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12 Of The Best DU Food Joints Around North & South Campus That You've Gotta Visit Once

Done with your college admissions? Finally got into the college you wanted (or any college, really)? It’s time to get acquainted with DU and the campus you’ll be lazing around in for the next three years. Read on to get the scoop on the absolute yummiest food joints you need to visit! 

South Campus:

1. Shake Eat Up

An absolute hit amongst the DU crowd, Shake Eat Up is popular for serving out overloaded dishes that not only taste scrumptious but look amazing as well (yes, let’s go Insta folks!). A quirky cafe with rustic interiors, you’ve got to try their Barrrraaahhh Platter, the Shrimp Fondue and the Waffle Bomb.

Where | Shake Eat Up - Shop 297, Benito Juarez Marg, Satya Niketan
Timings | 11 AM- 11 PM
Call Them | +91 7988 166 369
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/shakeeatup16/

2. Big Yellow Door

Just about every student of Delhi University has been to the beloved 'BYD', and ever since it opened its doors in the South Campus area of Satya Niketan, they’ve got long lines of students just waiting to get in! Do try their Cheese Bomb Burger, Baked Nachos, Chicken Wings and White Sauce Pasta. 

Where | H 8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satya Niketan & H 8 B, Near GTB Nagar Metro Station, Opposite Hudson Lane's NDPL Office
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 7042 294 297+91 7042 294 298
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/BigYellowDoor/

3. Cafe Diaries

Picture Credits: Aditya Chhillar

A very Instagrammable cafe which is also a popular hangout place in South Campus, Cafe Diaries has a warm ambience. The board games & novels add up to the coolness of this cafe. Did we mention they specialize in dishes overloaded with cheese? Try out the Chicken Club Sandwich & Cheesy Fries for the ultimate cheese-full experience.

Where | Cafe Diaries - House 10, 1st Floor, Satya Niketan
Timings | 11 AM- 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9999 136 258 & +91 9999 963 637
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafediariessatyaniketan/

4. Echoes Satya Niketan

Picture Credits: Aditi Chawla

A perfect place for chilling with your squad that is super easy on the pockets! From American to Chinese, North Indian to Continental, this cafe has a wide menu for the varied taste buds. It’s run by differently-abled staff members, thus contributing to a good social cause giving you all the more reasons to not skip it.  We recommend the Behl Breakfast Tray, the Serial Killer Burger, & the Cadbury Premium Shake.

Where | Echoes - 17, 1st Floor, Opposite Sri Venkateshwara College, Satya Niketan
Timings | 11:30 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9999 258 597
Meal For Two | Rs 750
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/echoessatyaniketan

5. Waffle O’ Clock

A waffle cafe with intricate, Parisian interiors, Waffle O’ Clock is famous for its Black Out Waffle, that is loaded with charcoal ice cream, black chocolate & sprinkles (Yum!). Trust Waffle O’ Clock to satiate all your sweet cravings, from waffles to shakes and decadent sweet dishes.

Where | Waffle O’ Clock - Shop 3, Ground Floor, Building 37, Satya Niketan
Timings | 11 AM- 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9910 545 322 & +91 9999 008 348
Meal For Two | Rs 300
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/pg/waffleoclock/posts/

6. The Construction Co. Cafe

Picture Credits: Sayed Samim

An industrial looking cafe based in South Delhi, The Construction Co. has very photogenic interiors. The rawness of the interiors rather makes this cafe different from the rest. Slurp on their oh-so-famous Thickshakes, the Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and you’re sorted for the day!

Where | The Construction Co. Cafe - 6, Ground Floor, Satya Niketan, Satya Niketan
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9953 747 444
Meal For Two | Rs 700 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/tccdel/

North Campus:

1. Ricos

An illuminated seating area with a super chilled vibe, DU folks, head to this LIT cafe after the tedious lectures. The interior is adorned with faux plants, and we love the welcoming ambience here! They dish out scrummy dishes like Shrimp Pizza, Maple Bourbon Pancake and Greek Yogurt Croquettes among other options. Visit this cutesy cafe with your squad ASAP.

Where | Ricos - Kamla Nagar & Hudson LAne
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM 
Call Them | +91 11 6610 3821
Meal For Two | Rs 900 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/RicosIndia/

 2. Cantino

Why wait for the weekend to arrive when you can binge on the yummy cocktails & mouth-watering dishes all week long? Feast on Chicken Burra Tikka, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza and the delicious Chicken Dim Sum Basket amongst TONS of delicacies. Also, there’s soulful live music going on all day, so drop by here with your squad!

Where | Cantino - Shop 5, DDA Complex, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar
Timings | 12 Noon - 11:45 PM
Call Them | +91 11 4019 4479
Meal For Two | Rs 850
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cantinodelhi/

3.  PhoneBooth Reloaded

Picture Credits: Nikhil Blogger

A cafe that looks like the famous red phone booths of London, PhoneBooth Reloaded has super artsy interiors. The Phulka Tacos menu is a must-try along with Mad Meat Thin Crust Pizza, Pork Vindaloo and English Fish & Chips (what’s a trip to London without some Fish & Chips, guys?). Slurp down the Sex On The Beach and you’ll be thanking us later!

Where | PhoneBooth Reloaded - G 14 B, Ground Floor, Vijay Nagar, Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar
Timings | 11 AM - 11:30 PM
Call Them | +91 11 4987 8345+91 11 4144 4120
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/PhoneBoothReloaded/

4. Sambookas

Picture Credits: infinite_anant

Sambookas, the name reminds us of Goan party nights. Walls covered in quirky graffiti, wooden interiors, and planters, this cafe is giving us homey feels! Do check out their Steak menu for a meaty experience. Also, try the Cheesy Spinach & Mushroom Crepe which is generously made with butter. Head on here & check out this cafe!

Where | Sambookas - Shop 6&7, Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 8383 092 639 & +91 11 4944 6630
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/sambookascafe/

5. Central Perk

A ‘Friends’-themed cafe, Central Perk offers a quirky backdrop for your Insta posts! For starters, you could try the Chandler’s Traditional Holiday Feast, the Joey Special Pizza, slurp on the Red City Mocktail, or if you’re looking for a hardcore drink, try the Jim Beam, you ain’t gonna regret any of it, folks!

Where | Central Perk- 2510, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9654 222 988 & +91 9650 335 813
Meal For Two | Rs 750
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/centralperk.delhi/

6. Xero Degrees

Picture Credits: Shashwat Chaturvedi

A warm cafe with a pretty ceiling, Xero Degrees is a popular cafe in the North Campus. A pocket-friendly place where you can grab scrummy (very Insta-worthy) dishes with your gang or bae. You guys need to try out the Cheese Burst Veg Pizza In A Jar, the Gourmet Banoffee Waffle, and the Brownie Hazelnut Premium Shake, and your tummies are going to be very happy!

Where | Xero Degrees - G-18B, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar
Timings | 12:30 - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 6610 3633
Meal For Two | Rs 750
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/xerodegreesco/

So there you go folks, this is your go-to guide for affordable and delicious snacks in and around North & South Campus! Happy snacking!