LBB understands when your hunger is deep but your pocket is not. So we took a tour of the best budget eats in town, just for you.

The Shim Tur

shimtur Eat in Style, but on a Budget, at These 9 SpotsImage courtesy: Aishwarya Kushary

For when you’re in the mood for some sushi or authentic egg rolls, traipse over to this rooftop café after dodging shady lanes and dubious staircases. Try the Jabchae Bop, a sumptuous dish of fried noodles and veggies on rice.

Where: Navratn Guest House, Tooti Galli, Main Bazar, Paharganj

Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg

Contact: +91 9810386717

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}


This now ubiquitous coffee franchise also has the very decently priced, and absolutely heavenly, salmon and cheese croissant on its menu, apt for satisfying your munchies, along with your daily caffeine fix.

Where: Find a store here

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Nizam’s Kathi Kababs

Nizams-Kathi-Kabab Eat in Style, but on a Budget, at These 9 SpotsTucked away in a warm corner in CP, amble over to this joint for the double chicken egg roll, masala omelette and the fresh lime soda. An absolutely killer combination!

Where: H5 & 6, Plaza Building, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 23713078

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Kunzum Travel Café

Popular with backpackers and students alike, this café follows the unique pay-what-you-will model for their black coffee/tea and sugar biscuits. Bonus points for tipping the kindly person who makes the tea, as well as flipping through the travelogues present on the shelves.

Where: T49, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 9650702777

Price: Variable


Serving authentic Tibetan cuisine is no mean feat, and the folks at Pema’s are bang on point, with the Pork Shyaphalay and Mixed Thukpa being major crowd pullers.

Where: 3, 3/31, Gallon Plaza, Shivalik Road, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 32076099

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Karnataka Food Centre

karnataka Eat in Style, but on a Budget, at These 9 SpotsLocated adjacent to the Karnataka Sangham, this place is frequented mostly by families and government employees. Try the day specials or the vegetable uttappam, and polish it off with a glass of the filter coffee.

Where: Delhi Karnataka Sangh Building, Sector 12, RK Puram

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Contact: 011 26187357

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

T’Pot Café

A specialty café, this joint has a wide range of teas and breads in its repertoire. We’d recommend the jasmine tea with a side of toasted garlic bread.

Where: 7, Main Shivalik Road, Begumpur, Malviya Nagar {Opposite Kotak Mahindra Bank}

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 33105013

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}


chowringhee1 Eat in Style, but on a Budget, at These 9 SpotsA frequent haunt for both college kids and post-office crowd, get your fix of rolls here;- do try the single chicken/paneer roll, and finish it off with a plate of tandoori momos, courtesy the neighbouring QD’s.

Where: 93, Opposite Sri Venkateswara college, Satya Niketan

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Contact: +91 9560213161,+91 9717760928

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Golden Café, Paharganj

Famous for their quick home delivery, try this café for the chicken dumplings, honey chilli potatoes and the Chicken Mushroom Bamboo Shoots dunked in white sauce.

Where: 1, Nehru Bazar, Panchkuian Road, Opposite Hanuman Temple, Paharganj, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: R.K. Ashram Marg

Contact: +91 9810819377, +91 9810819367

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}


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