Navratri is a key festival celebrated by full zeal and zest by Gujarati’s, not only in India, but all over the world. The festival of nine nights is observed with fasting on special Navratri food, with statement Garba nights in beautiful Gujarati attire.
People dance and sing and celebrate the festival and spend the night away with friends and family; chilling at cafes and restaurants late at night.
Hence, the café scene at Gujarat’s capital, Ahmedabad is pretty liberal and sorted.
Following are a few cafes in Ahmedabad that stay open till the wee hours for you. You can find special restaurant deals near you and hit them as you get tired dancing on all those Falguni Pathak tracks!
Hyatt has a name for itself and maintains its reputation forevermore. Chai stop, a posh café at one of the leading 5-star hotels in Ahmedabad is a favourite among those who wish to splurge heavily on some high quality snacks and drinks.
The café is open from 8 AM in the morning to 6 AM in the next morning. That makes this café literally open for 24 hours a day! (Well, almost)
An assortment of bakery and desserts are the specialty here at reasonable prices. Fine service and the ambience make this place class apart.
A ’24 hours open’ café, Café Piano is a famous café on the S.G. Highway. If you thought that buffets were the greatest thing,think again. Enter midnight buffets!
Yes, you heard it right! Midnight buffets are a thing and what better time to indulge into one than during the Navratri time? Bring an end to all your midnight woes with scrumptious menu of Café Piano that serves midnight buffets to cater to the hunger strike that comes into existence at 2 in the morning!
In addition, there is always live music to soothe the nerves and calm your senses down.
The name suggests it all and gives away. Knight Food.com is a café cum restaurant with a 12 hour service. It is one of those special cafes who starts functioning not during the day, but during the evening, (7 PM to be precise), and runs its operations till 7 in the morning (7 AM).
The food is good on stomach, easy on pocket and incredibly fast to reach on your table. So all you have to do is just sit with a knife and a fork and just get ready to dig in!
The quality of food is amazing, the menu is new and innovative and strikes off all the boxes.
As the name suggests, the place is very quirky and kitschy; that is known as an amazing spot to hangout and chill around with your friends. Qwiches has made it to the list of night cafes that cater to all the needs of a customer when he comes in late in the night.
Their cheese Maggie and the Signature Maggie are the hot sellers here and the locals and regulars can’t really stop raving about it. Plus, head here for the ambience that makes it a place worthwhile of visiting.
Another big name in the league is Marriot that has a reputation of its own and any of its flagships are bound to be a success.
Similar fate is what a café like Java+ has. It’s of those ‘24 hour open’ cafes that has its doors open for you any time of the day you like.
Plus, their breakfast is to die for (which, they are famous for). Java+ has a nice outdoor seating too; so you can get your hot plate of food and spend your time eating your food and star-gazing at 2 in the morning; all at once.
An experience in its own, Java+ is winning hearts all over!
A vegetarian café by nature, Muncheestan is one café that will be on your speed-dial from the moment you eat their food, thanks to the delectable food they produce.
Its open till 4 in the morning to cater to all your midnight hunger issues and lets you satiate the same without burning a hole in your pocket.
The packing and delivery of food is efficient and up to the mark. Their vast variety of snacks will not let anyone leave Muncheestan hungry!
A sandwich has the power to satiate even biggest of the hungers and what better place to do it than a special sandwich shop! The place runs for quite some time in the wee hours of the morning for the hungry souls and makes out sandwiches and drinks for them at very reasonable prices.
The Mexican Sandwich and the Schzewan Sandwich at this place are the most loved by regulars. Got a sweet tooth? They got something to cater to that too! Try their chocolate sandwich to have a chocolate explosion in your mouth for a surreal experience!
Located in the Metropole hotel, near the RTO circle, 24/7 is true to its name and is open 24 hours. They are known for an amazing range of buffets, one of which is the recently going on Navratri buffet that serves an amazing variety of food at just Rs. 299. Their Chinese food is equally renowned and the price is worth it.
Another ’24 hours open’ café, Café Treat is located in The Pride Hotel, off the S.G. Highway and has an impeccable breakfast buffet system with a variety of choices to make from. The ambience is really amazing and you would love to sit here over a drink and some great food with friends or family (or both) and have a nice conversation, late in the night.
The Thancos Café Lounge or Café Thancos is located in Vastrapur and is famous for its wide range of ice creams. With amazing out of the box flavours, Café Thancos will make sure to give you a sugar rush and satiate your midnight sugar craves! In addition, they offer some good quality fast food to end your midnight woes, followed by happiness in an ice cream cone.
The Project café is not just your quintessential midnight café, it’s a community for foodies with delicious food and kitschy ambience. The interiors are very cosy and done up with a vintage touch to them. Their continental fare is extremely delicious and palette-pleasing.
Do not miss out on their breakfast that comprises of all things bakery, fruits and cheese (and a lot more)! Plus, there is always outdoor seating!
Known for their Jain food and ambience, Philotes is one of the poshest cafes in Ahmedabad. You can choose to sit inside and relish your food with live sports screenings or sit outside and enjoy the breeze as you chill around with your people.
The drinks here are amazing, than a lot of other places and the presentation take all the marks.