Full of cafes, bars and cobbled streets, we love Bandra and everything about it. If you live here, well done. And if you come here often for your night outs, there’s plenty for you to do. Hanging out at the umpteen cafes Bandra has to offer is one of the best ways to spend time either alone or with your friends. Since we love cafes as much as we love Hill Road, or Pali Naka, here’s our guide to our favourite cafes in Bandra.
Of Hot Chocolates, Cosy Corners & More: These Are Our Favourite Cafes In Bandra
The Bagel Shop
The Bagel Shop is one of the hippest cafes in Bandra, and we love it for its green and chic ambiance. It has an outside area, and two inside sections. Our favourite place to get some work done (they have WiFi here), or go on a coffee date. It also helps that the cafe is hidden, and in a really peaceful by-lane of Pali Hill. If you go here, you must try their bagels and affogato coffee.
What To Order: Egg In A Hole, BBQ Pork Ribs with raw mango slices, or the Pali Village Prawn curry rice.
Shell Out: INR 900 for two
P.S: It’s also pet-friendly, so if you feel guilty leaving your furry babies behind, get them along.
Eat Around The Corner
Eat Around The Corner is another cafe we swear by for when we’re looking for healthy breakfast options (they do all-day breakfast here). The outside area is really chill, and casual, though the inside space has been done up beautifully. Here, everything is self-service, which we kinda prefer as its quicker and easier. Though the food here is decent and nothing exceptional, we like it for when we’re looking to chill in large groups.
What To Order: Fruit cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, butter croissant
Shell Out: INR 1,100 for two
Coffee By Di Bella (Pali Hill)
This one is housed inside the Title Waves bookstore in Bandra, and there’s nothing better than mixing up coffee, and books all at once. This outlet of Di Bella is tiny, and can accommodate 10 people at one time. Though it gets really crowded on the weekend, and you may have to wait, it’s all worth it. The freakshakes, the waffles, and the mocha- all ingredients of a happy customer. This is a nice cafe for when you’re looking to chill by yourself, especially in the company of books.
What To Order: Di Bellaccino Coffee, Chocolate Explosion Waffle
Shell Out: INR 650 for two
Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
Blue Tokai may be crammed for space, but as we know there’s nothing better than freshly brewed coffee to save the day. Since they also have WiFi, we suggest you head here early on weekdays and a get a nice spot. And if you, like us, love coffee, then this one is a must-visit. They also serve quick snackables and bread along with coffee – do try out their delicious cruffin.
What To Order: Sesame bagels, hot coffee, almond croissant
Shell Out: INR 700 for two
Kitchen Garden By Suzzette
One of our absolute favourites in Bandra, Kitchen Garden by Suzette is breakfast, lunch and even dinner goals. Kitchen Garden has a very simple menu, one which is full of fresh and delicious salads, amazing avocado toasts and even fresh smoothies. They have two sections- an outdoor seating area and the one inside. We love sitting outdoors, especially when its raining. The crowd is always super chic, and fit (enough to slightly shame us).
What To Order: Chicken Pesto Sandwich and Avocado Toast
Shell Out: INR 1,000 for two
P.S: They also sell freshly baked bread inside, so make sure to try some of those out.
An oldie but a goodie, Candies is still our favourite cafe to hang out at in Bandra. Candies has a simple menu and three outlets, and even though it has been there for a long time, we still love going in here. It is still extremely popular with the college kids, and we can see why. With their delectable puffs, cutlets, and the chutney sandwich, it is fairly simple affair. We also love the soups here- they are homely and freshly made. If you haven’t been here yet, do check it out and order in one of their soft puffs to commemorate the moment.
What To Order: Macaroni salad, mushroom quiche, chicken rotiShell Out: INR 650 for two
P.S: Candies also has a cute gift shop tucked inside the cafe.