Ice, Ice, Baby: Our Favourite Cold Coffees In Delhi To Beat The Heat

    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 getting the best of cold coffee in Delhi and all their different avatars.

    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 kilometers of the roastery, you can now have your coffee delivered to you, too!

    What To Order: Iced Latte, Nitro Coffee

    Price: INR 900 for two people

    C'est La Vie

    This Gurgaon cafe is not only a very famous breakfast spot for pancakes, eggs (omg their eggs benedict is heavenly), shakshouka, and more, but is also known for their coffees!

    What To Order: Viatnemese Cold Brew

    Price: INR 950 for two people

    Shake Square

    Shake Square

    Kamla Nagar, Delhi

    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. If you're craving cold coffee, grab these on-the-go.

    What To Order: Irish Cold Coffee

    Price: INR 250 for two people

    Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Vasant Kunj, Delhi

    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: INR 600 for two people

    Sibang Bakery

    Sibang Bakery

    Sector 53, Gurgaon

    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: INR 500 for two people

    Café Wanderlust

    Cafe Wanderlust

    DLF Phase - 4, Gurgaon

    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 850 for two people

    Di Ghent Cafe

    Di Ghent Cafe

    DLF Phase - 4, Gurgaon

    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: INR 1,700 for two people

    Bizibean

    Bizibean

    Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

    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 600 for two people

    Sakley's - The Mountain Cafe

    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 1,300 for two people

    Café Lota

    Cafe Lota

    Pragati Maidan, Delhi

    This quaint little café makes its coffee the south Indian filter way, so it’s strong, flavoursome and chilled—the perfect summer companion. Cafe Lota is anyway a MUST-VISIT kinda spot. So, head there!

    What To Order: Cold Kaapi

    Price: INR 1,200 for two people

    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 500 for two people

    Depaul's

    Depaul's

    Janpath, Delhi

    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 150 for two people

    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 800 for two people

    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 400 for two people

    SodaBottleOpenerWala

    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 1,500 for two people

    Cafe Turtle

    Cafe Turtle

    Nizammudin, Delhi

    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. Head to Cafe Turtle for some deliciousness.

    What To Order: Café Turtle Cold Coffee

    Price: INR 1,500 for two people

    Keventers

    Keventers

    Vasant Kunj, Delhi

    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: INR 400 for two people

    Rose Cafe

    A glass of cold coffee at this beautiful café in Said-ul-ajab is just what the doctor ordered on a hot summer’s day. Don’t be fooled, this icy drink looks deceptively simple but hits all the right spots. Pair it with the fluffy pancakes that Rose Café makes so well.

    What To Order: Cold Coffee with a splash of hazelnut flavour (they also have chocolate, vanilla and caramel).

    Price: INR 1,400 for two people

    Fat Butterfly Bakery & Cafe

    Our new favourite place in Baani Square, Fat Butterfly has amazing Apple Pie shakes but, on days you’re craving that caffeine, you can’t go wrong with their cold coffee. Everything is prepared with care, and lots of love, at this café – cold coffee included. For the less conventional coffee drinkers, there’s a whopping Coffee Oreo Chocolate Shake as well.

    What To Order: Cold Coffee with a sprinkling of cinnamon

    Price: INR 1,200 for two people