Never mind how frequently {or not} you drink it, and how passionately {or not} you feel about the right way to make a cup, coffee is comfortably wedged in our vocabularies and lives. Some times it’s the goodness of the bean that we’re after, and some times 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.

Di Ghent Café

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Photo source: Di Ghent Cafe

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.

Another Fine Day

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Photo source: 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, and makes for a really great cup.

Bizibean

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Photo source: 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.

Café Lota

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Photo source: Cafe 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.

Diggin

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Photo source: Diggin

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 us many a time.

Kunzum Travel Cafe

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Photo source: Kunzum Travel Cafe

Equally suited for a dreamy case of wishful holiday thinking and 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’s the brew that unites the like-hearted.

Cafe Turtle

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Photo source: 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.

Chocolateria San Churro

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Photo source: 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’.

Latitude 28

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Photo source: Diva Restaurants

If you’ve ever walked through the Good Earth store pretending it’s your home {what, only we’ve done that?}, 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.

Les Parisiennes – Le Café

Photo source: Les Parisiennes à Delhi

Photo source: Les Parisiennes à Delhi

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 their 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!

Sibang Bakery

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Photo source: Lara604 via flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

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.

The CUPnCAKE Factory

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Photo source: Salim Virji via flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

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.

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