What are the best cafes in Delhi

Be it your love for coffee, your search of some solitude, your wish to spend some quality time with loved one, your need for some fun with friends, or simply the search of a place offering delectable food, Delhi has it all.

The capital city of the country currently prides itself on having such rich and diverse collection of cafes that it is commendable in more than one ways. To help you find your right fit a small list of some of the best cafes in Delhi has been compiled below.

27 Best Cafes in Delhi to Visit Today

Fun Cafes in Delhi

1. Cafe Lota

Set in central Delhi, the café that goes by the name Café Lota is definitely a must try when it comes to the top cafes in Delhi. The place has a quaint setup and though it is right in the middle of the hustle bustle of this noisy city, the café has maintained its peace and splendour with a simple décor and distinguished food.

  • Where: National Crafts Museum, Gate 2, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.5/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,200

2. Hauz Khas Social

Quite a recommendation, the Social Café in Hauz Khas village is such a hit that it has led to the opening of several other franchises of the brand across NCR. The food of the place is sinfully delicious and an ambience that has stirred up makes the youth of the city.

  • Where: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,500

3. Tabula Beach Cafe

Looking for some good cafes in Delhi is quite an easy job, but looking for places that promise a fun time with friends might be a difficult job. The café that goes by the name the Tabula beach café is one such café that promises a fun time with friends.

The beachy interiors and the lip-smacking dishes do work their magic on the visitors. The openness of the place is another attribute that requires a clear mention of its allure.

  • Where: The Village Restaurant Complex, Asiad Village, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.8/5
  • Cost for two: INR 2,000

4. Farzi Cafe, CP

The name of the place is the clear indication of the inexplicable fun that you might venture into when heading into this little place.

The most spectacular thing about this café is that they never display what they will produce and never produce what is ordered. Yet the food of the place is something that has won quite a number of accolades for the place.

  • Where: 38/39, Level 1, Block E, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 2,200

5. The All American Diner

The element of fun that this place adds to a visit is owed to the setup of the place.  This café has actually been inspired by an all American diner.

Even the minutest details of the place give you the feel of being in another country altogether. The shakes, the burger and the pot pie waffles of the place are quite heard of and the breakfast menu is definitely something to die for.

  • Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.8/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,000

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Music Cafes in Delhi

6. The Piano Man

With the jazz humming in your ears all through the evening, the Piano Man is among the top cafes in Delhi. Being owned by a jazz musician himself, the place preaches this form of music like a prayer and that is exactly how you feel when you enter the place.

Though the place does not serve any alcohol, yet the fun that this place promises only with a cup of tea knows no bounds.

  • Where: B-6-7/22, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.0/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,800

7. Raasta, Hauz Khas

Raasta

The next on the list of the best cafes in Delhi is the café that goes by the name Raasta. This little place is again settled in another of the party/ youth hubs of the city, Hauz Khas.

The speciality of this cafe is the karaoke night that it holds. When it comes to party goers and music lovers, this is the place to go.

  • Where: A-2/A, 2nd Floor, Aurobindo Marg, Green Park, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.5/5
  • Cost for two: INR 2,000

8. Hard Rock Cafe

If the commendable food of the place is its heart, then the live music is the soul of the place, such is the magnificence of this café in Delhi. Ideal for the lovers of rock, the Hard Rock Café promises the visitors a night full of fun, enthusiasm and inexplicable melodies.

  • Where: M-110, 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.2/5
  • Cost for two: INR 2,500

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Rooftop Cafes in Delhi

9. Amalfi

If you want to sit the soothing music on a cool winter evening that you require, then heading to the Amalfi café has to be your right choice. One of the famed rooftop cafes in Delhi, the Amalfi is definitely an experience not to be missed.

Though a little expensive, the place proves to be worth each of the penny you spent, owing to its lip-smacking food, quaint setup and the panoramic views of the city that the place promises to exhibit.

  • Where: M-82, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.9/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,800

10. Potbelly Rooftop Cafe

Rooftop cafes have a charm of their own and so does the Potbelly Rooftop Café in Chanakyapuri. This place is all about the Bihari cuisine and that too with a twist of its own. Not to be missed during the chilly winter evenings, this place is absolute magic.

  • Where: Plot 15, Bihar Niwas, Behind Yashwant Place, Chanakyapuri
  • Zomato rating: 3.9/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,000

11. Triveni Terrace Cafe

To find home cooked food in a fancy set up is too much to ask for in a place like Delhi, but fret not, the place that goes by the name the Triveni Terrace Café proves to be quite a delight to the stomach, the pocket and the taste buds. A very reasonable hangout place, this café has a serene environment and a spectacular ambience.

  • Where: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 450

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Couples Cafe in Delhi

12. Rose Cafe

When it comes to taking your special one to a café, a place with minimalism is definitely preferred, and that is what the Rose café is. Just in addition to the minimalism, the place is literally rosy and romantic in set up with a splendid menu and open sitting.

This café serves quite a variety of cuisines including Italian, Lebanese, Continental, and Mediterranean cuisines.

  • Where: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab
  • Zomato rating: 3.9/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,000

13. Diggin Cafe

French windows, lush green gardens and colourful bird cages are all a common sight at this distinguished café which promises to be a romantic experience when visited with your partner.

The European theme of the place has lent it an allure which is hard to resist and the food, desserts, in particular, have already been famed for their scrumptiousness.

  • Where: 11, Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.9/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,000

14. Soho Bistro & Cafe

A tastefully curated place in the heart of the south Delhi, the Soho Bistro is definitely a must visit if looking for some solitude and beauty in the vast city of Delhi.

The modern yet simple ambience of the place lends it a spectacular touch and drool-worthy food just makes you turn head over heels for another visit.

  • Where: Khasra 264, Ground Floor, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,100

15. Di Ghent Cafe

Not a huge display, but the warmth of the place definitely makes it one of the best cafes in Delhi NCR. The spectacularness amazing waffles do form a part of the deal with their magic, but truly it is the ambience of the place that wins your heart over.

Be it a simple weekday breakfast, or a weekend brunch the place promises it all and that too in a flavoursome manner.

  • Where: 208, Level 2, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,700

16. Nukkad Cafe

This little bistro is situated in the new place to go in Delhi that is the SDA market. The quaint ambiences of this place complement perfectly with the rustic décor of the place, further the twinkling fairy lights add the touch of glamour and uninhibited innocence to the place.

As far as the food is concerned, the place has a rich collection of dishes all of which will have you wanting more.

  • Where: C-23-24, SDA Market, SDA, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.8/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,200

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Book Cafes in Delhi

17. Cha Bar

Looking for good tea options while you scroll through some of your favourite reads? the Cha bar is the place to go. This café offers 67 varieties of the teas from around the world and the best part of this tea experience is that the different teas come with their different native presentations.

  • Where: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.7/5
  • Cost for two: INR 500

18. Ivy & Bean

It might be hard to find the time to relax and read a book in the busy life of Delhi and that is exactly why this place has earned such a name. One of the best café lounges in Delhi, the Ivy and Bean café in south Delhi has a quaint setup.

The place has emphasized quite a bit on the reading habit of the visitors because of which this place stands out from the crowd.

  • Where: 119, 1st Floor, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 3.9/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,200

19. Rico’s

Looking for the hangout place of the youth of Delhi, head to Rico’s. This place is for sure to be among the few places which are somewhat overcrowded with university students of Delhi.

The food choices that the place offers also have their own magic to add to the story. This café offers American, Lebanese, Mexican, Italian and continental foods on the menu, most of which are scrumptious to the core.

  • Where: 2526, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.3/5
  • Cost for two: INR 1,000

Best Coffee Cafes in Delhi

20. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf are among the best café lounges that the city has and is definitely among one of the best places to get some really good coffee or tea.

The hazelnut latte and the ultimate mocha are some of the must-try things at this place. In addition to the beverages, the ambience of the place is also something that requires a mention.

  • Where: Saket, Khan Market, Gurgaon. Noda, Subhash Palace, Tagore Garden and Sector 38
  • Zomato rating: 3.7/5
  • Cost for two: INR 600-800

21. Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Another of the pocket-friendly cafes in Delhi is the Blue Tokai. This café is set in the quaint bylanes of Saket and proves to be quite a delight if looking for some customized brew ups.

The teams of experts at this place surely know how to impress the visitors with their unique blends which go perfectly well with the ambience of the place.

  • Where: Khasra 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Near, Saket, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.0/5
  • Cost for two: INR 350

22. The Tea Place by Manjushree

Have the truest royal Parisian tea experiences when you make a visit to the Tea Place by Manjushree. The exotic teas that this café serves to reach the table in a tasteful presentation which when complemented with the ambience of the café make for quite an experience. Quite famous for the tea and coffee lovers of the city,  this café is among the top cafes in Delhi

  • Where: 8, Ground Floor, MGF Metropolitan Mall
  • Zomato rating: 4.0/5
  • Cost for two: INR 700

23. United Coffee House

The legendary United Coffee House has to have a mention when talking of the good cafes in Delhi. The place has been serving the people of Delhi the best brews since the past sixty years and it is this experience which cannot be given a miss.

In addition to the coffee, this place offers delectable foods like north Indian, Continental, Mediterranean and European.

  • Where: E-15, Connaught Place, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 2,500

Cheap Cafes in Delhi

24. Scooter on the Wall

The humility of the staff at this distinguished place floors you within seconds. But it is not just the staff that is worth talking about the place. It is the exquisitely themed ambience and the widespread of the menu which coupled with the hospitality of the place makes for an excellent experience of the place.

  • Where: C-4, 1st Floor, SDA Market, SDA, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 500

25. Big Yellow Door

This little café is as quirky as its name and that is clear even before you enter the place.  If the ambience lightens you up, it is the smell of the herbs and coffee that has your stomach churning to taste the scrumptious food.

Even though everything about this place is quite up to the mark, yet the prices at which these things are offered are surprisingly low and suit the pocket of the college-going students quite appropriately.

  • Where: H-8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two: INR 600

26. The Hudson Cafe

Another café from GTB Nagar, the Hudson Café is among the most affordable of the cafes in Delhi.  The limited price range of the place has not hampered the exotic display in the menu and neither has it affected the delectable flavour of the foods offered here and that is one of the basic reasons why this place has a ranking among the top cafes in Delhi

  • Where: 2524, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.3/5
  • Cost for two: INR 900

27. Cafeteria & Co

Good taste, good ambience and good company yet friendly to the pocket, this is the apt description of the Cafeteria & Co. The warm vibes of the place never seem to falter in enticing the by passers and hence this café is among the best in the city.

If it’s not the ambience, then the food is definitely the thing that would make you promise a visit to the place again.

  • Where: G 14, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi
  • Zomato rating: 4.5/5
  • Cost for two: INR 900

The availability of so many cafes in Delhi has opened up quite a few choices for the coffee lovers of the city. These places have not only the food and the beverages to their credit but they have become the coolest and hippest hangout points for the youth of the city. Relive the carefree life once again when you head on to either of the cafes from the list above.

If you have the knowledge or more such cafes in Delhi which are among the best, do share your information with us and if you have been to one or more the places mentioned above we would love to hear about that too in the comments section below.