Pinteresty-Cafes You Need To Check Out In Chennai

Whether it’s for a quick bite between errands, a riotous catch-up with friends, a quiet spot to work, or an official meeting with a colleague, Chennai abounds in gorgeous cafes for all your needs. With a burgeoning café culture and the proliferation of interesting eateries, the city is now spoilt for choice. Check out this list of best Pinteresty cafes in Chennai and find out what tickles your fancy. 

Chamiers Cafe

Chamiers Café in RA Puram is a favourite among the young and old, local and expats alike. With decor that comprises vintage wallpapers, retro bric-a-brac like a radio set, old-time advertisement posters and much-Instagrammed ceiling light-fixtures, this place attracts quite the crowd. Offering delicious salads and pasta, cold-pressed juices, cakes and other desserts, you can head there for lunch, work or for a late post-dinner snack (the kitchen is open until 11.30 pm). You can also go shopping at Anokhi downstairs, or browse through some unique jewellery and handcrafted goodies at the shop adjoining the café. Either way, Chamiers promises a whimsical getaway. 




106/79, Opp. Crowne Plaza, Chamiers Road, RA Puram, Chennai


Wild Garden Café at Amethyst

Amethyst is a lesson in restoration – once an old warehouse granary, the majestic colonial-style building is now home to a flower shop, a lovely, curated boutique called Upstairs and a lovely cafe set amidst an oasis of green and calm called Wild Garden Cafe. You can go there your girl squad for brunch or chill by yourself. The menu is purely continental, with the cheesecakes and sorbets being a hit. The best part – Amethyst Cafe is also pet-friendly!

Read more about Amethyst here. 

The Brew Room

Flooded with light streaming in through its large, floor-length windows, this cafe is Chennai’s first coffee microbrewery. Visit for its quaint décor, bench-like seating, exposed brick walls, cute cake posters and beautiful earthenware. Fast, free WiFi, delicious crafted coffee – the Ice Brew is a must-try – and affordably priced food. The café, housed in Savera hotel, offers plenty of parking and has a small adjoining garden that comes to life at night with its charming white gazebos, twinkling fairy lights, and illuminated décor-only cycles. Read more here. 

Ciclo Café

The name is a giveaway: Ciclo Cafe is a bicycle-themed café replete with wheels and other paraphernalia adorning the walls, and bike seats doubling as seating. The ground floor even has a shop that sells bikes and related accessories. The décor is quirky with framed posters on the walls complementing the plush turquoise and purple seating, and the bright first floor has large windows overlooking the road. Apart from the welcoming ambience, the service is excellent and food well-loved. Regular visitors strongly recommend the quiches.

They've also started an online salad bar. Read more here. 

Casual Dining

Ciclo Cafe


47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai


Writers Café

Writers Café (in association with Higginbotham’s) is a crowd-favourite. The café boasts of a bookstore and tasty, reasonably-priced food. The only negative is that it is often crowded, and the waiting time is long, though browsing through the books on offer is a great way to kill time. What is special about the café, however, is its mission: it trains and employs burn victims in a bid to help provide them with life skills. The café, it would seem, is all about inclusivity. Good enough reason to visit. Read more here. 


Writer's Cafe


98, Behind Philip's Service Centre, Peter's Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai


The English Tea Room

True to its name, The English Tearoom in Alwarpet is reminiscent of a quaint little tearoom in the English countryside with wicker chairs, pastel-hued walls and tables, and dainty knick-knacks. Bathed in natural light, the smallish café offers a wide selection of teas, delectable desserts and a diverse range of food options. Drop by for a fresh, tasty meal, work undisturbed through the day with some organic loose-leaf tea for company, or pretend you’re in an Enid Blyton book with the Afternoon Cream Tea. You could pair it with some pastries, or scones with jam and cream, perhaps. 


The English Tearoom


Kasturi Estate, 17, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet, Chennai