Have you started feeling the winter chills already? As the temperatures dip and days become shorter, we know we are heading towards a chilly winter season. The winds have started blowing and you can feel a pleasant vibe around you. In no time, people would be all cozied up in their blankets, sipping a mug of hot chocolate. While you may feel like the best way to welcome winters is to stay indoors and keep yourself warm, there are a host interesting things that you can be doing out of the house too. Planning romantic date nights with your partner is one good idea. 

There are no two ways about the lit summer nights, where you would want to party the night away with your companion. However, for winters, the vibe is all warm and fuzzy. Champa Gali is one such place in Delhi which is known for its cute and quirky interiors that turn absolutely mesmerizing in the night light. A small lane, tucked away in Saket’s Said-ul-ajab Institutional Area, Champa Gali is the hub of pretty cafes in the south of the city. Bustling with brightly-lit cafes amidst the lush greenery, from food to ambience there isn’t a thing that you can’t tick mark off your list. 

You’ll find a range of food options to choose from, Chinese, Italian, Continental and what not. While some cafes offer a range of games to indulge, there are others which provide you with a peaceful corner to read and have open-heart conversations with your loved one. The outdoor seating allows you to enjoy the weather and have a moonlight dinner date. 

Here are some of the best spots to enjoy a romantic date with your special someone this winter. 

1.  The Nerdy Indian 

A relatively newly-opened café in the junction, this is the go-to place for all book lovers. The bookworm in you shouldn’t resist paying a visit to this colorfully-decorated café this winter. If your partner loves reading as much as you do, then this is the place to bond on a chilly winter evening. Start with some comfort sandwiches and dive into a hot Dan Brown’s brownie sundae right after. 

Source: The Nerdy Indian Cafe/Instagram 

Cost For Two: INR 700 

Timings: 12 noon- 11 pm

2.  Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters 

If your idea of a perfect winter day is having deep-conversations over a cup coffee, bookmark this place. The blue and white interiors not only add to the cool approach of the place but also give a sense of peace and calm. The aroma of freshly-brewed coffee with a side of banana bread is sure to make you fall in love with your special person all over again. 

Source: Blue Tokai Coffee/Instagram 

Cost For Two: INR 750

Timings: 7 am- 9 pm 

3.  Jug Mug Thela 

The first time I heard of Champa Gali, the few words that my friend uttered were Jug Mug Thela. I was a little perplexed at this point but once I reached the place, I realized it wasn’t really a thela after all. Not only is it a great place to chill and relax with friends, it is also a beautiful spot for romantic times. This place is so famous that after a point, it became synonymous with Champa Gali itself. 

Source: Jug Mug Thela/Instagram 

Cost For Two: INR 550 

Timings: 10:30 am- 8:30 pm 

4.  Social Street Café 

Looking for a romantic Insta-worthy date night? Well, your evening at the Social Street Café is definitely going to give others couple goals. The quirky graffiti walls topped with beautiful fairy lights and add to that, some lip-smacking pizzas to gorge on. Isn’t that like the perfect date you were looking for? 

Source: Social Street Cafe/Instagram 

Cost For Two: INR 800 

Timings: 11 am-10 pm 

5.  Soho Bistro & Café 

Cheesy pizzas, fresh from the oven are ready to be served. Indoors or outdoors, you choose! Colourful pots and pans hanging from the walls with a beautifully lit backyard, this place is amazing for a cozy date night. They’ve got a very cool seating arrangement wherein cushiony mats are placed in the wooden floors with high-rise tables. 

Source: Soho Pizzeria Delhi/Instagram 

Cost For Two: INR 1100 

Timings: 8:30 am- 10 pm