Liquid Refreshments in Delhi
Collected by Allison Sodha, AFAR Local Expert
Sip on Delhi’s liquid refreshments and refuel your thirst for discovery. Start the day with a hazelnut flavored cold coffee at DePaul’s in Connaught Place. As the sun continues to rise, stay refreshed with a traditional lassi from Bille de Hatti in Kamla Nagar. In the evening, join Delhiites for a lemon water at a Chandni Chowk juice shop that has been operating for over 100 years.
22, Janpath Bhawan,Janpath, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Many locals believe that no trip to Janpath is complete without a visit to DePaul's. The hazelnut-flavored cold coffee is served in a glass bottle with a straw. Nothing fancy, but delightfully refreshing and creamy—especially during hot summers....
Rose Minar, 87, Chapel Rd, Annexe, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
A hot day in Delhi (or any day, really) is made even more delightful by a frothy milkshake at Keventers. Locals call it a "milk bar" because of the preparation and presentation in traditional milk bottles. Lines can be long for a taste of the...
Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Dilli Haat is an open-air market with 62 stalls that features both permanent and transitional vendors, allowing original items to be introduced regularly. The space, designed to resemble a traditional village market, was created to showcase...
M-37, Block M, Greater Kailash II, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India
Costa Coffee is the Indian version of Starbucks. The popular chain has several locations in Delhi, including Connaught Place, Nehru Place, Kamla Nagar and Greater Kailash. The upscale interior and well trained baristas mirror many westernized...
Sadar Bazar Road, Basantra Line, Sadar Bazaar, Delhi Cantonment, Basantra Line, Sadar Bazaar, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, Delhi 110010, India
This 60-year old shop is known for its juice and lassi, the latter of which is a yogurt-based drink from the region of Punjab. Delhiites also flock here for the Chole Bhature: spicy chickpeas with fried bread. The space can be overcrowded,...
N 81, Connaught Place, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Tea lovers unite at Cha Bar! Located in the Oxford Bookstore at Connaught Place, Cha Bar features an enviable selection of teas curated from across the globe. It is a space that encourages open books and open minds. There is a wall that showcases...
Hamilton House, Next to, Palika Parking, A Block, Radial Rd Number 2, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Of all the local and ethnic establishments in Delhi, why would anyone want to visit a Starbucks? For starters, I like to sample the localized versions of my hometown staples - a caramel macchiato paired with a masala chicken roll, for example....
Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India
This Chandni Chowk juice shop has been operating for over 100 years. The specialty is numbu pani (lemon water) and the shop owners claim to have invented the famous Banta bottle. Fact-checking aside, the unassuming shop can be considered a...
Building No: 5, DLF cyber city, Near Indian Oil Petrol Pump, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
The pulse of Delhi has often been brewed in chai, a spiced tea. Generally there are four core ingredients: black tea, milk, spices, and sweetener. (The spices vary depending on the region, though the most common are cardamom, ginger, cloves, and...
131, Khanna Market Rd, Block D, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Devan's has been serving hand-crafted, filtered coffee to Delhiites since 1962. Not an easy feat in a community known for their love of tea! Devan's sources their beans from environmentally responsible plantations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and...
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