10 Best Cafes You Must Try In Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Malavika
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‘Dilliwalas’ (the people of Delhi), and even those visiting the Indian capital city of Delhi, swear by Connaught Place, a.k.a. CP - the heart of the city and its central hub for everything delicious and decadent. While it earlier used to be a place for office-goers to relax post-work, today CP also brims with a host of cafes and eateries which offer a whole gamut of cuisines and an eating experience like no other. Almost every other week, there’s a new cafe to catch your attention, leaving you spoilt for choice. So, here are the 10 best cafes you must try in Connaught Place, New Delhi.

1. Caffe Tonino

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A heavenly slice of Tuscany in the heart of Delhi is Caffe Tonino, housed in a gorgeous Tuscan villa and serving up some delectable Italian cuisine. Vintage elements such as soft, yellow lights, retro posters, flower pots and black-and-white photographs dot the cafe, making it a perfect place for a date. Choose from different kinds of ravioli, fresh salads, pizzas, bruschetta, bread, with must-try items being peri-peri chicken, coffee, waffles, and pizza. End your meal with a delectable dessert like cheesecake or tiramisu.

Caffe Tonino

Address: No 9, H Block, Plaza Cinema Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110033

Website: Caffe Tonino

Opening hours: 8:30am - 12am (daily)

2. Farzi Cafe

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Think fine dining minus the kitsch and ostentatiousness - that’s Farzi Cafe for you. One of CP’s best open-air cafes, Farzi shines with an old-world Parsi Indian feel, complete with open windows for an indoor-outdoor setting. The cafe features an interesting mix of Indian and international food menu with a unique spin. Begin your meal by cleansing your palate with spiced sweet yoghurt spheres, before hopping on to unique, fusion dishes with a twist of molecular gastronomy - think cocktail samosa, paneer makhani, keema paratha, ras malai with carrot cream, and more. They have live music gigs, too.

Farzi Cafe

Address: E- 38/39, First Floor, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Farzi Cafe

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

3. Chaayos

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If you are a lover of everything ‘chai’, then Chaayos is probably a place you aren’t going to ever leave. One of CP’s most popular cafes, Chaayos serves an endless variety of teas, such as pahadi, sulemani nimbu, shahi, kulhad, desi, iced, and much more. You can even dig into their plethora of desserts, shakes, lemonades, coffees, and snacks as well. Do try out the pahadi, kulhad, and shahi chais, chicken pizza paratha, Sicilian chicken, mint lemonade, and chocolate cake at this amazing Indian tea-room.

Chaayos

Address: F-14/15, Mezzanine, 1st Floor, F Block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Website: Chaayos

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

4. Cha Bar

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The aroma of fresh tea and the old-world smell of the pages of books made for a heady combination at Cha Bar, a slice of heaven for books and tea lovers in the heart of CP. Part of the Oxford bookstore, Cha Bar features a plethora of options for teas such as Assamese, Darjeeling, Nilgiri, and even organic, Ayurvedic, and herbal. If that wasn’t enough, they also stock a huge variety of books for patrons to pick and choose from. Plop down in one of the comfy seats, snack on house favourites such as pesto pasta, gulab jamun cheesecake, tiramisu, etc., while sipping on hot tea and read to your heart’s content.

Cha Bar

Address: N-81, Barakhamba Rd, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Cha Bar

Opening hours: 9:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

5. The Chai Story

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The bijou, cosy, and cutesy Chai Story in CP is all about mouth-watering delicacies and some delicious tea. With classy, unshowy interiors, The Chai Story indulges in tea therapy by serving some amazing teas such as cutting chai, kulhad chai, etc., as well as some signature, much-loved dishes such as nachos bhel, peri peri Maggi, pink sauce pasta, fries, pizzas, and more. While you’re waiting to dig into this delicious food, engage in a game of UNO at the table.

The Chai Story

Address: N-33/8, middle circle Block N, Middle Cir, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: The Chai Story

Opening hours: 9:30am - 10:30pm (daily)

6. United Coffee House

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If you’re looking for a cafe with a good dose of old-world grandeur, then the 80-years-plus United Coffee House is where you need to head to. Offering a regal dining experience, United Coffee House takes you back in time with its vintage decor, warm ambience, and the diverse menu that features Mediterranean, North Indian, South Indian and Asian food. Dig into their chilli chicken, risotto, dal makhani, bharwan khumb ke soole, navratan korma, pithore, and more, while sipping on some delicious shakes. Be prepared to stand in long queues to get into this venerable foodie haven.

United Coffee House

Address: E-15, Rajiv Chowk, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: United Coffee House

Opening hours: 9:30am - 11:30pm (daily)

7. Coffee Home

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The simple, old-world Coffee Home is one of Delhi’s oldest coffee shops and a venerable institution at that. Vintage, non-showy interiors perfectly complement the large, green backyard, complete with lots of trees and benches, thus making for a one-of-a-kind seating. We recommend ordering filter coffee, which is a speciality here, and do try one of its delicious South Indian food offerings such as upma, dosas, uttapam, vadas, etc. What’s more, they even serve other food items, such as cutlets and noodles, as well.

Coffee Home

Address: 262, BK Singh Marg, Raja Bazar Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Coffee Home

Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)

8. Open House Cafe

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One of CP’s more eclectic cafes is the Open House, a classic, modern cafe with an equally eclectic, gastronomical menu featuring everything from North Indian delights to Pan Asian and Cantonese fare. Featuring foot-tapping music that makes its vibe very hard to turn away from, Open House Cafe boasts of a gorgeous view of Central Delhi and even has a live sushi counter. Must-try dishes include the chilli chicken, spring roll, pizzas, shakes, peri-peri fries and chicken, and honey chilli potato, among others. The cafe also has an extensive list of cocktails and beverages to complement your dishes perfectly.

Open House Cafe

Address: C Block, C 37, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Open House Cafe

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

9. Warehouse Cafe

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Easily one of CP’s best cafes, Warehouse Cafe is where you go when you need a vibrant atmosphere. It features perfect, mellow lighting, amazing decor, low couches, and a long bar. Alcohol lovers will love the wide spectrum of cocktails, spirits, wines, and other beverages that Warehouse Cafe serves (try the whiskey sour!), while its food menu includes contemporary Asian and Indian cuisine favourites such as grilled fish, murgh tikka, peri-peri chicken, pasta, chicken fajitas, pepperoni pizza, and paneer 65.

Warehouse Cafe

Address: D 19/ 20, D Block, Inner Circle, Near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate No. 3, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001

Website: Warehouse Cafe

Opening hours: 11am - 12:30am (daily)

10. Cafe Delhi Heights

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One of CP’s best immigrant cafes, Cafe Delhi Heights is known for its eclectic yet classy vibe and ambience. The cafe is perhaps most known for its diverse menu, which includes Asian, continental and modern Indian dishes. Some of the favorites include rogan josh, tandoori lamb chops, Rajasthani lal maas, ratatouille, Delhi burger, Indonesian lamb rendang, butter chicken, paani puri, and more. Wash it all down with a banta (carbonated lemon soda) or a ginger lemonade.

Cafe Delhi Heights

Address: 68/1, Janpath, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Cafe Delhi Heights

Opening hours: 10:30am - 12am (daily)

Captivating cafes in Connaught Place

View of Connaught Place at Night
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Modern, vintage, eclectic - the cafes in Connaught Place are all these, and everything in between. Whether it is a large group you want to hang out and have dinner with, or a cosy date you want to whisk someone away on, the cafes in Connaught Place never disappoint. Choose from these 10 best cafes you must try in Connaught Place, New Delhi and have a wonderful time.

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