Never mind how frequently {or not} you drink it, and how passionately {or not} you feel about the best way to make a cup – coffee is comfortably wedged in our vocabularies and lives. Sometimes it’s the goodness of the bean that we’re after, and sometimes just a moment’s peace to breathe in that deliciously comforting aroma of freshly ground beans. We’re not going to question what your coffee intentions are, young man/lady. But we’ll make sure you know where to get your next cup with these cafes in Gurgaon.

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Di Ghent Café

Let’s get this straight – Belgium has the best waffles, the best chocolate AND the best coffee? Well, it certainly appears so after our nth visit to this cozy café, named after the third largest city in that rather lucky country. The pleasant team behind Di Ghent Cafe has gone to great lengths to ensure that the finest coffee beans are perfectly roasted, and always perfectly served.

Where: Level 2, Cross Point Mall, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: Call them at +91-99102 49492/+91-124-422 7444 or find them on Facebook here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 80 {approx.}

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Another Fine Day

A café and a reading room, this is the perfect place for a solitary cup of coffee with your favourite book, or you could borrow one of theirs {if you promise to give it back}. Illy coffee is blended with a South Indian bean, with a hint of spice, for a really great cup.

Where: Ground Floor, Times Internet Building, Opposite DLF Golf Club, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro: Sikanderpur

Contact: Call them at +91-124-438 6155 or find the on Facebook here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 115 {approx.}

Bizibean

If we forgive funky spellings, it’s only because of the coffee; we approve! The casual experience of walking by Bizibean’s open counter might not betray the depth of their coffee knowledge and passion. We’ve tried the French Press option of their international blends, all diligently researched and sourced, as well as the single origin estate beans from Mysore and Malabar, although we have it on good authority that their iced coffee options win hands down.

Where: Four locations across Gurgaon

Contact: Call them at +91-124-410 8009 or find them on Facebook here

Price: Single solo espresso  starts at INR 39

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Café Lota

It seems only right that the café run by the National Crafts Museum serves up an artisanal cup of coffee. The single-estate origins lie in either Chikmagalur or Coorg, and while they carry notes from down South, we’re thrilled that this café still feels like old-school Delhi.

Where: National Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan, Delhi

Nearest Metro: Pragati Maidan

Contact: Call them at +91-78389 60787 or find them on Facebook here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 120 {approx.}

Diggin

A tribute to a DU South Campus landmark. Although more of a full-service restaurant, Diggin has provided shelter from the storm to hordes of people seeking nothing more than a coffee break. The Diggin Coffee, an espresso topped with gelato, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce, has saved many a day, many a time.

Where: Anand Lok, Opposite Gargi College, Delhi

Nearest Metro: Green Park

Contact: Call them at +91-11-40800081 or find them here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 85 {approx.}

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Kunzum Travel Cafe

Equally suited for a dreamy case of wishful holiday thinking, or a more dire case of restless wanderlust, the road for all travellers leads to this café. With travel books, brilliant photography and tales from other travellers, you’ll feel like you’ve been around the world in 80 sips or less. While the coffee isn’t particularly high-brow, it is the brew that unites the like-hearted.

Where: Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village {far end}, Delhi

Nearest Metro: Green Park

Contact: Call them at +91-11-2651 3949/+91-96507 02777 or read more here

Price: Pay what you think is right. Ommm…

Cafe Turtle

An oldie but a goodie. This café taught us the original joys of catching up over a cup of coffee with friends or your favourite read. Their special blends are still as carefully crafted, and we still love the Affogato, which is a scoop of ice cream topped with a beautifully blended shot of espresso.

Where: Khan Market/GK-I/Nizamuddin East Market, Delhi

Contact: Find out more here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 100 {approx.}

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Chocolateria San Churro

We’ll say thank you to our friends in Bombay for sending this one over {after they’ve thanked their Australian friends for sending it over}. We love the perfect reproduction of what is essentially a Spanish donut, washed down with any variant of their superb coffee blends. Try the Macchiato or if you dare to dream, give the After Eight Mocha a shot. They had us at ‘chocolateria.’

Where: M-Block Market, GK-II, Delhi

Nearest Metro: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: Call them at +91-9763777983 or find them on Facebook here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 120 {approx.}

Latitude 28

If you’ve ever walked through the Good Earth store pretending it’s your home {what, only we’ve done that?}, then this is where you’d invite friends to step into your chambers for a coffee. Perfect for mulling over whether you really, really need that dinner set on your way out, Latitude will serve up just the cup you’d been waiting for.

Where: Khan Market, entrance through Good Earth store, Delhi

Nearest Metro: Khan Market

Contact: Call them here +91-9871068001 or read more about them here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 90 {approx.}

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Market Cafe

For when you want to start with a café, and you’re not sure if the rest of your day is going to turn out to be quite as sober, Market Café has it all. We love the iced blends in Mason jars {is that ever going to get old?}. And when in doubt about why you’re really there, remember it has ‘Café’ in the name!

Where: Khan Market/M-Block Market, GK-II/Kiosk at Promenade, Delhi

Contact: Find out more here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 130 {approx.}

Les Parisiennes – Le Café

This Shahpur Jat joint combines our favourite things – shopping {or the illusion of it} and coffee! Whether you buy anything or not, just looking at the rails of clothes on hangers, beautiful homeware, and ornate chandeliers while downing a coffee will make you feel blissfully retail-therapied-out. We usually stick with just a cup of black coffee– oui, how very Parisien of us!

Where: Dada Jungi House, Shahpur Jat, Delhi

Nearest Metro: Hauz Khas

Contact: Call them at  +91-11-2649 0203/+91-88265 18943 or find them on Facebook here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 90 {approx.}

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Sibang Bakery

Now we know where dancing legend Psy gets all that energy from! Sibang Bakery is a Korean patisserie offering fresh bakes Korean style, and reaffirming our belief that no matter where we go, it usually comes down to just that one thing to unite the world. In this case, it might be  one of their iced brews with a sharp and delicious coffee note that will have us crossing one wrist over the other and doing the dance for the next few hours.

Where: First Floor, South Point Mall, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro: Sikanderpur

Contact: +91-99532 75368/+91-98112 68210 or click here

Price: Single cup of tea or coffee starts at INR 90

The CUPnCAKE Factory

We’ll be honest – it’s really the smell of cupcakes that we love at this little space on Sohna Road. We’re like icing magpies, gazing flittingly at all the colour and sparkles and sprinkles and… Oh yes, another cup of coffee please.

Where: Ground Floor, Ninex City Mart, Sohna Road, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro: HUDA City Centre

Contact: Call them at +91-124-437 7055 or find them on Facebook here

Price: Single cup of coffee at INR 60 {approx.}