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Sit Back And Relax At These Chai Hangouts In Connaught Place- September, 2023

By Anubha Das

Updated - May 9, 20245 min read

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If you’re bored of the regular coffee joints and are looking for some new chai places to hang out at, here are a few cafes in Connaught Place where you can enjoy a nice cuppa without burning a hole in your pocket!


1. Cha-bar

This cafe is at the Oxford Bookstore and is a real treat for the chai 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 book readings and book launches that are organized here and the beautifully designed stationery, designed by deaf artists. They have a very peaceful and work-friendly environment with amazing staff. With self-service and pocket-friendly, this cafe comes well recommended when you are looking for the best chai place in Connaught place. 


Highlights: Decor, Book Cafe, Exquisite Meals

Cuisine: Cafe

Cost For Two: Rs. 600

Address: N 81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (Get Directions)


2. Filmy Café and Bar


This is one of the more budget chai places in Connaught place on this list. The classic vintage poster décor and bright colors 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 if you are a veggie). Their biriyanis cannot be given a miss apart from the most amazing chai.



Highlights: DJ, Decor

Recommended: Kadhai Paneer, Chilli Chicken, Virgin Mojito

Cost For Two: Rs. 1200

Cuisine: North Indian, Fast Food, Chinese, Continental

Address: H-Block, First floor, PVR Plaza Cinema Building, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (Get Directions)


3. The Chai Story

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!

Must-haves: Dark Chocolate Nutella Waffle, Chicken Momos, and Pizza Samosa

Cost For Two: Rs.350

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 35/9, H Block, Middle Circle, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (Get Directions)



Popularly known for its wide variety of tea, this place can be called as a hub for people to turn up with their novels to read peacefully sipping their tea or with their laptops to work with serene music and environment. With warm and friendly ambience this place has stunning interiors as well. A perfect place for you to plan some official meeting or for just working alone and chilling. Apart from this, they serve delectable food as well so no worries if hunger strikes you while working.


Highlights: Free Wifi, Quirky Tea Options, Fusion food
Must-Haves: Cinnamon Thandi Chai, Aam Panna Ice tea, Thepla Tacos
Cost For Two: Rs. 500
Cuisine: Cafe
Address: Connaught Place, New Delhi (Get Directions)



This place welcomes you with aromatic wafts of cardamom the minute you enter. It’s nice to see this old brand of tea re-invent itself as a chic café. The décor is interesting with a teacup chandelier, colorfully hand painted teapots, and framed posters of tea trivia and history; interesting to read as you wait for your cuppa. An interesting element in their menu is the cold teas served with ice cream to suit a variety of tastes; kesar and pista as well as vanilla and chocolate. This place is nice for friends and families to come and spend quality time together and as one of the posters reads, “No WiFi. Talk to each other!”

Highlights: Decor, Cold teas served with Ice Cream
Must-Haves: Wagh Bakri Tea, Kesar Pista Ice Cream Tea, Banana Walnut Cake
Cost For Two: Rs. 700
Cuisine: Cafe
Address: L-7, Outer Circle, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (Get Directions)


Suggested Reads: 

Places In Delhi Where You Can Head For A Great Cup Of Coffee Or Tea 

 Find Your Aromatic Cup Of Tea At These 12 Best Chai Places In Delhi

 Better "Latte" Than Never: Indian Coffee Brands You've Got To Try


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