Coffee is as popular with the modern Indian population as movies and smartphones. Whether you are tired, sleepy, cold, or just need to get a kick of caffeine, that coffee is a daily part of our lives is evident from the number of cafés that have sprung up across the country. We bring you the lowdown on the best cafés in this city of Pune.
Located in Kothrud, Durga Café is an iconic name among cold coffee lovers and is one of the best-known coffee brands in India. With branches in several cities across the country, Durga Café is popular among the student population of the area. Some of their bestsellers (other than coffee) include misal pav, egg bhurji, bread patties, and pav bhaji.
If you are craving some munchy Americano donuts, look no further than Café PeterDonuts. Located in the Aundh area, Café PeterDonuts serves a wide range of coffees, from espresso to cold coffee to cappuccino, smoothies, iced teas, and sodas, various kinds of Belgian waffles and donuts, egg dishes, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and burgers.
Once a popular café in Koregaon Park, German Bakery was destroyed in a terrorist attack in 2010. But in 2013, the iconic coffee shop came back all renovated and is still a favorite. Koregaon Park has plenty of restaurants and cafés, and German Bakery remains a top pick for its laidback ambiance and the brunch and breakfast menu.
For a café in Pune that goes beyond the coffee, nothing beats Vohuman Café. One of the best places to have breakfast in the city, this Irani café has delicious treats besides the coffee. From the bun maska to the egg bhurji, there’s so much to savor here that you will need more than one trip to the place.
For some delicious baked goodies, head to the Fat Cat’s Cafe in Wanowrie. This is the place where you get the Fat Cat’s Nutella Brownie. Even though a little on the expensive side, the café serves items truly worth the price. Some of their bestselling dishes include grilled sandwiches in a variety of flavors (from cheese jalapeño to bacon and cheese), Fat Cat’s Loaded Pork Burger (with pork patty, bacon, fried egg, and spicy mayo), caramelized onion and cheese quiches, red velvet cakes, chocolate brownies, and baked cheesecake.
The uptown Koregaon Park has no dearth of places to eat at, and Cafe Abaca is another addition to the list. Housed in a stylish contemporary furniture showroom, the café is small and cozy, with vibrant décor. Since the place is small, the service is personal, and the cakes and muffins are always fresh from the oven. For some delicious cupcakes, cookies, and muffins to go along with coffee, Cafe Abaca is a must visit.
Books and coffee are an unbeatable combination, and that’s exactly what you get at Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe in Baner. If you are in no hurry, this is an ideal place to spend an evening with a cup of coffee and your favorite book. Besides tea, coffee, and cold drinks, the café also serves lip-smacking food like bun maska, burgers, butter toast, sandwiches, kheema pav, brownies, and yogurt.
Located in Kothrud, this is a small café that serves delicious custards and sandwiches, besides great coffee. The food and the ambiance are equally great, and the place draws the young crowd despite being a smaller café. The service is prompt and music played is peppy and young.
Pune is famous for its food. To experience it, don’t forget to check out these popular cafés in the city on your next visit.