“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.”
― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper
Coffee isn’t just a drink, it’s a hug. Coffee makes the world better. Coffee is the reason that we’re sane and are able to work. We’d all probably be sleeping on our work desks if it wasn’t for coffee. The taste and aroma of coffee is so intoxicatingly beautiful that we couldn’t help but become addicts of the drink. It doesn’t just provide you with the energy that you need to work; it also helps relieve stress to a great extent.
People are becoming more and more accustomed to drinking coffee on a daily basis. No wonder Delhi has become a hub of coffee shops, to cater to customers who have grown to love coffee. We bring to you a list of the best coffee shops in Delhi to enhance your coffee drinking experience.
10. Cha Bar, Connaught Place
Though the name of the place translates to tea bar, you can head to this amazing place for superb coffees as well. What is amazing about this place is the fact that it has an in-house bookstore- the Oxford Bookstore for the bookworms out there. You’ll find that this café is almost always bustling with people and is pocket friendly. The place is wonderful to hang out with friends and the ambience is classy. The concept of the café is very novel and it has become a quick favorite of many in a short span of time. After all, what can be better than a book to read paired with the perfect cup of coffee?
9. Ama Café, Majnu ka Tila
Not many are aware of the world that exists behind that Tibetan Monastery at Majnu ka Tila. Majnu ka Tila market is also known as the mini Tibet of Delhi. Ama café provides what a lot of other cafes don’t- peace. Ama café serves over 20 varieties of coffee. You’ll get a warm and homely feeling when you visit the café. Another plus point is the fact that it serves quality food and is easy on the pocket. The ambience is cozy and soothing. Ama café being a different world altogether is every DU student’s favorite.
8. Ivy & Bean, Shahpur Jat
Located in the offbeat neighborhood of Shahpur Jat, this cozy little café is inspired from the Australian culture. The ambience is quirky, colorful and cheerful, with the roof adorned with chandeliers crafted from mason jars. You’ll love the rustic chairs, fairy lights, and gold bird cages that adorn the indoors of the café. Along with the coffee, the highlight of this café is a bookshelf, which allows you to borrow books or keep your own books that you no longer wish to read. Coffee and books are my favorite combination and this café provides both. This cottage like café is a hidden gem in Shahpur Jat.
7. Café Turtle, Khan Market
The idea behind café Turtle is to create a charming, lively and peaceful little space to help people relax and rejuvenate over quality food and aromatic coffee. Café Turtle is located above the Full Circle Bookstore, which houses an expansive collection of books. You can buy the books from the bookstore and spend time reading them in the café with perfectly brewed coffee. The café is alive and host to something or the other including book readings, art exhibitions, musical events, workshops and much more. This vegetarian café is also one of the oldest cafes in Delhi. For people looking for relaxed evenings, Café Turtle is the place to be.
6. Kunzum Travel Café, Hauz Khas
We love our cafes with a twist, and Kunzum café is just that. Kunzum Café is not just a place for great coffee, it is primarily a place for travelers to meet, exchange stories, and connect with future travel partners. The café also hosts interactive talks and workshops by travelers, photographers and writers. The café stocks travel books, travelogues and coffee table books, striving to give you the best coffee drinking experience. The best part about this offbeat café is that you are not obliged to buy anything. And when you have coffee, you may choose to pay what you like.
5. United Coffee House, Connaught Place
United Coffee House has been serving the people of the capital for nearly 75 years and has mastered the art of coffee making. The coffee blends of this place will prove to be a delight to your senses. What is unique about this place is that it has an old world charm associated with it, the place being established in 1942. The restaurant is a culinary landmark in itself and offers legendary South Indian filter coffee. You have to visit the place to experience it completely. United Coffee House is a legacy in itself.
4. The Coffee Shop, Saket
A heavenly aroma will hit you once you enter The Coffee Shop; that of coffee being freshly brewed out of Columbian coffee beans. Their classic cappuccino is quite a hit among visitors. This place is sure to charge you up, with its perfect coffee blends and an ambience that aligns itself with coffee. The ambience surely is a sight to behold. Besides coffee, The Coffee Shop specializes in Italian food and Himalayan breakfast which you must not miss. It is the perfect place to indulge in intimate conversations and business meetings.
3. Rose Café, Saket
What we crave for the most in the hustle bustle of daily life is some time of peace and quiet. Rose Café is going to be your go-to place if you seek to spend a peaceful evening in the city. Done tastefully in Victorian style, Rose Café will serve you your coffee in the most elegant way you can imagine. The distressed wood furniture blends in perfectly with blues and pinks in the café to create a pretty ambience. A visit to the Rose Café will be an extravagant experience for you, not just for your palate but also for your eyes and your soul.
2. Taj CCD, Chanakyapuri
This is not just another Café Coffee Day outlet. Situated opposite the Taj Palace Hotel in Chanakyapuri, this café is often considered as the most romantic café in Delhi. The outdoor seating of the café is tastefully done and is a crowd puller. The two most striking features of this café are the ambience and the coffee, of course. The place is perfect to sip your coffee while having conversations, reading books or just by being yourself. One can easily spend hours here soaking in the sun or the cool breeze.
1. Diggin, Anand Lok
Located just across Gargi College, Diggin is a favorite among students. The ambience is a sight to behold- surrounded by greens and welcoming, with comfy, cozy furniture. The place has a fun vibe to it. Diggin reminded of cafes in McLeodganj, beautiful and soothing. The place serves delicious, aromatic coffee and scrumptious food. Every penny that you spend at Diggin is going to be worth it. The place is a great option to go on a dinner date with your family or just hang out with friends.