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Top 6 Restaurants and Cafes to Try in Mumbai

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India ranked 25th among the world’s most visited countries by international tourist arrivals, according to data released in 2016, by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Between 2000 and 2016, the country recorded a 462% growth in international visitors.

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Mumbai; the multi-cultural hub of Western India, alone attracts 6 million visitors annually and is the 30th most visited city globally, according to Euromonitor International rankings.

Among the various attractions the city offers, food is on the top of the list. You will be spoilt for choices with the diverse food culture of Mumbai! From street food to local cafes, to legendary restaurants – a trip to the ‘City of Dreams’ is incomplete without trying out its famous eateries.

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So, once you have booked your flights between Dubai and Mumbai, explore these options and take your pick.

1. Prithvi Café, Juhu

Located right next to the Prithvi Theatre, this is a dreamy café famous for hot paranthas, cutting chai, Irish coffee, Waffles, Keema Pav and pasta. It is an open air eatery with a vibrant and artistic ambience, where art and artists are celebrated every day. The best time to visit Prithvi Café is at night to enjoy the gorgeous lighting and the typical Mumbai crowd.

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2. Leopold Café, Colaba

Established way back in 1871, Leopold Café is the perfect place to relish a plethora of continental dishes. The ambience is cozy and homely and has a warm, old school charm to it. When you are here, don’t forget to try the famous Leopold cheesecake, Chicken Stroganoff, Kung Pao Chicken and a range of salads and snacks.

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3. 145 Kala Ghoda, Kala Ghoda

This is a gorgeous multi-cuisine restaurant which boasts a sprawling interior with beautiful tiled floors. If your Dubai to Mumbai flight has left you hungry, drop by in the afternoon to grab quick and delightful meals. They are known for their Feta Salad, Thai Curry, Ferrero Rocher Shake, Salted Caramel Milkshake, Khow Suey and a variety of cocktails.

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4. The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel

Flights between Dubai and Mumbai might be exhausting. Drop by this hippie restaurant to freshen up your mood with their unique range of dishes. Most items have a quirky name – Egg Kejriwal, Bheja Fry and Guava Tan Ta Tan! Make sure you also order Pulled Pork Theplas, Prawn Chettinad, Canteen Haleem, Red Snapper Ceviche, Fresh Toor Samosa Chat, Pav Bhaji Rolls and Apple Cider. The ambience has a vintage feel to it with stained glasses and an earthy touch.

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5. Leaping Windows, Andheri West

This café brings together food and books, and is spread across two floors and a basement. Leaping Windows attracts people of all age; particularly bookworms. The basement is entirely dedicated to readers and has a massive collection of reading materials, including comics. The rest of the two floors is dedicated to food, where you can enjoy scrumptious meals like pancakes, Bannoffee Pies, potato wedges and Cajun burgers.

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6. Mockingbird Café, Church Gate

Ideal for romantic dates or just casual brunch with friends, this is a calm and cute café adorned with literary quotes. While you are here, order some delicious Greek Pizza, Chicken Chorizo, Dickens Classic, Sangrias, fresh smoothies and Choco Chip Pancakes. For a peaceful meal and great conversation, don’t forget to visit Mockingbird café.

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Mumbai offers an amalgamation of flavours, from various parts of India. These were only few of the gems that represent its diversity.

You could also pack something for yourself, to enjoy in your Mumbai to Dubai flight back home.

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