From Artisanal Brew To Red Velvet Latte: Here's The Best Coffee Shops In Town To Score Some Brew

Sreepathy posted on 30 September

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 in Bangalore 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’.

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. Fries are of the fresh kind, while the bakes are healthier versions of your favourite sweet treats.

Cafes

984, 80 Feet Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

4.4
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The Flying Squirrel

Another place serving artisanal coffee with a side of European-style cafe-like ambience. Clouds in My Coffee, Aromatique, Parama, Sattva and Sun-Kissed, are available in different styles. The beans are freshly ground at the café, of course. Free WiFi is a given and taster package with seven varieties are yours to take home for INR 540 approx.

Cafes

136, 1st Floor, Below Gold's Gym, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

Matteo

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.

Cafes

508, Near Fabindia, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

4.2
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DYU Art Cafe

An old bungalow turned into a cafe, this one 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.

Cafes

23, MIG, KHB Colony, Near Mangala Kalyana Mantapa, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

4.4
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The Ants Cafe & Store

You go in for the classic waffles and pancakes with maple syrup or a loaded English breakfast but stay back for the Cinnamon Cappuccino. A Whitefield favourite, shopping after eating is a must-do here with their collection of crafts and textiles of the North-East region — apparel, accessories, bags, and home furnishings {think bamboo products and black pottery}.

Cafes

5, 1st Main Road, Opp. HDFC Bank, Hopfarm Signal, Whitefield, Bengaluru

4
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Benki's

New kid on the block, this South Bangalore artisanal coffee hub is home to beans that are predominantly from Sakleshpur. But that doesn’t stop them from brewing their coffee using processes such as Syphon, Vietnamese Revolution, Chemex, Aeropress, Benki Brewer, an in-house special, and a mocha pot. There’s also the lattes to take away to if you are not the experimental type. Coffee Toddy, Turmeric Latte, Red Velvet Latte and a bubble gum iced tea are sure to catch your eye along with the astroturf laden tables and benches, of this industrial-setup cafe.

Cafes

81, 36th Cross Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

4.4
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Costa

One of the many coffee-chains in Bangalore that’s all about “Hi, one cappuccino to take away”. Also, if not Starbucks, this is one of the other places that you can meet your work client or an acquaintance. It’s also the perfect place to pick up your pick-me-up coffee during office hours when you don’t have time to relax and sip on your brew.

Cafes

756, 80 Feet Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

4
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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.

Cafes

622, 12th Main, 2nd Stage, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore

3.7
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Starbucks

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.

Think we missed out your go-to coffee shop{s}? Leave a comment below to tell us about your own favourite{s}.

Cafes

Outer Ring Road, 5th Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

4.2
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