Fed up of party plans every weekend? Want to do something different without leaving the city? Then you’ve come to the right place. Head to these 5 cafes in Delhi NCR and enjoy the games and food they have to offer.



Be sure to come to this place if you’re ever in the area because Tpot Café has some great BOGO deals running – which, combined with their delicious Lebanese Chicken Wraps and Pastas – is truly a great way to spend your afternoon. Be sure to come here with friends and family, and play anything from Jenga to Monopoly to while away your time.

Cost For Two: Rs. 400
Cuisine: Café
Address: Malviya Nagar, New Delhi


The Colony Bistro


Come here if you’ve got a hankering for strong flavors and huge portions of food. They have rows of cupboards filled with board games and books to read, so you’ll probably end up having a great time, with or without friends. Their Chili Chicken Pizza and Strawberry Diaq will surely give you a foodgasm. End your meal with their Chocolate Truffle Jar.

Cost For Two: Rs 1000
Cuisine: Café, Chinese, Italian, American, North India
Address: Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi


Young Wild Free Café


A hit with the youngsters of Delhi – Young Wild Free is known for its reasonable prices, great books and fun games. The zesty food flavours can warm the hearts of even the fussiest of eaters. The thick shakes are a must try if you’re ever in the area, and a true Delhiite would sue you if you haven’t tried their Butter Chicken Pizza yet.

Cost For Two: Rs. 500
Cuisine: Café, Continental, Chinese, Italian
Address: Satyaniketan, New Delhi


Another Fine Day



As soon as you enter this café, you get a warm, cosy feeling thanks to the cushy chairs, white brick walls, and the humongous collection of books and board games. This place is perfect for chilling out with your buddies while enjoying delicious grub and drinks. Besides being super affordable, their ‘Pancake Steak’ plays a huge role in enticing people to visit this café more than once.

Cost For Two: Rs. 800
Cuisine: Café, Mediterranean, Continental
Address: DLF Golf Course Road, Gurgaon


Café Wanderlust


As the name suggests, this café woos the traveller in you with its quirky interiors and laid back atmosphere.  The setting is such that you will probably end up spending hours playing classic board games while gulping down their specialty shakes and coffees. A special mention to their red velvet cake. It’s just out of this world!

Cost For Two: Rs 850
Cuisine: Café, Street Food, Continental
Address: DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon



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Kaffeine – Café, Bar and Grill located at 50-A, first floor, is a small hidden cafe that one might come across as he strolls through  the by-lanes of Hauz Khas Village to hang around with a group of friends or for a casual chat over a cup of coffee. Though it appears dark and shady from outside, Kaffeine is a place to experience some live music and variety of food with losing out on money almost directly proportional to the benefits received.

If you wish to get a feel of some leisurely shack in Goa, this can be the place to visit. With a very cozy atmosphere, the place has wooden decoration and furniture. It provides a great ambiance with live music in the evening during all days of the week which attracts crowd of all age groups. Also, with different music bands performing every day, the place won’t bore you by offering mere food. A person visiting the place alone could enjoy as much for the band sits right among the audience at a little distance. Sufi music by the fresh musicians dazzles you more than the beer at times.

Singer Smruti Jalpur and other members of the live band entertaining the visitors at Kaffeine, Hauz Khas Village.
Image Courtesy – Aditya Remy Shah

As the place is really small, it generally tends to get overcrowded. But at the same time it provides you the private place in the corner where you can sit with a book or let the host indulge you in a conversation. The cafe also accommodates the guests in an open area right to be in sync with the lively village.

With a different taste of food, the place is ideal to have a mug of beer with a friend. Famous for their Italian cuisine, the restaurant provides all types of food ranging from different kinds of salads to a proper meal. It has a different menu for breakfast and is very famous for its Tandoori platter. Non-vegetarian dishes are demanded more by the customers but Kaffeine doesn’t disappoint veggie lovers either.

A small drawback lies in not having a great variety of desserts. But then there is less, with no mess. A recommended late night place for youngsters, it offers to serve till  1 A.M. during the night. The royal treatment  extended towards the guests is priceless, and the smiling staff shall never really disappoint you.

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Stephen’s steamed chicken momos or LSR’s kathi rolls?
Not only is Stephens known for its “egg” recipes- the delicious omelettes served with a knife and a fork,and the cheese scrambled egg, it’s Minced chicken maggi and dosas are also famous.
LSR on the other hand has to it’s credit a vast menu which ranges from keema dosas to butter chicken and from pizzas and hot dogs to seek kebab rumali rolls. While both these canteens assert themselves as “cafes” , it is still tough to say which is better.

Leave your comments to give us a winner.

Post your argument below.

The musky smell of crisp, new paper emanating from stacks upon stacks of titles sinks in the moment you enter Spell & Bound Bookshop and Café, the newest place to have moored its enticing anchor in the bustling area of SDA.  With its polished wooden floors and spiral staircases, Spell & Bound radiates a cozy, old-world charm that is immensely wanting in chain bookstores today.

The store itself is tiny; with the basement and ground floor dedicated to books, while the first floor serves coffee and kathis (the latter of which deserve a paragraph to themselves, as shall duly follow!). The stock is neatly shelved according to category, lined from end to end and packed tight with titles ranging from the latest in Indian and International fiction, to prizewinners, classics, and must-reads.

From Jack Kerouac to Henry Miller, from Tina Fey to Anthony Bourdain, liberally interspersed with Graham Greene and James Joyce as well, the oeuvre of the store is admittedly massive, and it is evident that they take their reading very seriously, and many a bibliophile can be found perusing through titles at complete leisure. Not limited only to fiction, the store has an entire section dedicated to coffee table tomes, some of which include books of images from the Victoria & Albert Museum, works of iconic photographers such as Angelika Taschen and Raghu Rai, to the exclusive limited edition book of Pucci prints (published by Taschen, sold out in most other parts of the world and legendary in every way).

However, the one area where it falls short is the prices: Spell & Bound, for all its inviting warmth of teak and mahogany, and musty paper smells, unfortunately does not go too easy on the pocket. Apart from smartly dressed yuppies often seen frequenting the place, the prices of vintage complete editions of Fitzgerald and Murakami (while thrilling to touch and covet) aren’t very conducive to the average college goer’s budgets. However, that isn’t always the case as the basement does stock the cheaper Bantam, Penguin Classic and Simon & Schuster versions as well.

However, if the hardback edition of Mohammad Hanif’s Our Lady of Alice Bhatti (Rs 499) is a bit out of range for you, despair not and head to the first floor instead to sink the distress into the absolutely delicious kathis served there. With quirky Delhi-inspired artwork on the wall, and the prices almost reasonable (before the vat kicks in), it’s usually flocked with people furiously discussing their downstairs purchases with the gusto only someone who reads is capable of.

C-11, Shop No 2, SDA Market, Opposite IIT Main Gate, New Delhi, India 110016

Iva Dixit
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