Cafes have always been synonymous with leisure and recreation. With changing times and increasing work pressure even cafes have changed to accommodate working professionals who want their leisure time to be peppered with a little work.
Delhi has always had a thriving cafe and dining culture dating back to the pre-independence era. Today, Delhi has a plethora of cafes with certain areas such as Hauz Khas Village or Khan Market specifically known for its teeming cafes, fine dining restaurants and watering holes, among other attractions. Several cafes have now modified their environment to make it work friendly for professionals who prefer the quiet buzz of a cafe to the monotony of working from home. Several others want to insert a little work time in their leisure schedule to tie up some loose strings work wise. Cafes have risen to this challenge and introduced several features so that professionals can work in peace and enjoy the interesting ambiance of a cafe simultaneously.
If you are a freelancer or a professional on the go, working in the capital city of India, here are 5 cafes that you should know about where you can work in peace and enjoy with pleasure:
Cafe Turtle, Khan Market
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Nestled cozily above Full Circle Bookshop, Cafe Turtle in Delhi’s Khan Market is an ideal place to mix business with comfort. The place gives you its own cozy nooks and offers you enough privacy to work in peace. The service is non-interfering and smooth, and the menu is quite interesting as well; take your pick from a variety of blended coffee and aromatic teas to keep you invigorated between work. The breakfast spread is also quite good, the rest of the menu will surprise with some interesting and mouthwatering options such as mango-spinach salad, bean burger and many others. A quintessential cafe and a truly peaceful place to meet those work obligations on the go.
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As the name suggests, Chaayos offers the customer a wide range of teas and snacks. Customers can have their tea made according to their preference as well. Delhi has several outlets of Chaayos and all of them offer a relaxed, bustling atmosphere for work and brainstorming sessions. Chaayos also hosts poetry meets, book meets etc and is quite a conducive place for writers and professionals.
Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place
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Looking for a place to work during a sunny winter morning? Head over to Indian Coffee House near Tivoli Cinema Hall in Connaught Place. Situated in the heart of the city Indian Coffee House has been around for quite awhile and offers terrace seating. It is famous for its extremely reasonably priced menu, quirky crowd of regulars and bustling ambiance. Definitely a place to spend a quiet winter afternoon basking in the sun’s soft glory and working away.
Rose Cafe, Saket
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Rose Cafe is a quaint, pretty place and a perfect cafe to work from, especially if you want the creative juices flowing. While you work away furiously you can also take a break and indulge in their mouth watering menu that offers an array of tasty pastas, pizzas, sandwiches and beverages. They actually have an entire menu for vegans and their desserts are something you should not miss. A beautiful, serene place and a good work from cafe option.
Kunzum Travel Cafe, HauzKhas Village
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This story and idea behind this famous cafe is both interesting and inspiring. Kunzum is popularly known as THE travel cafe of Delhi and the concept of the cafe is very much in keeping with the traveler’s ethos. What started as a travel blog by travel journalist Ajay Jain has now become a brand name in itself. The place offers only beverages and cookies and visitors are not charged, rather they are encouraged to drop whatever amount they prefer. The place has a casual decor. Creative discussions and quiet work are encouraged in this place, making it a wonderful place to visit and work from.