6 Chilled Out Cafes in Delhi From Where You Can Work Too 

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As fun as it sounds, the reality of working from home is different. Your dog keeps climbing on your laptop, your mother expects you to help her with the daily chores, your sister wants to sleep in the same room, so basically you're surrounded by the distractions and detritus of everyday life, resulting in inherent laziness.

If this is your story too, I've rounded up some of my favourite wifi-equipped homes away from home in Delhi to get you going.

With lanterns lighting up the path leading to the restaurant, Ivy and Bean is a quaint restaurant in Shahpur Jat, named after an Australian series of children’s books about two dramatically different friends.

You couldn’t ask for a more nostalgic place to bring your laptop and spend the afternoon surrounded by colourful corners and books stocked up on one side and a windy balcony on the other.

The restaurant owners’ idea is that of an “honesty library” – where you can read while you eat, borrow the book, and return it as you wish {as long as you replace it with another}.

Photo of Ivy & Bean, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Gunjan Upreti

Where: 119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

Cuisines: British, Italian

Cost: ₹1,200 for two people

Nestled inside the National Crafts Museum, there is no reason not to come and work here. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or great food, Café Lota is the place to turn to. It offers contemporary versions of several regional Indian dishes, paired with a wide variety of grains, such as red rice and millet.

Photo of Cafe Lota, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Gunjan Upreti

Where: National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan

Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian, Bihari

Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.)

What if you could trade in your cubicle for a super cool café?

Social is a space that blends the best of the office and the café. Combining work and play, it’s an urban hangout designed to take you offline while still keeping you connected. Social is a collaborative workspace, a hub for artists and innovators.

Photo of Social, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Gunjan Upreti

Where: Connaught Place, Hauz Khas Village, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place, Defence Colony, DLF Cyber City

Cuisines: Continental, American, Asian, North Indian

Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.)

Looking for a quiet and cosy space to pull out your laptop over lunch? Potbelly rooftop cafe is a quintessential Shahpur Jat laneway cafe with free Wi-Fi and excellent food.

Since it is Delhi's first ever Bihari restaurant, it's one-of-its kind. This particular rooftop cafe is a hippie happy place admired for its quirky sitting area and vibrantly vivacious interiors.

Photo of The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Gunjan Upreti

Where: 116-C, 4th Floor, Shahpur Jat

Cuisines: Bihari

Cost: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.)

Did someone say coastal food? From fish to chicken to vegetarian dishes, the unmistakable hint of hot spices will make you want more! Coast Cafe is an intimate place to get away from the busy locality and also great for working during the day.

Photo of Coast Cafe, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Gunjan Upreti

Where: H-2, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Cuisines: Continental, Kerala

Cost: ₹1,300 for two people (approx.)

It’s a small brick cafe with bright yellow lights, sure to give you a good set-up to sit up and work!

Photo of Another Fine Day, Golf Course Road, Sector 43, Gurgaon, Haryana, India by Gunjan Upreti

Where: Ground Floor, MPD Towers, DLF Golf Course Road, Golf Course Road

Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, Continental

Cost: ₹800 for two people (approx.)

These are the most sought after cafes if you want to work from home. If you have been to any of these or most of these and would like to share your experience, do drop in a line below. I'm all ears!

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Kham cafe is another good option. The cafe is small, cozy, beautifully decorated and more pocket friendly. :) Add : 158, Tibetan colony, Majnu Ka Tila. Cost : 400 for two
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