Koramangala, a south-eastern area in Bangalore, has gradually turned into one of the largest and coolest neighbourhoods with some of the best restaurants in the city, brilliant activity centres, posh bungalows and a great nightlife scene. We’ve shortlisted the best things to see and do in Koramangala so that you have the best time in this fun neighbourhood.
Koramangala is packed with some of the best restaurants in Bangalore and there are several great options for a hearty lunch. Om Made Cafe serves amazing European dishes and fresh fruit juices while Buff Buffet Buff in BluPetal Hotel offers delicious buffet spreads. Punjab Grill is great for North Indian bread and curries and Stoked! is a small restaurant that offers wood-fired oven baked pizzas and the most delicious desserts.
Boho, The Black Pearl and Gilly’s Restobar are the most popular places to drink and have dinner in Koramangala these days. If you want to avoid loud noise and opt for a quieter evening, The Hole In The Wall and A Hole Lotta Love are the best places for steaks and American dishes. Lastly, Hungry Hippie offers sheesha and an amazing open-air vibe.
Relaxing in a cafe while sipping coffee can sometimes be the best thing to do while you’re away from home. Bangalore is known for its coffee and the city is filled with cafes that source and ground coffee beans from local producers. The Flying Squirrel in Koramangala in one such place and The Third Wave Coffee Roasters is another. These cafes sell their freshly grounded coffee as well.
Yoga is one of the best ways to keep your body and mind healthy. An activity centre in Koramangala called Rooftop Yoga offers yoga sessions on the terrace of a building so that you’re treated to a beautiful skyline view while practising the discipline. LshVa is a brilliant dance training and workshop academy in Koramangala run by Rukmini Vijayakumar. You can opt for a long-term classical Indian dance course or a short-term contemporary course.
The best place to drink in Koramangala is Boho for its great music and ambience. Brooks and Bonds Brewery, Barleyz and Murphy’s Brewhouse are some of the best microbreweries in Bangalore and offer a variety of home-brewed beer.
If you are on a work trip in Bangalore and an office desk is too mainstream for you, then there are several co-working spaces in Koramangala where you can eat, drink and work altogether. IndiQube Sigma is a good place to park yourself and work while Innov8 is another cool space to work at while enjoying its open-air area.
Koramangala has really good libraries and if you are a bibliophile, you must visit these places at least once. Atta Galatta is a library and cafe with tons of books. They host book launches and poetry readings often as well. Little Free Library is a place where you can bring your old books and exchange them for the ones that are available in their library. They have a tiny vegetarian restaurant too if you feel hungry while doing some reading.