On lazy days I love to get lost in a world made of books and coffee. Put on your cute dress and jump to these 5 café’s for some strong coffee and yummy bites on gloomy days!


  1. Kala Ghoda Cafe


KGC, a small modern European cafe stands out in the heritage district of Fort. It is a pleasant place to come and grab some coffee after exploring the rambling history soaked streets of Fort. Brick walls and cosy wooden chairs give you the feel of a street side European Café. Great place for breakfast or an evening snack with friends.

RiVa Fav’s:

Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Mint Tea, Masala Chai, Waffles with Dark Chocolate Sauce, Pesto Cheddar Melt Sandwich & Chicken Cheese Salad Sandwich


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  2. The Nutcracker


The Nuttracker is a wooden café with that melds cute Bougainville flower beds, chalkboards with scruffy exposed pipes, art deco flooring and cardboard framed mirrors. Located at the Lion Gate end of Mumbai’s charming precinct of Kala Ghoda, is this quaint – home style café feeding people comfort food.

RiVa Fav’s:

The Seven Layer Cookie, Hot Chocolate, Buttermilk Pancakes, Pesto scrambled Egg Sliders, Eggs Florentine, Pesto Panini, Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Black Bean Burger

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  3. Birdsong Café


Located in a quiet heritage village in the suburbs of Bandra, nestles the organic Birdsong Café. Wooden flooring, high roof, rustic walls & huge French windows overlooking the cottages outside, you are transported into a halcyon world, far away from Mumbai.

RiVa Fav’s:

Hot Chocolate, Café Mocha, Marigold Green Tea, Herb Roasted Baby Jacket Potato, Farmers Pizza, Spicy Chicken Pizza, Brown Rice Risottoin PinkSauce, Chicken Lasagne, Gooey Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake


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  4. Artisan Café


Amidst charming French Interiors, this café reminds you of a quintessential French Delicatessen. A treasure trove of handcrafter chocolates, charcuterie and finest cheeses from the old and new world will transport you to an enchanting ‘Café Parisien” in the heart of Mumbai. Perfect for a quiet Sunday evening away from the hustle bustle of the city.

RiVa Fav’s

Cappuccino, Dark Hot Chocolate, Crepe Omlette, Wild Mushroom Mille Feville, Roasted Chicken Sandwich, Nutella Crepe, and Crème Brulee.


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  5. Silver Beach Café


It is situated in a quiet street in Juhu parallel to the Silver Beach. A roof to floor glass wall dimly lit by a French style lamp post and bench welcomes you to the Silver Beach Café. The café follows a warm theme with wooden flooring, leather booths and round hanging lights. The best view is during monsoon, when the glass wall is fogged by rain. Perfect to head to after a refreshing morning walk at the beach or a quiet noon, when you just want to be left alone with your book.

RiVa Fav’s:

Cappucino, Flowering Rose Tea, Strawberry Lemonade,Walnut Citrus ‘’& Tabasco Hummus, Honey Mustard Whisky Glazed Chicken Skewers, Grilled Kasundi Fish, Smoke Chicken Artichoke & Sundried Tomato Pizza, Picolo Pomodoro, Whole Wheat Cannelloni, Shrimp & Safron Risotto,Roasted Breast Chicken Cajun Style


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