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32 Best Handpicked Cafes In Delhi You Must Check Off Your List If You Haven't Already

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Editors 9 Jan 2021

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Delhi has given us TONS of iconic and popular cafes which we can’t be more grateful for! From eateries in the bustling lanes of Khan Market to those in the pretty streets of Champa Gali, Delhi has it all. When we were not even done covering the oldie cafes of the city, new ones such as those in Hudson Lane and Satya Niketan popped up, which not only serve yummylicious food but are also pocket-friendly. Which is why we’ve culled out a whole list of the best cafes in all of Delhi - read on and start checking out every one of them!

P.S. - Some of these places might be closed at the moment due to the current scenario, so before you head out, make sure to check up on ‘em! 

1. The Big Chill Cafe

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The OG destination serving Italian yummies, this cafe does not even need an introduction now, does it Delhiites? With the peppiest vintage ambience we’ve ever seen, The Big Chill Cafe has been our go-to hangout spot since it popped up all those years ago. Our faves from this place include Penne With Vodka, All Cheese Pizza and of course, those delectable Pizza Rolls. 

These lovelies also have a separate place to hog on desserts, called The Big Chill Cakery, which is another treat for the tummy. Try their uber-popular Mississippi Mud Pie and Banoffee Pie for they’re unbelievably indulgent! 

Where | The Big Chill Cafe - Khan Market, CP, DLF Mall Of India & Other Outlets 
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Call Them | +91 11 4175 7533
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thebigchillkhanmarket/

2. Ricos

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Pampering us with tons of all kinds of yummy dishes, ranging from Mexican, Italian and Mexican, Ricos is one of our hiding holes in the city. They have super-cool wooden decor and graffiti which is just so Insta-worthy! When at Ricos, gorge on their Mushroom Cheese Burst, Chicken Florentine, The Farmer John Burger and Vegetarian Lasagna, ‘cause you’ll defo love them!

Where | Ricos - Kamla Nagar & GTB Nagar
Call Them | +91 11 6517 0044
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/RicosIndia/

3. Big Yellow Door

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The perfect place for students to stop by and have a hearty meal, we couldn’t resist adding BYD to this list. They serve the quirkiest dishes of all time, like Unicorn Fries, BYD Cheese Bomb Burger and Pizzeria On Baguette, which you defo should try. These lovelies also have an outlet in Dwarka, which has a beautiful rooftop seating area, so make sure you drop by!

Where | Big Yellow Door - Dwarka, GTB Nagar, Vijay Nagar & Other Outlets
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Call Them | +91 9717 392 123
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/BigYellowDoor/

4. Rose Cafe

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Folks, you just can’t miss this place if you’re all about all things rustic and pretty! With colourful walls, vintage lamps and pastel couches, we’re totally in love with this pretty-as-a-button cafe. Head over to this place for a photoshoot, soak in the sun while having lunch by yourself in their charming outdoor area or just pop over for a brunch date with yo’ besties. When you’re done fawning over their interiors, sample their Croque Monsieur House Sandwich, Falafel Wrap and their syrup-covered waffles, they’re just too yummy!

Where | Rose Cafe - 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Call Them | +91 9899 055 665
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/rosecafenewdelhi/?ref=page_internal

5. Echoes

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This cafe doesn’t just have a cosy vibe where you can have a meal at very nominal prices but also supports a good cause by employing people with hearing impairments and once you’re here, it also guides on how to have effective communication with their staff. Gorging on yummies while contributing to a social cause? Sounds like the perfect plan to us, TBH. If you’re a true foodie, tucking into their Chicken Tandoori Momos and Farm Fight Pizza is an absolute must!

Where | Echoes - GTB Nagar & Satya Niketan
Meal For Two | Rs 750
Call Them | +91 9999 258 597 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/echoessatyaniketan/

6. Cafeteria & CO. 

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With its decorated walls and fun seating area, this cafe has undoubtedly the most Insta-worthy ambience. Nestled right in the heart of the DU campuses (both North and South), you’ll be able to get your hands on yummy dishes at affordable prices, which basically makes this cafe the perfect student-friendly destination. So what are you waiting for? Get hold of your BFFs and gorge on the tangy Fajita Fries, Donald Trump Burger and Parmesan & White Wine Risotto and get on with that goss sesh already!

Where | Cafeteria & CO. - Vijay Nagar & Satya Niketan
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Call Them | +91 11 4287 0010
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafeterianco

7. Cafe Lota

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After a fulfilling visit to the National Crafts Museum, head over to Cafe Lota for that much-needed refuelling stop. It has an outdoor seating area, which means you can soak up the sun all day while munching on some yummies. Try their Ragi Vada Pav, Chicken Samosa, Mushroom Uttapam and Palak Patta Chaat and you’ll be thanking us later!

Where | Cafe Lota - National Crafts Museum, Gate 2, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Call Them | +91 7838 960 787
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/CafeLota/

8. The All American Diner

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If you wanna click pictures and have a nice brunch Breakfast At Tiffany’s style, then The All American Diner is defo the place to be. Slurp on yummy, thick shakes and have an all-American breakfast to know why we’re so hyped about this place. Apart from ‘em retro feels, these guys also do super tempting French Toast, Eggs Ranchero and Mushroom & Cilantro Burgers, so make sure you gorge on them as well!

Where | The All American Diner - India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
Meal For Two | Rs 1,800
Call Them | +91 11 4366 3162
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/HabitatWorld/

9. Triveni Terrace Cafe

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This cutesy place at Mandi House is where you need to be! With its oh-so-beautiful terrace and food that’s served at affordable prices, Delhiites totally take pride in Triveni Terrace Cafe. Do try their Cheese Tasty Toast, Steamed Chicken Kebab and Masala Chicken Mayo in Ragi Sesame Bread, for they’re all things tasty!

Where | Triveni Terrace Cafe - 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 9971 566 904
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafeattriveni/

10. Diggin

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One of the prettiest places in the city, Diggin’s a place known to be all romantic and Insta-worthy. Serving Italian and Continental cuisines, we love this place for its food! These lovelies also have a separate Winter Menu, serving yummies like Plum Pudding served with Brandy Sauce and Mushroom and Truffle Crostini. Apart from this, you should also sample their Penne Picante, Porky Pizza and Apple Crumble Pie fosho!

Where | Diggin - Chanakyapuri & Anand Lok
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Call Them | +91 11 4080 0082
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/diggincafe/

11. The Hudson Cafe

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Another gem in North Campus, The Hudson Cafe is a great place to have a solo date. Binge-watch your fave web series while staring at those prettily painted walls and slurp on some yummy Hot Chocolate Float. You can even gorge on their Garlic Bread With Cheese, Loaded Nachos, Mexican Salsa Pizza, Hudson Affogato and Baked Mac & Cheese at prices that won’t punch holes your pockets!

Where | The Hudson Cafe - 2524, Hudson Lane
Meal For Two | Rs 900
Call Them | +91 11 4702 1733
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thehudsoncafe/

12. The Reader’s Cafe - TRC

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Turn the pages of your all-time fave books as you savour the scrumptious meals offered by this cute cafe in the heart of Ghaziabad. Get your group of geeks and gluttons or go solo, it doesn’t matter as long as you have that one book handy, right? Choose from their elaborate menu comprising Club House Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Black Bean Burger, French Vanilla Coffee and let the fanatical reader in you come to life!

Where | The Reader’s Cafe - TRC - Indirapuram Habitat Centre
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
Call Them | +91 12 0651 8889 & +91 7291 971 835
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheReadersCafeOfficial/

13. Di Ghent Cafe

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Offering Belgian dishes, this uber-chic cafe should definitely be on your list of places to chomp down on yummylicious food. With a lovely and vividly coloured ambience and comfortable seating, this cafe is a must feature on your Insta feed. They have something as quirky as Waffle-Lizzas, so pop by and let the gourmet inside you go on a tantalizing journey as you flip through the pages of their creative menu!

Where | Di Ghent Cafe - Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 1,700
Call Them | +91 12 4422 7444
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/DiGhent/

14. Woodbox Cafe

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Woodbox Cafe, sitting pretty in close vicinity of the DU campuses, is defo the most liked cafe by college folks and here’s why! This rustic cafe never fails to surprise us with filling platters and quirky dishes aside from being easy on the pockets too. Their Veg and Non-Veg Platters with beautifully coloured burgers and Fusion Fries have gained massive popularity. They also introduced us to sumptuous pizza jars. Clearly, these guys are high on innovation. Slurp on their freak shakes over that long-overdue gossip sesh with your bestie and have a memorable meal!

Where | Woodbox Cafe - GTB Nagar, Satya Niketan, Indirapuram & Other Outlets
Meal For Two | Rs 750
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/woodboxcafe/

14. Coast Cafe

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Amigos, you’ve got to check out this serene place in the lanes of our fave food hub, HKV. Looking o’er the parklands of Hauz Khas, Coast Cafe serves mouth-watering South Indian cuisine. That’s not all, you can order your share of Continental delicacies and dig right in. Sip on hot teas from their diverse beverage menu and have a whale of a time!

Where | Coast Cafe - 2nd & 3rd Floor, HKV
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Call Them | +91 11 4160 1717
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/coastcafeindia/

16. AMA Cafe

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In the narrow lanes of Majnu Ka Tila, AMA Cafe is defo one of the most highly recommended eateries. Popular for its luscious cheesecakes and crusty pizzas, this place will offer you a gorgeous spread. The European vibes here have been intricately infused with the spirit of Tibetan culture. While you’re headed here, do check out the colourful monastery right in the heart of MKT as well!

Where | AMA Cafe - House 6, New Colony, Majnu Ka Tila 
Meal For Two | Rs 550
Call Them | +91 11 6610 3668 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/AmaCafeMT/

17. Cafe Wink 

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With many cafes popping up in East Delhi, what sets this one apart is its modern furniture and eye-popping decor. If you’re looking for a quiet evening with your bae, this is the place to be. The drool-worthy food and their thick yummy shakes will make your taste buds ask for more. Their Kit Kat Shake and Brownie Shake are to die for, so go drop by for your share!

Where | Cafe Wink - Plot 9, Shreshtha Vihar, Anand Vihar
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Call Them | +91 8130 370 123 & +91 8130 470 123
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/winkme/

18. Roots - Cafe In The Park

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This pet-friendly cafe is located literally inside a park, giving the perf opportunity to you and your furry friends to enjoy the weather. They’ve got both indoor and outdoor seating and serving a variety of dishes to choose from, of both Indian and Western descent, this cafe has something in store for everyone like Moong Dal Chilla, Palak Patta Chaat, Pasta Mornay, Vegetable Biryani and more. Head to this spot for relaxed vibes and happy times with your gang!

Where | Roots - Cafe In The Park - Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon 
Meal For Two | Rs 750
Call Them | +91 9971 134 920
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/RootsCafeIndia/

19. Cafe Wanderlust

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This travel-themed cafe has a very relaxed vibe and offers a global menu & espresso drinks to quell all your hunger pangs and caffeine requirements. Explore the flavours of Bikaneri Dal Baati Churma and Patna’s Litti Chokha or maybe just take a swirl around their Tornado Potatoes! You can thank us later!

Where | Cafe Wanderlust - DLF Galleria, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 850
Call Them | +91 84 4794 4345 & +91 12 4411 3371
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafewanderlust/

20. The Hogwarts Cafe

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All you Potterheads, make your way to this themed cafe to experience the witchcraft and wizarding world of Harry Potter, Delhi-style. Chug down Butter Beer while devouring decadent dishes from their interesting menu like Essence Of Dittany (Red Velvet Shake), Felix Felicis (Rose Mint Mojito), Hogwarts Express Trolley Sundae and more. Get ready to lose your mind at this haven of your fave fantasy world!

Where | The Hogwarts Cafe - Sector 3, Rohini
Meal For Two | Rs 500
Call Them | +91 78 2705 1887
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hogwartscafe934/

21. Indian Coffee House

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Indian Coffee House is one of the oldest coffee places in the city. The old school ambience of the place and reasonably priced food makes it really popular among people of all ages. Sip on ah-mazing coffee and gorge on their simple yet comforting dishes like Egg Sandwich, Mutton Cutlet, French Toast, Paneer Pakora and more right here!

Where | Indian Coffee House - 2nd Floor, Mohan Singh Place, CP
Meal For Two | Rs 300
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2334 2994

22. Guftagu Cafe

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Want a break from the hurried lifestyle of the city? Spend your evenings at this dazzlingly lit cafe with comfy seating and lip-smacking food. Experience true serenity as you surround yourself with sounds of live music and a green, lively atmosphere. This place is a total value for money so heading over with your gang is a must!

Where | Guftagu Cafe - DLF Phase II, Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Call Them | +91 9310 022 110 & +91 9899 584 651
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Guftagucafe/

23. Sparrows At Home Bakery & Cafe

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Looking for healthy breakfast options with an energizing cup of caffeine-soaked brew? Then this cute place is where you need to be! The homely ambience and the simplicity of the place radiates cosy vibes. Munch on their sandwiches made with home-baked bread and a variety of parfaits for a soothing brunch to remember!

Where | Sparrows At Home Bakery & Cafe - KM-01, 1st Floor, Hajipur Market, Sector 104, Near Sector 110
Meal For Two | Rs 500
Call Them | +91 98 9962 0286
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/sparrowsathomebakery/

24. The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe

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This rooftop cafe is your one-stop destination to explore simple yet mouth-watering Bihari delicacies. Try their Maithili Thali which includes paneer and mushroom chunks in a creamy gravy served with spinach pooris. They also do gluten-free dishes, for those of you who are allergic. The quirky and relaxed interiors of the place make it totally Insta-worthy, so defo stop by for a bite!

Where | The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe - Chanakyapuri, Shahpur Jat & 32nd Avenue Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
Call Them | +91 11 4161 2048 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ThePotbelly/

25. Indus Flavour 

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Another one of the Hudson classics, Indus Flavor is one such cafe that’s been coming up lately for their quirky delights! Primarily, this cafe has been gaining immense popularity for their desi-style fondues; this includes a whiskey-doused Dal Makhani fondue, a Pav Bhaji fondue and many more . Other fusion delights like Kadak Rumali and some classic “Chindian” treats also adorn their repertoire. 

Where | Indus Flavour - 2510, Ground Floor, Kingsway Camp, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar
Meal For Two | Rs 900
Call Them | +91 11 4015 9911
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/indusflavour/

26. Altogether Experimental A.T.E

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This quaint little cafe is situated on the commercial streets of Saket’s Saidulajab and as the name suggests, A.T.E excels in all things quirky and chic! Of all the wonderful cafes in the area, this one truly stands out as a secluded eatery with interiors and a menu so gourmet and sophisticated that one would revisit the place time and again for a peaceful brunch with your loved ones. Their amazing array of desserts, coffee and hot chocolate are worth a try!

Where | Altogether Experimental A.T.E. - Plot 2, Khasra 264, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
Call Them | +91 9999 288 073
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/experienceate/?ref=page_internal

27. Fabcafe By The Lake 

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Situated in Delhi's latest trending hangout spot i.e Sunder Nursery, Fabcafe is an establishment of the brand Fabindia and this particular branch has lately been the talk of the town! The most attractive element of this cafe is the mesmerizing lakeside location, making it perfect for breakfast dates. The menu adds significantly to the experience with their healthy, yet lip-smacking renditions of good ol’ classics like Pao Bhaji, Samosas, Dosas and much more!

Where | Fabcafe By The Lake - Sunder Nursery, Delhi Heritage Park, Adjoining Humayun's Tomb, Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, Nizamuddin
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Call Them | +91 9310 689 857

28. Elma’s Brasserie 

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This Bakery in Lodhi Colony doubles up as a wholesome cafe that serves delectable breakfast options like pancake stacks, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and many more! Elma’s Brasserie is a perfect spot for grabbing some weekend breakfast with bae. Even if you pick out a slice of cake with a piping hot cup of their freshly brewed coffee, your palate would be satiated and grateful. 

Where | Elma’s Brasserie - 79 & 80, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Colony
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Call Them | +91 8527 061 132
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Elmasbakery/

29. Caffe Tonino

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Caffe Tonino has formed an archetype in the industry as the golden standard of Italian cafes. The refined and authentic Italian delicacies coupled with attractive decor and an irresistible bar menu makes this place a sought-after eatery for Delhiites. Besides your good old Pizza and Pasta, other Italian delights like Risotto, Salads and authentic Antipasti options makes your dining experience worthwhile.  

Where | Caffe Tonino - CP & Gurgaon
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Call Them | +91 8700 249 425 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/caffetonino/ 

30. Cafe Dori 

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Cafe Dori portrays a European-themed setting with an immensely attractive and sophisticated menu. This cafe serves light-on-the-heart grub to munch on with a glass of hot chocolate and also dishes out proper meals to enjoy for lunch and dinner. The decor is super-chic and one can even bring over their pets to enjoy the ambience themselves. 

Where | Cafe Dori - Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Road, SSN Marg, Chhatarpur
Meal For Two | Rs 1,600
Call Them | +91 8076 054 238
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafedorichhattarpur/

31. Jugmug Thela

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Saket’s Champa Gali can very much consider Jugmug Thela as their mascot, considering the aesthetically pleasing decor can be credited for putting this lane of Cafes on the map! Jugmug Thela brings about a quirky twist to the conventional cafe culture, with its forte lying in different kinds of Tea. The rustic ambience and an extensive menu will make you wanna come back for more!

Where | Jugmug Thela - Shed 4, Khasra 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Near Kuldeep House, Saket
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | +91 11 4182 8212
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/JugmugThela/ 

32. Blue Tokai Coffee 

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One might think of conventional favorites like Starbucks or CCD when it comes to coffee shops; but Blue Tokai as a brand has created a ripple effect in the industry with its delectable home-brewed coffee options. Blue Tokai coffee shops are known for their superlative quality of coffee beans, which can also be observed during its processing period at the roastery outlets. Retreat to one of their coffee shops for a work-session, a date or even a hangout sesh with your squad 

Where | Blue Tokai Coffee - Vasant Vihar, GK II, Champa Gali-Saket & Other Outlets
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/bluetokaicoffee/

So which of these legendary places are you dropping by now that the weather gods have decided to smile down on us?

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