Salt Lake’s been seeing a whole lot of cafes come up in the last few months. Here’s a quick guide to cool cat places clustered around the area so you’re never too far from caffeine, chatty afternoons and a cheery vibe.
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This place has a great vibe as soon as you enter. With a mini stage for open mic events and live music, pops of neon green and a bookshelf full of books, Terminal 11 should be on your must-visit list when in Salt Lake. Located near water tank #5 it’s a great spot to unwind for a few hours. While their specialty coffees start at around INR 150+ their pizza’s range from INR 390 – 525. The must try is the Irish coffee and their margarita pizza, which is made fresh. They are celebrating their anniversary and have a load of events lined up all through the coming Independence Day week.
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This one is another little gem, round the corner from Terminal 11. Everything they offer on the menu is healthy – from juices to calorie-conscious meals. If you’re the kind of foodie who prefers baked goodies over fried food, this is where you must go. This sports-themed café even has a boxing ring! You can get a glass of your favorite juice for as low as INR 80 and an array of wraps and sandwiches to choose from starting at INR 130. You must try their Surya Namaskar and Chilla Rolls!
This tiny café near City Center 1, is gaining a lot of popularity. While seating might be limited, their service is quick and the food, sumptuous. What’s even cooler – it doubles up as an art exhibit space. So, if you like their décor, you can literally take it home! I couldn’t stop myself from picking up a painting. Their food is reasonably priced, with tea and coffee offered at INR 40 – 50 and pastas ranging from INR 120 to 160. I really liked the Pasta in Pink Sauce and the Swiss Pie.
The name is as cute as the place. They have floor as well as table seating, and are stocked with books and board games. I did notice that they attract large groups of co-workers and friends because of their dedicated space for brainstorming and friendly banter. Look out for the handpainted kettles and colorful artwork strewn around the café. You can also pick up some of the goodies on your way out. Easy on the pocket, this little café offers hot beverages starting at INR 60, and the entrees cost about INR 110. I found their Peanut butter and Banana Smoothie and Waffles drenched in Chocolate Sauce really good.
Le Coffee Crème
This one is a photo lover’s paradise! The walls are decked with beautiful photographs. Large and spacious, Le Coffee Crème is a fantastic place to come decompress, do some creative work or even brainstorm while you enjoy a cuppa! Their extensive menu has a variety of cuisines to pick from, prices start at around INR 110 and can go up to 400. Do try the Special Chocolate Crepe and the Caramel Latte.
This quaint little place is just what Salt Lake was missing. You walk in and you’re reminded of the old Hot Breads on Sarat Bose road from the ’90s. The entire café smells of freshly-baked bread that makes you want to order everything on their menu. It’s located on the ground floor a house. Don’t miss the tiny garden in front which adds to the charm of the cutest café in Salt Lake! Prices here are relatively lower than other places in the area, with teas and coffees starting at INR 50, going up to a maximum of INR 150. The baked goods range between INR 30 – 275. My faves – their Exotic Darjeeling tea and the Baked Alaska.
Newest addition to the Salt Lake caffeine fix scene, this place is where you go when you just want a cup of strong tea or coffee. It’s the colorful old-school milk can wall that people are fascinated by. Each can is painted in a unique pattern and doubles up as a great selfie backdrop! The only downside is that they don’t have indoor seating. If you happen to bring your car, they will happily bring your food to you. Overall, it’s a great place to make a pit stop at before you end your night out with friends. P.S.: They’re open till midnight! Quite pocket friendly, the average price of a cup of tea is INR 25 and a little snack to go with will cost you about INR 50 -100. I’d order the Pappu ki Chai and Mutton Keema Bun.
Located in the lane opposite Carnival Cinema, this is one cosy little joint, a perfect place for friends to grab a bite and some coffee after a movie. If you’re going there in the evening, do remember to look up and see the murals on their ceiling. With their open concept, you can experience the outdoors while sitting on one of their four tables. The sandwiches start at INR 45 and can go up to 250, depending on what you want to add to it. Try the Strawberry Green Tea and their Cookies & Cream Shake.
This place is located on the second floor, right above Gupta Brother’s near the Salt Lake Swimming Pool. While many people opt for the array of street food right across the cafe, Smash Street caters to people who want to sit down with friends, play some laser tag or just catch up. A hit among college goers because of the variety of games they offer, this place is slightly expensive in comparison to the places in the neighborhood. Don’t miss their selfie corner while hanging out here with your friends. The prices here start at around INR 90 and go up to INR 280. The must-try is the Oreo Shake and Mint Mocha.