No doubt, Delhi is a hub of food and we Delhiites love to binge on fast food. But not many of us like to pay the hefty bills. In the present times, when posting pictures of sumptuous food and lavish cafes on Instagram matters more than the experience itself; some of us can not really afford such food at such places. Specially for college goers with minimal budget, tempting food at reasonable price is a bliss.
So, we have curated a list of 11 budget-friendly cafes that are not only worth posting on your social media, but also, its delicious food will make you visit again and again!
Big Yellow Door Cafe (BYD)
Location: 2521, 2nd Floor, Kingsway Camp, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
- H-8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satya Niketan, New Delhi
Must try: Mini Burger combo, Pizza, White Sauce Pasta, Bomb Burger, Kit Kat Shake, Cheese and Baked Nachos
Budget for two: INR 600 (approx.)
The cafe has a lovely ambience, with fancy lights, lamps and the tilted ‘yellow’ door. The staff is friendly and quick with service. Once you get in, you will fall in love with the smell of coffee and herbs. Even though there is no compromise with anything, the price remains surprisingly low.
Owing to its pocket- friendly prices and near- campus location, the cafe is frequently visited by north and south campus students.
Don’t give it a second thought, just visit it and thank us later.
Location: 17, 1st Floor, Opposite Sri Venkateshwara College, Satya Niketan, New Delhi
- 2522, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Must try: Pizza, Veg Momos, Burgers, Waffles, Pasta, Nachos, Peri Peri Chicken
Budget for two: INR 700 (approx.)
Apart from scrumptious food and decor, the cafe has placards, bells and bulbs. Why? Because the staff is differently abled. It is managed by people with visual and hearing-impairment, thus sign language is used for interaction. The customers are given a notepad to write their order. For any service, people can press the bell fixed at every table, and helpers will be there for you.
It is a must-go place that gives you a chance to do social service along with having fun with your family or friends.
Location: 2526, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Must try: Mojito, Waffles, Pizza, Pasta, Lamb Burger, Fries, Nachos
Budget for two: INR 800 (approx.)
If you are willing to taste American, Lebanese, Mexican, Italian or continental food without incurring exorbitant prices, Rico’s is the place for you. The cafe is welcoming and comfortable ambience with colourful graffiti walls. It also has a bookshelf, encouraging people to read books while waiting for their orders. The cafe usually remains overcrowded by college students, so you should plan your visit accordingly.
Wood Box Cafe
Location: 2521, Ground Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
- Shop 288, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satya Niketan, New Delhi, and
- GC Grand Tower, Shop 22, Middle Cir, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
Must try: Waffles, Fries, Pasta, Burgers, Pizza, Carnivore Platter, Spring Roll, Nachos, Penne Arrabiata, Ferrero Rocher Shake
Budget for two: INR 750 (approx.)
With its presence in the north and south campuses of Delhi invite, Wood Box cafe has been quite popular among the college students. However, it has opened another branch in Indirapuram, making it convenient for people of all ages to binge on great food without pinching their pockets. The place is not huge in terms of seating , but the food is very well presented. You must try out their shakes and platter.
Location: 10, Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
- Shop 1 & 2, Sri Fort Road, Opposite Gargi College, Anand Lok, New Delhi
Must try: Pork Sandwich, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Fried Zucchini, Mocktails, Strawberry Mojito, Lemonade, Coffee, Tiramisu, Mocktails
Budget for two: INR 1300 (approx.)
Diggin is the perfect summer cafe to drop-by for a flavorsome meal. The ambience is really beautiful, with greenery and open sky, making you feel like being on a hill station. The interior is colorful and well decorated. You can spend a relaxed evening with your special one.
Xero Degrees Cafe
Location: L-23/9, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Must try: Peri Peri Fries, Tandoori fries, cold coffee, Pasta, Jar pizza, Waffles, Peppy Paneer Pizza, Burgers
Budget for two: INR 700 (approx.)
It is a quaint little cafe, which is taking the pizza game to another level. They serve pizza in jars, which is extremely adorable. If you are cheese-aholic, the place is rightly meant for you. Although, getting a seat may take a little longer, but the food is worth the wait! You need not to wait until you get seated to place an order, just go and place, they will prepare it by the time you find a corner for yourself.
The Hudson Cafe
Location: 2524, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Must try: Pasta, Veg Lasagne, Pizza, Nachos, Waffles (Brownie), Mocktails Pitcher, Burgers, Berry Delight
Budget for two: INR 900 (approx.)
From the ambience, to hospitality and from food to music, you are gonna love all of it! The place has so much to offer you with not so hefty budget, that it might become your go-to place. It usually remains quiet and cozy in comparison to other cafes in Hudson Lane.
Hauz Khas Social
Location: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Must try: Cocktails, , Elvis Presley French Toast , Pizza, Nachos, Goan Prawn Curry Long Island Iced Tea, Biryani, Momos, Pasta and Old Smoke for whiskey lovers.
Budget: INR 1400 with alcohol (approx.)
Hauz Khas Social is Delhi’s first co-working space with a rooftop seating arrangement and a direct view onto the lake of deer park. The unfinished bricks of walls and 100% recyclable furniture makes it buzzworthy. It is the favorite place for freelancers and creative individuals. Having some impressive section of beers and signature cocktails, it attracts socials to its doorstep. It may seem to be little expensive, but a quality day at this price should definitely get a try. Make sure you do not carry any edible, as they don’t even allow water.
Soho Bistro & Cafe, Saket
Location: Khasra 264, Ground Floor, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi
Must try: Pasta, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Lamb Sandwich, Pizza, Salad, Pancakes, Chocolate Mousse, Chicken Fingers
Budget for two: INR 1200 (approx.)
Located near Saket metro station, the place remains number one choice for local residents who want to feel a change. It also offers a lot of board games and comfortable seating arrangements for people who wish to spend some quality time. It has colourful floor seating, pretty hanging plants, courteous staff and ceiling full of fairy lights.
The Vault Cafe
Location: F-60, 2nd Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Must try: Pizza, Pasta, Barbeque Chicken Wings, Beer, Nachos, Long Island Iced Tea, Virgin Mojito, Onion rings
Budget: INR 1500 with alcohol (approx.)
Located in Connaught Place, the lounge is reasonably-priced, but its stellar food and drinks will surely remind you of good old times. The sitting is very comfortable and ambience is excellent. The staff is friendly and offers prompt service. You should surely spend your weekend over great food, drinks and live acoustic music performances! Parking may be a bit problematic here, visit accordingly.
Triveni Terrace Cafe
Location: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House
Must try: Coffee, Palak Patta Chaat, Sandwich, Masala Chai, Pakoda, Iced Tea, Paratha, Shikanji
Budget for two: INR 400 (approx.)
Getting home-cooked food in Café seems a joke. But it would not be once you visit ‘Triveni Terrace café.’ The cafe is renowned for its delicious home-style food. In winters, the greenery-setting under the sky is perfect. You can choose to sit indoors in summer. If you really wish to spend some time with your partner or have chit chat with your friends, you must make a visit and have some snacks with coffee. It also has an art gallery or exhibition, which you can have a look at.
So, these were 11 cafés located in Delhi NCR which we feel, you should definitely visit to experience great food, ambience and Insta-worthy pictures at an affordable price.
How many of these have you been to and which of these would you like to visit next? Do let us know in the comment section.