Café Illiterati: This is a bookshop plus café setup away from the hustle-bustle of the town. Illiterati is the most popular hangout spot in the area and has become quite famous over social media. You can meet solo travelers, local monks and many artists sipping a hot of coffee here.
They have a good book collection making it the perfect place for the bookworms. You can see the mighty Dhauladhar range from the balcony, and if you happen to be here during winters, the entire range is covered with snow.
The food is amazing as well. The menu has a lot of options and the food is heavily influenced from Europe. Their pumpkin soup is quite the rage among the people. Their burgers are also something you must try.
You can easily spend an entire day here. Grab a cozy corner and read your favourite book while sipping a freshly brewed coffee!
Shiva café: This café attracts a lot of people because of its hippy vibe. Shiva café is 10 minutes hike from the Bhagsunag waterfall. There is a nice outside seating area where you can enjoy your maggi, momos and a hot cup of tea.
The café has a laidback vibe, and there is beautiful art on display. The hike to the café is quite scenic and this is definitely one of the must try cafes whenever you visit this Himachali town.
Tibet Kitchen: You obviously would want to try the local food in Mcleodganj, and Tibet kitchen serves the most authentic and delicious Tibetan cuisine. It is a big establishment spreading across 3 floors in the main market area. The place is usually crowded during lunch and dinner hours.
The portions are huge and you can try momos, thupka, Bok Choi, Alu Phingsha, Tenthuk and other items from the menu. They also serve Chinese cuisine.
Woeser Bakery: This is a small and cozy bakery near the busy town square of Mcleodganj. Tucked away in the basement of Black Magic restaurant, this cute place is a must visit when in town. You are welcomed by the aroma of coffee and freshly baked goods.
Their handmade cappuccino is a must try. We love their walnut tarts and carrot cakes as well.
Nick’s Italian Kitchen: This open air café is located on Bhagsu Road. The menu is mostly vegetarian but the food is quite yummy. You should not miss the banana coffee pie and chocolate mousse cake. It has a cute library attached where you can spend your time browsing your favourite books.
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