Cafés to Visit in Delhi After Lockdown: A Guide To Our Personal Favourites 

Cafés to Visit in Delhi After Lockdown: A Guide To Our Personal Favourites 

The capital of India, Delhi is a city with vibrant cafés and good vibes. From iconic cafés to traditional old-school ones, the city has it all. From the beautiful lanes of Khan Market to the inner circle of Connaught Place, a lot is waiting for you to explore. Join our journey to the hand-picked cafés for special occasions, with the best food and ambiance.

Here’s a guide curated with love and delicacies. Let’s have a look at the top 10 cafés around the city, loved by residents and outsiders. What are you waiting for? Let’s go.

A Romantic Date at Classy Diggin Café


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Pretty interiors, fairy lights, sunset, and a lovely date – what more does one ask for? Diggin is a romantic, vintage café that feels like a fairytale with the beloved. A few items that rank high on the hit list include Pesto Pepperoni and Chicken Loaded Pizza. If you’re a big fan of wood-fired or thin-crust pizzas, you’ll love this place. And, their thick shakes never fail to surprise you. For desserts, you can eat Chocolate Fudge Cake with the biggest smile on your face.

The College-Goers’ Paradise: AMA Café


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Located in Delhi’s Little Tibet, AMA café serves the tastiest double chocolate pancakes and coffee. It offers an exquisite variety of breakfast and brunch, paired with delicious Mud Cake. Apart from these, Tibetan offerings such as Tsampa Shake, Tingmo are also available. Looking for a place to chill post-work/college hours? AMA is a fantastic option. It’s budget-friendly and worth the hype.

Sardar-Ji-Bakhsh Coffee and Co.

May it be Frappe or Latte, Sardar-Ji-Bakhsh is the king of all. The coffee here is absolutely lip-smacking. Cozy and cute is how people usually describe this café, and we won’t say otherwise. The service is excellent, along with mouthwatering food items such as fries, hot dogs, and the like. They’ve outlets in Chandigarh as well. If you ever happen to visit, you know where to find the freshly brewed coffee.

An Unforgettable Legacy in the Heart of Delhi: Brioche Dorée



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Who doesn’t love croissants and coffee from Brioche Dorée? They’re heavenly and super good. Hot Chocolate is a fan favorite at this iconic place. It’s a bakery café that began its journey in 1976 in France. Now, it’s a quintessential part of India. At the café, they prepare quiche, muffins, cookies, and tarts. Spend a solo, cozy evening with a book by the windowsill. 

Bookstore, Dreamy Vibes and A Café Within Cha Bar


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Cha Bar is set inside Oxford Bookstore in Delhi’s Connaught Place area. Do you want a break from coffee? Cha Bar has a superb variety of tea – iced, bubble, and a lot more.

On rainy days or chilly winter nights, Hot Chocolate they serve is a savior. From small bites to the main course, Cha Bar has it all. An in-house library lined with tiny stalls that sell cutesy stuff is how we describe it.

Khan Market’s Beloved Treasure: The Big Chill Café


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The hub of Italian cuisine and desserts that make you drool, Big Chill Café is the one you’ll fall in love with the moment you enter. Some of the best-loved specialties include Mississippi Mudpie, Penne Vodka Pasta, and Spaghetti Bolognese. While walking through the vibrant lanes of Khan Market, visit Big Chill with bae or your gang. Apart from Khan Market, it also has outlets in Connaught Place, Delhi. Indeed, it’s a quaint, little place hidden in the heart of the city.

The Pre-Independence Rustic Café: Music and Mountains Hillside Café

Planning a candlelight dinner with bae? We got you covered. Music and Mountains is a gorgeous place for dinner dates. The rustic ambiance, the Chicken pot pie, and Apple Crumble lighten up the moment. Established in 1944, this café brings back pre-Independence vibes in the most genuine manner. Also, the ambiance of a mountain café overseeing the city wins hearts. Having almost a 100-year-old legacy, this iconic café is visited to date by couples, friends, and families. 

Organic and Fresh Food: ‘CAARA’ at Ogaan


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‘CAARA’ Café has a sprawling menu of coffee, tea, mains, and desserts. The Carrot Cake remains a popular hit for people who’ve visited the place for ages. In terms of service, food, and ambiance, it’s all that you could ask for in a café. If you’re looking for a dining experience that’s sophisticated and accompanied by coffee, this is it. This is where you should be to enjoy your weekends and work evenings. 

P.S. They have another outlet inside the esteemed British Council. Students, diplomats, and teachers relax here in their free time with good food.

Our Personal Favourite In Town: Big Yellow Door 



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Craving a Watermelon Mojito? Here’s the star. Big Yellow Door serves the best one in town. To eat along, they’ve got pasta, pizzas, and bomb burgers like Cheese Bomb Burger. BYD, as the cafe is popularly known, also serves great varieties of coffee. Visit Big Yellow Door with your friends, family, or bae the next time you’re in Satya Niketan.

From the lanes of Khan Market to Chanakyapuri, we relish delicious food on weekends or special occasions. From continental to Italian, from Irani to Indian, cafés in Delhi offer a wide array of delicacies that we treasure in our memories forever. In the end, a cup of coffee with loved ones or books is a dream come true, isn’t it? 

Which café will you visit after everything gets back to normal?

Let us know in the comments below.

Cover Image: Diggin Café, Justdial

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