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Devan's is looking for a little bit of history inside a modern coffee bar

A third-generation coffee and tea store now sports a sophisticated coffee bar

Devan's At Lodhi

Manavi Kapur 

Devan's coffee

There’s almost nothing as decadent as the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafting out of a café. In a fairly unlikely location, amid government quarters and an unglamorous little market in New Delhi, this decadence has been a hallmark at Devan’s, a store that has been selling ground coffee since 1962. Surrounded by small tailoring shops and grocery stores, Devan’s stands like a white oasis in messy New Khanna Market. Previously called South Indian Coffee & Tea and now renamed Devan’s at Lodhi, the unassuming shop has recently branched out from selling coffee powder (and coffee beans and teas) to serving a variety of different flavours at its “coffee bar”.



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First Published: Fri, March 30 2018. 22:15 IST