This New Year has given us some amazing new cafes that’ve popped up all over Delhi NCR, and we’ve happily gone and winnowed out the creme-de-la-creme of the lot for y’all! Our curated list of the best new kids on the block run the gamut from hoity toity posh restaurants to as-desi-as-they-get street food places - come, take a look!

1. OMYA

Omya is a new authentic Indian restaurant that you’ll find instead of the old Italian restaurant that used to grace the iconic Oberoi Hotel in Delhi. Here, you’ll get to savour scrumptious food, the culinary philosophy of which is set by the internationally acclaimed, London based Chef Alfred Prasad who earned the honour of being the youngest Indian chef to receive a Michelin star at 29 years of age!

It pays tribute to the incredible culinary evolution and micro-cuisines that have spawned across the vast Indian subcontinent over the centuries, and presents a gastronomic journey, bursting with Indian flavours and subtle twists! 

Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Where | The Oberoi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/OberoiNewDelhi/

2. The Playground

Parked in Dwarka, The Playground is a classic sports bar with a variety of indoor games and a large screen which constantly plays various live matches. Offering great gaming options like Xbox, a pool table, foosball and plenty of board games, this place is a sports lover’s dream. 

With plush seating and individual booths, you and your buddies can get their private space to eat, play and chill. Apart from sports, their rocking DJ nights make this place the oh-so-perfect party destination. Don’t forget to feast on their succulent Chicken Malai Tikka and thin crust pizzas when you land up here!

Where | 1 Pankaj Arcade, Pocket 4, Sector 11, Dwarka
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ThePlaygroundDwarka/

3. The Laalten

The new partying place in Kamla Nagar, The Laalten has a super cool rooftop and a full-fledged bar. With colourful interiors, comfy couches, actual laaltens for lights and pumping live music in the backdrop, the ambience of this place is an all-round winner! 

Offering a menu full of Indian, continental, Chinese and Italian food plus some innovative cocktails to sip on, dining here is highly recommended!

Where | M2S 2/11, 3rd & 4th Floor, Roop Nagar, Kamla Nagar
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thelaaltendelhi/

4. Baoshuan

Replacing the iconic old rooftop restaurant of Taipan at The Oberoi, Baoshuan is a gem serving authentic Chinese cuisine with a menu curated by the highly acclaimed Michelin star Chef Andrew Wong. From subtle Cantonese to spicy Szechwan and carefully selected dishes from all forty regions of China, the place is perf to savour authentic oriental delights! 

Defo indulge in their famous cocktails infused with oriental flavours like Szechuan Tinctures, Chinese Five-Spice Mix and oodles more!

Where | The Oberoi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg
Meal For Two | Rs.3,000
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/OberoiNewDelhi/

5. Cafe Wackoes

Parked in the lanes of Karkardooma, Cafe Wackoes is a budget outdoor café serving one of the best coffees in town. The place is the perf spot to hangout with friends while enjoying some yummylicious quick bites and assorted desserts. 

Decked up with pretty lights and regaling patrons with soothing music in the backdrop, the place is full of happy vibes. Their Tandoori Sandwich is a sheer treat for the tastebuds, so come on by for your plateful!

Where | G1, Block 3, DDA Market, Rishabh Vihar, Karkardooma
Meal For Two | Rs. 200
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafewackoes/

6. Cafe Hawkers, Noida

With two of its outlets already ruling the Delhi food circle, Cafe Hawkers has popped up in Noida now as well and we couldn’t be more glad! This quirky café serves an array of Pan-Asian, Chinese, Mexican, North Indian & Continental dishes, which are beloved around town. 

A visit to this cafe would be incomplete without trying out their fusion sandwiches and Italian home style pizzas, not to mention their flavorsome waffles! 

Where | Logix City Centre, Sector 32, Noida
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/CafeHawkers

7. Skyhouse By Smokefactory

A buzzing place in Noida for all the party lovers out there, is the newly opened Skyhouse with its welcoming ambience, elegant decor, amazing drinks & delicious food! Their USP is definitely the stage installed over the bar counter where they have live band performances and other gigs almost daily, so you can visit this place whenever you want and are assured of a gala time!

Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Location | Logix City Centre Mall, Sector 32
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/skyhousebysmokefactory/

8. H.O.S.T.E.L.

Newly launched in Rajouri Garden, H.O.S.T.E.L. has already garnered attention in Delhi’s foodie circles with its drool-worthy Asian, Continental and Chinese delights. With bright and colourful interiors, rustic walls and eclectic music in the backdrop, the ambience here is totally LIT. Get set to go gaga during their live band performances - we’ll just see you there, then?!

Where | J 2/6, A 3rd Floor, BK Dutt Market, Opposite Metro Pillar 409, Rajouri Garden
Meal For Two | Rs. 1,000
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hostelrajouri

9. WAFL

The famous waffle chain hailing from Hong Kong, WAFL launched its first ever outlet in SDA Market recently and we simply CANNOT keep calm! The place is famous for serving corn-based products making their waffles super crunchy and healthy. With crazy flavours like Indi Twist, Jelly and Rainbow and an array of bubble waffle sandwiches and even waffle pies, we’re definitely heading over at warp speed - come along, won’t you?!

Where | Ground Floor, Corner Shop, Building No. C-14, SDA Market
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/wafl.sda/

10. Binge Bakery

After making the crowd go gaga over their desserts in Gurgaon, Binge Bakery and More has popped up in Kailash Colony! With all-white themed chic interiors, big windows and a pretty balcony adorned with lovely flowers, the place has a European café vibe. 

From cakes to cheesecakes, cookies, donuts, tea cakes and assorted chocolates, the place puts an end to all your sweet tooth cravings; and for the savoury food lovers, they’ve got options like sandwiches, rolls, paninis, quiches and pastas to boot, so go check it ou!

Where | A-7, Kailash Colony
Meal For Two | Rs. 1,000
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/bingebakery/

11. Kai Bar

Kai Bar is a retro-oriental lounge bar offering an eclectic mix of classic and Asian cocktails. Lounge about on their comfy leather sofas whilst sipping on their innovative cocktails like Sly Thai Martini, Thai Vanilla, Chilli Freak Martini, Tanqs For The Memories, Kentucky Kai and many more with even funkier names and stuffing your face with their delectable array of authentic Pan-Asian dleights!

Where | N- Block Market, GK I
Meal For Two | Rs. 1,600
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Kaibargk

12. FrenZone

Satya Niketan is always buzzing with new cafes and the newest addition to the hood is FrenZone Café. With walls adorned with pictures of attractions like the London Eye, Golden Gate, The White House and much more, the place has a bit of a wanderlust vibe. To it that we’re lovin’! 
The wide and extravagant menu that they boast of caters to a bunch of cuisines like North Indian, Chinese, Continental and classic ol’ cafe-style fast food. Come swing by after your classes!  

Where | 295, Lower Ground Floor, Satya Niketan
Meal For Two | Rs. 800
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/FrenZonecafe

13. The Brew Lab

Picture Credits: Divine

A new pub recently popped open on Golf Course Road and has already become a favourite among foodies owing to its extensive menu, scrumptious food and sparkling drinks. Their classic ambience with rustic interiors is indeed a charmer, so gather the squad and come drop by for a chiller night out!

Where | Third Floor, Central Plaza, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewLabCafe

14. Cafe StayWoke

This new cutesy lil cafe at South Point Mall is an all-out tribute to the Millenial age, which is all about being aware and knowing what’s going on around them. StayWoke offers a variety of Continental and European dishes like Fish & Chips, Mushroom Vol-au-Vent, Duck Madras Curry served with Malabar Parathas and so much more. 

You and your squad can also indulge in board games like Ludo whilst sipping on their freshly brewed coffee, so seeya there!

Where | 1st Floor, Shop Number 104, South Point, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 1,100
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafeStayWoke/

So guys, get set with your squad and go feast at these newbies!