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

What To Order: Iced Latte, Nitro Coffee

Cafes

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

4.4

Khasra 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Said Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi

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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

Fast Food Restaurants

Bamboo Boat

Supermart 2, Block C-2, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

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Sleepy Owl Cold Brew

In addition to enjoying Sleepy Owl’s cold-brew coffee at various cafés across Delhi and Gurgaon, you can also have a box delivered to your doorstep. Four easy-peasy recipes are printed on the box so you can make yourself a delicious glass of cold coffee.

What To Make: Vietnamese Iced Coffee {you need condensed milk for this}

Food Stores

Sleepy Owl Coffee

4.4

86-B, 2nd Floor, Fashion Street, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

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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.

What To Order: Irish Cold Coffee

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Shake Square

3.9

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

Cafes

Starbucks

4.4

1/83, Ground Floor, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh, 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

Bakeries

Sibang Bakery

4.4

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

Cafes

Cafe Wanderlust

4.2

DLF Galleria, SF-53&54, 1st Floor, 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

Cafes

Di Ghent Cafe

4.5

Cross Point Mall, 207 & 208, Level 2, 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

Cafes

Bizibean

4.3

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

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.

What To Order: Cold Kaapi

Cafes

Cafe Lota

4.5

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

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

Fast Food Restaurants

Depaul's

3.9

22, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, Connaught Place, 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

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

Cafes

Triveni Terrace Cafe

4.4

205, Opp. FICCI Auditorium, Tan Sen 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

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

Cafes

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

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Keventers

3.8

DLF Promenade, Food Court, 2nd Floor, 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}

Cafes

Rose Cafe

4.1

264, Westend Marg, Saiyad Ul Ajaib Extension, 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

Cafes

Fat Butterfly Bakery & Cafe

4.4

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

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