Travel Cafes are like Home Away from Home for the nomads who are traveling throughout the year, or every second weekends. It is more like a place that suits the traveler’s personality and speaks a lot about their passion for wanderlust. Here, the interior and food all speaks TRAVEL, ADVENTURE and EXPLORE. And off late, India has been brimming with such unique travel concept cafes. Rather than sticking to comfortable culinary trends like Mughlai, Indo-Chinese-Punjabi joints and another mediocre Italian eatery, the theme based restaurants and cafes have been quite hit amongst the travelers.
Including but not limited to a stunningly designed Bicycle Cafe, travelers have option to indulge in social services like one from Seva Cafe that has experimented ‘peer to peer’ generosity, and where travelers act as volunteers to prepare meal for customers too. We have assorted the some of the best concept Travel Cafes from across the nation.
Here’s the list of top favorite travel cafes in India!!
Kunzum Travel Cafe, New Delhi
Kunzum is a sacred corner for Delhites, especially the travel souls. You will be glad to know that it is the only travel cafe in Delhi that serves free muchies and coffee. Sounds insane? Right? Located at Hauz Khas, the Kunzum is one of the best Travel Cafes and a perfect example for a spirit of travels, adventures, cultures and people.
- Location: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Hook and Irons Cafe, Udaipur
Hook and Irons Cafe is all about sophistication and luxury with Live Music Playing in the background, it is sure to make the time spent at the cafe memorable. Designed keeping in mind the young travelers, it is one of the travel cafes that serves delicious nachos, chilly chicken, sandwiches paired with cocktails and mocktails.
- Location: Hotel Paras Mahal, Sector 11, Hiran Magri, Udaipur
Bon Appetit, Leh
Located at South of Changspa Road, Bon Appetit is one of the best travel cafes for the travelers to rest their lazy bums in Leh. It is an answer to the fantasies of a weary traveler in this Himalayan Desert. With minimalist Ladakhi architecture and a well-chosen menu, Bon Appetit is a haven made in heaven for the wonderstruck travelers.
- Location: Chang Spa Road, Opposite Moravian Mission School, Leh
The Backpackers Cafe at Elante, Chandigarh
The capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is a gateway to some of the best vacation destinations. And the Backpackers Cafe At Elante Mall is the right spot for the wanderers to set the their mood right for the long journey ahead.
- Location: 48 A, Courtyard, Elante Mall, Chandigarh
The Lazy Dog, Old Manali
Assembled away from the chaotic tourist spots of Manali, the Lazy Dog cafe is located on the road uphill in Old Manali. Plastered with massive graffiti, it will catch your eye instantly. The Lazy Dog is the most visually appealing cafe around in Manali. The travelers can catch some good food and drum circles and travelling artists performing almost every day.
- Location: Manu Temple Road , Old Manali
Evergreen Cafe, Kasol
The Evergreen Cafe is a secret paradise located on the narrow road that cuts through the high hip town of Kasol. It is a cozy abode renovated for the travelers who step in with some awesome travel stories to tell. Don’t forget to taste the Jerusalem platter.
- Location: Main road to Manikaran, Kasol
Nick’s Italian Kitchen, Mcleodganj
Unpretentious, well-run Nick’s Italian Kitchen serves tasty vegetarian pizzas, ravioli, lasagne, gnocchi and quiches for years. Follow up a ground coffee with one of their favorite desserts – apple pie or a heavenly slice of lemon cheesecake. One can eat inside or out on the large terrace at the silent corner in a quiet rooftop.
- Location: Bhagsunag Rd, McLeod Ganj
A gateway to the Northeast, Darjeeling is a home to nomads from different parts of the country. Gatty’s Darjeeling is backpacker friendly cafe that not only serves best food but also deliver Live Music on weekends. Despite the fact that Darjeeling shuts down after 8pm, the Gatty’s serve its visitors till late night crowded with lively and cheerful travelers and locals.
- Location: Hotel Norling Complex 142 1 Dr Zakhir Hussian Road, Darjeeling
Seva Cafe, Ahmedabad
Seva Cafe at Ahmedabad is one of the best concept cafes evolved in the country with its unique experiment based on ‘peer to peer’ generosity, where every visitor pays for the meal of the next visitor. Also, travelers can volunteer as Sevaks at Seva Cafe and help in preparing meals for other visitors.
- Location: Shopper’s Plaza, 4th Floor, C.G. Road, Ahmedabad
Ciclo Cafe, Chennai
Chennai is home to the India’s best theme restaurant and first ever Cycling Cafe. The Ciclo Cafe is best known for promoting cycling as a lifestyle across the nation. One of the most creatively decorated cafes, Ciclo is the first of its kind cycle shop cum cafe in Chennai. This cafe place reflects passion for cycles and food thoroughly!
- Location: Old no. 33, New No. 47, Gandhi Mandapam Rd, Chitra Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai
Floating Restaurant, Trivandrum
When in Trivandrum, make sure to hop into the Floating Restaurants to enjoy a delicious lunch, with a river on one side and a beach on the other. Of course, there’s nothing much you can do when on the floating restaurant but then every desire looks pale in front of such a beautiful view and nature’s calmness.
- Location: Poovar, Thekkuthai Veedu, Pozhiyoor
This ecostay cum art cafe is quite an ecologically sustainable setup offering organic produce from their own farms. Saraya Ecostay is more than an eating joint, it is more of a cultural space with vibrant art gallery located amidst trees and paddy fields.
- Location: House #64, Chogm Road, Sangolda, Bardez, Goa