Try These 10 Best Cafés In Mumbai Airport For A Quick Bite
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The main international airport that serves the Mumbai Metropolitan Area in India is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The airport offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes serving various cuisines, including Indian, Chinese, Italian, and Continental. Some popular restaurants at the airport include Cafe Coffee Day, KFC, McDonald's, and Subway. For those who prefer fine dining, there are several upscale restaurants at the airport, including Flaming Wok, which serves Chinese cuisine, and Tiffin, which offers Indian cuisine. The airport also has a food court that serves a wide range of dishes, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The following are some cafés or café-like restaurants in Mumbai airport.  


When sipping on your favorite coffee-based beverage while munching on a sandwich becomes the norm as you prepare that last-minute presentation on your laptop, Starbucks is the name of the game. Since we had a couple of hours before the flight, we scoped out the Starbucks in Terminal 2 and got busy with our laptops after ordering a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino with a Strawberry Almond Cake for each of us. We savored the coffee and the cake as we toiled away on our laptops. With a huge range of coffees, snacks, and free Wi-Fi, we made it a point to return as soon as possible.  

Cuisine: North American 

Types Offered: Latté, Frappuccino, Espresso, Desserts, Sandwiches. 

Location: Level P6 - Arrivals, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Terminal 2, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Road, Vile Parle, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 600. 

The Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf  

We had heard of this place before from some colleagues. So this time around, we decided to give this coffee joint a shot after landing in Mumbai. It took us quite a while to settle on what to order as the menu here is substantial, to say the least. After much deliberation, we decided to get the Iced Cappuccino and Tropical Passion Tea with Peanut Butter Cookies and Blueberry Muffins. We really liked the soft muffins and crunchy cookies as we sipped on equally delicious tea and coffee. They do have some bigger menu items that certainly demand more time to explore, for which we resolved to return eventually.  

Cuisine: Continental. 

Types Offered: Espresso, Cappuccino, Hot Double Chocolate, Lemon Chamomile Tea, Iced Hazelnut Latte. 

Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Andheri East, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: Open 24 hours, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 1300.  

Irani Cafe  

This cafe, which used to be called Gramophone Cafe, serves Iranian food and drinks, and the decor tries to show off Iranian culture. The food here reflects the freshly prepared spices, with some distinct flavors and aromas. With a menu that has affordably priced items that turn out in satisfactory quantities, we set our sights on the Sugarcane Juice and Mawa Cake. The soft and fluffy Mawa Cake just melted in our mouths while the perfectly spiced and salted Sugarcane Juice kept it company in the subtlest of ways. We highly recommend this place.  

Cuisine: Iranian. 

Types Offered: Mawa Cake, Parsi Kulfi, Joojeh Kebab, Patrani Machi, Sugarcane Juice. 

Location: Terminal 2, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 500.  

Costa Coffee  

With plenty of our friends and fellow travelers saying that Costa Coffee does better coffee than Starbucks, we took our chances and, before one of our flights, went to the Costa Coffee outlet in the Mumbai Airport. We ordered a Masala Tea and a Mocha with a croissant each. Once we tasted the coffee, we realized why some would like to compare it to Starbucks. The croissant was good too, and more importantly, it was fresh. We cannot recommend this place enough.   

Cuisine: Coffee and Snacks. 

Types Offered: Croissant, Americano, Cappuccino, Chocolate Brownie. 

Location: Inside Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 400.

Chai Point  

After having touched down after a flight from Hyderabad, we were feeling quite tired and were on the lookout for something to stimulate us. Since we had tried many coffee outlets before, we wanted to give tea a shot, so we frequented Chai Point. We sat down with a regular-sized cup of Ginger Tea with milk and a regular-sized Lemon Tea without milk. We were pleasantly surprised at the flavors of both teas and had also ordered a Caramelized Banana Cake with the teas to just make the whole affair a little more wholesome. The texture and taste of the cake, coupled with its freshness, left us in awe, and when combined with such amazing teas, the experience doesn’t get any better. 

Cuisine: Indian and Indian Street Food. 

Types Offered: Filter Coffee, Irani Tea, Ginger Lemon Tea, Green Tea, Mango Milkshake, Kesar Lassi, Kokum Iced Tea, Maggi, Sandwiches, Pastas, Pav Bhaji. 

Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Terminal 2, Level P6 - Arrivals, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Road, Vile Parle, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: Open 24 hours, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 1000.  

Cafe Istanbul  

While not strictly a cafe, this restaurant has a decent selection of soups and other beverages like tea, coffee, milk, and lassi. While most of the menu is all about serious lunch and dinner dishes, the soups caught our attention. We ordered the Chicken Manchow and Veg Manchow soups with half a serving of Chicken Lollipops which were quite good with the soups. We also ended up having a cup of regular tea, which was just as expected. Neither spectacular nor disappointing. Considering their menu, we thought to ourselves as to when we could come back to get a sample of what they have to offer some hungry diners.  

Cuisine: Chinese, North Indian, and Mughlai. 

Types Offered: Tea, Coffee, Butter Milk, Lassi, Paneer Kadai, Egg Curry, Chicken Lollipop. 

Location: Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: Open 24 hours, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 400.  

The Beer Cafe  

This bar & grill has a bar menu longer than their food menu. So all liquor connoisseurs will feel right at home. We could not indulge in any such endeavors, so we perused the food and beverage menus and were pleasantly surprised to see that the beverage menu was quite extensive (although not as extensive as the bar menu). We ordered a Kiwi Mojito and a Peach Iced Tea with a Club Sandwich and a Peri Peri Chicken Sandwich. The Mojito and the iced tea were extremely refreshing, while the sandwiches were fresh and well-seasoned with substantial fillings. We will be back soon to lighten some of their liquor load, though.  

Cuisine: Chinese, North Indian, Thai. 

Types Offered: Mocha Frappe, Masala Tea, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Lemon Iced Tea, Iced Cappuccino, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Lassis, Mojitos, Mocktails, Juices, Omelets, Salads, Sandwiches, Wraps. 

Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Terminal 2, MLCP P10, Landside (Eastside), opposite Gate No. 1, Departures, Mumbai 400099. 

Timing: Open 24 hours, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs. 3000.  

There are plenty of fine dining restaurants and bars both in and around the airport that have options to satisfy almost everyone. Catering to different palates and preferences while maintaining high levels of quality and service, these cafes and restaurants are key to helping tired and sometimes even frustrated travelers relax and let off some steam.