Instagram This: 6 Beautiful Cafes In Pune You Need To Visit Right Now

Divya posted on 09 May

From the newly opened to a more popular haunt – we’ve got you covered for the 6 most Insta-worthy cafes in Pune. Have you been to them all? Have a look.

Piatto - Dessert Studio

Piatto in Kalyani Nagar is certainly one of our favourite haunts – not just for their totally Insta-worthy desserts, but also for their chic contemporary-style interiors. Sleek and modern, yet minimalist – we love their stunning dessert counter display, metallic accents, and the bright pops of colour in the midst of monochrome interiors. It sounds like a lot, but it’s very tastefully decorated, with wall ‘plates’ (a nod to their name Piatto, which means plate in Italian) and sufficient lighting. They serve sandwiches, salads, beverages, house-made gelato, and of course – decadent desserts. Read our full recommendation here.


Hermes Waves, 5-A, Next To Kalyani Bungalow, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Waari Book Cafe

Waari Book Cafe sits in a quiet lane off Karve Road in Kothrud – which we think is quite befitting the theme of being a ‘book cafe’. Amidst the stacks of books indoors, are floor cushions, stools, coffee tables, and plenty of floor space for seating. If you prefer tables and chairs, they have a quirky assortment of those as well. Part reading-room, part cafe; the vibe here is so comfortable – we think you’ll really feel at home. Waari Book Cafe is a bibliophile’s paradise; with cosy couches, pretty lantern-lights, and over 3000 books – which will be enough to incite major FOMO from all your Insta-followers. Bonus points: there’s always something new to try on their menu! Read our recommendation here.


Choice Institute, Ground Floor, Near Choice Health Club, Off Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune

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Cafe Pondi

Cafe Pondi is located in a leafy by-lane of Kalyani Nagar, just around the corner from Jogger’s Park. Their ochre-coloured entry way with fuchsia bougainvillea flowers arching over a black-and-white wood swinging gate is an instant eye-catcher. Step into their warmly lit al fresco eatery, and it’s almost like you’ve stepped into someone’s bungalow in Pondicherry. Their colonial-style decor features beautiful old furniture, with ochre and mustard-toned furnishings, and the occasional bright pops of blue, pale green, brown, and white. Even their brass and ceramic table-ware make for a great photo-op! We love their big jhoola (swing) bench and the fact that there are so many plants and trees dotting the seating area. We like their mixed veg paniyaram, murukku ‘nachos’, and kaffir limeade. Follow them on Facebook for all their latest happenings.


Plot 64, Clover Cascade, Lane 13, Opp. Joggers Park, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Mamagoto is a ‘fusion Pan Asian café’, newly opened on the second floor at Pavillion Mall, Senapati Bapat Road. We love their kitschy, pop-art ‘Mamagoto’ themed decor which plays out in different ways at all their restaurants across the country. Bright colours, contemporary-style Oriental street art on the walls, framed prints suspended from the ceiling, modern chinoiserie decor and quirky furniture make it ideal for the ‘gram. And their food is pretty (and delicious) to boot! Read our feature on Mamagoto, here.


Pavillion Mall, SF-16, 2nd Floor, Senapati Bapat Road, Shivajinagar, Pune

Oh So Stoned

Oh So Stoned is one of the city’s most popular ice cream parlours – and for good reason! Not only are their frozen creations a sight to behold, but their brightly coloured, sparkly-lit interiors are super appealing to the eye. What may not be obvious, is that their Baner outlet particularly – is a great place to Instagram. We love their ‘wall of windows’, which makes for a great backdrop against your ice cream (or a selfie). Light bulbs suspended from the ceiling lend a starry, twinkly something ‘extra’ to your photos – and we love their funky furniture (blue, pink, and yellow-weave chairs FTW), too. It’s an all-around ‘yes’ for those who love taking photos of their food, and of themselves (why not) – and we recommend visiting this outlet in the evening, for the best quality lighting and ambience.
Dessert Parlours

Shop 2, My World, Near Balevadi High Street, Baner, Pune

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The Bawa

Brand-new ‘The Bawa’ (aka ‘The Bawa Cafe’) tucked away in Viman Nagar is super charming. This converted bungalow is lovely to photograph from the outside, as well as from the inside. We love their vintage furniture, black-and-white Parsi-themed wall murals, countless framed images (of Bawatips, old photos, Parsi celebrities, and more), and super adorable wrought iron and wooden staircase. Curl up here with a hot cuppa ‘leelee choy’ (Parsi-style lemongrass milk tea), and chomp on a chicken farcha for maximum happiness. Follow them on Facebook for all the latest updates.


4, Nandgaon, Opp. Patanjali Mega Store, Viman Nagar, Pune

Anything Else?

Other favourite Insta-worthy eateries of our are Savya Rasa in Koregaon Park – curated to appear like a typical South Indian household; The Sassy Spoon in Koregaon Park – with a winding staircase that leads to a bookshelf, a colourful beer-mug chandelier, and pretty pastel furniture; One O Eight Cafe in Koregaon Park (re-locating shortly) for their hipster-chic interiors; Ales Brews And Ciders in Kalyani Nagar for their wide open spaces and pretty lighting; and last but not least – The Daily All Day in Koregaon Park – for their careful attention to detail, and overall minimalist-style design of the entire space.