Delhi is not particularly a very inexpensive place if you want to hang out and perhaps get a good meal or drinks. Or perhaps I belong to the genre of lesser informed people! But when you are a Delhi University student with hardly any classes on days when you are really lucky and are smart enough to have one of those concessional Bus Passes or sophisticated enough to love the Delhi Metro, here is a list of four places that you can check out for some inexpensive food, great ambience and basically a fulfilling experience!
Kunzum Café, Hauz Khas Village
I have a feeling I (along with Bani and Anwesha) should be a brand ambassador of this cozy little place situated on a small corner in the Hauz Khas Village. This café tops the list of “My favorites”. With over 25 varieties of tea and cookies that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else, that is pretty much what the café provides you in terms of a diet. However, it is the best place to meet just the people like you in a very unpretentious environment. Heavily loaded with Travel books, Artworks and books, you can either go there alone for some “me-time” or take along friends and chat up with the owner, who happens to be an amazing entrepreneur! Oh, and did I tell you that all this was free?
My Kind Street Café, Amar Colony
This place is always bustling with girls from the Lady Shri Ram College, owing to its close proximity and the good-looking owner of the café! With unique styled menu cards, a rich variety of dishes (all cooked with a tinge of originality), a clock that you cannot stop admiring and a wall filled with kudos to the place, this place welcomes everyone. So much so that girls often don’t mind standing outside waiting for their turn to get inside! Go there with your friends, try their “masala fried” and Green Apple Soda amongst others and you will join me when I say a Thumbs up to the place!
My Bar, Paharganj
So they do not have inexpensive food. The place does not belong to the posh areas like Connaught Place and New Friends Colony. But what they do have is adequately priced alcohol (and hookah for the lovers) and a basement that is the most happening place. In the evenings you can witness performances by bands playing old hindi songs and join in if you wish! Word of caution: Do not mistake this place for one of those shady places in Paharganj (eventhough you might be a little disappointed by the toilets there!) This place houses students from the North Campus and those from the South Campus who do not have many classes!
City Café, Kailash Colony Market
Go there to fill your stomach with a fulfilling quantity of food that tickles your taste buds enough in the amount that is charged for it! Though I am not particularly a fan of Hookah, they also serve you one on demand! My personal favorites: Pasta and Strawberry Milkshakes!
Contributed by Akanksha Mittal