Any Bangalorean will tell you that our weather is perfect and the best way to soak it all in is to sip on some piping hot brews under the sun’s warm rays. Or a perhaps cold coffee when it gets balmy! Here’s our list of some of the coolest outdoor cafes in the city that let you enjoy the easy breezes that pass by along with a hot cuppa. A match made in heaven.
The Best Outdoor Cafes To Bangalore's Awesome Weather
Happy Belly Bakes
With its brightly coloured walls and the cutesy wall with cups stuck on them, we love Happy Belly Bakes, just off MG Road. With an outdoor space complete with picnic chairs and pebbled floors, these guys are known for their fully loaded all day breakfasts, but most importantly for their desserts, and hot chocolate. Lasagna in their sunny and outdoorsy seating arrangement. Find out more about them here.
Cafe Coffee Day Lounge, Cunningham Road
Cosily hidden under the shade of many trees, this Cafe Coffee Day, is always cool no matter how high the temperatures rise. And when it’s windy, the place gets all the more romantic with a flower shower as the flowers from the looming Gulmohar nearby start to fall. With outdoor seating and plush couches, this is the ideal spot to catch up with friends or have that casual office meeting. Sip on some strong brews, iced teas or lattes along with anything from their familiar list of eats, from Chilli Cheese Toast to Smoked Chicken Subs with a side of engaging conversation. A lot can happen over coffee, you know?
The Rogue Elephant
With it’s simple wooden chairs and tables surrounded by lush green, this cafe in Basavanagudi is has a nice and easy vibe. Dine in the presence of bountiful bougainvillea and pretty corridors as you feast on their delectable range of salads, pastas and sandwiches. And their seasonal fruit pannacotta is a must try. Read our full review here. They're open till 10pm due to COVID induced restrictions.
This fancy cafe will make you feel like you’re right out on the streets of Paris. With French classics like Croque Madame that’s served with a side of fries and Ratatouille on their menu, tuck into a whole lotta yum at this al-fresco cafe in UB City. They also have quick bites like quiche and crepes and a whole range of decadent desserts like tiramisu and eclairs to end your meal on a sweet note.
The White Room
This cosy spot on Church Street is all about bringing back that old British charm to tea time. With it’s quaint garden furniture and its faux fireplaces, this place is a little slice of calm on the otherwise buzzing stretch. Their Chicken Breast With Mushroom Sauce And Herbed Rice and their pastas, all have a place on the menu. Find out more on what we thought about this place here. Due to COVID-19, they are operating out of a limited menu.
This Indiranagar fave had to make this list with its yummy pizzas and pastas and even more delish desserts. Glen’s is a great place to kick it back with the crew with is easy-going atmosphere and it’s menu full of your favourite cafe eats. Pizzas, pastas, risotto, sandwiches, the works. And an equally extensive list of brews to pair it with. Apart from this, their yum desserts have always had us drooling. Find all the classics like red velvet cake, cinnamon rolls and macaroons in the most delectable pastel shades, in their rather tempting pastry display case. The seating is homely and minimal with spots of greenery to add a cozier look.
The Yogisthaan Cafe
Get your fix of healthy and wholesome food. This entirely vegetarian cafe has a menu of clean and nutritious eats. We spotted interesting bites like Chickpea Crepes and Sabu Dana Khichdi on the list. We also saw a whole bunch of medicinal teas and health juices that are straight out of a fitness junkie’s dream. And while you’re there you can also squeeze a meditation sesh into your schedule as the cafe is attached to a yoga studio. However, the yoga studio might not be operational due to COVID-19 restrictions so you could go there for a nice healthy bite.
DYU Art Cafe
There's no way we'd omit this place from this list. A quaint cafe that was once a villa in bustling Koramangala, we loved the setting. From stunning art pieces and abstract paintings to cozy nooks and corners where you could tuck in with bae or a book (available there along with board games), the thatched roofs keep the temperature in check all season so that you have a comforting atmosphere. We highly suggest you try the Chocolate Cake and the Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms. Their half and half pizzas are also a must-try. Read more about the place here.
TherPUP - A Dog Cafe
This cafe is one for those of you loving your poochies. Not just is the food good but you also get to play with many of the little doggos that throng the place. You can relax and take in the best of Bangalore weather while relishing their burgers and sandwiches and when you want to take time off food, play with dogs. The owners are also a friendly bunch who will tell you more about the cute canine inhabitants. Taking your own doggo there? They have a special menu for them as well. Read more about TherPUP here.