Summer is at its peak and the temperatures are really soaring. So if you are planning to go some place where you can enjoy the cool breeze, some beautiful scenic views and the best food to satiate your craving then this blog is totally for you because we give you some of the best places you can visit on your summer vacation and some of the best cafes at these places that will offer you the most delectable food menu. So if you are a traveler and a foodie then this blog will give you some serious goals for this summer vacation. So just pack your bags and leave because ‘Mountains are calling and you must listen.
1. Nam Gyal Café in Mcloedganj
McLoedganj, one of the most beautiful hill stations is also home to many Tibetans in exile. In the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range the mesmerizing view of snow-capped peaks is visible from all over the place. Lately the place has become quite famous for its cafes and bakeries which is one reason why foodies love to travel to this hill station. Amidst many popular cafes, what really is worth trying, one is the Nam Gyal Cafe. You might find it a little tricky to locate but it’s worth all the effort. The place offers authentic Italian thin crust pizzas which are heavenly and they also serve finger licking dessert. Set in a very beautiful location which offers the view of hills from all sides, waiting for your order to arrive won’t be a big deal.
2. Lovely Omelette Centre and Chaar Dukaan in Mussoorie
Mussoorie which is also known as “Queen of the hills” is famous for its greenery, scenic views and snow clad mountain peaks which are visible from ‘lal tibba’ which is the highest point of Mussoorie. Lal tibba is nestled away from all the hustle bustle and is best for those who are looking for some peace. The best part is that you can not only admire the mesmerizing view but also enjoy the most scrumptious food. Chaar dukaan at Lal tibba is where you can get some of the best banana nutella waffles and cinnamon chocolate pancakes. Another must try in Mussoorie is the Lovely Omelette Centre which is definitely a heaven for all the egg lovers. This small shop located at the Mall Road is famous for its masala, cheese and also chocolate omelettes.
3. Chica Café in Nainital
A one of its own kind hill station, Nainital is regarded as one of the most charismatic hill station of India. A hill station with nine lakes, and a mall road that runs along with a beautiful view of mountains and Naini lake, Nainital is the best place for all the tourists and travelers that admire nature. But the place has more to offer. Yes! Chica café in Nainital is every foodie’s paradise. The café is located in one of the most beautiful locations which give you a splendid view of mountains and greenery all around, this place will give you a royal dining experience.
4. Wake and Bake Café in Shimla
Shimla, the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh is like a mother figure to all the rest of the hill stations. If you haven’t been to any hill station ever, your first destination choice would always be Shimla. No matter how crowded this place is, its beauty can never fade away. One of the best kind of cafés and restaurants serving the yummiest food are found in here. Among them, one is Wake and Bake Café which is situated in the Mall at the Mall road. This is one place that you can’t miss even if you are short of time. You have to adjust. They serve a variety of mouthwatering food that includes crepes, tacos, Schnitzel, lasagna, etc. and that too at reasonable price. And the view from this place is simply incredible.
5. Café 1947 in Manali
Manali is a pleasant town with lovely forests and orchards nearby for hiking and amazing facilities for visitors. A bridge over gushing Manalsu River is a gateway to another world known as the Old Manali. The village has an exotic charm; not foreign, not entirely Indian. Along with scenic beauty and amazing location, it also serves great food. Café 1947 in old Manali is one of a kind. It is situated by the River beas. You have an opportunity of choosing your seats indoors or outdoors near the river which gives a picturesque view and a chilly experience. Their food is a must try, with pizza being their specialty.
Oh! And the music is simply fascinating.
6. Evergreen Cafe in Kasol
Kasol is a village in Himachal Pradesh which is situated 42 km east of Kullu. Apart from offering a long walk to Malana which also known as ‘Little Greece’ and visiting Manikaran Sahib, it also has places that serve delicious food items. One of the most famous cafés in kasol is, the Evergreen Café. The café serves the best Israeli food such as falafel, tahini, hummus, shakshuka etc etc. which makes it the most favorite café amongst the Israelis too. Their outdoor sitting which faces the parvati valley is what makes the café even more appealing to the customers.
7. iHeart Café Himalayas in Bhimtal
Another beautiful hill station which is just 22 km drive from Nainital is Bhimtal. The place is famous for its pristine lake called Bhimtal Lake. iHeart Café Himalayas is situated on the road from Bhimtal to Bhowali. It’s an amazing place to take a break from travelling and having delicious food. You really need to try their Coffee which has the best aroma ever. You must also try their pizzas and other sides.
8. Munnar Birds café in Munnar
Munnar is a heavenly tourist destination in Kerala. It’s cool, misty climate and amazing landscapes created by lush rolling hills is charming to every traveler. Apart from awesome weather and picturesque landscapes, this place also provides travelers many options for eating out. Situated in Pottankade, Munnar Birds café offers a delectable choice of continental, Indian, Chinese and Kerala’s ethnic cuisines. The ambience and hospitality they provide is just wow.
9. Café Live and Loud in Gangtok
Gangtok is a beautiful hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. This is mainly because of the proximity of the two places as well as easy access. And while in Gangtok, tourists visit several other places including the wonderland of Yumthang valley in north Sikkim, and Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass in East Sikkim, Pelling in west Sikkim etc.
Located at Enchey Compound, Tibet Road, Café Live and Loud is a wonderful place to go to. They serve amazing food along with alcohol. On weekends you can also enjoy the live music which sets every person present their in a mood to party.
10. Frank Ross Café in Darjeeling
Darjeeling, a gem of a place known for its youthful vibe with modern as well as colonial charm. You would be lured by the dazzling snow peaks of Kanchenjunga overlooking the hill town and the beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, orchids, pines & rhododendrons, and also the cute Himalayan toy train whistling and negotiating its way through the mountains
Along with all that, wouldn’t you want to have amazing food too? Frank Ross Café should be the one you’re looking for. This charming and spacious café offers an all-day breakfast with waffles and pancakes, organic foods, vegan dishes and a range of gluten-free baked foods, multi-grain breads and grilled sandwiches. You can order the baked stuff à la carte or with a range of afternoon set teas. On the way out, pick up a bagful of delicious homemade cookies. Their range covers chewy flapjacks, peanuts and molasses, almond and chocolate, biscotti’s and more.
11. Rustam’s Strawberry Inn in Panchagani
A beautiful hill station resplendent with amazing natural beauty and picturesque locations, Panchgani is located in the state of Maharashtra. Panchgana Mandir, Kamalgad Fort, Sydney Point, Venna Lake are some of the must go places in Panchgani. Along with that comes the best place to relax and having Parsee food, which is their specialty, is the Rustam’s strawberry Inn that has got complete cultural touch to it. Also, don’t forget to try their strawberry with cream.
12. Bun samosa in Kasauli
Kasauli which is just one and half hour drive from Chandigarh is not just famous for its beautiful scenic views, pine and deodar forests and the cool breeze that gives life to your lungs but also for very delectable and smokin’ hot bun samosas. A small shop at the kasauli mall road delivers you the best samosas which is kept inside a typical bun and is served with some chickpeas and chutneys. You just can’t get enough of these hot bun samosas which taste yummm in every weather and in every month. So if you are nearby do try the bun samosas.