For Bangaloreans who are on the hunt for a great way to start the day, a midday pick-me-up or even a date place, coffee shops are the best places to be. Our list isn’t based on whether the beans are sourced from the jungles of Java or if they have a something as extravagant as the “Unicorn Frappuccino”. It’s a simple list that focuses on coffee shops that are around the neighbourhood, frequented by patrons, and hold a special place in our heart (free WiFi, to be precise). Well, read on and remember to save this and share it with friends, family, and even foes because ‘a lot can happen over coffee’.
From Artisanal Brew To Red Velvet Latte: Here's The Best Coffee Shops In Town To Score Some Brew
Third Wave Coffee Roasters
Hipster vibes? Check. Free WiFi? Double-check. Artisanal brew? Triple check. The coffee is done in four ways here: Aeropress, French press, Chemex, and pour-overs. Plus they have cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes (flat white included) with soy milk, flavoured hot and cold coffee, and hot chocolate. Their Hummus & Pita Platter is a must try while the bakes are healthier versions of your favourite sweet treats. Have your coffee to go or enjoy it at their cafes. Third Wave Roasters is open for dine-in and takeaway across all outlets in the city.
This classic coffee shop is your escape from mundane office interiors with its chic decor that is reminiscent of New York vintage vibes. Hazelnut lattes to caramel cappuccinos, you don’t need us telling you why this is a favourite amongst Bangalore’s coffee aficionados. Their hot chocolate is lit, too. Present in Indiranagar and Church Street, sit here and work thanks to free WiFi. If you're hungry, they have an elaborate menu as well. Matteo has a personal delivery and takeaway system in place. They are also open for business.
DYU Art Cafe
An old bungalow turned into a cafe, Dyu Art Cafe in Koramangala serves coffee and sinful banoffee pies. An open courtyard, greens here and there, cemented seats, gabled roof, and the red-oxide flooring reminds you of an old, Kerala-style house while you are sipping on the brew or looking at the art pieces on display. You can do all of this now because they have opened shop.
Karma Kaapi in Jayanagar is a small and cosy cafe right opposite Haji Ali Juice Center. With different varieties of coffee, these are definitely Instagram worthy as well. The Red Velvet Latte and Coconut Coffee are some of our favourites here (do note that the Coconut Coffee is not available on the menu). With free WiFi and nibbles like sandwiches and salads on the menu, this is a hangout spot in Jayanagar. The cafe is open for dine-in or you can order your cuppa through Swiggy to enjoy at home.
Cafe Coffee Day
“Broke but fabulous” is the term you can use when you want to meet up over a decent cup of coffee without having to sacrifice on chilled out decor, pocket-friendly prices, and the fact this chain is present in every nook and corner of the city. Their nibbles are pretty decent and again, it’s comfort food that fills the tummy on days when you want to load up things like samosas and puffs. Try the Classic Cappucino and Cafe Mocha. Burgers, veg wraps and chilli cheese toasts are some dishes you should eat. Coffee Day is very much delivering so go ahead and order through Siwggy or Zomato.
Unicorn Frappuccino may never be on the Starbucks India menu, but thankfully, we can use their unlimited free WiFi to search and drool over the insanely colourful frappe. Apart from their hot favourites like Americano, Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha and Latte, the mermaid-logo printed cup with misspelt names will forever be a hit with them hipster millennials. They even have seasonal coffees so if you love seasonal fruits, head here to try some interesting renditions of coffee. If you've been missing your Starbucks Coffee ritual, you won't have to anymore, they are home delivering!
For those of you who can't fathom the idea of actually drinking coffee if it isn't a cup of strong filter coffee, then Hatti Kaapi is your go to (or order from) joint! Enjoy steaming cups of strong filter coffee with samosa, or make it high tea with some bisi bele bath, or the ever classic banana cake that they're known for. Feel free to pick up coffee from one of their many outlets that have been sanitised, or order in a flask of coffee to share at home. They're available on Zomato and Swiggy.