6 must-visit eateries we can’t wait to go to for a curated experience and delectable bites

OCT 26, 2020 | By Krisha Godani
The interiors offer an old world charm; Subko
View of the display counter; Subko
Wooden flooring adds to the earthy tones of the cafe; Cafe Rasa
A view of the coffee station; Cafe Rasa
The vibrant blue exterior is hard to miss; Cafe Tesu
Serene, earthy tones predominate the interiors; Cafe Tesu
White oversized mirrors are used to add a contrast to the dark palette; Ice Cube
The interiors feature a dark and contemporary palette; Ice Cube
Patterned flooring compliments the vibrant murals; La Loca Maria
A painting of the chef's pet dog, Max is the highlight of the space; La Loca Maria
The outdoor space meticulously designed to seemingly float along into the horizon line; Olive
The design blends seamlessly into the landscape and surroundings; Olive

With our lives slowly easing back into the new normal, the one thing we’re raring to do is go out and eat. Even if it means sitting at arm’s length from our friends and family. So, we’ve scoured the country and rounded up a list of restaurants from across India with incredible decor that are on our wish list. Scroll below for our recommendations…

Olive by Sabina Singh and Vipasna Designs
This outpost of AD Singh’s Olive is perched on a cliff in North Goa and is a soulful treat! With a breezy atmosphere and cosy interiors (see above), the restaurant is designed by Sabina Singh and Vivek Popli of Vipasna Designs. It offers unobstructed views of the sea below, making it the perfect place to enjoy a well curated menu amid breathtaking coastal beauty. Where: Vagator, Goa

Café Tesu by Design Ethics Architecture Studio

The cafe features quaint corners; Cafe Tesu

This cafe stands out with its vibrant blue exteriors and an old-world charm. Revamped by Design Ethics Architecture Studio, it features soothing colours, light-filled interiors and neatly curated design details inspired by all things European. So, if you’re looking for a quiet afternoon with a warm coffee surrounded by art and greenery, this is the place for you! Where: Essex Farms, Delhi

Ice Cube by Partha Kembhavi

Rubber wood and textured veneer are used sparingly for the ceiling complimenting the overall tones and texture of the space; Ice Cube

This first-of-its-kind resto bar is spread across two floors with the restaurant on the lower level and a lounge and discotheque on the upper level. From dark, sophisticated interiors to strobing LED lights, it’s got it all to become the city’s new hotspot, thanks to Kembhavi Architecture foundation! Where: Hubli, Karnataka

The staircase becomes an integral part of the experience featuring tons of pop culture graphics; Ice Cube

La Loca Maria by Rohit Bhoite

The facade features locally made arched doors with fluted glass; La Loca Maria

Sitting pretty in a quaint bylane of Bandra is a new entrant in the financial capital’s thriving cultural scene. A brainchild of Chef Manuel Olveira Seller, this restaurant is an ode to his mother and his Spanish roots. Collaborating with local artists, the interiors by Rohit Bhoite features hand painted murals of strong feminine characters and an overall exciting vibe! Where: Bandra, Mumbai

Café Rasa by Rubber Soul

Neutral tones with pops of yellow make up the interior spaces; Cafe Rasa

Overlooking the Mandovi river, this cafe is a vibrant yet peaceful coworking space offering soul food and refreshing drinks to patrons. Designed by Aadil Salim of Rubber Soul, it is characterised by unusual and quirky aesthetics, and fun decor to cater to every kind of soiree! Where: Panjim, Goa

Subko by Stand Design

A view of the seating area; Subko

Chic yet exotic is how one would describe this quaint cafe. Subko nestled in a quiet lane and Stand Design have accommodated a reading room, community table and a work-friendly zone. Their specialty is the ‘Bloom Bar’–a roastery where coffee beans are roasted fresh and packaged in front of you! Plus, we’ve heard great things about their sourdough bread and chocolate cookies! Where: Bandra, Mumbai

The cafe features a customized manual brewing trolley ‘Bloom Bar’, Subko