With gloomy weather and pouring rains, comes the urge to cozy up with a hot cup of frothy coffee, and some warm muffins, straight out of the oven. Here’s a list of our favourite cafes in Mumbai, to treat yourself to this monsoon!
Le 15 Café
Le 15 is perfect for the French experience. Sip on a comforting cappuccino while indulging in your favourite dessert or a unique savoury waffle. Grab a quick sea salt macaroon (or two) or a simple decadent pastry. You will definitely walk out of Le 15 with a broad smile on your face!
Location: Colaba, Andheri, Bandra
Cost: Rs. 500 for 2 approx.
Must try: Sea salt macaroons, Marie
What’s more comforting than hot chocolate on a rainy day? This café has a homely yet chic vibe and the menu spoils you with variety. Be it a sweet Milky way Cappucino or an aromatic strawberry and champagne tea, Grandmama’s has it all!
Location: Juhu, Dadar, Lower Parel, Kemps Corner
Cost: Rs. 1100 for 2 approx.
Must try: Potato wedges, Hazelnut Sleep Therapy
Treat yourself to a warm banana bread with a cup of comforting café mocha at this breakfast café nestled in Kala Ghoda. The vegan and gluten free options at The Pantry do not fail to impress. What makes this café so special is the use of fresh, quality Indian ingredients (including the cheese and the ham!)
Cost: Rs.1000 for 2 approx.
Must try: Quiche Lorraine, Flourless chocolate cake
Kala Ghoda Café
Kala Ghoda Café is the perfect place for the typical café experience. They serve a simple but perfect variety of sandwiches, waffles and pastas, etc. to accompany your coffee. The minimal décor and the excellent food truly stands out!
Cost: Rs 850 for 2 approx.
Must try: Masala chai, Waffle with honey and melted butter
This edgy café serves you some of the most unique desserts and savouries. Heavenly treats like the 7 layered cookie and Eton Mess waffle along with healthy options such as the delicious black bean burger and breakfast bowls.
Cost: Rs. 1200 for two approx.
Must try: Black Bean Burger, Seven Layered Cookie and Eggs Kejriwal
Suzette Creperie and Café
Craving some melt-in-the-mouth crepes? Suzette is the right place for you. Suzette has the most extensive crepe menu, savoury and sweet. You can also customize your crepes to your taste. Along with crepes, Suzette also offers fresh salads, sandwiches, pastas, etc.
Location: Nariman Point, Bandra
Cost: Rs. 1900 for two approx.
Must try: Nutella crepes, Hot chocolate
With its quirky interiors and playful vibe, D:OH! Is the perfect place to unwind. Whether you’re craving tangy streetfood, a healthy salad or a rich mac n cheese, D:OH! has it all!
Location: Lower Parel, Andheri
Cost: Rs. 800 for two approx.
Must try: D:OH! Shake, Brownie
A modern European Café Brassiere Bar, Café Zoe serves up some of the best smoothies and burgers in town. This café has the coolest vibe, a bit different from your usual cafes, this café is a must visit.
Location: Lower Parel
Cost: Rs. 2000 for two approx.
Must try: French toast, café Toledo
This peppy outdoor café serves up some great grub! The kadak cutting chai here goes perfectly with the Mumbai monsoons. They also serve up some delish waffles loaded with goodness and the creamiest pastas.
Cost: Rs. 800 for two approx.
Must try: Kadak Cutting Chai
Tea Villa Café
Tea Villa Café serves some of the most comforting teas and a variety of premium, unique coffees. Some coffees that stand out are Triple Berry Coffee, White chocolate Mocha Frappe and Mexican Cinnamon coffee. Along with these, Tea Villa also offers a large variety of Indian and continental food.
Location: Andheri, Kandivli, Grant Road, Colaba, Bandra, Juhu, Chembur
Cost: Rs. 1000 for two
Must try: Milk shakes, Premium Coffees
By Dhanashree Goregaonkar, the FBAI