Queer-Friendly Restaurant Trail In Mumbai

By Slurrp Desk

From cosy cafes to elegant restaurants, Mumbai's queer-friendly eateries offer up the best of the city's food and the region's cuisine. These establishments not only offer delectable dishes and fine wines but also provide a welcoming atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. The perfect places to celebrate Pride Month too? Yes, they are!

*Some restaurants listed in this trail serve non-vegetarian food, but have been added because they have good vegetarian options on their menu as well.

  • Cafe Mondegar

    Colaba's Cafe Mondegar is a landmark in and of itself. It is well-known for its delicious food and mural-covered walls, giving it a nostalgic feel. Savour some of the greatest continental and Indian cuisine while taking in South Mumbai's vintage charm. The cafe is also known for its vintage jukebox which many people are fond of. Not only but the place also features a wide range of dishes that you can enjoy along with drinks like beer and wine. You can visit the cafe for all three meals of the day, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • The Little Door

    Step into The Little Door, a charming Mediterranean-themed restaurant and bar that has become a favourite among the LGBTQ community. With its warm and inviting ambience, this delightful spot offers a wide range of scrumptious dishes, including tapas, pizzas, and salads. The extensive drinks menu features an array of wines, cocktails, and beers, ensuring there's something for everyone. The Little Door also hosts regular events, such as karaoke nights and live music, making it a lively and inclusive space to unwind and socialise.
  • Cecconi's

    This popular Italian restaurant is located in Mumbai’s Juhu area and has been operating since 2018. It is known for serving authentic Italian cuisine along with an extensive wine list featuring over 150 labels of Italian and international wines. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambience with a rustic and cosy setting with wooden furniture and decorations that give it an authentic Italian feel. The staff is trained to be sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ customers and provide them with the same high level of service as all patrons. The popularity of Ceconi's within the LGBTQ community is evident from the many same-sex couples and groups that dine there regularly.
  • Ghetto

    Ghetto, a quirky and eclectic pub in the posh Breach Candy area, has long been a safe haven for Mumbai's LGBTQ community. With its vibrant graffiti-covered walls and laid-back vibe, Ghetto is the perfect place to let your hair down and enjoy a night out with friends. The menu offers a mix of Indian and international dishes, alongside a wide range of drinks, including beers, wines, and cocktails. Ghetto also hosts regular events, such as open mic nights and DJ sets, ensuring a fun and inclusive atmosphere.
  • The Bagel Shop

    Nestled in the bustling neighbourhood of Bandra, The Bagel Shop is a cosy and welcoming café that has become a popular hangout for the LGBTQ community. As the name suggests, this charming spot specialises in bagels, with a variety of delicious fillings and spreads to choose from. The Bagel Shop also offers a range of salads, sandwiches, and beverages, including freshly brewed coffee and tea. With its laid-back ambience and friendly staff, this café is the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch or a catch-up with friends.
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