Cafes You Must Visit When In Delhi

A cafe speaks a lot about a place and its identity. In a place like Delhi, there are different cafes with several themes. Some cafes in Delhi even have a fusion of several themes. Cafes have taken over the business of restaurants because of their understated ambience, reduced prices of the menu and it’s variety. Cafes in Delhi use the concept of themes to their advantage.

Each cafe tends to recreate the ambience of a region either in India or borrow their inspiration from elsewhere, the options are as many as there are places. Their theme-centric interiors draw in a lot of crowds, and Cafes in Delhi have become a food-bloggers’ paradise. 

If you want your Instagram feed to look like an eclectic mix, you should try out some of these cafes in Delhi.  From the classic English Breakfast to the famed Sunday Brunches, lunch meetings and dinner dates, these cafes in Delhi are well-rounded places, and no care is spared in any of these preparations. They are open till midnight so you have your options laid out for you even for  late impromptu plans.

Out of the two hundred plus cafes (you can challenge me on the count!) scattered across the city, you would need a little help in figuring out which one to head to, for specific needs. To make that choice less complicated, we have listed down a few cafes that remain awfully busy, and are hands-down a few of the best cafes in Delhi. This list, by no means, can do justice to all that Delhi has to offer, just a cursory glance. 

  1. Hardrock Cafe Delhi
  2. Hogwarts Kafe Ashok Vihar
  3. Diggin Cafe Chanakyapuri
  4. Khan Market Cafes
  5. Cafes in Hauz Khas

1. Hardrock Cafe Delhi

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The Hardrock Cafe Delhi is one of the most popular and upscale cafes which will implore you to spend all you got, and you might just! The Hardrock Cafe has its own chains in most metropolitan states and is expanding its name in almost all the major cities of the country. This chain in Delhi was one of the oldest chains Hardrock had opened, in 2009. Heavily inspired by the soft-rock and metal culture, their decor as well as their music reflects that choice. Starting with its classic Legendary Steak Burgers, Hardrock cafe serves steak in buns and several side-dishes to choose from. 

A wholesome meal at Hard-rock consists of a plate of the legendary Steak Burger- classic toasted buns with fries. Get the smoked bacon instead, some onion rings, and wash it all down with a milkshake. Hot Fudge Milkshake and Cookies and Cream Milkshake are the crowd favourite. Other than their reputed Steak Burgers, Hardrock serves Buffalo Style Sliders and Classic Nachos. 
Their iconic salad and sandwich dishes include the Steak Salad and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Digest all of this with drinks, your first option should obviously be beer but a close second- “Hurricane” and “Tropical Margarita.”

Location:- M110, Multiplex Building 1st Floor, DLF Place, Saket District Center, New Delhi, Delhi- 110060

Timings:- 12:00pm to 1:00am

Cost:- Rs. 2000 for 2.

2. Hogwarts Kafe Ashok Vihar

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Yes it is exactly what it sounds like, like you have stepped into the Harry Potter universe. The Hogwarts Kafe Ashok Vihar in Delhi is considered as one of the best cafes in Delhi.

Taking its cue from the Harry Potter movies, the names of the foods and the interiors of the place, everything is out of the pages of the book. They serve almost everything here, ranging from Continental, Italian, Lebanese. According to several reviews on its website, the regular, as well as one time customers swear after theirs pizzas and brownies. The most iconic dish which is a must is the Ghost Rider Chicken Wings with Cheese Dip, the Peri-Peri sauce holds it all together. The veg North Indian dishes are equally delightful. These include the Dal Makhani Platter, Margherita Pizza, BBQ Pizza, Spaghetti Arrabbiata and the classic Mac’n’Cheese. These dishes are ideal for all the cheese fanatics out there. 

Location:- C-2/19, Phase 2, Upper ground floor, Ashok Vihar, Delhi, 110052

Timings:- 11:00am to 11:00pm

Cost:- Rs,1000 for 2 

3. Diggin Cafe Chanakyapuri

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This iconic cafe looks like a fairytale has come to life. Most customers prefer the outdoor seating area. The resplendent fairy lights.might have a hand to play in that. Most food bloggers who have visited this place have termed it as highly “Instagrammable.”

The most popular dishes that are the usual- pizzas, pasta, strawberry mojito, lemonade, Tiramisu, Burgers and Mocktails. For its ambience alone, the Diggin Cafe Chanakyapuri has made it to our list of the best cafes in Delhi.

Location:- Santushi Shopping Complex Shop No-10 Opp Samrat Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi- 110003.

Timings:- 11:30 am to 10:00pm 

Cost:- Rs.1300 for 2.

4. Khan Market Cafes

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The Khan Market cafes are a mixture of various cafes which are aesthetically pleasant and friendly to the wallet.

A. Latitude 28

This cafe has a subtle ambience surrounded by books and a minimal cosy furniture decor. You can lay back and relax with your favourite book, preferably on the seat next to the window, with a salad.

Location:- 9, 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi

Cost:- 2000 for Two

B. Perch Wine and Coffee Bar

This setting is the perfect place for your cup of coffee and a fun and tonic. Ideal beverages to order would be the Syphon or Coffee shrub.

Location:- 71, Khan Market, New Delhi

Cost:- Rs. 2000 for 2.

5. Cafes in Hauz Khas

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The cafes in Hauz Khas are considered to be one of the best cafes in Delhi. 

A. Raasta

Beginning with Raasta, this place has an amazing ambience which makes it a viable tourist attraction spot. It serves classic Rastafarian-style drinks and delicacies at the lounge and bar. It is characteristically loud with its reggae and dubstep music. The average cost for two people is Rs. 2250.

B. Hauz Khas Social

Known for its special ‘imaginative cocktails’, this place beams with tourists. It has an all-day breakfast menu and is open till midnight. The approximate cost for two people is Rs.1600.

Hopefully, this detailed list has provided you with enough pointers to navigate your way around the cafes of the city. Bon Appetit! 

Megha Lama

A music enthusiast and a sucker for harmonies, Megha loves singing and expressing her emotions through her writings. Stuck between a fragile heart and a strong mind, she intends to stay passionate about her work. She has a soft corner for animals and loves binging on netflix!

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