Tea Centre

Run by the Tea Board of India, this quaint teashop and restaurant offers traditional English afternoon tea, served in polished silver teapots. Topping the list is the tippy orange pekoe from Darjeeling. The dining room has display boards...  Read More


Locals and expats gather at Theobroma each morning for fabulous, freshly-baked bread, biscuits and brownies. Sweet tooths can take their pick from pastries, cakes, unusual breads, gourmet chocolates and good Italian coffee. Many people buy food...  Read More


Probably Mumbai's trendiest coffeeshop, Mocha serves a full range of teas, herbal infusions and espresso-based coffees, plus beers, wines, spirits and – the main attraction – an intoxicating selection of herbal tobaccos in tall shisha pipes....  Read More

Café Coffee Day

One of India's leading coffee-chains, Café Coffee Day serves up real espresso, cappuccino and other Italian favourites, made with real Arabica beans. Locals flock here for coffee, smoothies and sweet cakes, plus the modern, international...  Read More

Barista Crème

A spin-off from the Barista coffee chain, Barista Crème takes the concept of the coffee-shop and adds in deli sandwiches, salads, cheese melts and sweet hot and cold desserts. People still come here to enjoy full-flavoured espresso and...  Read More


Forget Starbucks – Barista is the leading coffee-shop chain in Mumbai. Locals and travellers come here in droves to sip on convincing cappuccino, espresso, European-style tea, sinful smoothies and coffee shakes. There are dozens of branches...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Kirti Poddar

A grand old dame of the Mumbai dining scene, Gaylord is as popular today as it was when it first opened in the 1950s. The menu covers a huge range of Indian and continental dishes, all competently prepared and served in double quick time....  Read More

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