From sleek and chic ones to those with cosy interiors and a casual vibe, there are cafes galore in Mumbai across the city and one for every pocket. One can head to these for just coffee or a quick lunch or even a leisurely bite and hanging out with friends. What’s more, some cafes exude such peace that one can actually sit and work there too. So sip a cappuccino, tuck into a burger or savour a creamy pasta at a café of your choice in the city. My top 5 picks:
Le Cafe, Hotel Jewel of Chembur, Mumbai
With vintage artefacts and oodles of natural light, this expansive café beckons you immediately. The warm and casual vibe is unmistakable. The all-day breakfast menu is an attraction here. From indulgent poutines, to light salads and hearty sandwiches to single origin coffees, expect all this and more at this cheerful café. Do not miss the lip-smacking desserts here.
This cosy café with an eclectic menu and smart décor is the first choice of many to relax and unwind. The Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict will make any carnivore drool. There can be no better way to start one’s day. And if you have dropped by later in the day, try the Protein Punch Salad. The Cajun Prawns and quesadillas are equally a good option. Sip a Nutella hazelnut Coffee and skip a dessert if you like.
This smart café with pleasing décor is a hotspot for millennials and older people alike. The vast menu is enticing and offers something for every palate. Relish their Khao Suey if you are sufficiently hungry or bite into the patatas bravas. The Mac and Cheese here will have you come back for more. An array of beverages is what you can choose from - Peach Ice Tea, Coffee, or even Hot Chocolate.
Tucked away in a quiet lane is this peaceful café, which offers a conducive ambience to work. Sip their artisanal coffee or relish the Soba Noodle Salad. The Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli is equally a treat. The Old-fashioned Carrot Cake will put you in an upbeat mood even after a day’s work. The unobtrusive, but efficient service adds to the experience.
Whether it is their signature coffees or a luxury leaf tea or even a milkshake, this is the place to head to. The Cold Spanish Latte here is not-to-be-missed. Munch an Aloo Samosa Puff or a freshly baked Croissant as you chat with a friend or read a book at a quiet corner here. The Veg Lasagne here is worth trying.