10 minutes away from the Saket malls lies a stretch of  road which is day by day, becoming a buzzing hub of cafes and restaurants. Get off at Saket metro station and walk towards the Garden Of Five Senses. Here are some places where you can drop in for a quick sip and a bite.

Rose Cafe

Photo source: Rose Cafe

Photo source: Rose Cafe

One of the first places to have graced Saidulajab with its presence, Rose Cafe still has our hearts with its dainty Victorian decor. They wake-y us with a platter of eggs and bacey, and keep us fuelled with crunchy waffles paired with lemon curd. The low fat pizzas and bacon jalapeno tarts comprise our regular order, followed by a scoop of their uber dark Dark Chocolate Gelato.

Where: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab

Contact: +91 9810088762

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx}

Timings: 12pm – 9pm

Follow them on Facebook here.

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Photo source: Blue Tokai

Photo source: Blue Tokai

If coffee makes your your world go round, a visit to Blue Tokai is a must. A roastery, they use only the finest quality of beans, and you can taste this. They do a variety of both hot and cold coffees. Our favourite includes the cappuccinos which come in sea salt and chilli flavours. They’ve recently started doing a pretty great cold brew too. Hungry? Pick up a chicken and basil quiche.

Where: Khasra No. 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg

Contact: +91 9821126015

Price: Starting at INR 100 for a cup of coffee

Timings: 10am – 7pm

Find out more about Blue Tokai here and follow them on Facebook here.

Ssongchee- Korean Bingsu Cafe

Photo source: Korean SNOW BINGS Ssongchee

Photo source: Korean SNOW BINGS Ssongchee

Sitting atop a somewhat elevated area, Ssongchee looks inviting enough with its sunny airy interiors and of course, dessert. As the name suggests, the plat du jour here every single is bingsu– a Korean dessert made with ice shavings, sweetened condensed milks, fruit syrups, various fruit, small pieces of tteok {rice cake}, chewy jelly bits and cereal flakes. Intrigued? Head on over and order yourself a bowl.

Where: 315/274, Ground Floor, Westend Marg

Contact: +91 9958474381

Price: INR 500 for two

Timings: 9am -12am

Follow them on Facebook here.

Jugmug Thela

Photo source: Jugmug Thela - Chai & Coffee

Photo source: Jugmug Thela – Chai & Coffee

This cafe is modelled along the lines of a chai ki tapri. It essentially comprises a window where you place your order and super informal seating- think stools. Currently they’re doing beverages only, but they’re doing them well. We usually go for the 12 Secret Ingredient Masala Chai on a rainy day or the Viennese Cream Coffee when we need a wake up call. They’re going add some light bites to their menu soon.

Where: Champa Gali, Khasra 254, Lane No. 3 , Westend Marg

Contact: +91 9871470507

Price: Starting at INR 60 for a beverage

Timings: 11am – 7pm

Find out more about Jugmug Thela here and follow them on Facebook here.


Photo source: Womos

Photo source: Womos

No neighbourhood is complete without a momowallah and Saidulajab is no exception. The primary contender here is Womos. The ‘w’ in the name stands for wheat. To say the menu is modest would be an understatement- they have only chicken, vegetable and paneer. But the demand is always high due to their fresh fillings and value for money portions {each plate comprises eight momo}.

Where: Near Saket Metro Station, Westend Marg

Contact: +91 7838250492, +91 9873173873

Price: Starting at INR 50 for a plate of momo

Timings: 5pm – 10pm

Dark House

Photo source: Dark House HQ

Photo source: Dark House HQ

Done up in all-black, Dark House is like the goth version of the quintessential Delhi cafe. There’s a small seating section and the menu is a mish mash of fast food like burgers and sandwiches interspersed with the city favourite, Chinjabi. We aren’t hearing spectacular things about their food but it seems like a good enough pit-stop, especially for the metro commuters.

Where: Khasra 276, Westend Marg

Contact: +91 9990619057, +91 9990619169

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Follow them on Facebook here.

PS: There’s plenty of hidden designer boutiques around this area in case you want to go around exploring and scoring some unique garb.

Featured photo courtesy: Rose Cafe