Mid-summers are quite so brutal in Delhi and it’s almost impossible to go outside. I was still making plans for the day and was thinking it’s going to be a usual Sunday morning. Suddenly the weather changed and it started drizzling!
I’d been hearing good things about Café Lota; a fusion café, for a long time, so decided to drive down and check it out!
Located inside the National Crafts Museum; the café itself falls into the backdrop for a museum which houses some amazing shops featuring beautiful shawls and scarves covered in kantha work. Porcelain dishes, traditional artwork as well as other souvenirs from various states of India. It was a pleasant, airy place with scattered greenery complemented with great weather making it the perfect spot to enjoy an equally good brunch in the capital..
The combination of soothing sounds of a light drizzle and a glimpse into the Indian heritage, were emitting vibes very similar to the solitude of a quaint town, even in the heart of New Delhi.
Café Lota is a hot spot among delhites, and after having a taste of it myself 🙂 , I could see why.
The menu had traditional Indian dishes with a chic and modern twist. We ordered Mini Rava Idlis, nicely decorated with awesome pungent chutney which took me back to my days in Hyderabad!, thus, by default, making it on my wish list for next visit. Fresh Bel (Wood Apple) sharbat was super sweet, super fresh and very authentic. Dessert had amazing options as well, and it was almost impossible to choose from, so we went ahead got aam pani pooris with pomegranate and it was sumptuous and lip smacking!
I also happened to get some clicks done. It was an amazing experience and an amazing day <3 🙂
Waist Band Dress: M&S
Kilter Brown Belly Shoes: Steve Madden
Signature coin necklace: Accessorize
Aviator sunglasses: RayBan