgeous straw-woven lanterns that give it a rustic look. Their impressive menus include dishes such as Coastal Chicken Curry, Crusty Baked Samosa Chaat, Sabz Achari, Kashmiri Mutton Curry and LOTS more.

Where | Fabcafe By The Lake - Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin West
Timings | 8 AM - 6 PM
Call Them | +91 7303 392 910
Meal For Two | Rs 800
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2. Rustique

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Rustique located at Essex Farms is another great choice during times like these. They have a gorgeous garden seating area and the tables have been scattered around the lawn in a such a way that social distancing norms are followed. Sounds like a great option during winter for a meal under the sun, doesn’t it? Do try scrummies like Chicken Tikka Thin Crust Pizza, Jashn E Kebab, Degchi Meat Ki and LOTS more toothsome options. 

Where | Rustique - Essex Farms, 4 Aurobindo Marg
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 700
Call Them | +91 9811 331 122
Check Out Their FB Page | 

3. Qla

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This gorgeous restaurant gives a pretty ah-mazing view of the Qutub Minar that you’ve gotta visit with your bestie. Plus, they have a spacious open-air seating area, that makes it a great choice. These folks serve a drool-worthy fare which includes yummies such as Fish And Chips, Baby Lamb And Mint, Jerk Chicken Quinoa and loads of more yummies that you’ve gotta sample.

Where | Qla - 4-A, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Kila, Beside Qutub Minar, Mehrauli
Timings | 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 11 7156 4502
Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
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4. Romeo Lane 

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Romeo Lane has a pretty ethereal-looking rooftop seating area. Glimmering lights coupled with elegant decor, make this an amazing choice. Their extensive menu includes delicacies like Classic Red Hot Chicken Tikka, Layla Majnu Combo and Mozzarella Meddlian, to name a select few dishes. Plus, you can even opt to sit inside if you’re not the one for a rooftop! How cool is that?

Where | Romeo Lane - 13, 2nd Floor, Alipur Road, Civil Lines
Timings | 11 - 1 AM
Call Them | +91 7065 111 172
Meal For Two | Rs 1,900
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5.  Roadhouse Cafe

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A strange sense of familiarity engulfs you as soon as you enter the place. The perfect spot to savour that glass of wine as they offer a great wine collection along with a hot plate of pasta. This brilliant place has many gluten-free and vegan options to choose from as well. The beauty of the outdoor seating is just off the charts, so if you come over, the shimmering sunlight and the amazing food will make your day!

Where | Roadhouse Cafe - M-22, 2nd Floor, Main Market, GK I
Timings | 12:30 PM - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 1,700
Call Them | +91 11 4904 1414
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6. Diggin

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Enticing decor and lunch under the winter sun - ah, sounds perfect! A pretty place with the pleasing backdrop of a garden, this is the ideal place to take your SO to for a date. Hop over to relish the enticing grub they have to offer, from healthy salads like Citrus Chicken Salad to hearty plates of pasta, such as Baked Penne and Spaghetti Bolognese and calzones!

Where | Diggin - Chanakyapuri & Anand Lok
Timings | 11:30 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2611 0787
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
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7. Olive Qutub

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The extremely dreamy setting illuminated with fairy lights and faux candles complement the aura of this place in the very right way and if seafood is your thing, this is the place to be. You’ll be mesmerised as their Mezzo Platter and the Seafood Pasta hits your taste buds. Apart from that, they have a menu so exotic and extravagant that your mouths will drool on the plain sight of the names. A must-visit for this season!

Where | Olive Qutub - One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli
Timings | 12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Call Them | +91 11 2957 4444
Meal For Two | Rs 4,000
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8. Cafe Di Milano

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This Insta-worthy place in Dwarka is as pretty as a picture. You can head here with your family, gang or for a first date. They also have a few board games so you can chill and unwind while devouring some relishing meals at the same time. They have plenty of quirky dishes to choose from like, Tel Aviv Falafel, Far East 4 Mushroom, Chipotle Chicken Al Pastor and many more. The Penne a La Vodka Pasta may also capture your souls for they put real vodka in it!

Where | Cafe Di Milano - 97A, Opposite Reliance, Sector 13, Dwarka
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 3310 6471
Meal For Two | Rs 500
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9. Social Street Cafe

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Tucked in the beautiful and totally funky Champa Gali, this cafe is a fantastic place to end up at after your ramblings here. The Kashmiri Shake is bound to give that much-needed dry fruit-filled kick on a wonderful winter afternoon and a cosy outside sitting will satiate your every mood. Oh my Godzilla Quesadilla, as the name suggests, will stop those rumbles in your bellies in a snap. You need to defo check this place out if you’re just lazing around!

Where | Social Street Cafe - Champa Gali, Khasra 258, Westend Marg, Saket
Timings | 11 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 9953 569 803
Meal For Two | Rs 800
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10. Rose Cafe

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There’s definitely something in the air of Saidulajab, the cafes in this hamlet have a knack for offering a lovely ambience and decor and this cafe is no exception. Rose Cafe is a quaint little spot with some truly gorgeous and chic decor. Looking for a place far away from the haste to have a quiet meal, well look no more! Just head over and feast on their Eggs Benedict and Spicy Meatball & Basil Pizza!

Where | Rose Cafe - 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Timings | 12 Noon - 9 PM
Call Them | +91 9899 055 665
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
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11. Cafe Soul Garden

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Your brunches are sorted with this place as it brings to you the perfect atmosphere and mood to catch up with those long lost conversations with lip-smacking portions of pasta, noodles or wood-fired pizzas. This garden cafe is also dog friendly, so you can bring your pawsome mates along and have a chiller time together. You have your pupper, your favourite humans, or maybe that special someone, what else do you need on a winter afternoon?

Where | Cafe Soul Garden - Supermarket 2, DLF Phase IV
Timings | 9 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 7065 733 733
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
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12. Under The Neem - Karma Lake Lands

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As the name suggests, if you’re here, you can picture yourself sitting under a neem tree eating some mouth-cracking dishes with the mild winter sun keeping you snug and comfy. With some really fun dishes on the menu like this To Gym Or Not To, Traveller, Kis Khet Ki Mooli Ho Tum, Kukkad-Shukkad and so many more, their menu will keep you entertained with its humourous names and lip-smacking dishes!

Where | Under The Neem - Karma Chalets - Karma Lakelands, NH-8, Sector 80, Gurgaon
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM 
Call Them | +91 124 229 0324
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
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So, dash to these gorgeous cafes to binge on delectable grub under the warm sun this frosty winter!