In New Delhi, most of the crowd around the popular cafés have a similar identity. You will see DU students in their Khadi kurtas, or most working people in their sleek wardrobe attire, tuning to Honey Singh’s top 10. But if you are a black t-shirt day and night, Nirvana fan for life kind of person, where do you find your chill spot? Well, you go the hippie way! Here are some of the top hippie cafés in Delhi where hippie is the way of life.
1. The Hippie Trail:
The Hippie trail is a backpacker’s café for worldwide travellers. The ambience is quaint and very rustic, as it gives out the vibes of a proper mountain café. The cafés philosophy is to recreate the “Hippie Way of Life” and embrace it. Their Choco Sandwich and Oven grilled burgers are a must try. A beautiful place to enjoy a quiet little afternoon with your friends over quality chit chat and soulful music, Hippie trail makes its mark with their fellow hippies.
Where: Shop 13-A, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi.
Meal for two: 600 for two people
Everest café is one of those places which you are bound to miss out on due to its low key presence. A place popular among tourists, travellers, who different languages weaves this place into a Hippie UN canteen. The menu has a Nepali cuisine which offers Nepali thali, Yak cheese directly from Kathmandu and other delicacies. The spacing is really limited as it cannot hold more than a dozen at one time. Drop by this café, if you want to feel the late 1970s when bathing was considered an indulgence.
Where: 899, Chandiwaali Galli, Main Bazar, Paharganj, New Delhi.
Meal for two: 700 for two people
3.One Dollar Café, Connaught Place:
Another travel café in the list, One dollar café uniqueness runs with its name itself. It is a complete budget café for travellers and the hipsters walking in, as everything on the menu costs only a dollar. An amazing place to make new travel plans, socialize, share your photography or travel interest, share your travel stories and meet new people. The menu almost changes every day and it serves comfort food like pasta, sandwiches, coffee, German bread and many more. Swing by this café, to step into a new experience of travel diaries.
Where: 34, NDMC Market, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Meal for two: 200 for two people
SAM’s has a very peaceful and tranquil ambience because of its rooftop setting. A very popular place among the tourist, it is one of those places to swing by for a quite beer with a couple friends after a long day of work or college. The café is especially beautiful during the winters. The menu is quite attractive with nominal prices and their Israeli cuisine is the most sought out food by the fellow visitors. An escape from the busy life in Delhi, Sam’s café is the perfect place to blow off some steam.
Where: Vivek Hotel, Main Bazaar, Paharganj, New Delhi.
Meal for two: 750 for two people
5.The Joint Café, Gurgaon:
The joint café is the humble abode of almost every hipster’s favourite food; Burgers! The café has a very eclectic outlook with framed rock band posters adorning the white and yellow walls and coloured lamps hanging on the top of the tables. Their playlist is very mood pleasing and the word coolness completely personifies the atmosphere. Their amazing menus of burgers makes up for the foodie in you, while also serving dishes like steaks, pasta, coolers and many more. The Holy Cow burger is the Macho of the Menu.
Where: 100, 1st Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon.
Meal for two: 1800 for two people