Coffee shops don’t have to be boring, with its ever evolving café scene, Chennai is becoming a hot spot for unique and entertaining coffee shops.
Either to get the best of work done with some finely ground coffee or to provide the setting for that perfect first date, our city has some of the best cafés. However, some of the cafés in Chennai go the extra mile and offer much more than coffee. We Chennaites should be thankful such sensual spots exist to relax our senses in our favourite ambiance!
Opened by Hercules & BSA fame, TI cycles, this café promotes cycling as a lifestyle and is the first of its kind in India.They serve as a perfect spot for cycling enthusiasts to unwind and socialize.
What’s better? They serve great food too!
Unique Factor: Cycle themed ambiance. Along with great food and cozy interiors, advanced and latest cycles and cycling accessories are merchandised.
Cost: ₹1,100 for two people (approx.)
This café is technically not a café. As the owners like to call it, The Backyard is pretty much an anti-café! One needs to pay only for the time spent here and unlimited coffee & WiFi is on the house!
An ideal spot for people to work or study together, one could see lot of freelancers and artists either working or shooting here!
Unique Factor: A co-working space providing free unlimited coffee and WiFi priced on an hourly basis for the time spent.
Imagine spending a weekend curled up with a book in a cozy space with coffee and some nibbles to crunch on – heavenly, isn’t it? Well, Writer’s café is one such spot in Chennai!
Opened by Chennai based restaurateur, M Mahadevan in collaboration with the legendary bookstore Higginbothams, this café boasts thousands of books, great food and an even better ambiance. But, the best thing about this café is the cause it supports. This is a non-profit venture to provide employment, support and training to burn victims and the profit from this venture goes to an NGO supporting the cause to provide livelihood for burn victims.
Unique Factor: Houses thousands of books for avid readers to dive in. Known for their delicious food, this non-profit café employs burn victims.
Cost: ₹450 for two people (approx.)
Wild Garden, Amethyst
Set amidst a lush green garden is one of Chennai’s most loved café. From its beautiful setting, its cozy ambiance to the array of mouthwatering dishes served here – This café has it all.
An ideal place for long conversations over some good food and drinks.
Unique Factor: A classy café with exquisite ambiance also houses a boutique along with a flower shop!
Mad Hatter’s Tea Garden
This café with great food and even greater ambiance can be one of the ideal locations in the city to throw birthday parties for kids!
Unique Factor: Are well known for their Wonderland theme. From hosting exhibitions to free movie screening, this place has something or the other going on round the clock.
Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)
Be it reading a book or spending time with friends or playing a game of Scrabble/ Monopoly – either way, you will leave Café Central with good memories to cherish.
Unique Factor: One can spend time here reading a book or playing one of the numerous board games available here.
Cost: ₹500 for two people (approx.)
If you are a pet person, then this is your place to be! Binge on some delicious food in this pet-friendly café while your pet enjoys an equally good time! An ideal place for pet lovers to meet and unwind along with their pets!
Unique Factor: Pet-friendly café.
Cost: ₹650 for two people (approx.)
Are you among the many who wish to get the feel of Vegan way of eating, then this the perfect place to experiment it with friends and family over some scrumptious Vegan food ! Their ambiance is absolutely elegant to spend a whole day, have chit-chats and also entertain yourselves with the varied vegetarian food on their menu.
Unique Factor: A restaurant with lovely ambiance providing the calmness and comfort with Vegan food.
Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)