Mumbai, for decades, has been a city of dreams for migrants, a city that has always attracted people. People with unique ideas and skills unpack their dreams in Mumbai. “Mayanagari” is the name given to Mumbai as people from different parts and cultures of the country have settled in the dream city for decades. Due to job opportunities, Mumbai has almost people from every state of Bharat hence the food culture in Mumbai became very vivid. Not only for every Indian, but Mumbai is also a home for many immigraParsiike pars, I, Irani, and more who are now an identity of our Bharat. Not only Be it Maharashtrian, Gujarati, North- Indian, South Indian dishes but it has Bandraan ambiance of restaurants which reflects Parsi, Irani, Persian, cultures and their cuisine South-Indian and whatnot, there are plenty of dishes to eat in Mumbai with startling aromas, flavors, and textures. Here’s a list of those top 20 iconic cafes loved by the Mumbaikars:
Candies, at Bandra, is a perfect space for a quick brunch or a romantic dinner date. It is a cozy place with a vintage Portuguese villa feel with its blue and white walls. The ambiance gives a Christmassy vibe with its huge murals and decorative lighting. Filled with a chirpy crowd, this place serves delicious quick bites. The baked goods are a must-try! This place is in demand for its inexpensive menu and attractive ambiance.
Outdoor seating, open-air, hanging lights, free-flowing conversations, and much more; sounds perfect right? That’s Prithvi Cafe for you! Another café which serves yummy meals. This popular café at Juhu church road attracts a significant college crowd. The parathas and chai are a must-try!.
This café is one of the oldest cafes in Mumbai, is also one of the most visited hangout spots in the city. Many beautiful murals are drawn on the walls of this café to give it a vintage look. This legendary café is famous for its Keema Pav and Fluffy omelet. Café Mondegar is situated in the Colaba-Causeway. You can have here completed your meal with a chilled drink.
4Tea Villa Café
Tea villa café located at Vile Parle East is ais a perfect place to hang out with your friends. There are many outlets for this café across the city. The ambiance is attractive and represents modern culture. They serve you a variety of Tea in a unique way. There is a wide range for breakfast. You can enjoy your meals with your colleague and family.
5Kala Ghoda Cafe
The cafe is situated at Ropewalk Ln, and This is a Classic Cafe that serves yummy foods with great services. They are known to bake their own bread with various gluten-free options. Their waffles are a must-try! They provide a wide range of healthy snacks to munch on. Kala Ghoda hosts many cultural exhibitions also which makes it more alluring for the tourists. One of the most well-known exhibitions is the Kala Ghoda Art Festival.
The Leopold Cafe and Bar is a restaurant in the Colaba area of Mumbai. It gained its popularity after the 2008 Mumbai attacks as it was one of the first sites attacked. This café is another oldest cafe in South Bombay serving some delicious food. The ambiance gives an old and vintage look. Their mutton keema pav is remarkable which attracts foodies.
7Coffee by Di Bella
Coffee by Di Bella serves an extensive variety of coffee one of which is Australia’s largest specialty coffee. Sounds superb to coffee lovers right? The waffles served are freshly baked, coated with gooey sauce all over, topped with fresh toppings & served with French vanilla ice cream & whipped cream. If that doesn’t get you drooling, we don’t know what else would.
This iconic 80-year-old restaurant located at Colaba Causeway is one of Mumbai’s south Indian breakfast joints. Serving you with some authentic idlis and masala dosas, this one takes the award for the best South Indian food in the city. Let’s not forget their iconic sambhar vadas, up and their filter coffee. Do try out their Filter Kaapi!
9Kyani and Co.
Being one of the oldest cafes in Mumbai, this Irani café is still one of the most visited eateries in the city. This legendary café is famous for its Bun Maska, Mawa cakes, Keema Pav, and Scrambled Eggs Toast. The Kyani and co café is situated in Old Bombay. You can complete your meal with their famous Pallonji’s soda drinks. Do visit this famous café in Marine Lines.
10Leaping Window Café
A cozy corner, a book in your hand, and some piping hot coffee to sip on. Are you already tempted by how comfortable this sounds? Then you must head to the Leaping Windows Cafe in Andheri if you still haven’t. Leaping Window is a gorgeous café with a huge space. They have an It has a tiny library built-in mouth-watering like a reading room with a massive collection of books. They serve some yummy munchies. Their burgers are a must-try!
Jimmy Boy is one of the most famous Parsi cafés all over Mumbai. It is situated near Horniman circle and has an amazing Parsi décor inside the café. You can enjoy their authentic Parsi and Irani cuisine. People love their gravy cutlets and ‘Patrani Macchi’. Also, do not miss their sodas!
12Britannia and Co.
If you are planning to have some authentic Berry Pulao, look no further! Head towards Britannia and Co. at Fort, Mumbai to enjoy it. They serve the pulao in both Veg and Non-veg options. Their Mutton Dhansak is also recommended. The desserts here also are very mouth-watering you can end your meal with some delicious caramel custard.
13Poetry by Love and Cheesecake
As the name suggests, Poetry by Love and Cheesecake is a café for all your romantic love dates or a chill spot to relax and enjoy their flavorsome cheesecakes. They provide a wide range of yummy American-European menus and classic beverages, you just can’t miss out. The restaurant located in Bandra West, Mumbai has an amazing ambiance which makes it is lovely and also making it Instagram-friendly.
141 Brew House Kitchen
Yet another Romantic café situated in Oshiwara, Andheri, 1 Brew House Kitchen aka 1BHK, gives everybody a cozy vibe. With a soothing ambiance, this café serves all types of cuisine. Healthy options are also available here.
Food Adda is a small joint with many outlets situated across the city. They serve some unique fusion dishes, which will make you drool. Another pocket-friendly place that will satisfy your belly. Their cocktails mocktails and milkshakes are mouth-watering.
16Bay View Café
Located on the terrace of a hotel facing the sea, near the Gateway of India, Bay view Cafe is the perfect place to grab a pocket-friendly chilled evening drink while munching on yummy snacks. Anyone who wants to relax watching the calm sea waves or the sunset while taking in the fresh air would be happy to chill at the café. Their croquettes and sandwiches are immensely popular.
17Grandmama’s All Day Café
Who wouldn’t like a meal similar to your ‘Nani ka Khana’? Grandmama’s Café on Juhu road is a heart-warming place to enjoy your lunch. They serve a whole section of Grandmama’s specials on their menu. Rajma Chawal and Khichdi are recommended. The ambiance gives a quirky and pastel look.
18The Homemade Café
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at The Homemade Cafe, with its French vibes, pretty interiors, and a lovely collection of books to read and chill with. The menu has a wide range of European cuisine. Their presentation skills are fabulous. Do not forget to appease yourself with indulge in their yummy cheesecake.
Iranian cafes are all over South Bombay and have always been a part of this city’s history. Café Military is a Mughlai restaurant that has been delighting its audience with food since 1933. It has served Mughlai and Parsi cuisine for decades. The place is famous for its Keema Pav, Fish cutlets, and sodas.
20Chaayos- Experiment wali Chai
Chaayos is another chain of cafes that run all over Mumbai. It is a famous hangout spot for college students and office colleagues. They are famous for their hot beverages. They serve some delicious and pocket-friendly snack items. Do try their Bun Maska and Kulhad Chai.