Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India as it is often dubbed, is one of the most liveable cities in India. It has also developed itself as one of the tourist hotspots. From museums and art galleries to amusement parks, gardens, religious sanctuaries and shopping centres, there is a lot to explore here. Want to take a breather and rest your weary feet? Cafes are the way to go. There are excellent cafes dotted along virtually every street - and they not only serve tasty coffee but also delicious food that is sure to keep your appetite and energy levels high. Here’s a rundown of the best cafes in Bangalore, India from modern and bright spaces to laid-back haunts.
1. Matteo Coffea
Set in the bustling Church Street area, Matteo Coffea is a welcoming establishment that attracts a diverse crowd of tourists and locals alike. The main draw is, of course, the different varieties of freshly brewed coffee. And, to balance out the caffeine, there’s also a great selection of light bites on the menu, such as wraps, burgers, sandwiches and baked items like muffins, donuts and croissants. Visitors can sit indoors if they want privacy, or outdoors to bask in Bangalore’s warm sunlight.
Address: 2, Church Street, MG ROad, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Website: Matteo Coffea
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9:30am - 10:45pm
2. Dyu Art Cafe
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The Dyu Art Cafe is more than just a great spot to get your caffeine fix. It is a mini-hub for art enthusiasts. There is a beautiful display of artwork by local and international artists, which is pleasing to the eye and perfect for an Instagram post. They also have shelves stacked with books to read, so bibliophiles rejoice! Matching the whole ambience, you can relish a hearty meal. The menu is filled with breakfast dishes, salads, toasts, burgers, pizzas, sweet treats, and a wide variety of hot and cold drinks that serves as a perfect accompaniment.
Dyu Art Cafe
Address: No 23, KHB MIG Colony, Old 5th Block, Koramangala Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 10am - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm
3. Om Made Cafe
Located in the buzzing Koramangala, Om Made Cafe is an alfresco establishment with a glorious view of the area and the sunset. The cafe serves a wide selection of healthy and delicious light meals along with natural juices and smoothies. Have a go at their eggs benedict, croque-monsieur (grilled cheese and ham sandwich) or garam flatbread (spicy pizza). It also has a great list of wines and cocktails for those looking to indulge.
Om Made Cafe
Address: No. 136, Evergreen PARC, Rooftop, 1st Cross Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
Website: Om Made Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 12pm -11pm
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4. Cafe Noir
This cosy cafe is located inside the UB City Mall, which is home to many quality restaurants and cafes. But Cafe Noir still manages to stick out. This is because of its calm ambience and mouth-watering French fare on offer. The menu includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian quiches, wraps, burgers, salads and soups. It also has a small bakery, which produces French pastries and cakes that are appealing to both the eyes and the taste buds. Be sure to try Le Fraisier (classic French cake with strawberries). You can pair it up with a refreshing cup of joe, or order a mocktail if you don’t fancy a hot drink. The semi-open seating area adds to the cafe’s laid-back ambience.
Address: UB City, Unit No 206, The Collection, No 24, Vittal Mallya Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Website: Cafe Noir
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 10:30am - 11pm
5. The Hole In The Wall Cafe
The Hole In The Wall Cafe is one of the most popular morning spots that serves a range of breakfast treats all-day long. Omelettes, burgers, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, and breakfast platters of spreads, sausages and baked beans clog the menu. Wash that down with a refreshing cup of coffee or a freshly squeezed juice.
The Hole In The Wall Cafe
Address: Door No 4, 8th Main Rd, 4th Block, Koramangala 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047
Website: The Hole In The Wall Cafe
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 8:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 4pm
6. Glen's Bakehouse
When a craving strikes for bite-sized cupcakes, head to Glen’s Bakehouse. This casual and airy locale, complete with a small patio area, comfortable wooden chairs and a garden, serves a hearty menu. Include a range of sweet and savoury options, from pancakes and cupcakes to egg and chicken dishes, salads, soups, pasta and sandwiches, the menu has something for everyone. Paired with a smoothie, coffee or tea, a meal here couldn’t get any better. Do not leave without trying the red velvet, caramel and banana cupcakes that cost just 10 INR (0.14 USD) each.
Address: 297, 100 Feet Rd, Near Toit Pub, Indira Nagar II Stage, Stage 1, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Website: Glen’s Bakehouse
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9am - 12am
7. Cafe Thulp
This snug little cafe is one of the best places in the city to grab a tasty burger. Their beef burgers, fried chicken burgers and veggie burgers are the most popular picks from the menu. It also offers sandwiches, pasta, fries, waffles and other comfort food. Add to that the quirky interior replete with cartoons, and Cafe Thulp becomes a spot that you can’t help but fall instantly in love with.
Address: No. 998, 1st Main, 1st Block, Near Wipro Park, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 12:30pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
8. Bistro Claytopia
Bistro Claytopia is a brightly lit decorated cafe - every corner is bedecked with quirky pieces, including clay pots, statues, mugs, paintings and ornaments that offers an explosion of colour. In fact, visitors are allowed to paint the ceramics while sipping energizing coffee and chowing down on their delicious selection of Italian, American and Indian fare. Be sure to try the chicken burger and Heavenly Rolls breakfast platter.
Address: 11, 80 Feet Main Road, SBI Colony, Koramangala 3rd Block, Near Wipro Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 11am - 11pm
9. Cafe Max
Set on the top floor of the Goethe Institute in Indiranagar, Cafe Max is a light, airy space with simple yet cosy decor. Coming to the food, the menu is packed with European dishes that will satiate the palate of vegetarian and meat-eaters alike. A real hit is the chicken schnitzel, as well as veg Greek salad and quiche Lorraine, which is a savoury dish made with bacon, cheese, egg and cream.
Address: Max Mueller Bhawan, 716, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Rd, Defence Colony, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 12am
10. Indian Coffee House
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If you happen to be a South Indian filter coffee lover, then Indian Coffee House should be your first port of call in Bangalore. This place is always buzzing as people from all walks of life come here, relax and chat over a cup of filter coffee. The menu also includes omelettes, sandwiches and South Indian dishes to go with your joe.
Indian Coffee House
Address: No-19, Ground floor, Unit No. 37-38, Brigade Garden, Church Street Behind Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 8am - 9pm
Bangalore: A cafe lovers' paradise
Whether you’re looking to get your caffeine fix, a bite to eat or simply want to sit back and relax, the cafes in Bangalore offer it all.
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