TATA Starbucks, a joint venture company owned by Starbucks Corporation and Tata Global Beverages, on Wednesday opened its first flagship store in Delhi.

The store is located in Connaught Place and is opened to customers from Thursday. Keeping in mind the heritage and history of the city, Starbucks has included dishes like Murg Makhni Pie and Mutton Seekh in Roomali Roti in its menu to suit the taste of Delhiites.  

"We are delighted to open our doors to customers here, in the capital city of New Delhi; extending the Starbucks Experience to more customers in India," said John Culver, president, Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific.

"We are incredibly humbled by the warm way in which the Indian consumer has embraced Starbucks entry into the market. This first flagship store in New Delhi promises to offer a distinct third place with a beautiful store designed specifically for New Delhi with great respect to the rich Indian heritage and culture," Culver added.

Avani Saglani Davda, CEO of TATA Starbucks, commenting on the launch of the store in national capital said, "We look forward to inviting customers to our first flagship store in New Delhi to enjoy the unique store design and elevated customer experience. We will continue to work thoughtfully to open stores in locations where our customers want and expect us to be. We continue to serve the finest espresso, sourced and roasted in India for India and are confident that our specially designed food offering will appeal to our customers here."

Check out the photos of the first Starbucks store launched in New Delhi:

Coffee mugs featuring the India Gate war memorial are seen on display during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi, February 6, 2013.
Coffee mugs featuring the India Gate war memorial are seen on display during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi, February 6, 2013.
A visitor walks inside a newly launched Starbucks store in New Delhi February 6, 2013.
A visitor walks inside a newly launched Starbucks store in New Delhi February 6, 2013.
Visitor looks at products on display during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Visitor looks at products on display during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Baristas wait behind a coffee stand during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Baristas wait behind a coffee stand during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Starbucks coffee mugs are seen on display during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Starbucks coffee mugs are seen on display during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Baristas wait behind a coffee stand during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
Baristas wait behind a coffee stand during the launch of the first Starbucks store in New Delhi
John Culver (R), President of Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific, speaks with the media as Avani Saglani Davda, CEO of Tata Starbucks Limited, looks on during the launch of the first Starbucks
John Culver (R), President of Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific, speaks with the media as Avani Saglani Davda, CEO of Tata Starbucks Limited, looks on during the launch of the first Starbucks