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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Cafes in Delhi-NCR

By Anubha Das

Updated - June 24, 2022 8 min read

Fed up of party plans every weekend? Want to do something different without leaving the city? Then you've come to the right place. From pet-friendly to book cafes, beach-themed to Bollywood-themed cafes - We've got them all under this ultimate guide to the best cafes in Delhi-NCR.

 

Best Cafes in Delhi-NCR for Any Occasion

It's time to sip on your favourite shake or read a book with a cup of coffee at these beautiful cafes in Delhi-NCR. We've curated the best ones for you - Pick your favourite!

 

 

This cafe is at the Oxford Bookstore and is a real treat for all book lovers. It's a quiet place where you can browse through new books while enjoying a ‘cha’ with a snack, making it perfect for solo outings, or spending time with a few close friends. Other attractions include the many books and book launches that are organised here and the beautifully designed stationery, designed by deaf artists. They have a very peaceful and work-friendly environment with an amazing staff. With self-service and pocket-friendly prices, this cafe comes well recommended. 

 

 

This is a very cute cafe with a warm ambience and pretty interiors. One can visit here for a date, with friends or alone. The food is perfectly prepared and includes Italian and Continental cuisines. The most recommended dishes would be - red velvet waffles, chicken BBQ pizza, choco-chip waffles, caesar salad, and lasagne. It's definitely one of the best book cafes in Delhi - you just can't miss out on it.

 

 

This small and cosy place is worth your time. There are different drinks available like green tea, black coffee etc. Plus, they give you complimentary biscuits and the best part is that they don’t ask you for the bill. You just have to give donations in the box as much as you like. Their walls are full of inspirational quotes, and they have comfy chairs to sit on. They have a magazine and a novel section with an enormous collection of books. To breathe fresh air in the among the noisy pubs of Haus Khas Village, visit this place as it's one of the best book cafes in Delhi.



 

A quiet, secluded corner in Mandi House is the perfect setting to spend a leisurely evening with friends. Opt for spacious and airy outdoor or indoor seating. They serve love-inducing masala chai and a delectable plate of pakoras with fresh mint chutney. If you visit during lunchtime, you might find the place crowded because of the amazing thali they serve. Must try!

 

 


 

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Pet-Friendly Cafes - Woof Woof!

Ever gone out for a meal and felt guilty about leaving your furball at home? Ever wished you could drink and dine with your dog? Well, dreams come true. We've listed the top places in Delhi NCR to take your pet along.

 

 

Take your little pup along when you have a sweet tooth craving the next time. Sip a cup of tea or coffee, or slurp up a delightful shake - there is a lot to talk over, or nibble on their delectable treats to wave off those awkward silences at this quirky cafe. 

 

 

Grab a mouthful of The Firecracker Burger or go for the yummy Smashin Chic Sandwich along with a big helping of the Big Fat Fries at this pet-friendly cafe. It doesn't end here as they have a separate menu for your dog too - What else can you ask for?

 

 


 

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Book Cafes- Heaven for Bibliophiles

Crowded cafes might not be your cup of tea, and we totally understand, that not every introvert would like to be one of them, hence we've found some peaceful cafes near you where to relax and sip on your favourite coffee while reading your favourite novel. It's a paradise for bibliophiles!

 

 

One of the most beautiful cafes in Gurgaon, Another Fine Day is filled with happiness and fun! The cafe’s all-day breakfast menu is just irresistible, and a decent variety of wines and beers can be enjoyed here as well. A highly-rated joint to enjoy a quick break with your colleagues. It serves a wide array of items from salad, Middle Eastern, Italian, Continental, American, and Mexican preparations and is quite well-known as a great station for scrumptious bites.

 

 

Ever heard of a Three Cheese Quesadilla? It is one of our favourite preparation served at this book café. Ivy & Bean is a fantasy for all those who desire to read their favourite book and enjoy a unique cuisine altogether. An amazing place from the get-go, it is a heaven for all the readers and those who are looking for peace and tranquillity within the bustling capital. The service is great and the quantity of the food is also good enough. Must-Try: Three Cheese Quesadillas and fettuccine with button mushrooms and parmesan with creamy herb sauce. You've got to add this place to your best book cafes in the Delhi checklist.

 

 


 

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What's The Theme For Today?  

How about ditching the usual and trying out these unique themed cafes in Delhi-NCR that one can't resist going to. We've got your plans sorted with the most quirky cafes in town.

 

 

This is one of the more budget-friendly restaurants on this list. The classic vintage poster décor and bright colours bring the place alive.Filmy Café and bar promise a vibrant experience of good food and good drinks for Bollywood and Hollywood fans. It is the perfect destination for all the movie buffs as the interiors are quirky and innovative with filmy dialogues written on the walls along with props like Aamir Khan's PK radio and war helmet from 300 kept around. Must-haves from the menu are dishes like Chicken Malai Tikka or Soya Chaap (in case you are a veggie). Their biriyanis cannot be given a miss!

 

 

Taking care of hunger pangs till as late as mid-night, What A Comic Show is a casual dining restaurant serving Chinese preparations. A highly-rated place in SDA, it is praised for its timely service and is a nice joint to visit when one is looking to satiate hunger pangs with tasty, hygienic food at reasonable prices.



Better "Latte" Than Never - Best Cafes for Teas and Coffee

Want to sip on a cup of the most aromatic teas or relieve your stress with a latte? Head to these best cafes for tea and coffee!

 

 

A popular hangout spot for the locals, it is a compact joint that has the finesse to compete with the trademarked cafes of the locality. The menu is full of pocket-friendly dishes, that can also be ordered from the comfort of your home. The name in itself says a lot - order your favourite cup of tea now!

 

 

This is a beautiful little café, tucked in the crafty lane of Champagali, where you can go and chill with your friends or just come and relax here in a peaceful, calm and quiet environment. You can also come here for official meetings and work. And one more thing that makes this place amazing and a must-visit is that it is a "Pet-Friendly" café, where you can obviously take your pets along with you for a little pet party. Recommended: Coffee, Banana Cake, Cappuccino, Cheese Sandwich, Waffles, Iced Latte and Scrambled Eggs. There is no way we can escape from including Blue Tokai in the best book cafes in Delhi - it's already engaging thousands of customers each day thanks to its beautiful ambience.

 

 

Chaayos is ideal to catch up with friends after a long day at college or the office. It's great how they’ve brought desi elements from the streets indoors, and given it a quirky twist. The yellow lights, for instance, are suspended from yellow rickshaw wheels that run parallel to the ceiling. The quirkiness is of course also very characteristic of the experiments with chai and food at Chaayos. The food here is interesting as well, with dishes like thepla tacos, and the palak pata crispies which offer an interesting combination of flavours. Another perk that Chaayos offers is the frequent discounts and opportunities for free chai which are always a welcome surprise. Oh, and we almost forgot. Free Wifi!

 

 

United Coffee House, a legendary café-restaurant, and bar, is one of the most celebrated in the world. It was conceptualized in 1942, the year of the quit India movement, by an entrepreneurial magnate late Lala Hans Raj Kalra. Being the center place for people from different walks of life, UCH brought a change in the way people used to socialize and introduced flavours that even today, after 7 decades, ruled the palates of many. Throughout its long history, the tables of UCH have been crowded with writers, artists, lawyers, journalists, actors, affluent businessmen, Philanthropists Travelers, Politicians, and Bureaucrats. UCH has also appeared in clippings in newspapers and won many accolades from prestigious organizations, nationally and internationally.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Check out these amazing cafes in Delhi-NCR.

 


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FAQ

Q: Which are the top localities for best restaurants in Delhi?

A: Greater Kailash, EOK, Haus Khas Village, Nehru Place

 

Q: Which are the best malls in Delhi-NCR?

A: Select Citywalk, DLF Promenade, Mall Of India

 

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