God knows we needed it to rain on us after that scorching heat stroke! So, now that monsoon is finally here, we have so many things in our mind that we want to do! And 9 out of those 10 things revolve around food. Ha! Come on, you can admit it, we’re all foodies here. Nothing beats the smell of rain in the air along with a plate of our favourite, mouthwatering delicacies or just a cup of warm tea, coffee or hot chocolate (whatever floats your boat) with a view! So here’s a list of 8 food joints to make the most of the brief monsoon in Delhi!
1. Hauz Khas Social
Located in the popular Hauz Khas Village market, Hauz Khas Social has been a favourite among Delhiites for the longest time ever! This buzzing restaurant offers a beautiful view of the lake along with the lush greenery of the Deer Park. The pleasant atmosphere combined with their delightful food will surely enlighten your mood!
Where: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Contact: +91 7838652814
2. Potbelly Rooftop Cafe
Serving every possible authentic Bihari Dish you can think of, this place is the perfect comfort food place! Along with a soothing ethnic ambience and wide glass windows, this dainty cafe will definitely set the mood for a beautiful rainy day. Liti Chokha, Mustard Fish and Prawn Curry are some of their most famous dishes which you must definitely call for!
Where: 116-C, 4th Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Contact: 011 49054549
3. The Grammar Room
Stretched across a sprawling space, The Grammar Room café is quite spacious with a huge open area. Located outside the bustle of the city, this is one of the most peaceful places to eat at on a rainy day. The surrounding Olive gardens create a perfect ambience for enjoying their famous all-day breakfast selection while watching it pour outside!
Where: 6-8 kalka das marg, mehrauli, delhi
Contact: +91 8130288558
4. Olive Bar and Kitchen
This gorgeous hideaway with beautiful white walls, wrought iron chairs, and cobbled lanes with bougainvillaea, offers classical French dishes with a modern European twist and also a diverse Mediterranean spread. The great vibe and their wood-fired pizzas fresh out of the oven will make your rainy day experience truly memorable and enriching.
Where: 6-8 kalka das marg, mehrauli, new delhi
Contact: +91 9810235472
5. Triveni Terrace Cafe
Away from the hustle and bustle of the chaotic markets, this beautiful little café is situated in the Triveni Kala Centre at Mandi house and has a simplistic yet wonderful charm. Aesthetically pleasing, this place is a blend of art and nature. With sprawling green gardens, it is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite book while sipping some coffee.
Where: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi
Contact: +91 9971566904
6. Jugmug Thela
A cute looking quaint cafe serving classic beverages like Vietnamese Coffee, Masala Chai, Hot Chocolate and more along with delicious food like Club Sandwich, Marle Cake and more. Basically the perfect rainy day snacks along with a great ambience. Grab a seat near the window to watch the rain or just grab your book and curl up in a corner and read while you hear the calming sound of the rain outside!
Where: Shed 4, Khasra 258, Behind Kuldeep House, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Near Saket, New Delhi
Contact: 011 41828212
This Italian restaurant, located opposite Gargi college, is the perfect place to hang out on a rainy day. It spans over two floors and the décor has been done up with plants, lights, and bright pots. We suggest you try to get a seat outside in the balcony to make the most of the beautiful weather. Dig into their wide selection of pastas, pizzas and salads, or call for one of their delicious desserts. After all, who can say no to something sweet on a rainy day?
Where: Shop 1 & 2, Opposite Gargi College, Sri Fort Road, Anand Lok, New Delhi
Contact: 011 40800082
8. Music and Mountains – Hillside Cafe
The Music and Mountains Hillside Cafe is reminiscent of a classic English café decorated with vintage posters. Perfect for curling up on a rainy day, there are cosy corners and comfy sofas to plop into, along with a little book stand beside the armchairs. Resembling an old cottage in the hills with logs of wood as tables, this place lives up to its ‘mountain cafe’ tag.
Where: M-23, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi
Contact: 011 66992583
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