January 16, 2022

Best Cafes in Indore to Visit with Friends

It’s no secret that cafes in Indore are big on chic interiors, soulful ambiance, and delicious delicacies. But Indore is known as the food capital of India. And the best cafes in Indore are a major reason. They make the city perfect for folks who want to go out and eat everything and anything, no holds barred.

However, when you’re living in a Stanza Living residence, you might not want to get out at all. Because we’re just so good at making you feel at home with our homely meals, high-speed internet, and professional housekeeping. (Don’t believe us? Ask the 50,000 stanzens who will vouch for us, any day!) But whether it’s for a romantic date, or to celebrate a birthday party for your bestie, or just in general – we want you to explore the beautiful city of Indore, its majestic palaces and mostly, the crazy food culture! Hence, we’ve made you a list of the best cafes in Indore for your culinary adventures. So you should probably grab your roommates and get out. ‘Coz what’s the point of staying ‘indoor’ in ‘Indore’?

Best Cafes in Indore to Visit with Friends

The 20 best cafes in Indore are:

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O2 Cafe de la Ville, New Palasia

The stylish decor of this cafe looks very upscale and they take it up a notch with their ordering system – on Ipad Minis! But the good thing is that they match their elegant interiors with equally elegant food. Try out their red velvet kulfi, tofu, and tomato scramble, and risotto. Also, did we mention, they have a library? You can even sip on a good cup of coffee and grab a Chetan Bhagat book alongside, coz who’s to judge? (probably like everyone in the cafe).

Must-Try: Risotto, red velvet kulfi, tofu, and tomato scramble

Address: 23/2C, Scheme No 55, Lala Banarasilal Dawar Marg, New Palasia, Indore

Timings: 11 AM-11 PM

Cost For Two: 600 INR for Two

Smoke Cafe, Racecourse Road

It’s one of the best cafes in Indore to celebrate birthday parties as they offer deals and custom decorations. Moreover, the ambiance is laid-back and homely to help you unwind at the end of the day. And it’s surprisingly budget-friendly too. You can try out their famous pasta (which is really sasta as well!)

Must-Try: Pasta

Address: 17/2, Racecourse Road, Indore

Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 300 INR for Two

Mr Beans, Palasia

For couples, it’s the best cafe in Indore near Palasia. The moment you enter the cafe, you are greeted by its clean and sophisticated decor. They serve lovely French and Italian cuisine for a romantic day out. But we’re just hoping that your partner isn’t anything like Mr Bean (remember what his girlfriend went through?)

Must-Try: Garlic bread, pizza, nachos, pasta

Address: 100, Saket Nagar, Near Saket Club

Timings: 10 AM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 800 INR for Two

Mocha, Race Course Road

One of the few places in Indore that combines a cafe and a bar – a good choice for a sundowner evening with your bestie. Moreover, they curate live music and karaoke nights if you think it’s time for you to take the stage (enough bathroom singing, now do the real thing!).

Must-Try: Sizzlers, mezze platter

Address: G-1 & G-2, Prakrati Corporate Building, Race Course Area, Yeshwant Niwas Rd

Timings: 11 AM-11 PM

Cost For Two: 800 INR for Two

Nirvana Cafe, Scheme No 74C

When you head there, you’ll find good food, drinks, guitar, and peaceful music. It’s a good place for you to hang out for a good 3 hours with your roomie. If anything, your nostrils will go gaga over their roasted beans. So switch your foodie mode on because it smells like bean spirit!

Must-Try: Hakka Noodles, Brownie

Address: MR 9, DF 25, Scheme No 74C, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452010

Timings: Noon to 10:30 PM, closed on Sunday

Cost For Two: 500 INR for Two

Mongosteen Cafe, New Palasia

This place is for the aspiring artist in you. They promote indie artists by giving them a platform to showcase their work. When it comes to their menu, you can order their burgers, pasta, and sizzlers. Also, they are big on eco-friendly practices. Because Stanzens – you need a hot date, not a hot planet!

Must-Try: Burgers, pasta, sizzlers, coffee

Address: No 4/5, 5th Floor, Pushpratna Solitaire, New Palasia

Timings: 12 PM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 700 INR for Two

Tea Diaries Cafe, Racecourse Road

It’s a warm and cozy destination for you to relax with your homies. They have a gorgeous open-air area where you can soak up the winter sun or as they say – get sunkissed! Relish on their lip-smacking pav bhaji or calm your senses with their green apple mojito.

Must-Try: Tea, Pav Bhaji, Green Apple Mojito

Address: 8/1, Race Course Rd, Race Course Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 45200

Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM

Cost For Two: 500 INR for Two

Cafe Chapter One, Vijay Nagar

How about a place that serves some good ol’coffee but on a whole new level of luxury? Their profound collection of good books, their scrumptious side dishes, and Italian cuisine will take your stress away. It’s one of the best cafes near Vijay Nagar Indore. And if you just broke up with your ex (again), this place might help you close the ‘chapter’ on that ‘one’.

Must-Try: Coffee, Tea, Mini Burger Platter, Sandwich, Cappuccino

Address: WB -86, Ring Rd Scheme No 94 Sector EB, west, Vijay Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452010

Timings: Noon to 10 PM

Cost For Two: 750 INR for Two

Mclaren’s Cafe, Ring Road

Imagine an old rustic cafe in the middle of the city. Who wouldn’t want to take their gang along and hog on some delicious pizzas, falafel and nachos? It’s a getaway that doesn’t need you to travel out of the city. Also, keep an eye out for their resident doggo who loves to sneak up on guests for belly rubs.

Must-Try: Garlic bread, nachos, pasta

Address: ED-173, Sector D, Scheme No. 94, Ward No. 37, Ring Road

Timings: 2 PM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 700 INR for Two

Cafe Palette, Saket Nagar

Some cafes just stand out because of their decor, don’t they? Cafe Palette is located on the first floor of a three-story building with an artisanal bakery, ice cream parlor, and an exhibition corridor for artists. Also, their seating area is divided into sections for some well-needed privacy (are you texting up your lover already?).

Must-Try: Burgers, sandwiches, coffee

Address: 136, Saket, Old Palasia

Timings: 1 PM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 800 INR for Two

Cafe Mama Loca, Vijay Nagar

Cafe Mama Loca transports you to a different world with its authentic food and European interiors. Moreover, their live music scene is pretty much happening on the weekends. Also, we heard, they make the best hummus in town!

Must-Try: Pita e Hummus and Pesto, Hot basil chicken salad, Nachos

Address: G-2, 6/3, Princess Center, near Manpasand Park, New Palasia, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001

Timings: 12 PM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 900 INR for Two

Hobnob Gourmet Cafebar, Ring Road

It’s time to say farewell to monotony and boredom. The Hobnob Gourmet Cafebar is one of the best places in Indore with a curated nightlife experience. In case you’re not a fan of going out at night, visit them on Sundays to enjoy their barbeque parties.

Must-Try: Thin Crust Pizza, Pasta

Address: 1C/CA, Scheme No. 94, Ring Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452003

Timings: 7 AM to 10:30 PM

Cost For Two: 1500 INR for Two

Krozzon Bakery, Scheme 54

Did you really think we wouldn’t include the best bakery of Indore in our list? Well, the Krozzon bakery is responsible for causing ‘irresistible craving’ syndrome to people who have visited them before. Moreover, they take customized orders for birthday parties (just in case, you’re thinking of doing something for your 18th birthday).

Must-Try: Cheesecake, Coffees

Address: Plot No. 345, 346, Scheme 54 PU4, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001

Timings: 11.30 AM to 11.30 PM

Cost For Two: 1200 INR for Two

Lotus Hut Cafe, New Palasia

The Lotus Hut cafe is perhaps the most pocket-friendly cafe in the city. It’s perfect for students with a light pocket but with a desire to never compromise on their chill sessions. And their menu is really tasty and filling at the same time.

Must-Try: Hot Coffee, Cheese Sandwich

Address: 17, MG Road, South Tukoganj, Indore

Timings: 10 AM to 11.30 PM

Cost For Two: 350 INR for Two

Mitti Cafe, Greater Kailash Road

The Mitti Cafe in Palasia is the primary choice for organic food lovers in Indore. They serve fresh desi flavours which are evident when you taste their thallis and chole kulche.

Must-Try: Pav Bhaji, Crispy Corn, Chole Kulche

Address: LG 9 10, CS Naidu Arcade, Greater Kailash Road, near Greater Kailash hospital, New Palasia, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452018

Timings: 8 PM to 11:30 PM

Cost For Two: 700 INR for Two

Ookaz – Cafe and Restaurant, South Tukoganj

All the couples out there should take note of this beautiful rooftop cafe in Indore. They serve a menu that is a mix of Indian, Chinese, continental, and regular cafe food such as burgers. Moreover, the decor will satisfy your appetite for the perfect insta pic!

Must-Try: Pizza, burger, crispy corn

Address: Geeta Bhawan Square 301 Dil Pasand Square, 164 Kanchan Bagh, South Tukoganj

Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM

Cost For Two: 500 INR for Two

Effe Cafe, Ashok Vatika

Here’s one for the pop culture freaks. The Effe cafe has beautifully curated interiors and pop-friendly snacks and drinks. And if you’re in the mood to settle old scores with your bestie, you’ll love the number of board games that they have to offer!

Must-Try: Stuffed Mushroom, Onion Rings, Pav Bhaji

Address: Rau Bypass Square, A.B. Road, Rau, Indore

Timings: 8 AM to 11.30 PM

Cost For Two: 800 for Two

Cafe Terrazza, Chandra Nagar

What about another pretty rooftop cafe in Indore? As dusk falls, the beautiful rooftop illuminates fairy lights and sets the mood for your evening with friends.

Must-Try: Crispy Chicken, Lasagna, Pastas, Alfredo Pasta, Nachos, Sizzler

Address: 10th Floor, Airen Heights, Opposite C21 Mall, Vijay Nagar, Indore

Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM

Cost For Two: 900 INR for Two

CafeBlue, Narayan Nagar

It’s located in the lifestyle store, Blu, and serves premium London Dairy ice creams, bruschetta, and cakes. If you’re having a bad day, this place will surely take your ‘blues’ away!

Must-Try: Pizza, sandwich, bruschetta, ice cream

Address: 7A, Ratlam Kothi, Geeta Chambers, Agra Bombay Road

Timings: 12 PM to 9 PM

Cost For Two: 700 INR for Two

Jail- the InDoorii, Cafe Bharkuwa

Yes, the name says it all! The cafe has a jail-like sitting area and it is divided into sections with thick bars all around. But don’t worry, the food isn’t anything like prison food. They actually serve some of the tastiest burgers in town. The eclectic flavours of their menu will imprison your taste buds. Visit this cafe near bharkuwa Indore. Like, now!

Must-Try: Tandoori Paneer Sandwich, Punjabi Tadka Maggi, Oreo Shake, Tea, Pasta, Pizza

Address: Shop 1, 2, Shakuntala Complex, Janki Nagar, Near Holkar College, Navlakha, Indore

Timings: 9.30 AM to 10 PM

Cost For Two: 600 INR for Two

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FAQs on Cafes in Indore

Which are the Best Cafes Near Me?

If you’re in for the view, these rooftop cafes suit you best:

  • Ookaz – Cafe, and Restaurant
  • Cafe Terazza
  • The High Garden Cafe

Which are the Best Cafes Near Palasia?

The top three cafes near Palasia are:

  • O2 de la ville
  • Mr Beans
  • Cafe Mama Loca

Which are the Best Cafes Near Vijay Nagar?

The best cafes near Vijay Nagar are:

  • Cafe Mama Loca
  • Cafe Chapter One
  • Chai Charcha Bar
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