Try Speciality Coffee at These Cafes in Bangalore
It’s International Coffee Day today and if you're someone (read coffee geek) who enjoys well-crafted brews with a precise roast, quality beans, a specific brewing technique, and distinct characteristics, then this list is for you. Go on a coffee crawl sipping through specialty coffee at these cafes in Bangalore or bring home that experience by ordering online.
1.The Flying Squirrel, Residency Road
The distinctive profile comes from the precision of sun drying, fermenting or pulping the beans when processing them, with the cultivation of the beans in the citrus groves and vanilla plantations of Polibetta estate of Coorg only enhancing the flavour. From a straightforward South Indian filter coffee to a Parama and Aromatique brew, The Flying Squirrel Cafe serves it all. Pair the on-the-rocks cold brew with a Sage & Sea Salt cookie.
The Flying Squirrel: No. 57 Brigade Road, Residency Road, Junction, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar.
2. Ainmane Cafe and Speciality Store, Indiranagar
While the coffee from this specialty roaster comes beautifully packaged in pouches honouring the flora and fauna of coffee plantations, savour their blends at the store cum cafe, with a limited menu potent enough to give you a caffeine rush, and some sweet treats to go along with it. If you want a cup of something exotic try the famed Kopi Luwak coffee, with a slice of Banana Walnut Bread.
Ainmane: 9th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
3. The Caffeine Baar Cafe & Roastery, Jayanagar
When you flip over the menu and see fruit-fermented brews including papaya and orange, you'll realise why this roastery founded by barista champion Geetu Mohnani is known as the most experimental coffee brand. The pineapple fermented brew is a must-try here. The roastery is also equipped with an experience centre and a coffee cupping room to afford a closer look at the bean-to-cup process. Keep an eye out for their coffee events and workshops.
The Caffeine Baar Cafe & Roastery: South End A Cross, Jayanagar 9th Block
4. ARAKU Coffee, Indiranagar
You’ll soon get why the chic cafe is a destination for both coffee experts and novices. The cafe is outfitted with a brewing station, tasting bars, a training campus, and on-site roasting to elevate the experience for those who take their coffee seriously. Choose a micro climate beverage from their Playfully Araku menu, which offers fruity blends with milder flavours, or the Seriously Araku menu, with bolder flavours.
ARAKU Coffee: 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar
5. Coffee Mechanics Roastery, HBR Layout
Flat White, Latte, Mocha, and Cortado are some of the regular single origin offerings that you'll see on the menu, but what's going to leave you intrigued is their house specials, out of which the Plantation Spritzer, a concoction of mint, lemon and coffee poured over crushed ice feels like summer in a cup! Watch out for their one-of-a-kind Coffee brunch.
Coffee Mechanics Roastery & Tasting Room: 3rd Main Rd, 1st Stage, HBR Layout
6. Maverick & Farmer Coffee, Halasuru
Maverick & Farmer is taking the town by the storm with their artisanal coffee offerings. Be it their fermented coffee section, or a classic cold brew, Coffee Cherry Soda made of fruity pulp or the popular Cold Smoked Coffee, they are surprising consumers with every sip. While you're there, try their square burgers.
Maverick & Farmer Coffee: Gate #3, Gangadhar Chetty Rd, Halasuru, Sivanchetti Gardens
7. Blue Tokai Coffee, Infantry Road, HSR Layout, JP Nagar, VR Mall
One of the first coffee brands to set foot in the artisanal coffee space, Blue Tokai sources beans from multiple estates, with Attikan being the best seller. The cafe menu features hot and cold brews with black and white variants and also has a varietal white mocha menu. Choose the peppermint white mocha, which has crunch from the coffee nibs.
Blue Tokai Coffee: 1st floor, 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
8. Third Wave Coffee, multiple outlets
Probably the only speciality roaster having a chain of cafes all across town, they source beans from the foothills of Chikmagalur. The menu offers frappes, cold brews, in-house specials and iced coffees. Choose the Syphon or French Press from their manual brews to ward off sleep, or select one of their less sweet, less potent mocha options.
Third Wave Coffee: 80 Feet Rd, Maharaja Signal, Koramangala
9. Paper & Pie, Indiranagar
Brew some fresh conversations over a cup of coffee at this sleek cafe gaining traction for its ambience and extensive coffee menu. Their lattes and cold coffees feature robust espresso well-balanced with flavours like hazelnut, dates, caramel, and vanilla. But if you're down for some serious coffee business, then choose from their manual brew with beans sourced from the luscious greens of the Bynemara estate.
Paper & Pie: 100 Feet Rd, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, H Colony, Indiranagar