28 Best Cafes in Delhi With The Best Food and Ambience

India is a melting pot of cultures, and one such hub is Delhi. An amalgamation of modernity and tradition, the city offers an array of delicacies ranging from the typical "Dilli" street food, traditional desserts, and western cuisines to full meals rooted in the Delhi culture and history.

Here are the top cafes in Delhi that would not fail to impress: 

1. Hauz Khas Social, Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas Social, Hauz Khas
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The Social chain of cafes in Delhi all over the city has been about positive vibes and lots and lots of alcohol. Which is perfect because what more do you want on a weekend night? Sit back and relax, order a couple of beers and some comfort food or you can always grab a drink at the bar and groove to the upbeat music playing in the background. It's fun either way. There's a lot to choose from when it comes to food. If breakfast food has always been your favourite, they also have an all-day breakfast section. Social has truly localised its menu for the Delhitis. American burgers and sandwiches, Biryanis, Sizzlers, you can literally never run out of options here. To top it off, they have quick service, great sports screening sessions, and plenty of good offers on alcohol that would make you keep coming back to the place.
Cost for two: INR 1300
Location: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Timings: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Things to do nearby: Explore art at Delhi Art Gallery, indulge in some street shopping at the Hauz Khas market.
Must Try: Momos From Hell, Mutton Seekh, Egg Tikka, Punjabi Chole, Dal Makhni, Chicken Tikka

2. Farzi Cafe, Connaught Place

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The famed Farzi Café, one of the oldest in the town, is popular for its unique fusion cuisine combined and an ambience combined of large dancing area, a stage, rustic backgrounds, and groovy tunes. Experiment with some of their distinctive dishes such as duck samosa, pav in wada, and Malaya prawns. To help you gulp down the amazing food, order a refreshing cocktail.  
Cost for two: INR 2000
Location: E-38/39, Level 1, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The nearest Metro station is Rajiv Chowk
Timings: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Things to do nearby: Shop till you drop at hundreds of outlets located in the area. Visit the famous Jantar Mantar
Must Try: Sex on the Beach, Pina Colada, Santa-Banta, Mast Malang, Chai-Pani

3. Raasta, Hauz Khas

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The interior over at Hauz Khas Village's Raasta is a gateway to a charming Caribbean island. You will be in a relaxing and easy mood the moment you step in. Sit back and chill at the spacious lounge while classics from Bob Marley and other legendary artists play in the background. This cafe in Delhi adds to Hauz's swarming nightlife by inviting Reggae and Dubstep music lovers to the floor and creating the perfect Saturday night vibe. The food they serve is a mix of Oriental, Indian, and Middle Eastern,  cuisine. You can choose from light nibbles, bar snacks to full-fledged heavy meals. 
Cost for two: INR 1500
Location: 30, First Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi- 110016
Timings: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Things to do nearby: Famous monuments such as Hauz Khas Fort and Char Minar are located only 2 km away from the cafe.
Must Try: Corn Pastellos, Falafels, Afghani Murg, Panko Prawns, and Fettuccine Pasta

4. Soho Bistro & Cafe, Saket

Soho Bistro and Cafe, Saket
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With an airy outdoor space filled with colourful seatings and fun board games, Soho Bistro and Cafe in Delhi is the ideal place to hang out with your squad on the weekends. There are plants hanging from the ceilings, wooden chairs and tables, and blue-tinted windows, giving out a chill kind of vibe. Head over to Soho at any time of the day as they have special menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cost for two: INR 1500
Location: Khasra 264, Ground Floor, Westend Marg, Said Ul Ajab, Saket, New Delhi
Timings: Weekdays - 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Weekends - 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM 
Things to do nearby: Take a walk in the peaceful Saket park, visit the historical Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Humayun's Tomb.
Must Try: Dishoom's Bombay Omelet, Chicken Fingers, Cheesy French Toast, and Grilled Chicken with French fries, classic Oreo shake

5. Diggin, Chanakyapuri

Diggin, Chanakyapuri
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Looking for a perfect date spot? Stop digging around. Diggin, a picturesque cafe located in Chanakyapuri, is perfect for an evening with bae. With roses hanging on the walls and dim lights, creating a romantic ambience, you and your partner are sure to enjoy the vibe of this place. They don't serve alcohol here, but that surely won't be a problem because there are plenty of other stuff to get high on (Belgian chocolate overload shake, for instance). Tucked away near Santushti Shopping Center, this cafe serves the best Aglio-e-Olio in the area. 
Cost for two: INR 1300
Location: Santushti Shopping Complex, 10, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Timings: 11:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Things to do nearby: After a romantic meal, take a stroll in the Indo-African Friendship Rose Garden located only 2 km away.
Must Try: Aglio-e-Olio, Zucchini Fries, Bacon pizza, cafe mocha, lemonade, cold coffee

6. Amalfi, Greater Kailash 2

Amalfi, Greater Kailash
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Amalfi offers authentic Italian cuisine, which is much more than just pizzas and pasta. With minimal and aesthetic setting, beautiful rooftop seating, and food that would make you salivate for more. The soothing tunes played at this cafe in Delhi are a treat to your earbuds. The rustic Italian interiors and dim lights would transport you to Amalfi itself, a town located on Italy’s southwest coast. You might not be able to pronounce the name of the dishes (don't worry, we've all been there) but you would surely love the taste. 
Cost for two: INR 1800
Location: M-82, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi
Timings: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Things to do nearby: There are tons of great spa services in the block. So why not go for a couple's massage after your meal.
Must Try: Salmone Alla Griglia, vegetable risotto, Gnoochi di Patate, Italian wine

7. Cha Bar, Connaught Place

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Who says books and food can't be your best friends never visited Cha Bar in Connaught Place. Part of the Oxford book store, the place is ideal for catching up on a novel while sipping on a tea and snacking on something flavourful. The aroma of fresh tea and new pages of the books would linger in your head long after you have left the place (one reason to revisit the place I guess). They present you with several options of tea to choose from. Namely, Nilgiri, Darjeeling, Assamese, and even herbal, Ayurvedic, and organic. Have a sandwich or dessert for the ultimate book, reading pleasure. They don't just help you with your food order, the kind staff over at the cafe would also help you pick up your next read. So what's next? Spend hours and hours with your nose buried in the book while you disconnect with the real world, hog on the delicacies and drink warm and comforting tea. Keep in mind that other book lovers are dying to get a good reading spot in the bustling city. Make sure to grab a table as early as you can or wait for a few minutes before one gets empty.
Cost for two: INR 500
Location: N-81, Near Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi. They have other outlets in Gurgaon and Kamla Nagar too.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Things to do nearby: After you are done with your book spend your evening shopping at the gorgeous CP.
Must Try: Variety of tea

8. Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Saket

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters,Saket
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If you are a coffee enthusiast or someone who can't live without coffee, you probably know about this adorable cafe in Delhi. Blue Tokai is a coffee roasting company who grow fresh coffee with the help of coffee farmers in the country and then distribute it as well. Blue Tokai opened its first cafe in Delhi a few years ago. They have also revolutionised the coffee scene in the capital by introducing the 3rd wave of coffee. You can google the last part if you don't know about it. There's a large variety of drinks to choose from. The good staff over at Blue Tokai knows their coffee well and would gladly help you select one. Though their main focus is on the coffee, there are few good snacks you can pair with your drink. 
Cost for two: INR 750
Location: Khasra 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Said Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi
Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Things to do nearby: Engage in an exciting match of soap football at an area nearby. You can also shop or catch a movie at the Select Mall, Saket.
Must Try: Coffee range like Flat White, Coffee Tonic, Cortado, Pour-over, Selection Tonic, French Press, Open faced Sandwich, Cheese Croissant.

9. All American Diner, Lodhi Road

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Ah, good old American diners. You have seen them in cult movies (Pulp fiction), you have seen them in comics (Pop Tates in Archies Comics), and even in prime time TV shows (Riverdale). A retro 1950s themed American diner is always a delight, and All American Diner is just that. There's a jukebox playing swell tunes, seats covered in red leather, and a menu full of thick shakes, burgers, waffles, and soft and fluffy pancakes. There are only a few breakfast spots in the city which open as early as 7 AM, and All American Diner is one of them. So next time you are out partying till the sun rises, you know where to go to satiate your hunger and cure the hangover. 
Cost for two: INR 1300
Location: India Habitat Centre (IHC), Ground Floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Timings: 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Things to do nearby: You won't be bored if you are at the India Habitat Centre (IHC). There are plenty of places to go to. There is a visual arts gallery, a library, and resource center, a tranquil and beautiful pond, and last but not the least, an amphitheatre as well.
Must Try: Denver Omelette, Rock & Roll Cappuccino and the breakfast buffet during weekends. 

10. Potbelly Rooftop Cafe

Potbelly Rooftop Cafe
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When was the last time you ate the Bihari cuisine that too at a Rooftop Cafe in Delhi? Potbelly Cafe is one of a kind place that serves authentic Bihari and fusion Bihari cuisine. It's a quaint place but cosy enough to have a full-fledged meal while enjoying the evening breeze. Whether it be a shopper coming from the nearby market, a tourist wanting to try this eatery, or a local tired of the home-cooked food, the place is loved by all. 
Cost for two: INR 1000
Location: 116-C, 4th Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Timings: 12:30 PM to 10:30 AM
Things to do nearby: Shahpur Jat may sound like a village on the outskirts but it is indeed a tiny urban area filled with hip and bohemian studios, quirky restaurants and shops, and designer studios. Taking a walk in this area would surely be insta-worthy.
Must Try: Khada Masala Mutton, Dehati Fish n Chips, Pakora Baskets, Poori Baskets (Pooris stuffed with spicy Sattu), Bhojpuri Thali and Tarkari Thali.

11. Nukkad Café and Bar

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This café is located at the end of the street of SDA market. The ambience is calm and soothing. Soulful singers make this place more serene. The place is decorated with perfect lighting. This is the place to calm your senses. They serve a variety of North-Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes.
Cost for Two: INR 1,200
Location: C-23-24, SDA Market, SDA, New Delhi
Timings: 11:30am – 12:30am
Things to do nearby: Hang out with friends and family and try out some more delicious food.
Must-try dishes and drinks: Momos, Pasta, Pav Bhaji, Cocktails.

12. Café Wink

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If you are also one of those people who love to drink shakes, then you must go to this café because this is their speciality. The décor is rustic. It has a well decorated and furnished interior. Their kit kat shake is a must-try!!!
Cost for Two: INR 800
Location: G-1, Plot 9, Sikka Galaxy, Shreshtha Vihar, Anand Vihar, New Delhi
Timings: 8 am – 12 midnight
Things to do nearby: Watch movies or visit the sports complex if you are a sports fanatic!
Must-try dishes and drinks: Pancakes, Kit Kat Shake, Thin Crust Pizza, Pasta

13. Pearl Boutique Bakery Cafe

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If you want to boost up your mornings with some delicious and mouth-watering desserts, then Pearl Boutique Bakery Café is the place. They serve a variety of cakes and pastries along with some delicious shakes. The interior is quite cosy and classy. This place actually has some scrumptious food to order!
Cost for Two: INR 1,500 
Location: M23, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 2 (GK 2), New Delhi
Timings: 8 am – 12 midnight
Things to do nearby: Go shopping at N Block Market
Must-try dishes and drinks: Fries, Nutella shake, Icecream Sandwich, Tiramisu.

14. Xero Degrees

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Xero Degrees café is a small café in Connaught Place with limited seating of around 20 people. This is a nice place to hang out with your friends. It would take some time for your turn to sit and order the food but trust me their dishes will pay for your time spent here.
Cost for Two: INR 750
Location: L-23/9, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Timings: 12:30pm – 11pm
Things to do nearby: Check out famous Palika Bazaar in the Connaught Place.
Must-try dishes and drinks: Arrabiata Pasta, Waffles, Fried Cheese, Peppy Paneer Pizza, Mocktails, Lemonade

15. The Blue Parrot Café

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This is an elegant restaurant built inside a hotel. It is basically a coffee shop. The room is full of wooden furniture and the ambience is nice. They serve Italian, North-Indian dishes which are rich in flavours.
Cost for two: INR 1,200
Location: The Orion Plaza, 1st Floor, CC-26, Nehru Enclave, Kalkaji, New Delhi.
Timings: 24 hours
Things to do nearby: You should definitely visit the Lotus Temple.
Must-try dishes and drinks: Cold Coffee, Butter Chicken, Naan, Burger, Pasta.

16. Echoes Hudson Lane

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Free wifi, Valet parking, live sports screening, kid-friendly, free parking, live music, tasty and delicious food, and that too at one single place! Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. You can find all these qualities at “Echoes Hudson Lane”. They are known for their unique concept of service by the differently-abled staff members. 
Cost for two: INR 750
Location: 2522, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Timings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday- 11:30 am to 11:30 pm; Thursday- 11 am to 12 midnight. 
Must-try dishes and drinks: Tandori Momos, Fries, Nachos, Burgers, Pizza. 

17. Hard Rock Café

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It is an American restaurant which serves delicious burgers and American classics. They are known for their smashing as well as soulful live music performances. They can charge anyone with their high energy vibe.
Cost for two: INR 2,000
Location: M 110, 1st Floor, DLF Avenue, Saket, New Delhi
Timings: 12 noon – 1 am
Must-try dishes and drinks: Legendary Burgers, Cocktails, Onion Rings, Mocktails.

18. Rose Café

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Rose café is a beautiful café located in the streets of Saket. It has a pleasant ambience and pretty décor which is very pleasing. The place is so aesthetic that one couldn’t help but simply take pictures of the café. They have an exotic collection of tea and coffee.
Cost for two: INR 1,400
Location: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket.
Timings: 12 noon – 9 pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Mint Lemonade, Coffee, Spaghetti, Sangria

19. Imperfecto

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This is the perfect location for the people who simply love to chat and have their coffee with friends. This place is becoming famous among the youngsters and their first choice for hang-outs. You’ll love this place.
Cost for two: INR 2,400
Location: 1-A/1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Timings: 12 noon – 1 am
Must-try dishes and drinks: Coffee, Lasagna, Salad, Mocktails

20. Big Yellow Door

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You’ll get to know the reason behind this unique name once you visit this place. The first impression of this place is the asymmetrical “BIG YELLOW DOOR” which is the entrance of the café. This place is gaining its popularity among the school going kids as well as the youngsters. The ambience is quite nice. The rates of the dishes are pocket-friendly.
Cost for two: INR 800
Location: H-8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi
Timings: 11am – 11pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Bomb Burger, Kit Kat Shake, Cheese Nachos, Baked Nachos

21. United Coffee House

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Coffee lover? This place should be on the top of your list. They’ve been serving coffee for around 60 years. One can get lost in its beauty. The lavish interior looks along with the aromatic coffee can complete anyone’s day. 
Cost for two: INR 2,500
Location: E-15, Connaught Place, New Delhi 
Timings: 9:30am – 11:30pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Coffee, Paneer Tikka, Laksa

22. Tabula Beach Cafe

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Who doesn’t want to go for a vacation on the beach, under the palm trees, feel the fresh air and breeze? But now you don’t have to go anywhere else to feel and experience any of these. Because this café itself is a place that is no less than a beach. Tabula beach café is a multi-cuisine restaurant. The interior of the café gives a beachy look. You can dance on the dance floor with live music playing in the background. Also don’t leave the place without trying Burmese Khao Suey.
Cost for two: INR 1,500
Location: P1, Asiad Village, Asian Games Village Complex, Khel Gaon Marg, near Siri Fort, New Delhi 
Timings: 12 pm – 1 am
Must-try dishes and drinks: Chicken Skewers, Nachos, Bruschetta, Cocktails.

23. The Piano Man Jazz Club

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The spirit of jazz is alive in New Delhi. If you are missing one, visit “The Piano Man Jazz Club”. The main attraction of this café is the man behind the piano who is one-man-band, who plays the piano with loop-pedal. Although the café does not serve any alcohol, you’ll surely gonna enjoy the evening and visit this place again.   
Cost for two: INR 1,800 
Location: Shop B 6, 7/22, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung, New Delhi
Timings: 12noon – 4pm, 7pm – 12:45am 
Must-try dishes and drinks:  Pepperoni Pizza, Coconut Prawns, Wild Mushroom Risotto.

24. Triveni Terrace Cafe

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Triveni Terrace Café is a rooftop cafe famous for its healthy and tasty food. Their kebab is a must-try dish. Also, it is a pocket-friendly cafe that offers affordable food. The ambience of the café is such that it takes you back to the good old days, where there was no hustle and bustle of the crowd. The place where you’ll love to keep going back!
Cost for two: INR 400
Location: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House
Timings: 10 am – 9 pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Palak Patta Chaat, Iced Tea, Masala Chai, Sandwich.

25. Ivy and Bean Cafe

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Tired of Delhi's busy lifestyle? Want a place where you can sit, have your coffee and read your book quietly? Wondering whether such a place exists in Delhi? The answer is yes. Ivy and Bean is a place where you can read books of your choice with lip-smacking food. The café's vintage look completes everything. 
Cost for two: INR 1,200 
Location: 119, 1st Floor, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi 
Timings: 11am – 11pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Iced Tea, Pasta, Pizza, Salad, Pancakes

26. Rico’s

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You’ll always find this place crowded with college students, as this place has become one of the favourite places to hang out with friends or to read books. Their dishes are scrumptious. This café has made a place in this race of becoming famous on its own.
Cost for two: INR 900
Location: 2526, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Timings: 11 am – 11 pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Fries, Mojito, Pasta, Pizza, Burger, Waffles.

27. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 

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This American coffee chain is very well known for its lattes and frappes. The branch at Khan Market, with its warm ambience, is perfect to spend a lazy evening with friends.
Cost for two: INR 700
Location: 62, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi
Timings: 8 am – 11 pm
Must-try dishes and drinks: Coffee, Hazelnut Latte, Cappuccino, Iced Lemon Tea.

28. Di Ghent Cafe 

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The place is extremely cosy and comfortable. If you love Waffles, then this place belongs to you. They are scrumptious. Also, their desserts and the flavours of their dishes are amazing. You’ll surely don’t want to share it with anyone. You’ll surely love this quaint café.
Cost for two: INR 1,700
Location: 207, Level 2, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Timings: 9 am – 11 pm 
Must-try dishes and drinks: Waffles, Hot Chocolate, Pasta, Coffee
We hope that this list of the best cafes in Delhi will make it easier for you to sort those Sunday brunch plans. Know any more cafes that deserve to be in the top list? Tell us in the comments.

-Written by Yash Saboo and Jahnvi Sharma

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