It is Valentine's Day in less than a week's time and I'm sure all of you are wondering what to do, where to go and what to wear. While some things are person-specific, depending on how you and your partner wish to spend the day, there is one thing that remains constant- going out for a bit, chilling, spending time, creating memories and yes, of course, clicking pictures and then posting them on our Instagram handles. How can we skip that!
Remember, I told about few of the Instagram-worthy cafes that you can visit in Delhi for a date night, I am back with a few more for a fun time on Valentine's Day both in the national capital and in the city of dreams, Mumbai as well! So, let's get going.
Delhi is difficult, polluted, crazy- all things but also has my heart. It is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich and foodie cities in the country. Therefore, I've picked up a few under-rated Instagram-worthy cafes that you can check out on Valentine's Day.
One of the most historically relevant monuments in the capital- the Qutub Minar is what I absolutely crush over. While there are many cafes in and around Mehrauli that give you Instagram-worthy vibes, the one that is all set to make you feel loved is WE Qutub. With decor that wants to you #KeepDreaming, #KeepLoving, you can't step out of this place without clicking a picture!
Address: Ground Floor, A Block, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 3,000
Must try: Mediterranean Platter
If you love Japenese food as much as you love your partner, well, here's the place to be. Situated in Greater Kailash, this is the perfect dine-in for a lunch on February 14. Shibuya is themed out of a hub in Japan that is full of eateries and bars. Also, do not miss getting a picture clicked with the blue and grey interiors right next to the lavish bar. Plus, they have some great stuff coming up for Valentine's Day.
Address: M-63, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash 2 (GK 2), New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 1,700
Must try: Sushi and dumplings
What's special on V Day: Scrumptious strawberry cheesecake (to bring out all the flavours of love)
Undoubtedly one of the most romantic date places in Delhi and what better day to go here than Valentine's Day? FIO transports you to a world of rustic elegance with a twist of modern zest and I couldn't agree more. There is just something about this place that has my heart.
Address: Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 3,200
Must try: Tiramisu
And, while you are at it- visiting FIO in Nehru Place, I have a great idea for you. Why not end your day with some amazing music and dance? Yes, you read that right. Who says you can only go on romantic dinners and not have fun with your partner on V-Day? So, head to Flying Saucer, it's right next to FIO. Flying Saucer is one of the most sought-after party hubs in Delhi. With a power-packed event line up for V Day, you wouldn't want to miss it! Also, the European accent in the decor will instantly make you wanna clicked almost at any spot.
Address: Ground Floor, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 2,000
Must try: Malai chicken malabar taco
Yes, and while you are at it- exploring party options on Valentine's Day (when every place is filled with reservations) when it is extremely hard to find a place that is both for a party and for not feeling suffocated at all. The only Instagrammable bar that comes to my mind is the old-school Social Hauz Khas. Now, why wouldn't anyone want a picture in the backdrop of a moonlit Hauz Khas lake? I do!
Address: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 1,500
Must try: All the food and drinks that you can
What's special on V Day: Love songs and cocktails!
In the mood of visiting a place that is both beautiful and sweet on V Day? Well, go to Danbro. It is a bespoke Italian boulangerie and patisserie recently launched in the capital. And what's even better? They have an elaborate menu especially for Feb 14.
Address: A 20, Block A, Kailash Colony, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 800
Must try: Baklava
What's special on V Day: Get a red velvet cake on order above Rs. 2000! Yes!
How can I talk about Instagram-worthy cafes and mention Monkey Bar! Well, constructed n the shape of a prism, this one has walls made of glass. The beautiful hanging decor makes the place a date-favourite and personally, I won't ever get tired of visiting this one.
Address: Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C 6 & 7, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 2,200
Must try: Flutterfly (written plenty about in on my Instagram)
One of the most romantic hotels in the national capital, Roseate has a dine-out restaurant that will make you skip a beat. Well, it at least made me skip one. You can, of course, sit at TARA, by the poolside on the terrace.
Address: Roseate House, Asset 10, Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 4,000
Must try: Sushi
We've all heard about Diggin. Well, this one's found a feature in my V-Day special list as well. And just look at this beautiful picture! Who wouldn't want a cute Instagram-worthy picture clicked right here on the swing! The interiors of this cosy lil' cafe are peppered with lanterns, vases, books and cute little nick-knacks. They also have an open kitchen so if you're into food photography, this is another plus! Diggin has two outlets in Delhi- one on Siri Fort Road and the other one in Chanakyapuri and both are equally stunning.
Address: Shop 1 & 2, Sri Fort Road, Opposite Gargi College, Anand Lok, New Delhi
Santushti Shopping Complex Shop No-10 Opp Samrat Hotel, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 1,200
Must try: Their pizzas are to-die-for!
What's special: Beautiful Valentine's Day decor
Celebrating V Day in Mumbai? Oh, boy! You're going to be in for a treat. Mumbai is not only home to some amazing restaurants, but also adorable cafes. In fact here, we don't just have cafes for people, but cafes for dogs and cats too! (Yep, we're pretty cool that way) If you don't know where to take boo for Valentine's Day, allow me to introduce to some gram-worthy cafes in the city of dreams. Let's do this!
I love Bandra and the fact that it is has Pali Village Cafe. The cafe has a rustic vintage ambience with dim lighting which makes it look oh-so-gorgeous at night. There are candles placed on every table to give it that romantic vibe. If you're going here on a date, make sure that you and your man get a picture against the rustic décor.
Address: 10, Pali Mala Road, Adarsh Nagar, Near Pali Bhavan, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai
Cost for two: Rs 3,000
Must try: coconut matcha, salmon poke bowl, lobster and mushroom crostini
What I love about this cafe is that it's so airy, peaceful and homely. This hidden gem is in Bandra too and away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. The cafe is known for its hot chocolate and has plenty of vegan food options too.
Address: Shop 1-5, Waroda Road, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Cost for two: Rs 1,600
Must try: Hot chocolates, waffles, pancakes.
Are you and your boyfriend dog lovers? Amazing! You two should totally celebrate your special day at this lovely cafe. If you have a dog, you can bring him along too! It's a vegetarian-only restaurant and all their dishes are fresh and delicious. Here's me cuddling a pupper at the cafe.
Address: Shop 4/5, Ohh My Dog, Clanfield Society, Opposite Ashoka Academy, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai
Cost for two: Rs 850
Must try: Tom Som salad, Bum-Chick-A-Bum pizza, mac and cheese
The Homemade cafe feels like grandmum's home. Old crockery, vintage furniture, floral sofas, lace curtains - it has a very cosy vibe to it. I usually drop by for brunch. Also, I want to make a public food recommendation - please, please, try their banoffee pie.
Address: 41, Shop 4, Kaveri Building, Oshiwara Link Road, Near Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai
Cost for two: Rs 1,200
Must try: Banoffee pie, risotto, pink sauce pasta.
This place is love! I've gone here multiple times just because their interiors and food options are so good! They have around 7 outlets in Mumbai, but the one at Juhu is my favourite. Probably because it's opposite the beach.
Address: Hotel Royal Garden, Ground Floor, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Cost for two: Rs 1,500
Must try: Nutrition Powerhouse Salad, parmesan meatballs, shepherd's pie.
I'm a nerd and I'm not ashamed to say it out loud. Leaping Windows is the only Anime Cafe that I know of in Mumbai and I'm so glad that we have it. While you and your boyfriend wait for the food to get served, you can explore their manga library downstairs. I go there quite often and it's always blissful.
Address: 2 & Amp; 3, Corner View, Ashok Chopra Marg, Opposite Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
Cost for two: Rs 1,200
Must try: Silken tofu, nachos, pork gnocchi
Where have you finally decided to take bae for V Day? Go on! We're all ears!
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