A small holy town bordering the Thar Desert, Pushkar is simply unlike any other place in Rajasthan. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, this tranquil city has quite a surreal story behind it. According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe, dropped a lotus on the ground leading to creation of a lake! He then decided to name the place after the flower, thus the name Pushkar.
Besides the famous ghats and temple, the hippie city also has a number of exciting cafés for tourists to try out. So, if you’re planning a trip there, we’ve listed a bunch of pretty cafes you can try out on your next trip to Pushkar.
Laughing Buddha Café
One of the most elite restaurants, and among the top places to visit in Pushkar, the Laughing Buddha Café Pushkar is a travellers’ favourite. They’re known for their delicious breakfast options, try their muesli, yogurt and fruit bowl. They have plenty of delicious snacks like cheese pakoras, vegetarian burgers, salads and more. A good share of profits made here are donated for education of underprivileged kids in Pushkar. Contact the management to volunteer and do your bit!
Honey & Spice
They do affordable, healthy meals, so if you’re in the mood for some fresh salads and juices, they’re your best bet. And when the meals have been healthy, there’s no harm in indulging in a dessert or two, which to put it simply, are to die for here!
Laura’s café is another charming café in Pushkar which is known for its best coffee along with a wide range of dining options. A true-blue multi-cuisine eatery, Laura’s Cafe serves great Spanish, Italian and Asian cuisines apart from authentic Indian food. This café even boasts of beautiful views of Pushkar Lake and is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.
Café Lake View
This vegetarian (and vegan-friendly) restaurant is all about the views. Enjoy your breakfast as you gaze at the Pushkar Lake and dig into some fruit bowls, upma, vegan smoothies, mango pie or a piping hot pizza that goes best with Rajasthani winters.
This gem of a cafe in Pushkar is a great place to meet fellow travellers and enjoy some good food and conversation. Sit on their rooftop, and enjoy the view of the city while enjoying their Israeli food or fresh, cheesy pizzas. Make sure you find yourself a spot before sunset to avoid a mad evening rush, which also happens to be the best time to visit Café Nirvana.
The Funky Monkey Café
This cute, little cafe boasts of some truly delicious food. Located right next to Mahadev Chowk, it’s easily accessible and convenient for a quick bite. Their walls are done in funky paintings of Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd. Apart from the regular, all-day menu, they have a scrumptious breakfast menu that probably sets them apart.
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