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    Best cafes in Chennai

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    Gone are the days when idli, dosa, sambar, and vada were the dishes that used to restrict the imagination of a foodie on hearing the name, Chennai. Owing much of the credit to the highly urbanized society, metropolitan culture, thriving nightlife, and bustling cafes, one wouldn’t hesitate to agree that the capital city of Tamil Nadu today, is nothing like it used to be. And proving just that, here are the 15 best cafes in Chennai, that will take your imagination beyond the massive Marina Beach, and the southern superstar Rajinikanth.

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    There are infinite numbers of good cafes in Chennai which you must visit at least once in 2022. Check out the below list of the best cafes in Chennai.

    1. Higginbotham’s Writer’s Café

    Experience an amazing ambience where you enjoy a lavish meal best suited for literature enthusiasts. Café or a restaurant you get to relish your favourite delicacies out here along with a variety of books which will surely charm your mind. Food served here is born out of western taste which is being appreciated by a lot of people.

    Location: #127, Peters Rd, Gopalapuram, Chennai
    Timings: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
    Average meals for two: Starts from INR 900 (tax included)
    Zomato ratings: 4.4/5

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    2. The 90’s Café 

    Come and enjoy the 90’s time with your partner and family members filled with memorable moments. Although, the 90’s Café is in a small space the menu here will surprise you. Cherish and capture sweet memories.

    Location: AB 137, 4th Avenue, Shanti Colony, Anna Nagar East
    Timings: 12:30 pm to 11:00 pm
    Average meals for two: Starts from INR 600 (tax included)
    Zomato ratings: 4/5

    3. Kipling Café 

    Kipling Café offers its guests a picture-perfect outdoor setting full of romanticism. You are welcomed with a beautiful view of greenery and a spectacular beach. Enjoy some nice cocktails and the café is known for creating a buzz among people. This cafe is also surrounded by some of the best romantic places in Chennai

    Location: 16, L Jey Avenue, East Coast Road, Akkarai
    Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Average meals for two: Starts from INR 2400 (tax included)
    Zomato ratings: 4.1/5

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    4. Azuri Bay 

    If you are wanting to spend some quality time with your spouse then Azuri Bay is a sure shot win for you. Sitting on a rooftop and tasting some of the south Indian and north Indian dishes. You must not forget to try seafood which is the most enjoyed food in Azuri Bay.

    Location: 13, 1st Crescent Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar
    Timings: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Average meals for two: Starts from INR 1000 (tax included)
    Zomato ratings: 4.2/5

    5. Café Mercara Express

    Want to enjoy coffee? Then this is must visit place for you. Name a coffee and you get it. This café has a variability of coffee served in beautiful clay pots. Coffee will be accompanied by some quick bites which you will surely relish. Madras Mulligatawny, Fried chicken are some of their signature dishes.

    Location: ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy
    Timings: 24 hours
    Average meals for two: Starts from INR 2000 (tax included)
    Zomato ratings: 4.2/5

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    6. Tryst Cafe 

    Tryst Cafe Chennai

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    Embrace the smell of fresh air and the sweet aroma of coffee as you settle down in the calm outdoor seating of the one and only Tryst Cafe which is lined along the shoreline with other best beach restaurants in Chennai. An idea that was leavened by the thought of offering freshly baked French bread now stands as one of the best cafes in Chennai that offers the best Continental, Mexican, and Italian cuisines in the city.

    Location: 4/359, Gatsby Village, East Coast Road, Neelankarai, Chennai
    Timings: Monday to Sunday – 9:30 am to 10 pm
    Average meal for two: Starts from INR 900 (tax excluded)
    Zomato ratings: 3.9/5 | Reviews | Website

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