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Going to Kala Ghoda Arts Festival? 5 places to get your coffee fix in Kala Ghoda



A perfectly brewed coffee is the solution for all the mundane things in life. The aroma itself gives you the much-required kick. The favourite beverage is our companion during those long nights, on a date or in an office meeting. A coffee connoisseur will agree that no event is complete without that one drink. Coffee connoisseurs in Kala Ghoda are for a treat. Whether you like you love trendy hipster cafes or the traditional South Indian filter coffee the artsy neighbourhood has it all. With the ongoing Kala Ghoda Arts Festival if feeling the need of a coffee here’s a curated list of places which serves the cup of heaven.

Food for Thought
Nestled in one of the most-loved bookstores ‘Kitab Khana’, the cafe is where you sit for hours, sip your favourite coffee with an intriguing book. The European style eatery is adorned with canvas prints of movie posters and dark wood furniture. The immaculately made coffee and an amazing selection of books make the place a must visit. When here try their Ice  Black Coffee or Mocha and pair it with their Signature Bhel Puri Sandwich or Baked Cheesecake.
Where: 45/47, Kitabkhana, Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort
Cost for two: Rs 1,000

The Pantry
The Pantry
The European inspired decor and white wooden interiors make the cafe one of the nicest eateries the city has to offer. The Pantry offers an endless selection of coffee. The cafe serves all-day breakfasts, their rich hot chocolate and banoffee tart are to die for. If you are a fitness freak, you can try their Multi-Grain Sandwiches and Gluten Free Chocolate Cake.
Where: Yeshwant Chambers, Military Square Lane, Near Trishna, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Cost for two: Rs 1,400

Kala Ghoda Cafe
Kala-Ghoda cafe
The tiny little cafe against the setting of Bombay’s Gothic architecture is throng throughout the day for coffee and breakfast. The cafe is organic. Their USP? The coffee served at the cafe is sourced directly from an ecologically-aware plantation from South India. The Carrot Cake served here is a must try.
Where: 10, Ropewalk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Cost for two: Rs 650

The newly opened cafe is creating a revolution of sort by creating selfie on your coffee. Yes! The cafe literally gives you an option of having your own picture on your coffee. If this doesn’t interest you, they also let you write quotes or messages on your coffee. The menu comprises of bubble waffles, freakshakes and more. The tiny cafe is located at the corner of Kala Ghoda has an amazing interior with green plants.
Where: 3, Commercial House, 140 Nagindas Master Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Cost for two: Rs 600

Also read: Visiting the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival? 10 restaurants you can grab a quick bite!

filter coffee
Poornima serves one of the best filter coffee in Mumbai. The Udipi joint serves some amazing homely and hygienic food in the city. The place is known for South Indian snacks and thali. It is great value for money. Try their Masala Dosa to go with that perfect cup of coffee.
Where: 29, Tamarind Lane, Fort
Cost for two: Rs 300

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