Release the inner food adventurer and explore the unique flavors of India complemented by a wide array of spices and condiments that shows how diverse their multi-ethnic culture is. As colorful as their Bollywood films and daily dramatic sagas, themed cafes have mushroomed all over the nation’s capital that has a distinct atmosphere and offers a unique place not just to eat and drink but also to hang out with friends. Whether you’ve just set foot in ‘The City of Rallies’ or looking for the last hurrah before flying out, make sure to spend time visiting one or some of the themed cafes in Delhi, India, that will not only feed your body but will nourish your Instagram feeds too.
1. Kunzum Travel Cafe
Make your way to this cozy and quiet cafe amidst the hustle and bustle of Delhi highlighted with simple decor, pin boards, and bookshelves packed with everything related to the world of travel. Chill or hang out with your travel buddies as you sip a cup of coffee or tea with delicious cookies. Relax on an Indian-style seating with a well-crafted wooden block acting as a coffee tabletop. Exchange travel stories or update your itinerary while drawing inspiration from the travel books in the library and don’t forget to post a travelogue to help others build their travel goals.
Kunzum Travel Cafe
Address: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110 016, India
Website: Kunzum Travel Cafe
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 7:30pm (closed on Mon)
2. Odeon Social
Have a nostalgic dining experience in this themed cafe that will certainly make you miss your school days. Conveniently located, close to Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, enjoy the quirky classroom setting complete with a manual typewriter, an old landline black telephone, a principal desk, and bookshelves. Enjoy the classic ambiance as the staff wearing uniforms take your orders. Indulge in their delectable fares like the butter chicken biryani, cheese croquette, and Thali (platter) options. Wash down your food with a fantastic cocktail such as the Long Island Iced Tea or a glass of Indian wine accompanied by good music. That will surely complete your dining experience.
Address: First Odeon Building, 23, Radial Rd 5, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Website: Odeon Social
Opening hours: 11am - 12:30am (daily)
3. Cafe Dalal Street
Play while having drinks at this cafe with a stock exchange theme where the prices of the drinks keep on fluctuating depending upon the demand of the drink. Enjoy watching the display of the prices on the monitors or take advantage of their app to order your drinks while relaxing on in the VIP Area, booth-style sitting, or on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Connaught Place buildings. Buy your “shares” from the cocktail menu with names like ‘The Sour Transaction’ and 'The Bankruptcy’ which will surely catch your attention. Don’t forget to grab something from the extensive menu presenting food from all over the world that goes well with any drinks.
Cafe Dalal Street
Address: M-89/90, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, Delhi, India 110001
Facebook: Cafe Dalal Street
Opening hours: 12pm - 12am (daily)
Delight your taste buds with Parsi- and Bombay-inspired Indian food in this cafe designed to recreate the ambiance of the early Khan Market times. Find comfort in its retro ambiance complemented by rustic furniture, decorative jars and pots, and old-style utensils. Indulge in their large portion of servings. Savor your cravings for a healthy yet fresh and innovative Parsi cuisine like Chicken Farcha, Tarelli Machi, and the Parsi staple food, Dhansak with a cup of coffee or a pitcher of beer on the side. Make sure to leave some room for dessert and head to the restaurant’s bakery serving Shrewsbury biscuits that are to die for.
Address: 73B, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, 110003
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 8:30am - 11:30pm; Wed - Thu & Sun: 8:30am - 12pm; Fri - Sat: 8:30am - 1am
5. The Riding Guns Cafe
Saunter in this tiny quaint cafe located in the middle of the bustling Preet Vihar that brings a biker-traveler theme complete with wall frames and decors dedicated to the world of riders. Enjoy the comfort of seating inside or if the weather allows, choose to be seated in the bigger outdoor seating area with parasols for enough shades. The latter is ideal for a large number of diners. Rider or not, drive yourself crazy over their reasonably priced and delicious food perfect for dinner and evening snack. Rev-up your appetite and enjoy a serving of spicy chicken pasta, mushroom garlic bread, thin-crust pizza, with an Irish Frappe on the side, perfect to wrap up your day in Delhi.
The Riding Guns Cafe
Address: A - Block Market, Preet Vihar, Behind Bercos, Delhi, 110092, India
Facebook: The Riding Guns Cafe
Opening hours: 2:30pm - 12:30am (daily)
6. Garage Inc
Living to its garage-theme scheme, this cafe is a gem for those who love to eat American food and cheap draught beer. Feast your eyes on the rustic interiors of the restaurant which gives a classy vintage feel as soon as you reach the second floor of the building. Satisfy your palate after browsing the drool-worthy menu that includes chicken fries, barbeque chicken burger, and fried chicken bucket that are all cooked to sheer perfection. Complete your dining experience by ordering a glass of cocktail in the amazing bar which makes some great drinks that you can sip on your table or in the small balcony where you can enjoy the Hauz Khas Village’s atmosphere.
Address: 2nd Floor, Building No 30, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India
Facebook: Garage Inc
Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)
7. Farzi Cafe
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Make your day a pleasure and visit this Indian fusion-style restaurant with trendy, buzzing, and fun venue ideal for family and the young generation. Devour on some genuinely good food that was served with lots of style and panache including Guntur chili chicken, Malabar prawns, and Chicken tikka masala that will surely brighten up your Instagram feed. Choose to be seated in the terrace area decorated with a lovely light during lunchtime or stay for the night when the entire bistro is oozing with a chill vibe, drowned out by the music, and the dance floor is on fire.
Address: E- 38/39, First Floor, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Website: Farzi Cafe
Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)
8. Boom Box Cafe
Enjoy the quite subtle ambiance of this music-themed cafe with rustic yet cosmic interiors and boombox decors located just five minutes’ walk from Rajouri Garden Metro Station. Have some delicious food including honey chili potato, vegetarian pizza, and chicken tikka rolls while enjoying the great playlist from the good sound system. Order hookah and your choice of beer or mocktails that you can drink either in the spacious inside seating arrangement or in the rooftop terrace sitting under the amazing sky. Definitely, a good hang out place to chill with friends while jamming with the live band.
Address: C-10 Tagore Garden, Block A, Vishal Enclave, Tagore Garden Extension, New Delhi, Delhi 110027
Facebook: Boombox Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 12am
9. Lord of the Drinks
Be mesmerized by this medieval-era theme cafe as soon as you step on its flight of stairs leading to the entrance. Feel welcome by its lavish and elegant decor surrounding the spacious interior with ample seating that could fit all sizes of groups. Highlighted by a bar in the center which will surely catch your eyes, soak in the grandeur of the place, while sipping on a glass of mocktail like the strawberry and orange slush and pineapple and basil cooler. Complete your night-out experience and tingle your taste buds by the impressive menu including butter chicken and creamy pesto penne before rewarding the sweet tooth in you with fried ice cream for dessert.
Lord of the Drinks
Address: G-72, Radial Rd Number 2, Block G, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Website: Lord of the Drinks
Opening hours: 11:30am - 12am (daily)
10. The Junkyard Cafe
The eclectic interior is as the name sounds, a junkyard. Be amazed by the floor-to-ceiling broken wooden panels with different designs complemented by walls made up of different types of graffiti that were put together to create an interesting visual effect. Indulge in the serving of spaghetti in pesto sauce, cheese rolls, and kebabs accompanied by a beer cocktail or a non-alcoholic beverage like the citrus mart. Choose from the three types of sitting arrangements including the bar, the high raise table, and the lounge to enjoy the live music or band performance on the stage which is always good and something different.
The Junkyard Cafe
Address: 91, N Block, Connaught Cir, Mc Donalds, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Facebook: The Junkyard Cafe
Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)
Delhi-cious treat up for grabs
Rich not just in unique flavors but also in interesting themes; prepare to snap photos as you visit any of these colorful and lively establishments while stuffing yourself with delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks. When sudden pangs of hunger for some soul food hit you while exploring the capital city of India, you will never go wrong visiting any of these themed cafes in Delhi, India, any time of the day. Update your itinerary to include these lovely themed cafes as you discover more of ‘The City of Rallies’ today.
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