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.
Pinteresty-Cafes You Need To Check Out In Chennai
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.
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
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.
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.
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.