Going out to a restaurant just for food is too mainstream, isn’t it? Well, the trend of theme-based, innovative concept-cafes at least tells us that. While the trend has been here for a couple of years but the steady growth in it has definitely proved how people are now going out for a whole new experience besides just good food. Just imagine dining mid-air with a scenic view of the city, doesn’t it sound exciting? Or getting a book free for dining at a café? These are just some of the most unique ideas that restaurants and cafes around the country are offering!
If you are someone who would love to combine experience with yummy food, we’ve got you covered with some of the best ones!
15 Concept-Cafes Across India :
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Perhaps the only café in India that is run by deaf and mute in a quest to spread positivity and cheer with some of the most delicious dishes from different cuisines! The brainchild of a group of six friends, the café which started in 2015, employs people with hearing and speech impairment and has opened its outlets in Ahmedabad and Kolkata as well.
Where: 2522, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
A book lover’s paradise, The Nerdy Indian Café in Delhi gives away a book with every meal you order! Yep, that’s true. And with a list of soul-satiating dishes including tandoori chicken popcorn, hand-tossed pizzas and more, you are sure to get hooked! With an ultimate combination of books ad food, this is exactly the place a bibliophile will be truly satiated!
Where: 317/216, Lane 3, Champa Gali, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi
3. Kaidi Kitchen
A jail-themed restaurant to provide you with a complete prisoner-esque experience, this place in Kolkata offer a range of cuisines with servers dressed as prisoners while the security guard as a police officer. The diners too are allotted with separate ‘cells’ to dine-in at! Sounds exciting, isn’t it?
Where: 12A, Abanindra Nath, Thakur Sarani, Camac Street Area, Kolkata
4. The Yoga House
For anyone looking for a calming experience, The Yoga House at Mumbai’s prime carter road area is the place to be. With a yoga studio on one floor and a macrobiotic café on the other, this place is just the perfect break for health enthusiasts to take a break from the busy life.
Where: Nargis Villa, Sherley Rajan Road, Near ICICI Bank, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
5. Kunzum Travel Café
A travel-inspired café in one of Delhi’s first-party hotspot Hauz Khas Village, Kunzum is for all those travel enthusiasts who wish to travel or share their travel experiences. Besides food and a chic ambience dedicated to travellers, regular travellers meet-ups and workshops are some of the other reasons to visit the place!
Where: T-49, First Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Dog lovers, rejoice! Puppychino is a cute-little café in Delhi’s Shahpur Jat which isn’t just furry-friendly but also offers an extensive menu which is perfect for you and for your dog. Along with it, the café has a separate play area, spa facilities and much more. So while you can enjoy your favourite pizza and pasta, your furry little one can indulge in toothsome pancakes, cupcakes and plain chicken breasts!
Where: Shop 119, 3rd Floor, Shishan Bhawan, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
In a completely new and offbeat experience, Noida has come up with a unique dinner ride you can possibly have! Dine at 160ft above the ground in a 40-minute exclusive experience at Fly Dine Restaurant in Noida. Enjoy a sumptuous meal of banana bonda, baked roomali paneer pinwheel, shitake cake and much more with a scenic view of the city.
Where: Gardens Galleria, Sector 38, Noida
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8. Garbage Café
South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in an eco-friendly move, has inaugurated about 23 ‘garbage cafes’ across the city, following the footsteps of Gujarat and Chattisgarh. In a bid to reduce the plastic waste, the idea of these cafes is to deposit at least one kilogram of plastic waste to the garbage cafes – which are essentially Delhi restaurants partnering with South Delhi’s civic body for this venture. This would give a free coupon to the depositor for breakfast, lunch or dinner to be redeemed at one of 23 locations across the city.
Where: Across multiple locations in South and West Delhi
9. Nature’s Toilet Café
While many of you might cringe at the name and the concept, this café actually attracts a huge crowd! This quirky restaurant in Ahmedabad serves food to its diners by making them sit on toilet seats and in addition to that, has a garden that showcases a large number of lavatories and urinals from the ancient era. Talk of being unique!
Where: Safai Vidhyalay, besides Mahatma Gandhi Ashram, Ashram Road, Old Wadaj, Ahmedabad.
10. The Bar Stock Exchange
Imagine watching the price of your favourite drink fluctuating as you place the order, depending on their demand and popularity! This stock market-based café is a popular one in Mumbai for this thrilling concept.
Where: Juhu Supreme Shopping Centre, Gulmohar Cross Road, Juhu, Mumbai.
Multiple other locations
11. The Ciclo Café
India’s first bicycling café, the chain of Ciclo café aims to promote cycling and bring together cyclist enthusiast and food lovers under one roof. With the first outlet in Chennai becoming a landmark, Ciclo Café recently opened its doors in Gurugram as well.
Where: 47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai
12. Vali Floating Restaurant
This stunning restaurant located around 10 km away from Trivandrum between the Veli lagoon and the Arabian Sea is a perfect date spot! Managed by Kerala tourism, the food here is decently priced while the location is a sight to behold.
Where: Lake, Veli, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695021
13. The Black Pearl
For the fans of Captain Jack Sparrow, this café offers you to dine in a pirate-themed setup with floors that resemble the deck of a ship, pirate-eye patches and the chairs draped with ropes. Feast on everything from continental to Caribbean cuisine at this absolute treat to the pirate-lovers!
Where: 105, 1st A Cross Road, Jyothi Nivas College Road, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore
14. Silver Metro
While eating in the metro might not be allowed anywhere, but in Bengaluru, you can! In this metro-themed restaurant is an impeccable treat to the metro and offers a range of delicious delicacies to feast on inside which looks exactly like a metro train!
Where: Ohri’s, 3rd Floor, Total Mall, Madiwala, BTM, Bangalore
15. Breakin’ Brew
If ‘Breaking Bad’ is something you can binge-watch all day, every day, then this is a place you just can’t miss! Made on the theme of Chemistry labs and hazmat suits and a food menu that’ll tantalize your taste buds with Italian, American, Continental, and Asian cuisines, this Breaking Bad inspired café in Delhi should be on your bucket list for sure.
Where: 7, Hargobind Enclave, Anand Vihar, New Delhi
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