This used to be a household favourite, often made in those plastic shakers we’d get, mostly free, with our coffee powder. The scene might look a tad bit different now that we know our affogatos from our frappuccinos. Here’s LBB’s guide to the best of cold coffees and their different avatars in the city.

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Image courtesy: Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Image courtesy: Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

One of the best coffee guys in town, Blue Tokai offers a wide range of coffees in different flavours {like chilli, sea salt and coconut}. However, they keep it simple with their cold blends; try the iced latte or the cold brew for a strong caffeine kick.

PS: If you’re located within six kilometres of the roastery, you can now have your coffee delivered to you, too!

What To Order: Iced Latte, Cold Brew

Price: Starting at INR 100

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

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

Contact: +91 9821126015

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

Bamboo Boat

Bamboo Boat does a fresh brew cold coffee which is in equal parts strong and delicious. The only thing we’d complain about is perhaps the size of the bottle. Do pair this with the Pina Colada cake.

What To Order: Vietnamese Cold Coffee

Price: INR 150

Where: Behind Supermart 2, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon {takeaway and delivery in Gurgaon only; they’re working on a seating plan}

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: 0124 6588017

Shake Square

Small, reasonable and best reserved for a quick coffee and snack break, Shake Square is the best place for a student to get their fix.

What To Order: Irish Cold Coffee

Price: INR 80

Where: 12 UB, Bungalow Road Market, Kamla Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station

Contact: 011 23855203


Image courtesy: Starbucks

Image courtesy: Starbucks

This is coffee heaven for some. Choose from a range of flavours, sizes and combinations to get a glass of exactly what you want. Want to experiment? Check out our list of what to order depending on your mood here.

What To Order: Iced Vanilla Latte, Espresso Frappuccino

Price: Starting at INR 230

Where: Find your nearest Starbucks outlet here.

Follow them on Facebook here.

Sibang Bakery

We’ve tried a few of the iced coffee creations at our favourite Korean bakery, and it’s probably the coffee bean that makes all of them so very good. Served in glasses fit for ice cream sundaes, it’s coffee with ze bang!

What To Order: Cold Coffee with Ice Cream

Price: Between INR 130 – 150

Where: First Floor, South Point Mall, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Sikanderpur

Contact: +91 9811268210

Find them on Facebook here.

Café Wanderlust

As the name suggests, this café is inspired by all things travel, and some of their prized ingredients come from faraway lands. The coffee; from Karnataka.

What To Order: Wanderlust Special Chilled Cold Coffee

Price: INR 145

Where: First Floor, Galleria, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: 0124 4113371

Check out their website here.

The Chocolate Room

Image courtesy: The Chocolate Room

Image courtesy: The Chocolate Room

Ah, bringing all our blessed sins together! If you’re able to look past all the chocolate shakes, get your caffeine kick from the frozen coffee section.

What To Order: Frozen Coffee {Almond, Triple Sec}

Price: INR 129 – 149; flavoured syrups at INR 39 a shot

Where: Check out their website here for a complete list of outlets

Di Ghent Cafe

From Korea, off we go to Belgium, and to another hot favourite of Gurgaon that tends to often do things right. Without the icy slush, the iced café latte is great for those who are serious about their coffee in every weather.

What To Order: Iced Cafe Latte

Price: Between INR 130 – 150

Where: First Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: 0124 4227444

Find them on Facebook here.


The folks at Bizibean simply love their coffee, and set out on a search to find the perfect bean. They’re spreading the joy with their reasonable but quite complex coffee notes, which stand out even in their simple Classic Frappe.

What To Order: Iced Mint Mocha

Price: INR 99 – INR 129

Where: South Point Mall, Gurgaon; Star Mall, Sector 30, Gurgaon; Spencer’s Hyper Store, MGF Mega City Mall, MG Road

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre; MG Road

Contact: +91 8527195623 {South Point Mall}, +91 8527195625 {DLF Star Mall}, +91 8527195624 {Spencer’s Hyper}

Find them on Facebook here.

Sakley’s The Mountain Cafe 

Image courtesy: Sakley's

Image courtesy: Sakley’s

This Nainital import is always a delight to visit, with its wooden interiors and charming staff. We have a soft corner for their cold coffee, which has always given us that instant kick to get going.

What To Order: Kimberely Cold Coffee

Price: INR 245

Where: M23, M Block Market, GK 1; SF 93, Galleria Market, Phase IV

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony; HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91 9873160659 {GK}, 0124dep4371983 {Gurgaon}

Café Lota

This quaint little café makes its coffee the south Indian filter way, so it’s strong, flavoursome and chilled—the perfect summer companion.

What To Order: Cold Kaapi

Price: INR 85

Where: National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Contact: +91 7838960787

Cafe 6

This tiny cafe whips up a homestyle cold coffee, customised according to your preferences {strong, light, less sugar, sugar free}, and available in a selection of flavours.

What To Order: Irish Cold Coffee, Hazelnut Cold Coffee

Price: INR 120

Where: D6, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas; Green Park

Contact: +91 9313700550


Image courtesy: Depaul's

Image courtesy: Depaul’s

Depaul’s comes with a legendary status, and woos with its sheer variety and cute plastic bottles. Available in a bunch of flavours, it remains our go-to place whenever we’re in dire need of a caffeine kick, even after all these years.

What To Order: Roast Almond Cold Coffee, Vanilla Cold Coffee

Price: INR 80 per bottle {approx.}

Where: 22, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

Contact: 011 41502040

Big Yellow Door

This one’s popular amidst the college crowd, and is always buzzing with activity. Whenever you’re in the area next, we suggest you drop in for a dose of caffeine.

What To Order: Cold Coffee with ice cream, Iced Mocha

Price: INR 100

Where: H8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Contact: +91 7042294297, +91 7042294298

Triveni Terrace Café

One of our favourites for when Delhi is blessing us with the “awesome” weather, Triveni serves a mean cold coffee in a tall glass.

What To Order: Cold Coffee

Price: INR 60

Where: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House

Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House

Contact: +91 9971566904


Image courtesy: Soda bottle openerwala

Image courtesy: Soda bottle openerwala

You have indulged in their fabulous Berry Pulao, Prawn Kolmi and Dhansak, but have you tried their cold coffee yet? It’s delish. The next time you’re dining there, we suggest you order Mrs SodaBottleOpenerWala’s coffee for sure!

What To Order: Mrs SodaBottleOpenerWala’s Cold Coffee

Price: INR 145

Where: 73, Khan Market; 3, Ground Floor, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market; Sikanderpur

Contact: 011 43504778 {Khan Market}, +91 9971839456 {Gurgaon}

Cafe Turtle 

This one’s for all you voracious readers; pick up a good book, order a chilled coffee, and you’re all set for a comfy afternoon.

What to order: Café Turtle Cold Coffee

Price: INR 155

Where: Shop 23, First & Second Floor, Khan Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 24655641, 011 24655642

Indian Coffee House

We’ve all heard of, and perhaps visited, this spot. It’s an iconic part of the city, and with good reason; it’s warm, welcoming, and easy on the pocket.

What To Order: Cold Cream Coffee

Price: INR 30

Where: Second Floor, Mohan Singh Place, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 23342994


One of the oldest and most iconic spot for a milkshake, Keventers also does a fabulous cold coffee, high on taste and in presentation- we love that we get to take the glass bottle home.

What To Order: Cold Coffee

Price: Starting at INR 150

Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here.

Featured image courtesy: Pixabay

{with inputs from Aditi Datta