Top 10 Cafes You Must Try In Mangalore, Karnataka

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Mangalore is a major port city and commercial center in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is known as the Gateway of Karnataka and is the only city in this state to have air, road, rail, and sea as a means of transportation. The city is known for its beautiful temples, buildings, and beaches. It also features homestays and Oyo rooms among its many accommodation options. Must-visit places include Kadri Manjunath Temple for a glimpse of its bronze statues, the 9th-century Mangaladevi Temple, St. Aloysious Chapel to see its interior paintings, Seemanthini Bai Bajai Museum, Tannirbhavi Beach for its spectacular sunset views, and Someshwara and Panambur Beaches. Mangalorean cuisine is influenced by South Indian cuisine which features unique foods from different communities of the region. Popular foods include Udupi-style dishes, ice creams, and seafood. Scroll down to find out more about the top cafes you must try in Mangalore, Karnataka.

1. The Kaffeine Hub

For unique and classic coffee, head out to this cafe in Mangalore. The Kaffeine Hub specializes in serving tasty coffee that has been handmade using high-quality fresh coffee beans imported from India. The menu features breakfast food items, vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters, vegetarian and non-vegetarian pasta, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pancakes, waffles, cupcakes, and hot and cold beverages. The interior of this café is simply decorated and has a few artworks to give its guests a calm and soothing ambience. Enjoy amazing coffee, delicious food, and great ambience and service when at this spot.

The Kaffeine Hub

Address: Essel Heights, Behind AJ Hospital Near Derebail Church, Airport Rd, Kuntikan, Mangalore, Karnataka 575006, India

Website: The Kaffeine Hub

Opening hours: 8am - 11:30pm (daily)

2. Basil Cafe

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Dig into a variety of delicious cuisines at this cozy multicuisine restaurant. The bright interior gives it a cozy feeling similar to the comfort of eating at home. Order from the menu which features Chinese starters, Malaysian specials, Indian dishes, Mexican twists, quesadillas, fajitas, noodles, rice, pasta, cold beverages, and desserts. Relish the taste and aroma of the different foods. Be prepared to be served a meal that will leave you licking your fingers no matter which option you select.

Basil Cafe

Address: 2-8-662/2 Ground floor nagamma nilaya, Bejai - Kapikad Rd, Mangalore, 575004, India

Website: Basil Cafe

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 11am - 10:30pm (closed on Wed)

3. Tide - The Coffee Shop

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Stepping into this café, one is greeted by the cozy masonry ambience which makes one feel at home instantly. This is one of the best coffee shops in Mangalore that specializes in assorted cuisine serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The setting makes it ideal for some quiet alone time, an informal meeting with friends to catch up, or a formal meeting.

Being open 24 hours means that you can satisfy your midnight cravings. You have the option of ordering from the menu or eating from the buffet. Enjoy tasty food at affordable prices when at this spot.

Tide - The Coffee Shop

Address: The Ocean Pearl, Ground Floor, KSR Road, Navabharth circle, Kodialbail, Mangalore, Karnataka 575003, India

Website: Tide - The Coffee Shop

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

4. Cafe J1

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One of the best things to do is to have a quick bite at this colourfully good café in Mangalore that exudes a warm and bright vibe. Place your order from the menu which has coffee, tea, hot and cold beverages, frappe, quick bites, French fries, sandwiches, burgers, omelettes, and desserts.

This spot offers an ideal place to hang out with friends for some fun times. Board games such as Ludo, UNO, Snakes and Ladders, and chess are also available. Relish an amazing time at this café with positive and fun vibes.

Cafe J1

Address: 3rd Floor, Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangalore, Karnataka 575004, India

Website: Cafe J1

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

5. MHZ Gaming Cafe

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Enjoy a perfect balance of entertainment and food at MHZ Gaming Café. Food items on the menu include breakfast foods, pancakes, chaats, nuggets, nachos, cheesy pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, desserts, tea, coffee, fruit juices, lassi, fruit milkshakes, mocktails, and frappes.

A huge games collection including video games is available for you to have fun playing with your friends. The interior décor gives it a fun ambience. This is one of the best cafés in Mangalore and is indeed a game and food lover’s paradise.

MHZ Gaming Cafe

Address: Opp More Super Market, Mangaladevi Temple Rd, near Railway Crossing, Pandeshwar, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

Website: MHZ Gaming Cafe

Opening hours: 9am - 10:30pm (daily)

6. Brio Cafe and Grill

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Dine at this café that has a beautiful interior decorated with bricks giving it a rustic industrial vibe. The murals on the wall and black tables and chairs add to its chic vibe. Taking pride in using the best quality coffee beans and fresh ingredients, this café serves you the best coffee and the most scrumptious foods.

This aesthetic place in Mangalore features munchies, rolls, sandwiches, burgers, fajitas, soups, salads, starters, pizzas, vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses, desserts, cold and hot beverages, and smoothies on their menu. With a variety to choose from, you will not miss anything that you fancy.

Brio Cafe' and Grill

Address: Sainik Bhavan, 1st Floor, Aloysius College Rd, Hampankatta, Next to Aloysius College, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

Website: Brio Cafe' and Grill

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

7. Drip Lounge

Have a refreshing drink at this smoothie and juice bar. The interior is decorated with plants giving it a natural vibe. Feel like you are in the midst of nature while dining at this spot. The menu features milkshakes, mocktails, smoothies, hot beverages, fresh fruit juice, fries, sandwiches, soups, wraps, egg specials, burgers, quesadillas, and roll-ups.

At Drip Lounge, in addition to the wonderful atmosphere, you can get reasonably priced and delectable food as well as drinks that are both nutritious and revitalising.

Drip Lounge

Address: Thumbay Arcadia Building, Opposite Joy alukkas Kudumbi Cross Road, Falnir Rd, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

Opening hours: Mon - Thu, Sat - Sun: 11am - 11pm; Fri: 2pm - 11pm

8. Diesel Cafe

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One of the things Mangalore is famous for is this Diesel Cafe where you can indulge yourself in Continental fare and Italian cuisine. This colorful and vibrant spot featuring a retro American diner theme is popular amongst teenagers. Relish the warm and cozy ambience as you order from the menu with a wide variety of culinary delights and aromatic beverages.

The breakfast menu is to die for. Treat yourself to delicacies such as pancakes, waffles, chicken skewers, pizza, and salads. Aside from amazing food and drinks, you get free WiFi and good music. Dining at this spot will definitely brighten up your day.

Diesel Cafe

Address: Balmatta Junction, Near Collector’s Gate, Mangalore, Karnataka 575002, India

Website: Diesel Cafe

Opening hours: 7:30am - 11:30pm (daily)

9. Lassi n Cafe

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Treat your taste buds to a delicious treat at Lassi n Café. This smoothie and juice bar is the perfect go-to spot when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth. Available drinks include lassi, faloodas, milkshakes, crushers, smoothies, L n C sundaes, cold coffee, juice, and mojitos. You have the option of ordering a quick bite if you are hungry. At this café, you can satisfy your cravings for sweets in a way that is both reviving and good for you.

Lassi n Cafe

Address: New Taste in Town, Royal Utility Towers, KS Rao Rd, Near City Centre Mall, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

Website: Lassi n Cafe

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

10. Chai Eat Cafe

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Chai Eat Café is not your usual kind of café. Not only is it a chai-themed café but also has a wonderful collection of books. Grab a book and enjoy a good read as you sip your tea when here. The peaceful ambience offers you the perfect space to read. The prices match the quality of the tea and you will not be disappointed.

Snack and food options such as English breakfast, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza are available when you want to grab something to eat. The menu also has other hot and cold beverages to choose from. For chai lovers, this small, cozy, and homey café is the perfect spot for you.

Chai Eat Cafe

Address: Mangalore Railway Station Rd, Attavar, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India

Website: Chai Eat Cafe

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

Enjoy variety at pocket-friendly prices

Top cafes you must try in Mangalore, Karnataka
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To explore the culinary delights of a city, cafes are a must-visit. Here, you will find a variety of foods and drinks at affordable prices. You are also guaranteed the food to be fresh. Treat yourself to scrumptious foods and refreshing drinks at these top cafes you must try in Mangalore, Karnataka. While you’re at it, why don’t you check out the best spots for biryani, too?

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