Top 12 Cafes You Must Try In Guwahati, Assam

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Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh 
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It is quite easy to spot the uniqueness of northeast India. The states on the north-eastern side of the country are celebrated for their cleanliness, education, pleasant weather, and natural exhibits. Assam, being the second-largest state is situated in the middle of this zone. And its capital Guwahati is notably recognized for some great Hindu temples, River Brahmaputra, pop culture, and cafés. It also offers tourists with amazing homestays and Airbnb vacation rentals. In a city where cultural progress ups its game every time, you cannot miss the western culture that the city has imbibed. Debate, discussions, music and more happen only at the cafe’s and various popular eateries. The ambiance and food selection are dissimilar to what you notice in all other parts of India. Here is a list of the cafés you must try in Guwahati, Assam.

1. 37 Street Affair Restrocafé

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37 Street Affair Restrocafé offers a variety of coffee, tea, desserts, and burgers. Some of these dishes and beverages include espresso, lemon tea, cappuccino, oreo shake, vanilla shake, paneer finger, chicken wings, chicken burger, and fish burger. Visitors won’t be disappointed as the food is guaranteed to have a delicious impact on their palates.

This is complemented by the cafe’s live karaoke and magnificent ambiance that gives visitors a great dining experience or simply makes for a great place to hang out.

37 Street Affair Restrocafé

Address: 92 Panjabari Road Tiniali, Bagharbari, Guwahati, Assam 781037, India

Website: 37 Street Affair Restrocafé

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 9:30pm

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2. Cafe Riverrun

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Facing the Brahmaputra River, Cafe Riverrun is a cozy, open cafe that serves healthy and delicious juices in Guwahati. Its menu is composed of a plethora of coffee, tea, shakes, sandwiches, snacks, main courses, and desserts. Some of these dishes are paneer bhurji maska bun, alfredo pasta, baked pasta, fudge brownie, chocolate pancakes, vegetable noodles, and Mumbai street-style sandwiches. Described as tiny and cozy, this cafe guarantees visitors a great place to hang out, relax, and gave a great meal.

Cafe Riverrun

Address: 47 Moheshwar Cottage, MG Road, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati, Assam 781001, India

Website: Cafe Riverrun

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

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3. Uptown Escape Cafe & Cocktail Bar

Let’s start the list with a place that is relatively recent, yet it is ranked amongst the top cafes in the city today. Uptown Escape; a venue which is a café by the day and gets transformed into a cocktail-bar at nights. Although the décor and ambiance doesn’t change, the kind of food served might. However, the taste of the dishes served do not fall short of any appreciation. Uptown Escape scores a perfect ten when it comes to food and service. Furthermore, the light music in the back also enhances the overall mood. Coming to the menu, they cook Italian, Mexican, American, Indian, and Asian cuisine. The pricing is, however, a bit higher, but that’s how the upscale cafés are.

Uptown Escape Cafe & Cocktail Bar

Address: Anil Plaza, 1, GS Rd, ABC, Near IDBI Bank, Tarun Nagar, Guwahati, Assam 781006

Website: Uptown Escape Cafe & Cocktail Bar

Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)

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4. Kalita Cafe

Now have a look at Kalita Café, the first of its kind café in Northeast India. Based underneath a multi-cuisine restaurant which is also its parent enterprise - Kalita Spectrum, this café is designed in pure Korean theme. You will surely like this place if you happen to be a fan of the K-pop genre. The authentic cuisine selection, popular Korean band artworks on the walls, also their music, literally make you feel like being somewhere in Korea. Besides that standard hall, there is also a private dining hall, as well as a karaoke room. By the way, the regular Indian dishes are also served here.

Kalita Cafe

Address: Bus Stop, GS Rd, Rukmini Gaon, Guwahati, Assam 781022

Website: Kalita Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 12am

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5. 11th Avenue Cafe Bistro

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11th Avenue Café Bistro is conveniently located in the heart of Guwahati at a very short distance from the railway station. They serve a diverse menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, both Indian and international cuisines. You would get coffee, shakes, pizza, burgers, mocktails, desserts, and more. Patio space is available at this café, which directly overlooks Digiphukri Lake. And there is even a smoking lounge on its top floor, so people can have their peaceful puff time. For those who love to read, this café even provides some nice books to read for free.

11th Avenue Cafe Bistro

Address: 53, Tayabulla Rd, Digholi Pukhuri East, Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati, Assam 781001

Website: 11th Avenue Cafe Bistro

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

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6. BrewBakes

BrewBakes is located in Six Mile district on GS Road, which comes at a short stroll from Kalita Café. It is a beloved café and the venue has a cozy atmosphere, which makes it a really wonderful place to visit with friends; thankfully, there is no time limitation. They serve Indian, Italian, Chinese, Thai, and British cuisine. The pricing is not very pocket-friendly, but the portion size is definitely decent. BewBakes also has a dedicated smoking area.


Address: Bora Complex, Digen, GS Rd, Six Mile, Guwahati, Assam 781022

Website: BrewBakes

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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7. Mocha

This café is located in the chief commercial part of Guwahati, which means that you can always get here if you’re going shopping. Mocha is a spacious venue that has remarkable interiors. Although the place is widely known for its hot and cold beverage selection, you would get a full range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The menu will show you so many Indian, international, and local food options. Be advised that Mocha may feel a little overpriced against their portion size, but they don’t let you down with their perfect ambiance.


Address: 2 Shop No, Ground Anil Plaza, 1, GS Rd, Guwahati, Assam 781005

Website: Mocha

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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8. The Steaming Mug

The Steaming Mug is situated one block away from 11th Avenue Café. It is considered one of the finest dining venues in Guwahati, also it is one of the oldest cafés in the city. It is also a premium place to plan your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The taste and aura are phenomenal. A lot of beverages, starters, and main course options are available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian categories. Like many other cafés on this street, The Steaming Mug also has a separate smoker’s lounge making it easy for the non-smokers.

The Steaming Mug

Address: Tilottoma Enclave, 1A, Gopinath Bordoloi Rd, Opp. Rabindra Bhawan, Pukhuri East, Ambari, Guwahati, Assam 781001

Website: The Steaming Mug

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10:30pm (daily)

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9. Nanz Cafe

For a change, let’s talk about a café that shouldn’t cost too high. Being located in midtown Guwahati, Nanz is a small café and cake shop. Their food menu shows a wide selection in starters, small platters, beverages, snacks, along with shawarma. The confectionary section comprises assorted flavors in pastries, cakes, desserts, and more. Except for a couple of items, most of these offerings are affordable; the combo meal segment is also pretty cheap.

Nanz Cafe

Address: Near Archies Gallery, House Number 241, Opposite, Zoo Rd, Tiniali, Tarun Nagar, Guwahati, Assam 781024, India Zoo Road Gauhati AS IN, Zoo Rd, Guwahati, Assam

Website: Nanz Cafe

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10. The Corner Cafe

The Corner Cafe is quite an affordable place and hence is thronged by youngsters. The café is situated only steps away from The Steaming Mug, and it is a better choice for people on a budget. It features a full international menu at unbeatable rates, which primarily focuses on pizza, rolls, sandwiches, and continental supper.

The Corner Cafe

Address: 10, Lamb Rd Ambari, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati, Assam 781001

Website: The Corner Cafe

Opening hours: 10am - 10:30pm (daily)

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11. The Bean Journal

We are almost sure that the Guwahati city center region will confuse you with their multiple options. In fact, this is the fourth time that we had to add a venue from this area, The Bean Journal. This is yet another cost-effective café; however, it does feature some high-end attributes. Notably, three different cuisine selection is available here, namely Indian, oriental, and the Mediterranean. While soft music playback is a standard feature, they would also arrange live performances and karaoke on some evenings.

The Bean Journal

Address: 50, Lamb Rd, Latasil, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati, Assam 781001

Website: The Bean Journal

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10:30pm

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12. Cafe Gram

At last, we have a very special breakfast venue recommendation in Guwahati. Where they love stirring up egg recipes, which even shows up on their iconic English breakfast menu. Besides, they serve Mexican, American, Chinese, and Indian contemporary delicacies. For the drinks section, you would find both hot and cold beverages. It’s a limited-sized venue, but still, Cafégram has managed to arrange a designated room for gaming. The pricing is affordable and the vibe is amazing at Cafégram.

Cafe Gram

Address: Rajgarh Rd, Sarania Hills, Guwahati, Assam 781003

Opening hours: 9:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

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Feel the difference

Chocolate doughnut and coffee at Honey's
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Café culture is becoming a national trend in India, and we’re sure that you must have visited a lot of good venues. But we’re certain about the fact that you will see a difference here. The northeast is already reputed for its cleanliness and rock culture, which is very noticeable with every place on our index of top cafés you must try in Guwahati, Assam.

Be sure to check out some spots for biryani for more food scenes as well.

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