It is a budget-friendly cafe for anyone with a sweet tooth. It's like experiencing Christmas anytime of the year inside this cozy cafe. The ambiance radiates the same warmth as Mrs. Weasley’s home (a reference for all Potterheads).
"...of the people, by the people, and for the people" comes to life in New Delhi’s Connaught Place. This part of town has everything and anything for everyone. It is the most popular shopping spot in Delhi, and after all that shopping and bargaining, your tummy starts rumbling. That’s a normal occurrence in Connaught Place. Then it's a good thing that CP also has great places for food. The cafes in CP deserve a special mention—they serve great coffee and, this being Delhi, great food on the side of your coffee. Here’s a list of the best cafes in good old CP.
If you can't decide what to eat for the life of you, you're not alone. There is a place for such people, and that place is Farzi Cafe. You might need to loosen your purse strings a little more, but a happy stomach will make it worth it. The cafe boasts a modernist approach to Indian food along with live performances to keep all your senses engaged.
USP Dishes: Rasmalai Tres Leches, Gupta Burger, Parle G Cheesecake, Kadhai Paneer Bao, Fire Paneer Tikka
Timings: 12 PM - 1 AM, Monday to Sunday
Location: E- 38/39, First Floor, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:Museum of Illusions is around 500 meters away from Farzi Café via Rajiv Chowk.
Cost for two: Rs. 2400
This one is for the chai obsessed student crowd that has to sneakily adjust PG rent with other forms of entertainment. Don’t worry, you shall not be abandoned because Cha Bar will be your perfect companion. Other than being pocket friendly, another reason why students and bibliophiles will love it here is because this cafe is attached to an Oxford bookstore, so you can catch a corner with your favorite chai and a book and switch off from the world for a while.
USP Dishes: Fish and Chips, Basil Pesto Panini Sandwich, Jalapeno Poppers, Fries Platter
Timings: 10 AM - 9 PM, Monday to Sunday
Location: N-81, Barakhamba Rd, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:The café is located 350 m away from Barakhamba road metro station.
Cost for two:Rzs. 500
Cafe Tonino will bring Italy to you without having to move an inch from Delhi with its homemade pastas and traditional wood-fired pizzas. Even its rustic Tuscan setting will transport you to a foreign land. Tonino has gluten-free options on its menu as well.
USP Dishes: Minestrone soup, Tiramisu, Tortellini Pasta, Gnocchi, Lasagna
Timings: 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Monday to Sunday
Location: No 9, H Block, Plaza Cinema Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110033
How to get there:The café stands at a one-minute walk (58 m) from PVR Plaza via Radial Road Number 4 and Middle Cir/PVR.
Cost for two: Rs. 1700
Remember envying the boy who fell into the Chocolate River from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Make your chocolate fantasies come true on a budget with Hashery! It is a budget-friendly cafe for anyone with a sweet tooth. It's like experiencing Christmas anytime of the year inside this cozy cafe. The ambiance radiates the same warmth as Mrs. Weasley’s home (a reference for all Potterheads).
USP Dishes: Nutella S’mores Shake, Raspberry Frozen Hot Chocolate, Shibuya Honey Toast, Pizzas, Dimsums
Timings: 12 PM to 9 PM, Monday to Sunday
Location:B-12/1, Middle Cir, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:Hashery is a two-minute walk from Rajiv Chowk metro station via Radial Road Number 3.
Cost for two: Rs. 600
The Junkyard Cafe
If having a unique ambience is as important to you as good food, head to The Junkyard Cafe for an experience that will blow your mind. It has a multicuisine cafe ranging from Mediterranean to North Indian. True to its name, the Junkyard Cafe is creatively decorated with old junky items, right from the entrance to the bar, along with a stunning open terrace.
USP Dishes: Red Sauce Pasta, Non-Veg Tandoori Platter, Mushroom Pizza
Timings: 12 PM to 1 AM, Monday to Sunday
Location: Pratap Building, 90,91,93, 2nd floor, Connaught Cir, Mc Donalds, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:The café is around 1km away from Janpath metro station.
Cost for two: Rs. 1800
Cafe Delhi Heights
If you find it hard to satisfy your palate with only one cuisine, do not fret. Cafe Delhi Heights is here to help all the people in Delhi who always want everything, from Indian to international food. It has an extensive bar menu with a wide range of drinks that you can customize according to your own preferences.
USP Dishes: Chicken Caeser Salad, Potato Wedges, Juicy Lucy Burger, Chicken Salad and Pita Bread
Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM, Monday to Sunday
Location: 68, 1, Janpath Rd, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:It is at a distance of 220 m from Janpath metro station via Janpath Road.
Cost for two: Rs. 1600
Cafe Hawkers is an underrated gem that ticks off all the checklists: mouth-watering food, an aesthetic setting for great pictures, cocktails at an unbelievable price, and board games! What more can one ask for? If you are a college student that has to juggle hostel rent, mess ka khana, and all sorts of other expenses, this is the spot for you because you are eligible for a 15% student discount.
USP Dishes: Pink Sauce Pasta, Chef Special Four Cheese Pizza, Waffles, Chicken Tikka, Chilli Paneer
Timings: 12 PM to 10 AM, Monday to Sunday
Location: L22, Block L, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:Café Hawkers is only 190 m away from Rajiv Chowk metro station via Rajiv Chowk and Radial Road 5
Cost for two: Rs. 1400
This is an upscale cafe with an exotic collection of liquor along with a list of multicuisine foods to complement it. So, if you decide to go on a splurge spree, this place deserves to be on your go-to list because it will make every penny count. If you want a place with a classy yet fun vibe, the nights at Warehouse Cafe are especially exciting because of the live performances by various artists.
USP Dishes: Chilli Chicken, Nachos with Beans, Mozzarella Sticks, Mushroom Galouti Slider
Timings: 11 AM to 1 AM, Monday to Sunday
Location: D Block, D 19/20, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
How to get there:This café is just 100 m from Rajiv Chowk metro station.
Cost for two: Rs. 2500
If you love fries more than anything else in this world, Xero Degrees is your ticket to heaven. It serves a lip-smacking variety of fries along with a range of pastas, pizzas, and desserts. Xero Degrees is famous for its dish called Cakes in a Jar, but it also serves quirkier dishes like cheesy fries in a jar and pizzas in a jar, which are a must-try for all food lovers.
USP Dishes: Peri Peri Chicken Fries, Pizza in a Jar, Shakes, Mini Sliders
Timings: 12:30 PM to 11 PM, Monday to Sunday
Location: L-23/9, Middle Cir, D Block, Connaught Place, Delhi, 110001
How to get there:A three-minute walk (240 m) from Rajiv Chowk metro station will leave you at your destination.
Cost for two: Rs. 950
The Big Chill Cafe
Last but not least, there is the Big Chill Cafe, one of Delhi’s most loved cafes serving awesome Italian and Continental cuisine. Since it is loved by so many, the place is always crowded, so you better book in advance before showing up. The Big Chill Cafe can trick your senses by making you think that you are in two places at once because of the Italian cooking and American film-themed decor. This quaint cafe is perfect for your Instagram shots.
USP Dishes: Ravioli Napoletana, Shakes, Fusilli Chicken, Mississippi Mud Pie
Timings: 12 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday to Sunday
Location: 35, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
How to get there:This café is barely 50 m away from Rajiv Chowk metro station.
Cost for two: Rs. 2400