1. Go vegetarian at Greenr Cafe
What’s touted as India’s first ‘plant meat’ cafe offers sustainable alternatives to meat – its lentil burger with red pepper coulis and goat’s cheese is highly recommended – and hosts everything from art events to cooking workshops. Customers can also pick up handcrafted chocolates and cold-pressed juices to go.
2. Get your arm candy customised at Al Artz
Go bespoke and have your favourite bag, shoes or T-shirt hand-painted with a design of your choice at this colourful boutique. You can also choose from a range of pop-art-inspired accessories, some of which come with a local twist – think cushion covers adorned with colourful paintings of men and women in traditional Indian garb.
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3. Purchase chic clothes with traditional flair at Lila
Minimalistic menswear and womenswear in solid colours are what this boutique is known for. It uses natural, locally sourced fabric such as hand-woven cotton, turning them into kurtas (traditional Indian tops), loose-fitting dresses and jackets. Don’t miss out on its hand-embroidered scarves with elephant prints.
4. Enjoy a novel over coffee at Ivy & Bean
Select a book from one of the shelves lining this charming cafe decorated with birdcages and fairy lights, and savour prose over three-cheese quesadillas at the alfresco area. Also popular are its Vietnamese iced coffee and roasted-chickpea burger.