Delhi has a great number of cafes to hang out. Some are hidden inside laneways, some are nestled in shopping malls and others are located in the buzzing neighborhoods. At the best establishments, expect high-quality chai and coffee, delicious and latest-in gastronomical delights, and bright airy spaces complete with a friendly vibe. Whether you’re chasing a pre-work pick-me-up, craving for an afternoon tea or looking for perfect brunch with mates, the city’s cafes will please all cravings and tastes. Here’s our handpicked selection of some of the best cafes in Delhi, India, where you can sit back, relax or simply work.
1. AMA Cafe
Mornings are our favourite at the Café. So peaceful! Open all days - 7 AM onwards.Posted by AMA Cafe on Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Located in the lively Tibetan colony called Majnu-Ka-Tila, the AMA Cafe is known for its delicious desserts, wholesome breakfast, and above all, great atmosphere replete with retrograde music and traditional Tibetan decor. Don’t miss their Himalayan breakfast that includes freshly baked Tibetan bread or try the scrambled egg on toast, which is an English breakfast staple. Pair it up with a cappuccino and end your meal with a Banoffee Pie or Tiramisu. There are only a few tables, but the food and ambiance are worth the wait.
Address: New Camp, Street Number 6, New Aruna Colony, Majnu-ka-tilla, New Aruna Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110054
Website: AMA Cafe
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
2. Cafe Pluck
Cafe Pluck is ideal if you’re looking for a modern and stylish coffee-friendly hideout in Delhi. It has its own in-house coffee roaster and offers 15 types of coffees from all over the world, including the in-house Arabica coffee blend. What’s more? The cafe hosts events around coffee making. So, if you wish to learn the art of coffee making, this is the place for you. This is also one of the neighborhood’s top brunch spot, with a mix of Indian, Asian and Continental offerings. The location of the joint isn’t so bad, either. Ideally situated in the lower ground floor of Hotel Pullman, it is just a seven-minute drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Address: Asset No 02 GMR Hospitality District IGI Airport New Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Website: Cafe Pluck
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
3. Cafe Lota
Repost from @thegadaboutgourmand using @RepostRegramApp - Ragi Vada Pao— Steamed millet pao stuffed with spice potato...Posted by Café Lota on Sunday, 7 October 2018
Located inside the National Crafts Museum, Cafe Lota is the place where you can get a glimpse into the country’s handicrafts as you munch on Indian food and sip your coffee or tea. The village theme of the museum translates to its decor, and the menu is filled with regional Indian dishes replete with a unique contemporary flavor. From Odisha’s prawn and Bombay-inspired dishes like ‘keema parantha’ and 'egg bhurji’ to artisanal tea and coffee from the south, you’ll find an incredibly diverse food and beverages on the menu.
Address: Gate No. 2, National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Website: Cafe Lota
Opening hours: Mon: 12pm - 9:30pm; Tue - Sun: 8am - 9:30pm
You might be interested in these Airbnbs!
4. Big Chill Cafe
The Big Chill Cafe, a retro-chic establishment, hovers somewhere between a neighborhood hangout and a happening spot for a hip, young Italian-inspired fast food-loving crowd. Comfy seating and bright yellow walls replete with vintage movie posters add up to a cozy place for lunch with friends or family, or solo munching on some of the area’s best pasta dishes. The chicken pasta with Piri Piri Sauce and the Penne Pasta Primavera are particularly worthy of attention. There’s also plenty of sweet treats on the menu that are equally on point. The must-try include the citrus-infused brownies, mud pie and cheesecake.
Big Chill Cafe
Address: 35, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Website: Big Chill Cafe
Opening hours: 12pm - 11:30pm (daily)
5. Triveni Terrace Cafe
Regrann from @foodtrailsandfriendship - Work hard and brunch harder!! . . Poha and jaljeera from @triveniterracecafe...Posted by Triveni Terrace Café on Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Triveni Terrace Cafe has two things that make it a great spot - a top-notch menu filled with Indian snacks, thalis and curries, and a plant-filled terrace on which to enjoy it. It is located next to the National School of Drama and is often frequented by young artists, actors, and playwrights. Be sure to try its palak chaat (spinach fritters with spiced yogurt) along with French-press coffee.
Triveni Terrace Cafe
Address: 205, Tansen Marg, Opp. FICCI Auditorium, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Website: Triveni Terrace Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun:12pm - 9pm
6. Blue Tokai Coffee | Saidulajab
Blue Tokai Coffee takes pride in roasting the freshest quality coffee beans in-house every day. They specialize in Arabica coffee, cold brew, pour overs and French roast. Try the crowd-favorite Chili Cinnamon Mocha or the cortado, a double shot of espresso with textured milk for an indulgent treat. The menu also includes savories like a grilled sandwich and no leaf salad and sweets like pancakes and crusty croissants, to go along with your choice of coffee. Basically, anything and everything you could combine joe with, you will find it at Blue Tokai Coffee.
Blue Tokai Coffee | Saidulajab
Address: Khasra No. 258, Lane Number 3, Saidulajab, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Website: Blue Tokai Coffee
Opening hours: 7:30am - 10pm (daily)
7. Rose Cafe
An oasis of calm in the lively neighborhood of Saket, the Rose Cafe is a fabulous under-the-radar pitstop for delicious and pretty-looking sweet treats, comfort food and all-day breakfast. Do try their Bolognese melts, mini tarts, vegan shepherd’s pie, and espresso cake. The food goes down equally well the cafe’s beverage menu that includes iced coffee, iced herbal teas, and milkshakes. Its quaint Victorian-style interior is bedecked with pastel blue and pinks walls and distressed wood furniture.
Address: 264, Westend Marg, Butterfly Park, Saiyad Ul Ajaib Extension, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Website: Rose Cafe
Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)
8. Summer House Cafe
Located near the hip Hauz Khas Village, the Summer House Cafe is both a cafe and bar. Step in to enjoy the live music spanning from the classics to the present, and join the crowd of locals sipping cocktails with friends or enjoying a chilled beer after work. The atmosphere is accentuated with wooden decor and spacious seating areas, both outdoors and in. The cafe steps up big time with an extensive food menu that complements the great cocktails. You’ll find Italian, Chinese, Continental and American comfort food on the menu.
Summer House Cafe
Address: 1st Aurobindo Place Market, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Website: Summer House Cafe
Opening hours: 12pm - 12:30am (daily)
Nestled in the Anand Lok Shopping Center, on weekdays, weekends and evenings, Diggin Cafe is buzzing with college-going crowd. The cafe has a brick-walled interior complete with posters and quirky furnishing, and there’s also a leafy terrace with the comfy seating arrangement. On the menu, you’ll find continental and Italian fare along with a varied selection of shakes and coffees.
Address: No.1 & 2 Anand Lok Shopping Centre Opp Gargi College, Anand Lok, New Delhi, Delhi 110049
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 11pm
10. Kunzum Travel Cafe
Seeking a venue for your events? Come to Kunzum Travel Cafe in Hauz Khas Village / Gurgaon.Posted by Kunzum Travel Café on Sunday, 22 September 2019
As the title suggests, Kunzum Travel Cafe is a travel-themed cafe where travelers and artists congregate and exchange travel stories with each other. The menu includes coffee, tea, and cookies, and the best part is you can pay whatever you want for your drinks and snacks. Art workshops, live music and poetry reading sessions are also held here regularly.
Kunzum Travel Cafe
Address: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Website: Kunzum Travel Cafe
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 7:30pm (closed on Mon)
Cafes are the nerve centers of Delhi. They are the perfect place where you can get some serious work done, or meet up with your friends or clients, or simply watch the world go by. Check out our above list of the best cafes in Delhi, India.
Get Trip101 in your inbox