Once finding a good cup of coffee in Noida was a task but cut to today time, there are pretty and quaint cafes, opened away from the commercial setting, tucked away from the maddening crowd. Be it looking for some fresh brews or bakes these cafes will surprise you with their quality and variety. Break from the mundane and head to these cafes to sip your addiction and flip through the pages of a newspaper.
Sparrows At Home Bakery & Café, Sector 110, Noida
This family-run Bakery is located far from the maddening crowd. It is a cosy stop to sip your happiness. Everything is freshly baked and organically procured. Sparrows At Home Cafe & Bakery sees the amazing partnership of brother-sister duo. It has warm, spacious and brightly lit interiors. The simplicity of the place is its USP. From the dough, frosting, purees and dips are all in-house. Serving great breakfast, this place opens as early as 07:30 am. From their frittata, eggs to order, croissants, sandwiches, pancakes to chiffon cakes, they are an absolute delight. Pair it with perfect Espresso and Cold Coffee makes for a great breakfast. Pack some assorted cookies to relish at home.
One of the first cafes in Nodia to introduce Kombucha Tea, this coffee shop is run by a team of four experts in their own way. Serving some of the great coffee blends, The Haven is that sweet place to catch up with a friend over some coffee and muffin when you want to cut the hustle-bustle of a mall. Brewing some of the best national and international blends from filter coffee to pour-over Brazilian or Ethiopian to Hazelnut Iced Latte and Macchiato. The Affogato - one shot of quality espresso topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, is their USP. Pair it with Tuscan salad or a Mushroom Crème pasta that is all hearty and healthy. Don’t be surprised their coffee starts just at INR 50.
The master coffee roasters have stepped in Noida in a location that is surely not the usual. Rustic brick walls, wooden shelves and friendly staff make this place much inviting. From the freshly baked Smoked Chicken Ham Cheese to Croissants to the Burrata Stracciatella Sandwich to Carrot Cakes, each dish makes for a great breakfast option. Known for their fresh brews directly from their farms, their Iced Mocha, Coffee Tonic and Tasting menu, are worth trying. Stop by to try their range of egg options scrambled to boiled and more.
If you are not an indoor person then their cosy outdoor seating area with long, park-style benches probably will fix your mood. Tucked in the by lanes, this could double up as a good place for a coffee date.
The Courtyard Cafe, Sector 126, Noida
Strategically located close to one of the University campus, this café wins the heart with its all green décor. The Courtyard Café can be easily tagged as the Instagramable place in town with its teal furniture, yellow Vespa and a makeshift machan. This café is a great example of how to utilize the space with both sitting outside in the courtyard or inside. The menu is pretty extensive from starters to main course all. Be it the out of the box dishes like Strawberry Mint Slush, Nutty Mocha, Cheesecake Coffee, Fried Chocolate Wonton Skin or the usual Caesar Salad, Tamatar Ka Shorba and Hari Mirch Paneer Tikka, this place will not pinch your pocket.
If you happen to drop in alone worry not there is enough stack of board games and more to keep you busy as you sip your Cold Coffee.
Cafe Pathshala, Sector 126, Noida
As the name suggests, Cafe Pathshala is a hot favourite amongst college-goers. Hidden in a basement, colourful and vibrant this one takes the cake when it comes to budget hangouts. This casual place is a young crowd-pleaser that sees some extra super cheesy pasta and pizza, sandwich and more from their menu making waves. From their 'Roasters Bowl' - the Free style Salad or the Chicken Sausage Mushroom tops the list. Pair it with either a Mint or Apple Mojito. If you are looking for something filling, their Pulled Chicken Burger or the Lebanese Burger should be given a try.
Their monthly meal plans are a hit amongst hostellers and broke students residing nearby. This place reminds one of their “Puraani jeans” days.
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