A quaint hill station in the South, Kodaikanal serves as the perfect destination for those looking for weekend trips near Bangalore or Chennai. It offers spectacular views of the misty-laden hills, lush green vegetation, warm hospitality, and of course, the perfect weather for you to get cozy in the lap of nature. And guess what, the food you get here is equally enticing. Well, a holiday without great food doesn’t feel much like a holiday at all. So, to make your holiday a perfect one, we have hand-picked some of the best eateries in Kodai for you. Let’s take a look!
If you are a Tibetan food lover, then Royal Tibet is the right place for you in Kodai. Imagine being in a cozy environment and slurping hot Tibetan soup and binging on steamy momos during the winters. Their egg noodles served with some lip smacking chili chicken is a must try, so are their roast chicken, momos, and thukpa. Their portion are big at budget friendly prices. Everything is freshly made with the perfect blend of spices and you are sure to experience a bit of Tibet in every bite.
This is a tiny coffee shop located right next to Royal Tibet that serves these along with hot beverages and freshly baked items. Craving for some carrot cake? This place serves the best one in town. Looking to start your day with some freshly brewed coffee? This place provides the perfect setting. The rustic wooden interiors and the modern décor are very inviting. You can sip on delicious cups of coffee that are grown by a Coorgi at a farm nearby. Other than the coffee and cakes, it also serves amazing waffles and sandwiches.
Another amazing cafe in Kodai serving some incredible pizzas! This is a great place to hangout with your friends and binge on some great food once you are done exploring the town. With excellent service, this eatery on P.T Road cannot be missed simply because of its amazing food quality. You can also start your day with their cheesy toasted sandwiches that come loaded with mushrooms, chicken, bacon, sausages, and ham. For lunch, there are wood-fired pizzas and pastas that come layered with all kinds of decadence. Ooh, and their hot brownies and Apple Pie are to die for!
Away from Kodai town, inside the quaint pocket of Vattakanal is Altaf’s Cafe, a booming restaurant offering Middle-eastern and Italian cuisine. At Altaf’s, grab a table under the porch for scenic views of the mountains. After all the sight-seeing, Altaf’s is the perfect place to put your feet up, soak in the beautiful environment and lazily sip on a mug of hot chocolate. The hummus and tahini served with warm and pillowy pita bread are a must-try. The falafel and shakshuka plates are delicious and wholesome too.
This one is the locals favourite and the go-to spot for all the youngsters for a quick bite. The place has a very casual and lounge-like ambience. Serving both Indian and Continental food, the restaurant offers quick bites, mains, and desserts to the food-hungry travelers. A plateful of warm fries or potato wedges is the perfect way to start your meal on chilly days. The wraps, stuffed with beef and spicy garlic mayonnaise, are juicy and delicious. They also have a range of beverages from tea, coffee, smoothies and shakes to pair it up with your meals.
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