Firsts are indeed a great feeling. But the thought of going for your ‘First Date’ can be intimidating. You are stuck in a frenzy, deciding how much would be too much and how to strike perfection. Your head is full of questions like what to wear and where to go! You don’t want to go to any normal cafe but cannot spend all your pocket money on a lavish date either. (Let’s face it, we, college students are broke most of the time.) You stick to a budget and start to find a place, but the list is never ending and full of your common chaotic destinations. Confused eh?
Donut worry, we have got your back. Here’s a list of some offbeat places in Delhi for a perfect date night, without scaring your wallet away. Read on for our recommendations.
1. The Project, Hauz Khas Village
Set amidst the greenery of the Deer park, this place has a one of the most beautiful outdoor seating spaces and enough arrangements to keep the heat under control. If you think that your special one is fond of nature, then this is the place to be. You can also see deers grazing in the adjoining park and have a really good time. They have a massive air bar which is bound to catch your attention.
2. Imperfecto, Hauz Khas Village
If kitschy and quirky are the words that intrigue you, then this is the place to be! Their décor is extremely fascinating and will surely light up your current or prospective bae. They have live music, outdoor seating, inviting ambience and good food – what else do you want for a perfect date? Also, if your bae is an observer, then you will surely have plenty to talk about, considering the interiors.
3. Tamura, Green Park
This one is for all the Japanese enthusiasts out there. Tamura means ‘heavenly’ and they make sure that they give you an experience just like their name. It is a perfect place to experiment with Japanese food, if you haven’t already or are keen to do so in a fixed budget.
4. Tabula Beach Café, Khel Gaon Marg
I have always craved for a beach in Delhi and if you have ever felt anything like me, then you will definitely love this place. The cafe is completely covered with sand and will give you those ‘Goa Feels’. The food here is good and combined with the ambience, this place will not disappoint you.
5. Lutyens Cocktail House, Janpath
This place is perfect if you’re looking for something ritzy and posh, within a specific budget. Plush interiors and great food are the oomph factors here and every single thing here has an old world charm and sophistication. The place is secluded from the crazy commotion and you can look forward to spend some good time with your date in peace.
6. Amalfi, GK 2
If you have Italian on your mind, then head to Amalfi without any second thoughts. This place is quiet and serene, so you can spend some good time chit chatting here. Their terrace is the highlight of the place.
7. Rose Cafe, Saket
This quaint little cafe will surely sweep you off your feet. The interiors are pretty and absolutely perfect for a romantic brunch. And the food is as good as the ambiance. This is one of those places that will make your eyes go wow and your heart sing with happy vibes all around.
8. The Blue Door Cafe, Khan Market
This cafe stands apart from the hubbub of Khan Market and is famous for its lavish breakfast options. If you think that ‘breakfast dates’ are your cup of tea, then you should consider this place. The cafe is peaceful and the servers do take good care of you.
9. Circus, South Extension 2
As the name suggests, the place is ‘Circus’ themed. You can spot funny mirrors on the walls and the waiters doing their part of the role play to keep the theme alive. The Circus is spread across 3 floors and their terrace gives you a 360 degree view of South extension. You can look forward to have some fun time and a culinary ride with your beloved here.
10. Sakley’s The Mountain Cafe, GK 1
This place definitely makes you fall for it effortlessly. The raw wooden furniture and candle lit tables surely set the right mood for your date night. The ambience of the place is calm and the staff leaves no stone unturned to make your experience surreal. The sizzlers and pizzas are a must try here.