So for the ones who’ve moved to the city recently, or have been here for a while but can’t seem to catch a break when everyone else is getting those selfies with celebs, we decided to round up cafes and restaurants frequented by these stars. Now now, don’t be a stalker but a word of caution, dress well and charge your phone’s battery for that epic photo.

Cafe Zoe

Cafe Zoe is an all-day cafe where one can indulge in all-day breakfast. What else? Casually spot celebrities like Nimrat Kaur eating at the next table. Cafe Zoe is a popular hub for casual dining, with not just Bollywood celebrities, but even with the young stand-up comedians we have come to adore in the recent years such as All India Bakchod. We recommend you order the eggs Benedict and salmon ravioli.

#LBBTip: They host jazz music performances over the weekends, so be sure to reserve a table.

Olive Bar and Kitchen

Photo source: Olive Bar and Kitchen

Photo source: Olive Bar and Kitchen

Think stars, think Olive. From birthday bashes to after parties, it all happens behind the blue doors of this high-end resto bar in Khar. At any point of time in the evenings, you’ll spot at least one celebrity chilling there. From Salman Khan to Shah Rukh, Katrina, Ranveer Singh, and even film directors dropping by.

It is as expected, an extremely expensive place, so if you’re up for some fanfare make sure to keep in mind to adhere to the dress code and credit cards handy for the exorbitant prices. We love their pastas and of course, the fantastic wine selection.

One Street Over and Bastian

Photo source: Bastian

Photo source: Bastian

A very popular restaurant, One Street Over and recently opened seafood restaurant, Bastian, both by Chef Kelvin Cheung not only does delicious food and cocktails but has also managed to lure the celebrities there. Keep your eyes open for Sonam Kapoor, who is a big fan, as well as other chefs from the city’s most-loved restaurants dropping by for a quick shot or two. In between craning your neck around the restaurant, be sure to order the chef’s recommended dishes.

Prithvi Cafe

Photo source: Prithvi Theatre

Photo source: Prithvi Theatre

Do we even need to? If you must, this landmark cafe and theatre was started off by Prithvi Raj Kapoor ,the alpha-male of the Kapoor clan back in the days of colour films. From there till now, Prithvi Cafe has become a popular hang out spot for celebs, theatre artists, college students. Not just the young guns, you can here see film veterans like Anupan Kher, Illa Arun, Divya Dutta. Kalki Koechlin can be seen here often as well. We once saw Ranbir Kapoor watching a play from the discreet corner near the door. Before you go in for a play, have a cup of their famous masala chai, or maybe their fab cold coffee.

Salt Water Cafe

Photo courtesy: Salt Water Cafe

Photo courtesy: Salt Water Cafe

This rooftop cafe in Bandra is uber cool and breezy something the Mumbaikars crave and love. Another favourite among the celebs, Salt Water Cafe is often frequented by designers, models and actors alike. Expect to see Malaika Arora, Zayed Khan, Kunal Kapoor and many more silver screen faces here, who live nearby and drop by for a quick indulgence. Order their burgers, especially the fish and chips burger and the tenderloin burger while you’re at it.

Masala Bay, Taj Land’s End

Photo source: Taj Lands End

Photo source: Taj Lands End

The word is Aamir Khan loves dining here, often with his wife, Kiran Rao. Masala Bay, housed in the five-star hotel Taj Land’s end is perfect for privacy, exclusiveness and the cuisine it offers. So if you want to take chances to catch Mr Khan, we say dine and wine at Masala Bay. We love their classically Indian food – try their large thalis and paneer dishes.

The Dome

Photo source: Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

Photo source: Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

Ever wondered what the aerial view of the queen’s necklace at Marine Drive looks like? Head to The Dome at the Intercontinental Hotel to catch the perfect view of the sea, the lights and also catch a glimpse of the celebs partying there. You can expect to see the likes of Arbaz Khan, Vivek Oberoi among other actors from the industry. Down their Dome Sundowner with light rum, orange, lemongrass, lemon and grenadine for INR 950.

Hakkasan

Photo source: Hakkasan Mumbai

Photo source: Hakkasan Mumbai

This Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant from London is a favourite among the A-listers. Apart from the class apart authentic cuisine served here, the ambience is light and exudes fine dining. On your better days, you may be able to spot Karan Johar, Sanjay Dutt and his wife, Katrina Kaif and other celebs who come here to enjoy a night on the town. Try their spicy prawns with almond flakes and their Peking duck.

#LBBTip: This place is also frequented by the head honcho of Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra.

Ming Yang, Taj Land’s End

Photo source: Taj Lands End

Photo source: Taj Lands End

A stone away from the famous Mannat that houses the biggest film actor of this country is Ming Yang. This is reportedly SRK’s favourite dining spot. Not just him, but it’s also a favourite for Shahid Kapur, John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan. This five-star restaurant is known for its steamed fish and the dim sum platters.

Bombay Baking Company, JW Marriott

Pastries, chocolates, and a wide range of baked goods for sweet indulgences? Sign up the celebrities. BBC at the JW Marriott is a chic bakery and a hit among the celebrities. It’s a perfect place really, as they can have a casual day out here sans the prying eyes of the media going about ordering sweet delicacies to savour.

#LBBTip: Also, keep an eye out for Bombay Canteen in Lower Parel and Chai Coffi in Versova where you can catch the likes of Anurag Kashyap {Bombay Canteen regular} and other television celebrities that you love and adore.

Featured photo source: Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts