Delhi being situated in the heart of our country manoeuvres the life from North to South, it is a place where all the cultures, religions, race dwell together in harmony. Delhi has always pioneered to stand out of the crowd in every walk of life. Once again it has thumped its feathers to bring a wind of change with an orifice to LGBTQ+ cafes in the city.
Let’s have a look at some of the best cafes which welcome the queer group with open hands and warm hearts.
The Mister and Art House
Outshining as one of its own in the circle of boutique guest house and art gallery which is exclusively for men, assuring the ambience to be snuggly and vibrant which catches the eyes of people; also the owner of this place arranges trips for queer couples.
WHERE: Ground, C-26, lower, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi, 110048
CALL: 011 46529883
COST FOR TWO: INR 1200 (approx.)
A bushwhacker in today’s era who introduced the concept of pink Tuesdays for queers and extends plenty of drinks and food with an aural and acoustic surroundings along with live bands to tap your feet along.
It also attracts peers with its guacamole and quesadilla bar with its quirky and dim themed vibe.
WHERE: N3, 2nd floor, N block market, GK-I, New Delhi 1110048
COST FOR TWO: INR 1800 (approx.)
The Lalit, a five star establishment which trail blazers the concept of hosting CU next Thursday nights for the LGBTQ+ communities
WHERE: Fire brigade lane, Barakhamba, New Delhi 110001
COST FOR TWO: INR 1850 (approx.)
Chez Jerome Q Café
The capitals first and rudimentary LGBTQ+ café anchoring its roots in Qutab minar premises is a place which welcomes the queer community with warmth and provides room to hangout irrespective of prejudice. Kick-started in the year 2016 it is an architectural heaven with a canopy roof-top and a breath-taking view of the ever mesmerising monument standing upright and talking to the clouds along with serving the most delicious mojitos of the city. This place also hosts Drag queen shows on weekends.
Queers are made comfortable to enjoy the moments and make them memorable irrespective of their sexuality.
WHERE: Mincha wali gali, Chatri wala kuan, Lado Sarai, New Delhi 110016
COST FOR TWO: INR 700 (approx.)
An award winning bar café located in Vasant vihar is a perfect place to hang out with friends while getting lost in your favourite cocktail; its dim lit and worn out look takes you to vintage times.
Keeping the menu simple they have uplifted the tastes of the dishes and their specialities include goat cheese crostini and chicken burrito. If you go there once I am sure you will visit there again and again.
WHERE: D-4, D block market, Vasant vihar, New Delhi
CALL: 011 66104093
COST FOR TWO: INR 2,200 (approx.)
Summer House café
A star in the streets of Hauz Khas lit at the fringe of Aurobindo Place which has earned a name in hosting queer centric programs, it has a rooftop balcony sitting area with a bar made with shells sequestered as an ensemble which makes it a happening place to hang out and groove on live music. Their American and western dishes are a must try.
WHERE: 1st floor, DDA shopping complex, AUrobndo place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
CALL: 011 66992570
COST FOR TWO: INR 2000 (approx.)
A place with a sense of tranquillity and solitude to delve into the conversations with your pals along with sipping artisan tea and coffee for which this place is known well amongst adults and youth. The place is meant for die heart brew fans as it offers innumerable coffee and tea variants.
Jugmug thela welcomes the queer community with all the doors open.
WHERE: Shed 4 Khasra 258, lane 3, westend marg, Saidulajb, near Saket, New Delhi
CALL: 011 41828212
COST FOR TWO: INR 600 (approx.)
A LGBTQ+ friendly place with a never ending attributes, it has the best décor than any other place in the territory right now. A hue of pastel colours with the tinkling of lamps create an ambience perfect to take your date at this place with exotic delicacies being served at your palate to give a blast on your taste buds.
WHERE: Lane 2, westend marg, Saidulajb, near Saket, New Delhi
COST FOR TWO: INR 1400 (approx.)
CONTRIBUTED BY: ANUKRATI SAXENA