Rishikesh is typically an underestimated city among travelers. Being a holy city, Rishikesh has lots to discover especially for religious travelers. If you choose this city as your next vacation destination, you will be able to explore places like the spiritually healing Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Sivananda Ashram, fascinating Triveni Ghat, and many more. The more adventurous can try river rafting. Other than great attractions, the city also boasts an outstanding landscape and an amazing food scene. If you are done with exploring and you need a break to fill your tummy, check out some of the best cafes that you must try in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
1. s Beatles Cafe
How about enjoying your meal in a 60s-themed cafe decorated with Beatles photos. The cafe will not only take you back to the 60s but also serve you delicious food that is almost impossible to find in other cafes in the area. The cafe is located on Paidal Marg, five minutes’ walk from Laxman Jhula, and is known to be among the best cafes in Rishikesh. Some of the treats you have to try out while you are here include mushroom sizzler and eggplant lasagna with cashew cheese. Of course, don’t miss masala chai and coffee and tea concoctions here.
60's Beatles Cafe
Address: Paidal Marg, Tapovan Sarai, Near Hanuman Mandir, Badrinath Road, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India
Website: 60’s Beatles Cafe
Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 12pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)
2. Free Spirit Cafe
Just as its name suggests, Free Spirit Café is the place you want to be if you want your spirit elevated by delicious meals. For more than 10 years, the café has been the locals’ favourite joint thanks to its live music, stunning views, and delicious meals. Located in Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Rd., less than five minutes walk from the river, Free Spirit Cafe has never lost its reputation as a quintessential neighbourhood cafe offering its guests with perennially friendly service. Locals usually crowd the bar especially on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for the live music and the delicious vegan-friendly food while enjoying the views of the Ganges.
Free Spirit cafe
Address: Haridwar Rishikesh Badrinath Rd, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
Website: Free Spirit cafe
Opening hours: 9am - 11:30pm (daily)
3. Ramana’s Garden Organic Cafe
Opened in 2006, Ramana Garden Organic Café is strategically located at Ramana’s Garden Children’s home in Rishikesh. The café’s main purpose is not to make profits for personal use - instead, the money gained from the cafe plays a big role in funding the children’s home. Apart from enjoying the delicious organic food prepared using fresh ingredients from their private farm, you will also love the incredible views of the Holy Ganges. Be sure to try their masala chai. It is important to note that the Ramana Garden Organic Café is a seasonal café opening only from mid-October to March
Ramana’s Garden Organic Cafe
Address: Laxman Jhula Rd, Tapovan, Jonk, Uttarakhand 249137, India
Website: Ramana’s Garden Organic Cafe
Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Fri: 11am - 4pm; Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon)
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4. Café Karma
Enjoying a delicious meal is something that can be done in almost all restaurant. But, if you are in Rishikesh and you are looking for a friendly place where you can enjoy the views as you eat your meal in peace, served by friendly staff, Café Karma is where you should be. The café is famous for serving delicious treats prepared using the freshest ingredients from the market. Some of the treats you should try out while at the cafe include classic Indian veg dishes, lassi, and chai. This is a family-friendly café so you can bring your kids to enjoy the menu.
Address: Main Badrinath Highway, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
Website: Café Karma
Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)
5. Chatsang Café
After exploring all the gems that Rishikesh has to offer, it is now time to take a breath. What a better way to do that than at Chatsang Café. Its positioning at Rishiikesh’s town centre means that you don’t have to travel a long distance to find the perfect meal. The café is preferred by many locals thanks to its persistence to provide its customers with the best food on the market. Decorated with low-lying light bulbs and murals on the walls, Chatsang Café serves both local and international treats cooked in a modern, open-plan kitchen. Some of the treats you should try out include khichdi (spiced rice and lentils) and the masala oats.
Address: Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302, India
Website: Chatsang Café
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
6. Cafe de Goa
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Located at Sacha Dham Rd, Cafe de Goa is a rustic bistro offering a cosy space where you can enjoy your meals and relax. The café’s environment is perfect for solo customers or a group of guests who want a quiet place to enjoy affordable treats such as juices, smoothies, shakes, and coffee. In addition to the well-selected list of treats, the cafe also offers a rich collection of magazines and novels to keep you occupied. You have to try out the cakes, cookies, and bread that are baked at the in-house bakery. You will love the friendly staff who are ready to recommend the best dishes.
Cafe de Goa
Address: Sacha Dham Rd, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
Opening hours: 8:30am - 11pm (daily)
7. Ganga View Cafe
Finding a quiet place where you can enjoy your meal in peace after exploring the town is never an easy task. Unlike most cafes, Ganga View Café is located within the town but in a secluded location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The café will offer you delicious treats such as mozzarella sticks and banana cakes which are must-have whenever you are here.
Ganga View Cafe
Address: Laxman Jhoola, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302, India
Website: Ganga View Cafe
Opening hours: 8:30am - 9:30pm (daily)
8. Pure Soul - Cafe & Organic Kitchen
Pure Soul - Cafe & Organic Kitchen is a café located opposite Balaknath Temple and it is famous for serving its customers with tasty local treats prepared using only the freshest ingredients on the market. The first thing you will love about this café is its ambience and the friendly staff who are always ready to recommend the best food. Whenever you are here, you have to try out the smoothies, Himalayan rice, and platter combinations. The restaurant also has a reserved parking space for its guests.
Pure Soul - Cafe & Organic Kitchen
Address: opp. Balaknath Temple, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
Website: Pure Soul - Cafe & Organic Kitchen
Opening hours: 7:30am - 10:30pm (daily)
9. Ira's Kitchen and Tearoom
If you are looking for a cosy place where you can enjoy delicious homemade dishes prepared by a professional chef, then you have to pay Ira’s Kitchen and Tea Room a visit. Ira’s Kitchen and Tea Room is also known for its outstanding services and friendly staff. You have to try out the chickpea rice which is normally served with potato curry–it is just delicious. Do make sure to try their masala tea. After ordering, please be patient and wait for your meal to come, this place is constantly busy and for good reason.
Ira's Kitchen and Tearoom
Address: Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India
Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 7:30am - 6:30pm (closed on Wed)
10. The Delight Cafe
One last spot that has to be added in this list is The Delight Café. If you are looking for a place where you will enjoy total privacy while enjoying your meal, this is the place to go. From the moment you step into its doors, you will be impressed. The café features and outstanding interior with an organized seating arrangement. Once you have your seat, friendly staff will approach you with a smile and hand you the menu. The menu features countless delicious dishes and if you are confused on what to have, you can always try their roasted chicken with fried rice served with potato sauce. In addition to having vegetarian and vegan-friendly, Italian, Mexican, Israeli, and Indian options, The Delight Café also offers timely home deliveries.
The Delight Cafe
Address: Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302, India
Website: The Delight Cafe
Opening hours: 9am - 10:30pm (daily)
Enjoy the delicious treats that Rishikesh has to offer
Welcome to the holy city of Rishikesh. Exploring this vast city can take some time and lots of energy. Whenever you want to re-energize, just visit one of the cafes above and get to sample Rishikesh’s culinary scene, too.
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