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12 Awesome Places Around Town For That Long-Pending Lunch Date With Your Bestie

Dilli Glutton 18 July 2022


Chained to your desk for 8 hours a day with the lunch hour your only means of escape? Just want to snag a quick table at your favourite cafe, order up some yummy carbs-loaded grub and crib about your boss with your BFF? We're right there with ya! Here's a complete list of all the best places in the city where you can snatch a quick lunch date with your bestie, so read on! P.S. Some of these places might be closed, given the current scenario.

1. Romeo Lane

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This place is so aesthetic and Insta-worthy that we fell in love with it the moment we waltz in! With patio-style seating booths at the rooftop area, artificial trees, well-lit interiors and super colourful decor, what’s not to love? And how can we Delhiites ever say no to amazing food and cute interiors? Even the thought of missing out on their Cheese Platter, Paneer Tikka and Tandoori Veggie pizza and Chicken Alfredo Pasta will be a sin! 

Where | Romeo Lane - 13, 2nd Floor, Alipur Road, Civil Lines
Timings | 11 - 1 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,900 
Call Them | +91 7065 111 172
Check Out Their FB Page |

2. Nukkad Cafe & Bar

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Fairly recently revamped, the pretty well-known, student-fave Nukkad Cafe & Bar is ideal for having lunch with yo’ pals and catching up on that long-pending goss sesh! Their interiors are just like an authentic nukkad cafe with rustic but vibrant furniture, funky murals and an open-air backyard-type seating area as well. They also have quirky food options, so the deal is defo closed now! Their Palak Patta Chaat, Paneer Bhurji Momos and Masala Tikka Pizza, just cannot be missed out on. 

Where | Nukkad Cafe & Bar - C-23-24, SDA Market
Timings | 11:30 - 12:30 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Call Them | +91 11 4108 3311
Check Out Their FB Page |

3. Amour Bistro

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Located in Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, Amour Bistro is a wonderful option for a lunch date with your bestie. Adorned with soft & warm lighting, rustic decor and a beautiful setup, Amour Bistro is a place that guarantees peace & bliss. Their menu boasts of a wide array of delicious delicacies including Moroccan Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Halloumi Sandwich, Quiche Royale, Cinnamon Walnut Cake, Matcha Bubble Tea, and more!

Where | Amour Bistro - 10/48, Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, Chanakyapuri
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Timings | 8 AM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 9810 877 553
Check Out Their FB Page |

4. Cafè Lota

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Popularly raved about by all of Delhi, Cafe Lota lies hidden away in the confines of the sprawling Pragati Maidan enclosure. If you're hunting for the perfect, earthy cafe where you and your bestie can share those juicy little snippets of gossip or let off some steam, then this is it! We recommend you get there early and order up their Konkani Fish Curry, Sindhi Kadi, Aloo Tuk & Chawal, and you'll be left licking your fingers!

Where | Cafè Lota - Bhairo Marg, Pragati Maidan
Timings | 10 AM - 9 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Call Them | +91 7838 960 787
Check Out Their FB Page |

5. Caffe Tonino

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How about we tell you that just a little slice of Tuscany is present and thriving in our midst? Yup, we're talking about none other than the gorgeous and picturesque Caffe Tonino! Luscious and creamy Italian goes over perfectly with a side of steaming gossip, wouldn't you say? An open, airy space that welcomes leisurely conversation, you need to come by and sample their Pizza Con Prosciutto Di Parma e Rucola (mozzarella, parma ham and rocket leaves) and Grilled Chicken With Saffron Risotto *lusty sighs*!

Where | Caffe Tonino - CP & Gurgaon
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Call Them | +91 8527 974 888
Check out Their FB Page |

6.  Coast Cafe

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With massive French windows letting in floods of light and pretty, comfy couches adorning this cute cafe, we totally recommend this breezy place for your next mid-week lunch date with your bestie! With their scintillating range of juicy and tangy Summer Cocktail Popsicles (think Watermelon & Berry Margaritas) and a delicious spread of pastas including their Chunky Penne Arrabiata and Moroccan Grilled Fish, this place checks all our boxes for a heavenly lunch!

Where | Coast Cafe - H-2, 2nd & 3rd Floor, HKV
Timings | 12 Noon - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Call Them | +91 11 4160 1717
Check Out Their FB Page |

7. Di Ghent Cafe 

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Making waves as one of Delhi's foremost, authentic gourmet cafes, Di Ghent Cafe pretty much makes it to every true-blue gourmand's list of places to eat at. Prettily designed to emulate one of the countless enchanting trattoria-cum-cafes littering Europe, Di Ghent takes the cake when it comes to yummy food and a snug ambience. We're particularly in love with their Klokke Roeland Salad (smoked salmon and green apples) and Drongen (bacon-wrapped chicken omg!). Plus, they've also got amazing Crepes, so you gotta check that out too! 

Where | Di Ghent Cafe - Cross Point, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Timings | 8 AM - 10 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,700
Call Them | +91 1244 227 444
Check Out Their FB Page |

8.The Potbelly Bihari Kitchen

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Dilli's very own much-loved Bihari cafe and Shahpur Jat's resident foodie gem, we're lovin' The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe! Ribboned throughout with huge windows illuminating the cutesy vibe of the place, this one is our absolute favourite for a quick, delicious lunch surrounded by trees and being regaled with a gentle breeze. We're mighty impressed with their awesome grub spread too - come try their Pakora Basket, Dhamaka Maggi (omg!), Litti Chokha (of course) and Keema Ghoogni!

Where | The Potbelly Bihari Kitchen - Shahpur Jat, Chanakyapuri & 32nd Avenue|
Timings | 11 AM - 10:30 PM
Meal For Two |  Rs 1,000
Call Them |  +91 11 4161 2048
Check Out Their FB Page |

9. Carnatic Cafe

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An all-vegetarian foodie paradise that'll make you forget all about those meaty carnivorous delights, Carnatic Cafe is our top pick for a satisfying BFF lunch date! Feeding ravenous Delhiites the freshest and yummiest South Indian fare you could get, we're particularly itching to try their signature Malleswaram 18th Cross Dosa, Paddu, Benne Khali and Ragi Roti Folk Meal, amongst loads more delicacies on their menu. Come on over, you'll love the place!

Where | Carnatic Cafe - Lodhi Road, GK II, Gurgaon & Other Outlets 
Timings | 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM 
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | +91 9667 180 766
Check Out Their FB Page |

10. Rose Cafe

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A pretty, quaint cafe hidden away on the fringes of Saket, Rose Cafe has definitely arrived! With superb food, charming ambience and a beautiful outdoor patio, Rose Cafe is our favourite go-to place for a relaxed lunch. Pretty much everything off their menu is amazingly delicious, but if you're headed there with a friend for lunch, we recommend their Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Mint Lemonade Infused With Kaffir Lime Leaves and Spicy Meatball Pizza! Headed there already? We thought so!

Where | Rose Cafe - 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Timings | 12 Noon - 9 PM 
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Call Them | +91 9810 088 762
Check Out Their FB Page |

11. Smoke House Deli

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Open, breezy and splendidly done-up in shades of off-white and soothing beige, Smoke House Deli is basically one of our all-time favourites when we're craving some good, heavenly grub to soothe our soul! Arguably one of the best eateries in Delhi, we particularly relish their Grilled Prawn Sambal Skewers, Smoked Chicken & Oregano Burger and Roast Chicken & Mushroom Pizza. Oh, and don't forget to try their amazing, fruit-infused lemonades!

Where | Smoke House Deli - Khan Market, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj & Other Outlets|
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Call Them | +91 7838 890 142
Check Out Their FB Page |

12. Sodabottleopenerwala

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The most famous Iranian cafe in town, Sodabottleopenerwala continues to delight and amaze Delhiites every single time! With quaint interiors and a cutesy little train chugging its way throughout the cafe, this place has firmly won us over. Known for their cute outdoor seating and scrumptious desserts, this place is also numero uno when it comes to lunch! Go try their Berry Pulao, Bohri Keema Pav, Goan Fish Curry and delicious Naan Khatai - you'll polish off every last morsel!

Where | Sodabottleopenerwala - Khan Market, DLF Mall of India & DLF Cyber City
Timings | 12 Noon - 10:30 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Call Them | +91 9810 877 701
Check Out Their FB Page |

Call up your BFF and head over for that much-awaited goss sesh!