Speciality Coffee hotspots of Bangalore you MUST visit!

Coffee is like a warm hug on a rainy day and is also the daily booster that helps us check our daily task list!

Today we’re showcasing the best of the best speciality coffee hubs of Namma Bengaluru.

With the stress of venture funding looming around the corner tsk tsk, these are the places for you to rest and revive. Enjoy good quality coffee sourced from coffee estates of Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, we hope our community sourced coffee recommendations don’t disappoint.

P.S: This awesome list was crowdsourced by the #Gloocoffeecommunity and is a fruit of their collective contributions

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1. Maverick & Farmer

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Maverick and Farmer are true bean-to- cup including growing their coffee, roasting it, and carefully controlling the ratios and brew times at the cafe. It is a must-try place for specialty coffee, that provides a well-thought-out menu with in-house burger buns and pastrami sandwiches.  The cafe has a picturesque view of the sports ground with an open concept with glass walls.

They have several unique coffee spins offs like OL’smoke, What the Ale, and coffee cherry soda. Additionally, they serve vegan options like oat milk latte!

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: Gate #3, Gangadhar Chetty Rd, Halasuru, Sivanchetti Gardens, Karnataka 560042

Hours: Closes at 10 PM

Price range: ₹400 for two people (approx.)

2. Araku – Speciality coffee place in Bangalore

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For independent coffee manufacturer ARAKU, this 5,000 sqft location in Indiranagar is a first-of-its-kind. It smells enticingly of delicious meals, coffee, and sunlight. There are more than 20 beers on the menu, both traditional and cutting-edge. The ARAKU World Specialty Coffee Academy, India’s first Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certified coffee academy, is located at the café along with a variety of coffees and foods.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Address: 968, 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

Hours:  Closes at 12 AM

Price range: 1000 for 2 people (approx.)

3. Ainmane Cafe & Speciality coffee place, Bangalore

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Ainmane has worked with different people around the coffee community to create a unique offering of Speciality Coffee. It has an interesting boutique Cafe ambiance and they serve fresh estate coffee. You have the option of purchasing the beans or ordering them powdered in the preferred grind. What’s amazing for coffee connoisseurs, is that they also have the renowned Civet coffee beans (and powder). You can try the mixes, roasts, and flavors in the café before purchasing because it doubles as a cafe.

Service options: Dine-in, Drive-through & No-contact delivery

Address: 420, 9th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Hours: Closes at 8:30 pm

Price range: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

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4. Flying Squirrel

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Flying Squirrel Coffee refers to itself as a micro roastery that roasts coffee on-site in batches and small amounts. Pour overs, aeropresses, French presses, moka pots, syphons, and other methods of brewing coffee are available. The Nitro Coffee, a cold brew with nitrogen added that is on tap and allegedly very popular in the US, will be the focus. Starters, salads, a full breakfast, pulled pork burgers, beef steaks, cakes, and desserts are all included in the menu.

Service options: Dine-in, Drive-through & No-contact delivery

Address: No. 57 Brigade Road, Residency Road, Junction, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Hours: Closes at 10:00 pm

Price range: ₹900 for two people (approx.)

5. Coffee Mechanics Roastery

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If you’ve ever wondered, “How can people drink coffee without milk?” then this is the place to alter your perspective!  They make their own coffee in a fantastic brewery.  The craziest coffee ever seen comes in the forms of SIPHON, FRENCH PRESS, CHEMEX, and more! For all coffee enthusiasts, Coffee Mechanics is definitely worth going to and highly recommended!

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Address:No.254, 3rd Main Rd, 1st Stage, HBR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043

Hours:  Closes at 9:30 PM

Price range: ₹200 for two people (approx.)

6. Benki Coffee

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They are a small roastery that buys their beans straight from the plantations. At the cafe’s specialty brew bar, they make their coffee from scratch. They use a Sanremo Opera pressure profiling machine to make their espresso-based drinks. Additionally, they provide freshly baked little nibbles such cookies and a variety of savouries, slab cakes, and garlic rusks. You can try their chemex pour-over, filter coffee, and cold brew amongst others.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: No 942, 9th cross, 21st Main Rd, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Hours: Closes at 9 PM

Price range: ₹300 for two people (approx.)

7. Shades of Coffee

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This trendy coffee store includes a cute cafe with hip decor and a variety of brewing techniques on display. The cafe’s wood design and mellow yellow lighting transport you immediately to an Indian hill station as you enter, giving the entire establishment a cosy, welcoming feel. They offer a diverse selection of coffee, which sparks fascinating conversations.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: 1206, BASEMENT, 22nd Cross Rd, Sector 3, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102

Hours: Closes at 9 PM

Price range: ₹500 for two people (approx.)

8. Coffee affair

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The coffee café is a small, cosy corner cafe that offers unique coffee drinks, pastries, and light fare. It boasts a pleasant & elegant seating and an outstanding selection of coffee. As soon as you enter, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is incredibly inviting! They offer a selection of delicious, freshly made coffee. Both the apple pie and their excellent and fresh cupcake are must-tries. This is the ideal location to relax quietly and spend time with friends over coffee. It is included in the list of speciality coffee places in Bangalore not only because of the speciality coffee selelction but also because its another friendly place to sit and work.

he middle of the city’s bustle.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: 111, 1st Main Rd, beside Blue Bells Boutique Hotel, 1st Block, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095

Hours: Closes at 11 PM

Price range: ₹250 for two people (approx.)

9. Paper & Pie

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It’s a beautiful café with a clean, light atmosphere. Both the meal and coffee are excellent. It’s the ideal, cosy setting for working or listening to podcasts.
There is a lot going on and the cafe just opened, so stop by! They also have a small art display going on.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: Metro Pillar Number 55, 842/A, 100 Feet Rd, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, H Colony, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Hours: Closes at 11:00 PM

Price range: ₹1000 for two people (approx.)

10. Kaara by the lake

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Coffee lovers should visit Kaara, especially the KAARA at Lake Side. In addition to the multi-cuisine menu and elegantly presented, authentically cooked food, the setting itself is worth visiting. Additionally, single-origin specialty coffee is offered. The family that owns the KAARA restaurants, JAI, RADHA, KARTIK, and RADHIKA, inspired the name KAARA.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: Lake, 119, Annaswamy Mudialiar Road, Opposite Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

Hours: Closes at 9:30 PM

Price range: ₹700 for two people (approx.)

11. Ground up coffee

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There is a very modest, lovely coffee shop in Jayanagar that is a must-visit for freelancers who wish to enjoy a great cup of coffee while working. Please give Chemex coffee a try if you enjoy hand brewing coffee.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: Residency Road, 15, Convent Rd, off, Richmond Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Hours: Closes at 10:00 PM

Price range: ₹400 for two people (approx.)

12. Caffeine baar

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Industrial-chic cafe serving sandwiches, pastries, and amazing specialty coffee in addition to light cuisine. Caffeine Baar is more than just a café; it’s an entire experience. They can teach you so much about coffee. From harvesting, brewing, and blending to compensated food and beverage pairing. Its a must visit place if you are on a look out for speciality coffee places in Bangalore

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address:  The Caffeine Baar,1424/81, South End A Cross, Jayanagara 9th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069

Hours: Closes at 11:00 PM

Price range: ₹800 for two people (approx.)

13. Blue Tokai, coffee roasters

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Fresh, single estate, 100% Arabica coffee beans from the greatest farms all over India are provided to you by Blue Tokai Coffee. Roasted coffee aromas fill the entire cafe, creating a wonderful cosy atmosphere. Additionally, the fact that the coffee is produced locally in Coorg makes it an even more alluring destination to visit.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Address: 583, 80 Feet Rd 8th Block, Koramangala Next to ICICI Bank, opposite Bethany High School Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095

Hours: Closes 11 pm

Price range: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

14. Third Wave Coffee Roasters

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One of the well-known coffee names in the world of specialty coffee across the world, they have several cafes in Bangalore. The Indira Nagar place is perfect to go and work or finish reading your book. It has a well-lit-up interior with polished vibes that won’t make you overtly cozy. The coffee is sourced from Indian coffee estates and is well roasted. Additionally, the blends here are delicious. The food served is delicious with a good quantity for a meal. Their signature Indian filter coffee is a must-try!

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Address: 729, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Rd, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, Stage 1, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Hours: Closes 1 am

Price range: ₹400 for two people (approx.)

15. HumbleBean Coffee

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Humble Bean Coffee brings forth a collective experience of over 65 years in the business of coffee production, and quality analysis, with the novel idea of a concept cafe. Although available online, their blends are amazing and should be tried when brewed by their highly trained baristas. They also currently hold extensive coffee workshops over the weekend in various parts of Bangalore! They come highly recommended by our specialty coffee community members! Check them out!

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Address: Concept café opening soon in the heart of Bangalore

Price range: ₹300 for two people (approx.)

Our Suggestion is to not consider the order ranking! Each of these are equally amazing and must visit!

Let us know if you have visited any of these in the comments below!

Meet Bhavika! The #GLOOCoffeeMember who took the lead on creating this list of Speciality coffee places in Bangalore!

She is the proud half of a couple of coffee drinker, trying to bring the best coffees from India and beyond. Her page Caffinary  is amazing! Do check it out! Bhavika customises, curates, and personalises coffees through her brand!

You can find her on @bhavikasnani100


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