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From bringing in happiness in a time span of just two minutes, to being the best midnight comfort food – Maggi noodles have formed an indispensable part of everyone’s life. For those of us who’d like to experiment with our Maggi, we mapped a trail through town to put together a list of the best places that serve some off the hook variations. You don’t need to be a college kid to appreciate the joy.

Tom Uncle’s Maggi, North Campus

This legendary Maggi joint in Delhi University has been serving delightful preparations for almost three decades. Their most popular items include Special Masala Maggi, CheeseMasala Maggi and Butter Masala Maggi.

Where: Near Ramjas College, Maurice Nagar Chowk, North Campus, Delhi University – GTB Nagar, New Delhi

Price Range: From INR 25 to INR 60

Billu’s Food Hut 

Apart from serving experimental renditions like Tandoori Paneer Tikka Maggi, Schezwan sauce Maggi and Chilli Chaap Maggi, this pocket friendly joint also serves some great pasta in white sauce and grills.

Where: G 28, Aggarwal Millenium Tower,Netaji Subhash Chandra Place

Price Range: Starts at INR 25

Big Yellow Door 

This popular restaurant also serves Maggi, alongwith its famous burgers and nachos. One can enjoy Maggi with vegetables as well as Masala Maggi Chicken.

Where: Satyaniketan/Hudson Line

Price Range: Starts at INR 45

Charu Maggi Point 

This is a relatively new stall, but check it out for the brilliant Butter Tadka Maggi – a mix of your favourite noodles, with onions, green chillis, dollops of butter and special spices.

Where: Outside Delhi School of Economics, North Campus, University of Delhi

Price Range: Starts at INR 25

Café 6 

This well stocked café in Hauz Khas is pocket friendly, with many items on the list to team with their Vegetable and Chicken Maggi.

Where: D 6, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Price Range: Starts at INR 60

Midnight Sutra 

This joint can be touted as a life saver for those who’d experience a craving for Maggi at 2 a.m. and would want it delivered to their doorstep. The menu also includes other Chinese and Indian dishes such as butter chicken, chowmein and honey chili potatoes.

Where: 1094/13, First Floor, Roshanpura, Sector 8, Gurgaon

Price Range: Starts at INR 60

Something Vintage 

Apart from their delectable creamy cold coffee, this recently renovated joint also serves some great vegetable Maggi and Egg Maggi, which can be ordered alongwith french fries.

Where: 32-UB, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

Price Range: Starts at INR 30

The Big Belly 

A small, tucked away joint in NFC serving delicious Chicken and Cheese Maggi, alongwith an array of Pasta and other fast food. They also deliver late at night, so an extra cheer for post midnight Maggi hunger.

Where: 1, Community Centre,The India Mall, New Friends Colony

Price Range: Starts at INR 60

Hot Spot 

Another pick from NSP, this place has a menu rich with a large variety- Chilli Tadka Maggi, Onion Cheese Maggi, Chilli Butter Fry Maggi and Special Pasta sauce Italian Nuggets Maggi.

Where: G-49, Aggarwal Millenium Tower 1, Netaji Subhash Place

Price Range: Starts at INR 30

Mom’s Kitchen 

Located amidst the furniture shops of Kirti Nagar, this homely little joint has many options on the menu for a Maggi lover – the best ones being Schezwan Maggi with veggies and Chilli Chicken Maggi.

Where: Shop 18, Ground Floor, Opposite Nawab’s Furniture, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi

Price Range: Starts at INR 60



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Maybe it’s just us, but there is a sense of romanticism in spending a quiet afternoon alone sipping on a beverage or sampling a dessert, accompanied by a riveting book. LBB finds for you the top ten spots to lose yourself in the words.

Another Fine Day | You can expect retro accessories, exposed white brick walls and a collection of reading materials and board games. In addition to whipping up some of the best hummus in G-town, they also serve wine and beer. A quiet devouring of words or a long lunch with some old pals? You pick.

Where: MPD Towers, DLF Golf Course Road

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.; without alcohol}

Contact: 0124 4386155

Sakley’s the Mountain Café | Nestled in the middle of a hip market, the insides feature fashionably-faded upholstery, use of real barks of tree trunks and a collection of old books; the kind that make you want to take a big whiff. When you look out the window, all you can see are treetops, transporting you to another time and space.

Where: Find your nearest branch, here.

Price: INR 1400 for two {approx.}

Ivy & Bean | Grab a quiet corner with your book of the week, order a coffee or one of their many snacks, and enjoy the quaint ambience that Ivy & Bean has to offer. They have quirky interiors and wi-fi, so you can send out a quick work e-mail or two as well. An LBB favourite, this one!

Where: 119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat

Price: INR 1000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 41090119

Kunzum Travel Café | Tucked away in the lanes of chaotic Hauz Khas village, this café serves as a haunt for anyone amidst travels or simply looking to de-stress. They feature a range of travel and photography books. You can make use of their wi-fi, read, and order a refreshing cuppa. Pay as much as you like; there are no fixed prices.

Where: T49, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Contact: 011 26513949

Barista Lavazza | Even though many see Barista as just another big coffee chain, their partnership with Penguin Books since 2012 gives them an spot on this list. With locations across the city, it’s easy to drop in for coffee and either bring your own book, or choose from a selection of quality Penguin published books.

Where: B 5, Ground Floor, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar

Price: INR 600 plus taxes for 2 {approx.}

Contact: 011 26691595

T’Pot Café | Right around the corner from Sri Aurobindo College in Shivalik is the lovely T’Pot Cafe. From students to families, anyone can come in and enjoy the atmosphere in this casual cafe. Not only are there books and newspapers available, the T’Pot also has board games to offer. As the name suggests, they offer a wide range of teas from some classic masala chai, to a special Avangrove tea.

Where: Plot no 7, Opposite Kotak Mahindra Bank, Malviya Nagar

Price: INR 700 plus taxes for 2 {approx.}

Contact: 011 41420516

Café Wanderlust | This café offers the intrepid traveller a place of rest and relaxation. Famous for their hammocks and breakfast platters, Café Wanderlust offers a quiet space in Gurgaon to look through a travel book, flip through a magazine, or finish up your novel. We suggest you try their filling and worldly breakfast platters.

Where: SF 53-54, First Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

Price: INR 900 plus taxes for 2 {approx.}

Contact: +91 8447944345

Cha Bar | Cha Bar is one of the quintessential book cafes because, well… it’s connected to the Oxford Bookstore. Providing a retreat from the chaos of CP, Cha Bar gives you a relaxed space to browse a variety of books and peacefully sip a tea or coffee. And if you need anymore inspiration to start a new book, Cha Bar and Oxford Bookstore host a variety of author and literature events.

Where: N 81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place

Price: INR 500 plus taxes for 2 {approx.}

Contact: 011 33503291

Café Turtle | Cafe Turtle was created to compliment the Full Circle Bookstore. Aside from the usual coffees and teas, Cafe Turtle offers up a full fledged menu with some delectable vegetarian dishes and desserts for you to enjoy along with your book. The Full Circle Bookstore also hosts a their own publishing service, as well as a massive selection of books for you to browse to your heart’s content.

Where: For locations, click here

Price: INR 1000 plus taxes for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 24655641

May Day Cafe and Bookstore | A little off the beaten track, May Day is a charming little cafe come bookstore. Less emphasis is placed on the food and drink, and more on the bookstore. This is a perfect place to not only read, but also discuss culture and politics with the friendly staff. You’ll get the idea when you see the picture of Karl Marx and a sickle and hammer on the wall.

Where:2254/2A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, West Patel Nagar

Price: INR 200 plus taxes for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 25709456



Little Black Book Delhi brings DU Beat’s readers something awesome to explore for the fortnight! This week help you plan your holidays!

With the month packed with Christmas and the New Year approaching we are all shopping and preparing for our trips. This time we give you places to pick up some new shawls and stoles and great place to pick up cakes! For those who are not travelling could spend time learning a new skill and or take a quick break from the city.


A great new collection of leather boots and jackets are available at Sarojini market and Paharganj {Light on wallet too!}. Gift shopping can never get better at Shahpur Jat.  LBBD’s also picked out a special selection of stores for shawls and stoles; don’t forget to check them out!

Shawls and stoles |

Shopping in Shahpur Jat |

Paharganj Guide |

Dance classes around town

Whether its energetic jazz or the good old classical Indian dances forms, Delhi has everything in its stores. A new skill never hurt anyone!

Details |

Classical Schools |

Learn a new language

Spice up everyday conversation from ‘Hello! How are you?’ to ‘Hola! Que tal?’ There is the whole range of European language centers in the city along with places that teach regional and language from the sub-continent.

Foreign Languages |

Language from the Sub-Continent |

Quick Getaways

If you haven’t planned a trip, the city has some quick getaway destinations. One can enjoy the spa at the gorgeous Neemrana Fort or spend some quiet time reading at Chambal Safari Lodge. If you are visting Goa, do try some of our favorites at the beach town.

Details |

Goa Plans |


The festive season is the perfect reason to explore new bakeries and cakes to cut. If you look at the right places, the city has prepared some new flavors beyond the everyday chocolate and pineapple. Here are our favorite bakers in town.

Bakeries |

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Little Black Book Delhi brings DU Beat’s readers something awesome to explore for the fortnight! This week we help you make your exam time a little more fun!

Exams are on our heads. Running around picking up last minutes notes, getting answers photocopied and calling friends to fill in the gaps for classes one did not attend is now a daily routine. And as tensions gets closer and we devour our books one after the other, it is important to take a break and have some food, watch some movies and plan some holidays. This time LBBD brings to you late night food, fashions blogs, free movies to look at and new trips to plan.

Remember all work and no play makes jack a dull boy!

1. Late Night Munchies

Image Credit: Midnight Munchies

Exam times are synonymous with late nights and after a marathon with Marx or Calculus there is no better respite than food. The Bun Butter Chai at Patel Chest will always be a late night haven for people in north while south campus students find solace in filling Parathas at Moolchand {Shah Rukh is a fan too!} and cutting chai at Safdarjung Hospital which is available 24/7. If you are too lazy to step out of your homes, there is Midnight Munchies to get you fresh salads, cup cakes and even paan right to your doorsteps till 4 am! For Gurgoan residents there is Batman Delivers will get you food, cigarettes and contraceptives! If you are looking to cook something on your own, here are a few recipes in 140 characters.

Batman Delivers |

Midnight Munchies |

Recipes |

2. Free Movies


Movies are always a good option to clear one’s head after a long study day. If you are not looking to spend on it, the city has places that bring to you great alternative cinema. In south Delhi there is Habitat Centre, International Centre and Alliance Francaise, which screen documentaries and feature films. CP houses Instituto Cervantes, which screens Spanish feature films, while American Centre shows Hollywood blockbusters regularly.

3. Online Fashion Surfing


More than studying for the exams, we tend to scroll down web pages looking at fashion pages. So while one is at it, there are a few one can surely check out. Jamie and Kevin bring to you the absolute crème de la crème of fashion photography. The couple bring to you travel escapades, regal fashion and lifestyle photography.  Fashionista on the other hand provides quick and crisp fashion blogging. Mixing poetry, travel and lots of fashion in one blog is Arathi, the brainchild of Miffalicious.

Jamie & Kevin |

Fashionista |

Miffalicious |

4. After Exam Plans

There is nothing better than wondering about how life would have been if there were no exams, especially when they are on our heads. There is the quick getaway to Rajasthan for the serenity of the dessert or the adventurous trip to Rishikesh. Nature lover can choose between wildlife in Kabini and marine life in Havelock Islands {or both!}. There is of course the party place Goa which will never run out of tourists or alcohol. Don’t let Holiday plans this time be confined to dreams or promises made around cup of coffees.

Getaways in December |

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DU Beat in collaboration with Little Black Book Delhi brings some interesting content for the souls of Delhi University. Here is the first page from LBBD’s Guide for a DU student!

After clamping down of several restaurants in North Campus last year, it’s a wave of relief that a new set of joints have come up for students to indulge in. If you’re looking for interesting, new cuisines or good ol’ desi khaana in new places, North Campus has quite a few options for you!

What makes it to our Little Black Book? Here’s our shortlist of new places for foodies in North Campus.

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Indian karchi meets a Chinese wok, and what we get is appetizing renditions of both the cuisines! In five months, the new branch of Momo’s point in GTB Nagar has already found a loyal following. Besides momos and North Indian delights, the restaurant has a good ‘Chinese Thali’. The warm and friendly ambience of the place adds to the food experience.

Where | 2512, Hudson Lane, Near GTB Nagar Metro Station, Delhi University-GTB Nagar

Price | INR 350-500 for two {approx.)

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The small join tucked away in the middle of Hudson lane is about a year old, but is still new and unexplored. This cozy café promises good service, amiable staff, and an array of innovative burgers. When we’re bored of KFC and McDonald’s, and are looking for a fast food joint, Kori’s a go-to spot. Besides the ‘Boss Burger’ we quite liked the Chicken Mayo rice here as well.

Where | 1598, Outram Line, Kingsway Camp, GTB Nagar

Price | INR 300 for two {approx.}

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Its wooden bookshelves, coupled with decked walls makes it an attractive café at the first sight! We’ve tried the pasta and panner tikka sandwich both of which were devoured, happily, by us.  We found it to be a value for money cafe, which offers great food in greater quantity.

Where | 2526, First floor, Above CCD, Hudson lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University

Price | INR 500 for two {approx.}

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Looking for a quick bite that doesn’t hurt the wallet? Located above ‘Y Not Chinese’, All Yours serves up delectable chowmein, and hot chocolate to go with a rainy, pensive day. From what we’re told, their menu is now expanding and soon they will be serving dishes like tandoori chicken pasta.

Where | 32 UB, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar

Price | INR 250 for two {approx.)


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