For those people who are in Love, Valentine's Day is an opportunity to ponder your relationship and recollect every one of the reasons why you adore one another. But, fret not if you are single and alone on February 14, because we bring you 10 Best Places To Go For A Solo Date This Valentines Week in Delhi.
Book Cafes For The Thirsty Book Lovers
1. Brew Room
This is a very cute cafe with a warm ambiance and pretty interiors. One can visit here for a solo date on Valentines Day. The food served here is perfectly prepared and includes Italian and Continental cuisines. The most recommended dishes would be - Red Velvet Waffles, Chicken BBQ Pizza, Chocochip Waffles, Caesar, Salad, and Lasagne. It's definitely one of the best book cafes in Delhi - you just can't miss out on.
Photo Courtesy: Brew Room
Must-haves: Jasmine Tea, Red Velvet Waffles, Chicken BBQ Pizza
Highlight: Takeaway available, air conditioned, vegetarian only
Cuisine: European Cafe, Italian, Salad
Cost for two: Rs. 750
Address: C16, First Floor, Opposite IIT Gate, SDA, New Delhi (Get Directions)
2. Ivy And Bean
Ever heard of a Three Cheese Quesadilla?? Don’t think much, it is the name of one of the dishes that are served in this book café where you can go for a solo date on this Valentines Day. This café is a fantasy for all those who desire to read their favorite book and enjoy a unique cuisine altogether. With its quaint white interiors mixed with pastel furnishing, a good library, and an interesting menu, Ivy & Bean is going to want to keep coming back. An amazing place from the get-go, it is a heaven for all the readers and those who are looking for peace and tranquility within the bustling capital. The service is great and the quantity of food is also good enough. Must Try: Three Cheese Quesadillas & Fettuccine with button mushrooms and Parmesan with creamy herb sauce.
Photo Courtesy: Ivy And Bean
Must-haves: Cheese Quesadillas & Fettuccine with button mushrooms and Parmesan with creamy herb sauce
Highlights: Takeaway available, In-house Library, Unique Decor
Cuisine: Cafe, Continental, Italian
Cost for two: Rs.1250
Address: 119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi (Get Directions)
3. Cha Bar
Library cum café, Cha Bar CP is an Oxford bookstore where you can grab a book, pick a comfortable spot and binge your favorite food on Valentine's Day. The interior is simple with white and blue decoration. Ranging from history to fantasy to biography, every kind of book is available in this outlet. In the menu, they have around 60 different kinds of teas, ice creams, and food items like Bun Kebab, Kadai Chicken pizza, Penne Alfredo, Chicken shawarma wrap, smoked barbecue sausage, muffins, wedges etc. Need a quiet place for a solo date? Cha bar it is.
Photo Courtesy: Cha Bar
Must-haves: Bun Kebab, Kadai Chicken pizza, Penne Alfredo, Chicken shawarma wrap, smoked barbecue sausage, muffins, wedges
Highlights: Well-lit Ambiance, Unique Teas
Cost for two: Rs.550
Address: N 81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (Get Directions)
Enjoy Workshops And Companionship
This small and cozy place is where you should head for a solo date on Valentines Day. There are different kinds of drinks available like green tea, black coffee etc. Plus they give you complimentary biscuits and the best part is that they don’t ask you for the bill. You just have to give donations in the box as much as you like. Their walls are full of inspirational quotes and they have comfy chairs to sit on. There are a magazine and a novel section with an enormous collection of books. To breathe fresh air in the among the noisy pubs of Haus Khas village, do visit this place on 14th February!
Photo Courtesy: Kunzum Travel Cafe
Must-haves: Coffee & Cookies
Highlights: Vegetarian only, Wi-Fi available, Book Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.220
Address: T 49, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi (Get Directions)
Pet-Friendly Cafes - Woof Woof!
Take your little pup along for a solo date on this Valentines Day. Sip a cup of tea or coffee, or slurp up a delightful shake - there is a lot to talk over, or nibble on their delectable treats to wave off those awkward silences at this quirky cafe.
Photo Courtesy: The Brown Box
Must-haves: Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Chocolate Cake
Highlights: Bakes, Wifi, Takeaway Available, Cozy Ambiance
Cost For Two: Rs. 950
Cuisine: Desserts, Bakery
Address: Shop 2, S Block, DDA Shopping Complex, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi (Get Directions)
Grab a mouthful of The Firecracker Burger or go for the yummy Smashin Chic Sandwich along with a big helping of the Big Fat Fries at this pet-friendly cafe. It doesn't end here as they have a separate menu for your dog too - What else can you ask for during a solo date on Valentines Day?
Photo Courtesy: Big Fat Sandwich
Must-haves: Carrot Cake Croquettes, Latte
Highlights: Exquisite Food And Beverages
Cost For Two: Rs. 800
Address: A-15A Front, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi (Get Directions)
Brunching And Munching Place
The menu is quite a treat, adorned by scintillating treats from American and fast food cuisines, and the reasonable pricing makes the experience just perfect. Taking care of hunger pangs until as late as 12:00 AM, The All American Diner is a casual dining restaurant serving Fast Food preparations. A highly-rated place in Lodhi Road, it is praised for its timely service and is a nice joint to visit when one is looking to satiate hunger pangs with tasty, hygienic food at reasonable prices.
Photo Courtesy: All American Diner
Must-Haves: Cinnamon Roll, Fresh Oatmeal, Butter Croissant, Stack Of Pancakes
Cuisine: American, fast food, salad
Timings: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Address: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (Get Directions)
Cost For Two: INR 1100
Cozy Cafes For A Cup Of Coffee
8. Café Turtle
Coffee Lover? You’ve come to the right place for your solo date on Valentines Day! What better way to survive the Valentines Day than to spend some time with yourself, read a book while sipping coffee? This is a Bohemian-style cafe located in the heart of the city. The menu is full of global cuisines accompanied with delicious cakes, rejuvenating coffees and even fresh juices. The cafe has a friendly environment, making it a perfect place to spend time with friends and family.
Photo Credits: Café Turtle
Must-Haves: Coffee, Bruschettas, Walnut Pie
Cost For Two: Rs. 1,100 (approx.)
Cuisine: Italian, Lebanese, Salad
Address: 3rd Floor, N-16, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi (Get Directions)
From freshly baked croissants to sausage rolls, Elma’s serves the dream breakfast. This place is everything that can bring you closer to a fairytale. From their exquisite decor, rustic charm to their scrumptious food, it’s an escape from a busy and chaotic life. This lovely eatery offers a wide range of breakfast options and desserts. The interior is British-themed and decorated very brilliantly to give it a classy British look. Cuisines served here include American, Continental and Italian, along with desserts and bakes. It is a haven for tea lovers and people with sweet tooth. Try out their Chocolate Pastry, Red-velvet Pastry and Cheese Cake Pastry, which are the most loved delicacies here. This place is a must visit whenever you crave for desserts.
Photo Credits: Elma's Bakery
Must-haves: Coffee, Red Velvet Cake, Eggs Florentine, Wasabi Prawns
Cost for two: Rs. 1,900
Cuisine: Continental, American
Address: 31, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi (Get Directions)
Be it the UPSC exams or traditional delicacies, Bihar is always ahead of the curve and The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe is no exception with delicious authentic Bihari Cuisine. It is a great place to hang around with a book in the early evening and is a must-visit for all food experts. The Thalis are the most authentic in the menu. This eatery also is a great way to expand one’s knowledge and experience in Bihari cuisine from Litti Chokha to several other amazing dishes like Tehri and Sarso Machhli.
Photo Credits: Potbelly Rooftop Cafe
Must-Haves: Liti Chokha, Mustard Fish, Prawn Curry, Keema Maggi, Litti Mutton Curry
Cost For Two: INR 1100
Cuisine: Bihari, Cafe
Timings: 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Address: 116 C, 4th Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi (Get Directions)
With these amazing places for a Solo date spend this Valentines Day like a not so usual day boring day. Enjoy your day of sappy over loving!
Q: Which is the most popular day of Valentine’s Week?
A: Every day is important in the Valentine week list, though the most popular one is the Rose Day.
Q: What's the valentine's day list for 2019?
A: 7th Feb - Rose Day, Hug Day - 12th Feb, Kiss Day 13th Feb, Promise Day 11th Feb, Teddy Day 10th Feb, 9th Feb Chocolate Day, 8th Feb Propose Day
Q: What is the origin of Valentine's week?
A: As per history, the day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.