The Best Coffee Shops in Mumbai

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Photo of Sridevi Nambiar
1 May 2017

Mumbai runs on coffee just as much as it does on cutting-chai. We have rounded up a list of the city’s best coffee shops to help you get the best out of the city’s coffee culture. Not only do these places serve you freshly brewed and delicious coffee, but their décor and other plus factors will amp your coffee drinking experience.

Leaping Windows

Cafe, American, $$$
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This quirky café also happens to be a comic bookstore/library. Plush cushion seating, cozy outdoor tables, and tastefully decorated walls that are adorned with cartoons are among the highlights at this café. Grab your freshly brewed caffeinated beverage, pick up reading material from theere impressive collection of manga, graphic novels, and comics and plop yourself on their comfortable seats for one of the city’s best coffee experiences.

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Cafe, Indian, Coffee, $$$
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Among India’s new wave of successful coffee companies, Blue Tokai provides freshly ground coffee varieties from estates across the country. Their café in Mahalaxmi lets you enjoy a range of fresh brews along with delectable baked goodies and other treats. The minimalist chic décor, calming aura, and friendly service at this café will add to your coffee experience.

Kala Ghoda Café

Cafe, Indian, Wine, $$$
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Located in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai’s famous art district, this tastefully designed café also doubles up as a gallery that frequently showcases artwork. If you are seeking something delicious to pair with your fresh brew, look no further than their delicious waffles—they are among the best in the city. A range of other delicacies are baked and served on a daily basis in this elegant space with all white décor.

Prithvi Café

Cafe, Indian, $$$
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As the on-site café of the legendary Prithvi Theatre, this café has great expectations to match—which it does effortlessly with its calming décor, delicious coffee and snacks, and vibrant crowds. The café’s outdoor seating area is enveloped by lush greenery and vividly colorful furniture. Along with coffee and freshly baked snacks, they also serve a range of items from buttery paranthas to biryani.

Le 15

Bakery, Cafe, Tea , Coffee, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Indian, $$$
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Le 15 doesn’t just serve some of the best desserts in the city, but also some of Mumbai’s finest coffee. Brewed with love, their coffee is served amidst comfortingly elegant décor featuring big windows that let in plenty of light, chic black and white decor, and tasteful wall art.

Grandmama’s Café

Cafe, Coffee, $$$
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From Rajma Chawal and Keema Pav to homemade Ravioli and Shepherd’s pie—the comfort food on offer here is good enough to please almost anyone. Aimed at Mumbaikars missing home-cooked food, this cozy café is where you should be headed if you’re looking to pair your delicious coffee with a wholesome meal or snack. Flower pots, floral prints, old tin boxes, and clunky framed art constitutes the décor here—all carefully chosen to transport you back to grandma’s kitchen.


Cafe, Indian, Fast Food, $$$
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High on old-school Bandra charm, Candies is among the city’s most cherished culinary establishments. The artsy décor is particularly striking with vintage furniture, vividly colored walls, and a charming outdoor seating space. Coffee and breakfast food here are huge hits among the loyal customer base, as are their weekend brunches.

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