Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station located in the north of West Bengal surrounded by lush green tea plantations and the mighty Kanchejunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Looking for a laidback and cozy cafes in Darjeeling to chill with your friends while you relish some comfort food? Don’t worry, we have picked the best ones for you!
Keventers is without a doubt one of the most legendary outlets located right in the middle of the town. Start your day with a hearty breakfast here. It’s said that some tourists travel all the way to Darjeeling only to have a meal here. This is also one of the oldest cafes, which was founded in 1911 by Edward Keventers. The location is supreme with a view of the gorgeous mountains while you relish the amazing platter of bacon, eggs and sausages. Plop one of the chairs at the open terrace and sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate while enjoying the view of the bustling town.
Glenary’s Bakery and Cafe
One of the most prominent landmarks of Darjeeling, Glenary’s Bakery and Cafe is a British style cafe that serves delicious breakfast and is also well known for it. This cafe is owned by the Edward family and is one of the most popular outlet in the town. This stunning white building has a restaurant, a bar, and a cafe. Enjoy your morning breakfast with refreshing Darjeeling tea in this rustic cafe, which also offers visitors a little peek of the beautiful mountains and valley. Pies, pastries, brownies and salads here are a must-try!
Hot Stimulating Cafe
This cozy cafe located on Hooker Road serves only tea and momos. This place is heaven is you are an ardent momo lover. And for the ones who like cooking, they also provide momo-making classes for a nominal fee. Get ready to try the masala tea, coffee, and dumplings which will surely satiate your taste buds. If you’re a Bob Marley fan (Who isn’t!?), you can hang out with him here as he is, quite literally, hanging out on the walls. Do try their masala chai as well.
Head to this restaurant if you would like to try the local delicacies. With wooden walls covered with Tibetan scrolls, this cafe is small yet one of the best in Darjeeling. Their steamed momos and soups are quite legendary and so are its other Tibetan delicacies. It is said that Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor loved their food when he was here for a movie shoot. Aren’t these reasons enough for you to visit? 😉
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Want to have some thick delicious coffee over live music and karaoke? Gatty’s is your ultimate destination then! They have a soothing ambience with dim lights, cushioned sofas and low couches. This is one of the extremely few places in this hill station that stays open past 9 PM. Expect travellers, foreigners and night crawlers camping out here every night. They serve great sandwiches, pastas, lasagnaas well as Arabic and Israeli cuisine.
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