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

Cafes

C'est La Vie

Nirvana Courtyard, C-15/16/17, Sector 50, Gurgaon

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

What To Order: Irish Cold Coffee

Price: INR 250 for two people

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Shake Square

12-UB, Bungalow Road, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

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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: INR 600 for two people

Cafes

Starbucks

Ambience Mall, 1st Floor, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

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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: INR 500 for two people

Bakeries

Sibang Bakery

South Point Mall, 1st Floor, Shop 108, Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurgaon

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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 850 for two people

Cafes

Cafe Wanderlust

DLF Galleria, 1st Floor, 53 & 54, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

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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: INR 1,700 for two people

Coffee Shop

Di Ghent Cafe

Cross Point Mall, Level 2, 207 & 208, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

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Bizibean

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

Cafes

Bizibean

South Point Mall, Upper Basement, Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurgaon

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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

Cafes

Sakley's The Mountain Cafe

DLF Galleria, 1st Floor, SF-93, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

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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. Cafe Lota is anyway a MUST-VISIT kinda spot. So, head there!

What To Order: Cold Kaapi

Price: INR 1,200 for two people

Cafes

Cafe Lota

National Crafts Museum, Gate 2, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

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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

Fast Food Restaurants

Cafe 6

D-6, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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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 150 for two people

Fast Food Restaurants

Depaul's

Janpath Bhawan, 22, Janpath, New Delhi

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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

Cafes

Big Yellow Door

2521, 2nd Floor, Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar, New Delhi

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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

Cafes

Triveni Terrace Cafe

205, Opp. FICCI Auditorium, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi

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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

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

Coffee Shop

Cafe Turtle

Shop 23, 1st & 2nd Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

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Keventers

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

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Keventers

DLF Promenade, 2nd Floor, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

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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

Coffee Shop

Rose Cafe

2, Westend Marg, Sainik Farms, New Delhi

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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

Cafes

Fat Butterfly Bakery & Cafe

Baani Square, Ground Floor, G-23, Sector 50, Gurgaon

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