A Day at Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas Village is one place where Sanjeev and I love to hang out. Hauz Khas Village is more of a delightful experience that you accumulate hopping from one little shop to the other. It’s like a little fantasy land where you want to go lost for hours. The beautifully themed cafes, the little trinket shops, and the talented designer stores – everything fits beautifully. You can only hope that the little the place never loses its old world charm. I picked up two dresses and a few jewelry pieces from Ogaan and random boutiques out there. Delhi is getting insanely hot and all you can think of wearing are airy skirts and dresses. Phew! Β today I wore THIS dress, THESE sandals, THIS bag, andΒ THIS ring. πŸ˜›

After a little shopping trip, Sanjeev and I hit the first cafe in the vicinity for a quick bite. It’s called the Ziro Cafe. Actually I didn’t know what to expect. First the shaky flight of stairs made me a bit uncomfortable (it’s a three storyed cafe). And as opposed to the kind of places I have been to so far, this was totally different. The sweet welcome from the staff there put me at ease. I loved the whole vintagey vibe of the cafe. It was the kind of places where you would want to order pints of beer, and read for hours. They have books lying there too. Best, they play Bob Dylan all the time. We ordered the basic stuff such as cheese maggi , teas, and bread omelette. It was cooked to perfection. Loved.

On the flight downstairs they have a cute little shop where they sell a lot of recycle stuff such a wallets made out of fruit juice cartons, books made out of elephant poo poo πŸ˜› and some random jewelry.

Btw those who have been Master Chef Australia’s fan, they have started up with Master Chef Junior episodes. I watched the first episode today, and it was brilliant. Geee!! I am so happy to see Gary and John back in action.

Enjoy the pics! πŸ™‚

vintage round sunglasses

ziro cafe hauz khas village




bread omelette

cheese maggi

hauz khas cafes



ziro cafe hauz khas

ziro cafe delhi

vintage phone

pebbles decoration


snakes ladders

elephant poop books

AND: πŸ˜›

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36 Responses to A Day at Hauz Khas Village

  1. Bee says:

    wow. I love to go to such vintage-y places πŸ™‚
    when I’m in delhi next I’m surely going here:) just loved the vibe πŸ™‚

  2. Rashmita says:

    When we go to Delhi next time we will book the most stylish and lovely guides…Ratidi and Sanjeevji πŸ˜€
    btw why is Sanjeevji so grumpy?

  3. Janhavi says:

    Those really are the coolest cheque holders ever !!! all that food looks super yummy ! and ive read so much abt the elephant pooo stationary – some company called haathi chaap or something – well now I know where they retail (never found in mumbai πŸ™

    that snakes and ladders set makes me want to play NOW !!!!

    • Rati says:

      I am also seeing these for the second time. last time I spotted them at some spa. Worst i tried to smell it at the shop. It smells of nothing. THANK GOD! loll!!

      You know me and my friends were obsessed with snakes and ladders at one point of time. We’d finish up our dinner super fast so that we would play S$L till late night. Miss my hostel days sometimes. Sigh!

      • Janhavi says:

        hahahahahaha thank god they don’t smelll !!! I love their cute elephant logo πŸ˜€

        awwwww I know that feeling – for me its my mom and I who play snakes and ladders – when we lived in pune there was this restaurant called snakes and ladders and when u go there, you can play snakes and ladders while u wait for ur khaana – and doing that was like our thing you know. now if either of us are really bored at home, our comes the snakes and ladder set πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        you should host a snakes and ladder party πŸ˜›

        • Rati says:

          awww!! that’s cute. Sanjeev and I got addicted to ludo once. πŸ˜› i know a snakes and ladder party would be sooo cuteeeee…. πŸ˜€ I am getting so excited already. πŸ˜›

          and I loovvedd your mawa cake post. So cute. I have never had mawa cake 😐 so there you go another hopeless kid show has no clue about the infamous mawa cake. πŸ˜› I want the pink one. and you totaly color co-ordinated it with neon green cases. hihihi I am totally loving this new bloggie of yours. I don’t enjoy cooking but I am obsessed with cookery shows. And I like to EAT. πŸ˜› So next time I am in bombay, you are hosting a cute colorful party for me. πŸ˜›

          I liked your sous chef and her friend. πŸ˜€

          • Janhavi says:

            yes yes you have to have a party, would be so much fun ! my mom loves ludo – she toh turns into ludo ki phoolan devi if u play with her :O
            thankooo for loving the bloggie – I love cooking and eating and it shows – mawa cakes are surprisingly quite yummy but very heavy, you should try them sometime, – when you come to bombay I will happily host a cute colorful party for u πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

            oooh and thats my doggie btw – Sugar – she be the lou of my life

  4. Parita says:

    OMG thats such a cool place! that holder is awesome and even stuff made from elephant poo poo πŸ˜€ loved those earrings too..must visit place when i come down to delhi side!

  5. Divaaa says:


    U write brialliant stuff….very original,the best part the thoughts are very deep…i njoy reading ur blogs…

  6. Aarthi says:

    Gives such a nice feel.. like the store where you are over d ph.. y is Sanjeev so serious.. πŸ˜‰

  7. Dita says:

    Wow, every day I read your blog with a big smile Rati! You go girl..

  8. Aru says:

    this is succcch a coool place. Thanks for bringing it to us. been a while since i visited Delhi. i love stuff like this. did you shop at all? πŸ™‚ (love the green bag..)..my husband is like sanjeev. this great husband of mine will cover is face πŸ™‚ have to really senti maaro into getting him to pose for a snap (my friends are better at getting him to do it versus me..:))

    • Rati says:

      yeah I picked up random neckpieces from this place and two dresses from other shops. πŸ˜› I have no clue why he likes his grumpy pics more than the regular ones. I actually gave up after a point of time. hihihh I will ask him to get a beer next time. i am sure he’d be grinning through out. πŸ˜€

      • Aru says:

        hahhahahahhaha..maybe becos the grumpy ones have character versus the smiley ones which can be kinda fake sometimes..the beer idea is good..and going off track for a bit if he likes the new KF ultra even better ..good choice I wud say πŸ˜‰

  9. Devie says:

    OMG Rati…this place is awesome… only as a Masala Maggie “purist” I’m a little iffy about the cheese and tomatoes in it πŸ˜›
    Keep these posts coming…they make me wanna hop on a plane and be in Delhi, like right now! πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      actually i was too devie but it tasted yummmiiihh and they added their own some ziro masala in it and all of it together pulled out so well.

      I would try devie. You must come to delhi super soon. :))

  10. pavani reddy says:

    this looks like an awesome place rati…that bag is soooo prettyyyy n so are u…

  11. calicoaster says:

    Lovely pics Rati…would love to go to these places sometime!! πŸ™‚

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