The yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, is always bustling with tourists and yoga enthusiasts throughout the year. The majestic River Ganga and the green natural mountains surrounding the areas are simply stunning. Being the ultimate getaway for spiritual seekers, this hippie land has lot to offer you.
Rishikesh has about 500 cafés and bakeries serving an array of dishes from all around the world. Here are some of the ones in town!
Little Buddha Café
Little Buddha Café is one of the oldest and most popular cafés in Rishikesh. Overlooking the Ganges River, serves healthy plates and comfort food from around the world. The tables are so arranged that one can see the river Ganges flowing right below the vibrant orange-clad sky in the evening. The restaurant has a pure vegetarian menu serving a variety od Mexican, North Indian, Italian and Israeli dishes. Two of the best desserts to try out in this cafe is “Hello to the queen” and “broccoli pancake”.
Ganga View Café
Located just a few steps away from the Laxman Jhula, the Ganga View Café is a riverside café overlooking the Ganges which will make you feel at one with nature. It offers a range of delicacies which include organic pizzas, soups, pancakes, and waffles and their service is top notch with super friendly staff. Cozy interior, good music, and good food makes this beautiful and peaceful cafe one of the best cafes in the town.
Freedom Café is undoubtedly the best café in Rishikesh and boasts a spectacular view of the Ganga. Being one of the most popular spots, this café is seen bustling with customers even during the off season. The food here seems average, but this place is more about enjoying the beautiful view in the evening while sipping on some tea. Along with its super-duper ambience, the café is also famous for its Chinese and Italian food offerings.
60’s Beatles Café
This café is all about enjoying your meal in a 60s-themed cafe decorated with Beatles photos. The ambience is quaint, sober, and very rustic, with walls adorned with the pictures of the members of the band. Healthy smoothies, vegan burgers, fantastic views, and exceptional music makes this place even more awesome.
Café Karma located at Main Badrinath Highway, Tapovan, Rishikesh is a fast-food restaurant. The café is famous for serving delicious treats prepared using the freshest ingredients from the market. From a variety of coffees, pastas and main dishes, they also have a fantastic range of sandwiches! Enjoy your meal with a view and some good music. The café sure knows how to light up your mood with its chill ambience.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh town, this café in Tapovan serves a great variety of dishes which will make your heart happy. This place has it all – Indian to Italian and Chinese to Continental. Outside are tables, where you will see locals smoking and playing cards, while the inside consists of raised tables with cushiony floor seating.
Free Spirit Café
For more than 10 years, Free Spirt Café has been the locals’ favourite joint thanks to its live music, stunning views, and delicious meals. Its colourful decor, rainbow themed interiors and cute graffiti is sure to allure you. The menu includes vegan papaya shake, veg laffa, pancakes, Chocolate Balls, soy milk coffee, pasta, scrambled eggs, masala omelette, shakshuka and much more. The view of the sunset from the corner seat is not to be missed!