Coffee Cups Around Mumbai | Photo Essay
As the city that never sleeps, coffee is one of the magnificent things that fuels us.
We’ve begun taking the drink more seriously recently. Instead of just drinking it to power through work, we now also consume it for its unique flavour profiles and taste at cutting edge coffee roasteries, and sometimes even in cocktails.
Coffee has become a drink that connoisseurs cherish, hipsters guzzle, and that we’re beginning to see high quality versions of everywhere.
We decided to visit our 10 favourite coffee shops, pick up a gorgeous cup, and then shoot it as a tribute. You’ll also find our favourite coffees to order at each of these cafes!
212 All Good, Lower Parel
The Mochaccino comes with 72% Karnataka chocolate and raw cacao, while the Pour Over here is best had over ice.
Blue Tokai, Mahalaxmi
Spoiling you for choice, Blue Tokai offers a creamy and lush Nitro Coffee, a curiously spritzy Coffee Tonic, and a delicately finished Cold Brew Coffee.
The Pantry, Fort
Apart from one of the bestest Shakerato recipes in town, The Pantry also serves a Cold Coffee and a comforting Caramel Cappuccino.
It’s less responsibility to name someone’s first born than to tell them what to order at Starbucks. We do recommend going nuts over the toppings, flavours, and general customization. You can also keep it simple with a Frappuccino.
Kitchen Garden, Pali Naka
They use coffee by Blue Tokai, from which we’d pick the Cold Brew Coffee to-go from their grab-n-go counter, and the Homemade Almond Milk Latte if you’re feeling particularly hipster (or are vegan).
BAD Cafe, Pali Hill
One of the most cutting-edge coffee spots in town, BAD Cafe is where we’d go to get something refreshing and innovative. The menu constantly changes, so our only recommendation is that you visit.
Coffee by Di Bella, Bandra
The city-wide chain has a new menu that lists Spanish Coffee served hot or cold, Affogato, Coffee Tonic, and a loaded coffee-topped dessert called Sparkling Cloud among others.
The Bagel Shop, Carter Road
Order the Iced Latte to forget the summer heat or an Affogato for when you need some sweetness to punctuate their smooth blend of arabica and robusta beans.
Suzette, Nariman Point
You simply can’t go wrong with smooth and simple Espresso at Suzette.
Kala Ghoda Cafe, Fort
With a glorious backroom now accessible to customers, this cafe always calls for a visit. An Iced Espresso, a Mochachino (with Belgian dark chocolate) or an Affogato is where we’d put our money.
All images by Vinayak Grover.
What are your favourite coffee spots?