Best Cafes In Delhi, India

Best Cafes In Delhi, India
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Janvi Sinha
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Janvi Sinha

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.

AMA Cafe

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)

Tip from Trip101 local expert

AMA Cafe

AMA Cafe is located in the popular Majnu-ka-tilla area of New Delhi and serves a delicious variety of pancakes and coffee. You can explore their breakfast menu and devour appetising burgers and doughnuts. 

The café is located in a Tibetan market area filled with local stalls selling mouth-watering laphings and budget-friendly clothes. Also, there's a Tibetan Monastery that you can check out.

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2. Cafe Pluck

Posted by Pluck on Monday, 3 July 2017

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.

Café Pluck

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

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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.

Cafe Lota

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

4. Big Chill Cafe

Mud pie cake
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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

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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

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Tucked away in the heart of Delhi lies Majnu Ka Tila, a settlement that offers a delightful mix of culture, food, and trade. To get there hop off at the Vidhan Sabha metro station, on the Yellow Line. A quick 10-minute ride in an auto rickshaw or e-rickshaw, for just 10 or 20 INR (0.12 - 0.24 USD) on a sharing basis will take you straight to its streets.

Once you arrive your taste buds are in for a treat! One eatery that stands out is THACK THAKALI THE NEPALI KITCHEN. Its cozy atmosphere and delectable breakfast options, and thalis make it a must-visit spot. If you're interested in immersing yourself in traditions don't miss the monastery—a serene oasis amidst the city chaos. The rhythmic chants and stunning architecture provide a glimpse into their culture.

6. Blue Tokai Coffee | Saidulajab

Posted by Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters on Monday, 29 July 2019

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

Posted by Rose Cafe on Friday, 27 January 2017

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.

Rose Cafe

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

Posted by Summer House Cafe Delhi on Wednesday, 25 September 2019

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)

9. Diggin

Posted by Diggin on Monday, 9 September 2019

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

Website: Diggin

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 11pm

Tip from Trip101 local expert

Diggin is a pretty chill spot where you can enjoy delectable Italian food and refreshing drinks amidst a lovely ambience. The best thing about this café is that it's pet friendly so feel free to take your fur babies along. Do try their Rosemary Fettuccini and Spaghetti Bolognese for an awesome gastronomical experience. 

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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)

Go cafe-hopping

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.

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