Bangalore was once a quiet and calm suburb, but now it is a buzzing metropolis with social spots all around. It has a dearth of pubs, grubs and coffee shops. Whether it is the beginning of the day, midday or even a date, coffee shops in Bangalore are the best places to be. In the present, Bengaluru has a wide variety of options for a coffee shop and this ultimately results in people arguing about their favourite one.
With coffee shops in every corner, there is no lack of places in the Garden City to satisfy your caffeine craving. Whether you’re a casual coffee seeker or a java connoisseur, here are the best coffee shops in Bangalore.
Third Wave Coffee Roasters:
Third wave coffee roasters appeal to both casual coffee drinkers and caffeine connoisseur. It is certainly among the few that can be considered to compete for the best premium coffee shop in Bangalore. They prepare coffee in four ways: AeroPress, French press, Chemex, and pour-overs. Moreover, they specialize in artisanal coffee and have several coffee roasts on offer. The cafe has a beautiful ambiance that makes it the perfect “anything can happen over coffee” spot. Their mission to provide high-quality coffee is certainly successful.
DYU Art Cafe:
An old bungalow turned coffee store? It has all the quintessential coffee shop vibes you would expect. A trip to this cafe will remind you of an old, Kerala-style house. They have a variety of coffee and light meals on their menu, a shelf of books and an impressive display of artwork by local and international artists that serves as a perfect company for your coffee escapade. They use eco-friendly utensils and keep alive the philosophy of the café which is nothing but conservation of the environment. It is a must-visit place for those who study and work around Koramangala.
A coffee shop to escape mundane city life with its interiors that remind you of vintage New York. With a warm and welcoming ambiance and specialty coffee, Matteo Cafe is the perfect hangout spot for a cup of coffee with friends. Hazelnut lattes to caramel cappuccinos, it is a favourite amongst Bangalore’s coffee aficionados. Located in Indiranagar and Church Street, it is a good place to work, thanks to free Wi-Fi.
For those who can’t think of any coffee other than a strong cup of filter coffee, Hatti Kaapi is the place to go. With multiple outlets in Bangalore, it is a place that modernized South Indian coffee to make it accessible to younger audience, such as cold and flavoured coffee. Hence, if you want to grab a cup of coffee and samosa in the evening with friends, this is the place to be.
Brahmins Coffee Bar:
Started in 1965, the place serves up Chikmagalur coffee—the beans are roasted, powdered and percolated through copper filters. With no chairs and a limited menu, it still attracts the locals every morning who are in need of a strong cup of coffee to start off the day. This place is a basic but highly sought-after comfort place for many South Bangaloreans and one must visit it.
Shree Sagar – CTR:
Located in Malleshwaram, one of the oldest localities of Bangalore, coffee at CTR has been a morning ritual for many regulars. There’s nothing special about the coffee here—just an old-fashioned focus on quantity and quality. Interestingly, the same person has been serving coffee for 25 years. Tradition plays a big role in why it still remains the same after all these years. It is considered one of the best filter coffee spots in Bangalore.
Morning walkers and joggers at Lal Bagh will tell you that breakfast with a filter coffee at the nearby Mavalli Tiffin Room completes their daily routine. Their customers are known to form long queues starting as early as 6 am just to get inside. They roast and grind their beans every day at a factory close to the restaurant, with the same person overseeing this process for more than a decade.
We saved the best for the last. For 75 years, Bangaloreans have flocked to Vidyarthi Bhavan to enjoy the filter coffee. Located in proximity to major colleges, when it opened, the restaurant had only six things on the menu and was intended for students, as the name suggests. They are extremely particular about each step of the process, including how long the water is boiled for, the quality of milk and the right ratio of water to powder.
Home Sweet Home:
But sometimes, you might want to skip standing in line at a coffee shop and prefer having a cup of coffee at home without compromising on the satisfaction of your tastebuds. So make yourself a quick cup of the best quality AVT Premium Coffee that will help you kick start the day. It uses only the finest Robusta and Arabica beans, that create a deliciously thick cup of brew just like your favorite filter coffee!
Be sure to check out these hangout places with a cup of coffee and feel the Bangalorean spirit engulf you in the experience. A coffee a day will make you feel alive today!