Amazing food. Exotic drinks. Interesting vibes. Also, a place to hangout. These are the very things we look for in any cafe. Right? Umm… we hate to break it to you, but that’s so passe. Themed cafes are far more fun and we’ve curated a list of the coolest cafes in Mumbai that satisfy your appetite and your interest!
Are you a comic enthusiast? Then Leaping Windows in the suburbs is the place you have to visit. With outdoor, indoor, top and underground seating, this place is remarkable, considering its small size. Completely decorated with comic artwork, it also offers mouth-watering dishes and some great drinks. Oh, wait. Do you want to know the best part? The underground comic library! It’s definitely a cozy spot to spend your time, enjoy the amazing comic collection, and don’t forget to try out their cold coffee. PS: We visited the cafe in the monsoons last year and we were spell-bound.
Where: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, Off Yari Road, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West
Cost For Two: INR 1,200 (Approx)
Contact: +91 9769998972 (Table booking recommended)
2. Cat Café Studio
If you’re a cat person, there’s more reason than one to head out to this place. Open to all cat lovers, the Cat Café Studio in Versova is a one-of-a-kind space, which allows you to enjoy the company of your friends along with your favourite animals –cats of course! And guess what? All the cats are up for adoption. Plus, they also entertain artistic events like stand-ups, musical performances, etc. So, have a sip of coffee with a delicious dessert, and get entertained by the cats. The cafe also has free WiFi, books and board games
Where: Bungalow No. 63, Harminder Singh Rd, Aram Nagar Part 1, Versova, Andheri West
Cost For Two: INR 1,200 (Approx)
Contact: 022 6518 8883
3. Aleph – The Divine Space
Missing Goa? All those plans with your friends canned again? With yoga classes in the morning and a stage for music gigs and book readings in the evening, Aleph in Vile Parle is a café that’ll remind you of Goa from the moment you enter.
Do you feel like cooking? They even have a small kitchen to make your own food. Do you feel like showcasing your artistic side? They allow their visitors to paint on their walls. With a small, but diverse menu, Aleph provides various appealing and interesting desserts and drinks to try, plus the ambiance is killer.
Where: Above Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Cost For Two: INR 500 (Approx)
4. Mocking Bird Café
Quick service, lip smacking food, walls decorated with stories, a gorgeous reading room, and the perfect blend of music sum up the Mocking Bird Café in Churchgate. The amazing vibe of the place will impress you positively. So why not give it a try?
Where: 80, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate
Cost For Two: INR 1,700 (Approx)
Contact: 022 60226023
Also read: Five Best Alfresco/Rooftop Bars of Mumbai
5. Café Hydro
The glass floored tiling laid down with railway tracks will make you do a double take the moment you step into Cafe Hydro. Designed like a train bogie with upper and lower tiers, luggage racks, and handle bars (like those on the local trains) on the ground floor, Café Hydro gives you the feel of traveling in Mumbai locals.
Wait, there’s more. As you go to the first floor, the aquarium inside gives you an underwater dining experience. Coming to the food and drinks, this place is known for its fusion cuisine.
Read in detail: Cafe Hydro: Mumbai’s First Ever Aqua Themed Restaurant
Where: Esspee Tower, Rajendra Nagar, Dattapada Road
Cost For Two: INR 1,000 (Approx)
Contact: 022 30151209
6. Mirchi and Mime
This place is special because it’s run by people with hearing and speech disability. At Mirchi and Mime, you’re requested to communicate, and place your order through sign language. The service of the staff is outstanding and the food menu is exemplary. Food here is served fresh and quick, and always with a smile.
Where: Transocean House, Lake Boulevard, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Cost For Two: INR 1,500 (Approx)
Contact: 022 30151202
Also read: Tried & Tested: Madeira & Mime in Powai
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