Cool off this summer with the best iced teas and cold coffees around Delhi

first_imgSakley’s The Mountain CafeIf you can’t escape to the hills, then head to Sakley’s The Mountain Cafe in GK 1, M Block market. We pick its Kimberly Cold Coffee and Ice Cream (Rs 245) and Sakley’s signature Old Style Cold Coffee (Rs 320) from its wide range of smoothies and cold concoctions, for our caffeine fix. Both hit all the right sports, as they aren’t as sweet as expected, and can kick-start your day pleasantly. We finish with the Rainy Hill Chocolate Truffle Pastry (Rs 250), a melt-in-your-mouth dream-like chocolate cake, a chocolate heaven, ideal for that time of the month. The Hamilton Brownie with ice cream (Rs 235) looks like Christmas on a plate, and tastes even better, with the ice cream balancing out the chocolate bits of the brownie.       – Karishma KuenzangBlue TokaiBlue Tokai also offers a good variety of munchies.The coffee at Blue Tokai.There is the lingering smell of coffee in the easy-to-miss Blue Tokai Roasters in Saidulajab. ‘Tokai’, in ancient Malabari, means the plume of the peacock. The French Press and Arabica beans at Blue Tokai are imported from the Malabar region in south India and roasted at the cafe on select days. The best glass of cold coffee they have is named Nitro Coffee (Rs 160). The coffee is steeped overnight and is infused with nitrogen for a creamy mouth feel. It tastes a bit sour but is chilled and can even be had without sugar. You also have milk options — almond, soy and lactose free. With the cold coffee, choose to have the light yet hearty meal of scrambled eggs with garlic, celery and parmesan on toast with thyme roasted potatoes (Rs 235). Choose a side of chicken sausage, pork bacon/sausage/ham or smoked salmon for an additional price. There are also the usual suspects like Iced Mocha, Iced Americano, Iced Latte and Coffee Tonic if you aren’t big on risks. You can also purchase a wide variety of coffee here.advertisement- Adila MatraThe Chocolate RoomThe coffee at The Chocolate Room.The Choco Crunch Mocha (Rs 189) at The Chocolate Room in Shivalik is a brain, heart and mind cooler. Though there are other drinks to quench your summer thirst, this one stands out with crushed biscotti and chocolate crunchies. The coffee is smooth — not too sweet and not too bitter. One mug will fill your tummy and leave you refreshed. Pair it with a plate of Nachos Grande (Rs 209). The large platter of tortilla chips covered with hearty beans, warm nacho cheese sauce, diced tomatoes, jalapenos and olives is the best accompaniment.-Adila MatraSmoke House Deli Offering a range of ice teas and an immensely agreeable cold coffee, along with scrumptious snacks to munch on, Smoke House Deli, is the best bet to cool down with a dose of your favourite caffeine in the summer. We start with its cold coffee, which is strong, yet a tad too sweet for us. Next, we order the Cardamom and Cinnamon Ice Tea (Rs 195) and the Peach and Rosemary Ice Tea (Rs 195) from its Signature Herb and fruit infused Iced Tea section. While the former is heavy on the cinnamon and sweet with a bitter aftertaste, the refreshing peach option has an almost overpowering taste of the fruit. We decide to munch on the cheese platter and sausages. The SHD Sausage Platter comes with five types of sausages — three chicken variants and two pork ones, served with home-made mustard mayonnaise. While the chicken variants disappoint, the pork ones make up for the rest of the platter.- Karishma Kuenzang Chaayos They say that you should never let your tea grow cold. But Chaayos, a cafe chain built around the popularity of the beverage, offers several case in contrast. Among its selections of desi chai, cutting chai and even aam papad chai, there are also spots reserved for iced tea (kala khatta and lemon, for example) and thandi chai. The latter is an interesting concept. Unlike iced tea, thandi chai is literally tea gone cold (it’s described as masala chai frappe in their menu). There’s saunf, elaichi, masala and cinnamon flavours to choose from — for Rs 79 each — but the best flavour is the cinnamon one. The cinnamon is just the right amount and the entire drink is light enough to leave space for the thepla tacos with paneer that goes well with it.-Srijani Gangulylast_img

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