Mumbai is full of eateries- restaurants, cafes, street kiosks, there is everything at every nook and corner of the city. Among these cafes, some are so cool in terms of décor, vibes and food presentations that we all would love to visit them. After all, in this era of social media, we all feel like refreshing our Instagram feed from time to time and for that, we do need good aesthetic photographs! However, most of us take a step back due to the highly expensive food and drinks at these places.
So here we have curated a list of 12 cafes that are aesthetic and easy on the pockets too! So roll up your sleeves and get your cameras ready, for we are bringing you the 12 affordable insta- worthy cafes in Mumbai for all your artsy Instagram clicks and good inexpensive food!
Known for its aesthetic corners and romantic vibes, Candies in Bandra is one of the most classic eateries in Mumbai. The café is spread across a big 3-floored building and each floor will offer you something new to see.
The vibe is very boho and eclectic and you'll mostly see youngsters visiting this place. But is it just for youngsters? No! the restaurant being quite old, is also a place for nostalgia for many uncles and aunties who love to find a cosy corner and spend quality time here, reminiscing the good old days.
Candies are known for serving classic comfort food. From Mac n cheese to roast chicken, steak, grills and amazing sandwiches, this place is a vibe and you have to visit it!
Price for 2: ₹550 | Open in Google Maps
2. Prithvi Cafe
Indeed an iconic spot in Juhu, Prithvi Café needs no introduction. One of the must-visits in Juhu located on the Juhu Tara Road, this beautiful yet subtle café ticks all the boxes when it comes to good food, drinks, ambience, vibes, and prices.
Located next to the Prithvi Theatre, this café grew from a small setup only meant to provide food and drinks to the ones who visited the theatre, to a full-fledged café that hosts small events and has immaculate vibes paired with mouthwatering food and yes, great coffee.
The menu is a good collection of major crowd appealing dishes. From amazing Pizzas, Parathas, Pasta dishes to a little bit of Asian, this menu displays a multicuisine fair that has something for everyone. Prithvi café looks mesmerising in the evenings with beautiful lighting and people all around having fun.
Price for two: ₹300 | Open with Google Maps
3. Grandmama’s Café
Grandmama's Café is known for its good food, amazing beverages and interiors. It is a dainty café with everything aesthetic and beautiful. With calm colours and subtle music, this place is perfect for a solo date or even a good romantic date with someone special.
The salted caramel cheesecake at Grandmama's is what we recommend you to look forward to whenever you visit the next time. The salt from the caramel and the softest and the creamiest cheesecake are together a match made in heaven. For the love of desserts, you just can't miss this one for sure!
Price for two: ₹900 | Open with Google Maps
4. The Bagel Shop
Breakfasts are the most important meal of the day and we all love breakfasts, don't we? And Bagels are a versatile breakfast item that once you have, you're going to crave every single day. Craving bagels in Mumbai? The Bagel Shop is your solution! Being the first-ever Bagel place in the city, it is serving delicious bagels to Mumbai for over 10 years.
The café is dainty and small. Décor is minimalistic and very lively. The seating is clean and calm, just perfect for a breakfast and brunch meal. The place has a very cosy and energetic vibe which makes it the perfect hangout spot for youngsters.
Their delicious bagels are made with precision and finesse. Our favourites from the menu include Goan Chorizo Bagel, Matcha Smoothie Bowl, Eggs Benedict, Lebanese Bagel, and Bombay Bagel.
Price for two: ₹1200 | Open with Google Maps
5. Poetry By Love & Cheesecake
Are you a sucker for cute interiors, well-plated food, and romantic vibes? Well, this place is everything you need! Poetry By Love And Cheesecake is one of the most renowned places in Mumbai that serves authentic French desserts and much more. As the name indicates, this place specializes in cheesecakes. What makes this place special is the curated menu for vegetarians and vegans so it caters to all your dietary needs! There is no way you won't fall in love with how laidback, comfortable and cute this place looks.
The best-selling desserts on the menu are red velvet cheesecake, chocolate marquis, chocolate Tiramisu cake, crème Brulee, and caramel brownie.
Price for two: ₹1000 | Open with Google Maps
6. Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
This great place is one of the most loved coffee shops in Bandra. Located around seven different locations in Mumbai, Blue Tokai has its fans all across the city. From aesthetic interiors, good food and of course, good coffee, this place has been winning hearts ever since it has opened. They have various options ranging from cold brews, pour-overs and even a small tasting menu too.
Blue Tokai is known for selling 100% Arabica single-estate coffee that is also available online. So if you are craving some really good coffee and can't go out, visit their online portal and order your coffee! Tip: if you are not well-aware of how to use different coffee and equipment, they have a dedicated section on their website which tells you how to make your artisanal coffee with suitable equipment!
Price for 2: ₹700 | Open in Google Maps
7. KC Roasters By Koinonia
Another hub for the best artisanal coffee in Mumbai, KC roasters have been well-known amongst coffee lovers since 2017. Selling high-quality single estate coffee that tastes outstanding, Koinonia Coffee Roasters are also behind roasting their coffee that comes from selected farms of the country. Each Arabica bean is handpicked and the coffee beans are roasted in small batches to ensure fresh ground coffee and the most perfect cup of coffee, every single time!
With the beautiful ambience and the most friendly staff, there's never a dull moment at KC and as a true coffee connoisseur, you have to pay a visit to KC roasters by Koinonia.
Price for 2: ₹550 | Open in Google Maps
8. Subko Coffee
As mentioned on the Subko website, "Subko is obsessed with craftsmanship, small batch production, quality control, and traceability. This rigour applies to every ingredient we use."
We couldn't agree more with what it says. From roasting their coffee to baking all the goodies in their kitchens, Subko serves one of the best artisanal coffee in Mumbai. It's not just about coffee here. Even the smallest of cookies taste synonymous with perfection and there's no way that you will not fall in love with this place.
The ambience of this cafe has a vintage touch to it, thanks to the colour scheme used in everything. The staff members are always up for a good conversation, be it about coffee or the delicious food that they serve. If you are a first-timer at Subko and don't have an idea about how different types of coffee would go with your taste preference, freely reach out to them and they will help you with every bit of it. You need to go to Subko to experience it. Period.
Price for 2: ₹600 | Open in Google Maps
9. Leaping Windows
Hidden in the small lanes of Versova, Leaping Windows can be your perfect spot to spend a quality afternoon. It offers a lot in a small space and we are not kidding a bit! They offer their house blend coffee which is sourced from theindianbean.com which makes excellent tasting brews that will leave you blown away!
Apart from the excellent choice of coffee, Leaping Windows also has a wide sandwich menu which is loved by all. But that's not it! Leaping Windows also has free WiFi access, an in-house comic store, and even a bar menu- all within a small space. Lounge around with your little nugget and both of you are going to love it over here!
With all these facilities and well-designed spaces, Leaping Windows has gained popularity in recent years and we believe that you can spend a whole day over here without getting bored. So plan your romantic date at Leaping Windows and you'll love it for sure!
Price for two: ₹1200 | Open with Google Maps
10. Café Mondegar
Another iconic eatery that you can't miss is café Mondegar. Located in the middle of the Colaba market, this café reflects the old school vibe in a very groovy way. The whole wall is covered with Mario Miranda sketches and this place also has a vintage jukebox. The ambience is quite lively, laid back and jolly, just perfect for a beer with your best buddies.
The breakfast menu at Mondegar is an absolute fair with a myriad of breakfast dishes from around the world. The All-day dining menu contains Mughlai, Continental and Chinese cuisines. Every dish is prepared in an old-fashioned way and the presentation is rustic. Our favourites from the menu include Chicken Stroganoff, stuffed Mushrooms, Triple Schezwan Non-veg, Spaghetti Bolognaise, and Pollo Cordon Bleu.
Price for two: ₹1300 | Open in Google Maps
11. Theobroma Patisserie
Known as one of the finest French patisseries of the country, Theobroma has to be amongst the top in our list of best French patisseries in Mumbai. Started by chef Kainaz Messman, this was once a small outlet that has now spread its legacy across various cities in the country.
With an ambience that's everything pastel and cute, theobroma offers beautiful desserts at economical prices and the freshest of ingredients. The best-selling items on its menu are Devils Mousse, Millionaire Brownies, Chip Butty, Overload Brownie, Cookie Brownie and Opium Pastry (which doesn't contain real opium y'all!).
Price for two: ₹800 | Open in Google Maps
12. Suzette Creperie
A French patisserie with proper vibes of a classic French café, Suzette can be your go-to place for fantastic desserts and freshly- baked goodies. Located on Pali Hill and run by a French ex-pat couple, this place provides an ambience that's calm and cosy with a mild aroma of butter and baked goods that will bring a sense of comfort, making it one of the top choices among the best French Patisseries in Mumbai.
You can walk in anytime and order from their wide range of coffee, baked goods and desserts and enjoy the vibes. Bestsellers from the menu are lemon tart, croissant, Paris Brest, chocolate tart and sourdough bread sandwiches.
Price for two: ₹1000 | Open in Google Maps
Salman Khan here, Salman Khan there, Salman Khan everywhere! No no, we're not talking rubbish. This restaurant, doing total justice to its name, is a complete tribute to the popular Bollywood actor Mr Salman Khan. If you consider yourself a true Bhai fan, you can't miss this place for sure!
Bhaijaanz is a restaurant near Rizvi college and is a must for all Salman Khan fans. Every corner of the restaurant has posters, frames and dialogues from Salman Khan movies. The whole place is a vibe.
Do try the Chicken Chili Mili Kebab, Prawns Butter Garlic, Fish in Black Bean Sauce, Chicken Manchurian Rice and the Indian food as well. This will go perfectly with Nutella Shake, Ice tea or Fresh lime. This place still has an AC as well as a Non AC section. The food quality and quantity is good and won't be a burden on your pockets. The place also serves Sheesha so if you and your friends enjoy it, you have to pay a visit to Bhaijaanz.
Price for two: ₹900 | Open in Google Maps