When you live and work in Mumbai, getting a proper start to the day is practically mandatory for survival. As such, there is a thriving coffee culture in this bustling metropolis of 18.5 million people.
Want to experience its best cafes? As tough a task as this can be given this city’s scale, we have listed several favourites we are sure you will like.
1) Prithvi Cafe
No long after checking into the sahara star hotel, head over to the Prithvi Cafe. With plenty of caffeinated concoctions, they’ll have just what you need to shake your jet lag. From chai to Irish coffee, you’ll be as right as rain in no time.
This place is also well known for its food as well. With plenty of regionally famous people dropping in, other Mumbai residents often turn out here to do so celebrity spotting while they dine on excellent dishes like house-made sandwiches or a selection of pizzas. This creates an electric atmosphere, making a prime spot to enjoy a coffee while in Mumbai.
2) Momo Cafe
Another joint that comes highly recommended by locals, Momo Cafe gives you a chance to enjoy Indian food in a hygienic and casual setting. In addition to the excellent coffee and pastries found here, you’ll also love the dosas and sev puri, which are but a few of the dishes on their menu.
Located in the Courtyard Marriott in Mumbai, this cafe is headed up by Chef Ravi, who will ensure you receive the sort of personalized service that will have you talking up this place to friends and family back home.
3) Cafe Mondegar
Looking for a place more on the lively side? Cafe Mondegar is a place you should check out later in the day during your time in Mumbai. While it does coffee well enough, this joint is a flexible one, doubling as a casual beer bar, especially as the afternoon lapses into the evening hours.
With jukeboxes that play rock music, plenty of chilled beer on hand, and a location just across from the Regal Cinema, it is a great place to go if you are looking to meet up with local friends. Catch up with each other, have some burgers with a Kingfisher, and head on over to the theater to see a Bollywood flick – sounds good to us!
4) Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe
Want to feel as if the money you spend during your Mumbai holiday is going to help those who need it? If this is a cause near and dear to your heart, then stopping by for a chai at the Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe will turn your coffee break into an opportunity to help the community.
Founded by Amin, a former Mumbai street kid, he gives street people looking for work a chance to build a career for themselves, and he regularly provides drinks and pastries for street kids.
With the situation as bad as it is in New Delhi, it is heartwarming to see initiatives like this in action, so be sure to check this place out.