Kashmir is not only a paradise for nature lovers and adventure freaks but it also has a wide range of places to offer to the connoisseurs. Apart from the traditional Wazwan Kashmir has now evolved as a hub of fast food restaurants and the new age cafeterias. If you are planning a good eat-out with friends or family, we have a list of cafes to suggest that might be helpful.
Please note that it’s done randomly, not in any particular order.
Housed in a historic building, on the banks of river Jhelum, stands the Goodfellas Café, a place that is a blend of perfect food, art and entertainment. Old wood-carved windows with lattice work, and other elements from Kashmiri architecture contoured with modern and contemporary artworks are as beautiful a treat to the eyes as is their food for the tongue.
The motive of opening the cafe is to provide an outlet to young artists who want to showcase their talent. A place where u visit once and it becomes a favorite for life.
Address: The Bund, Residency Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00 – 22:00
Contact: +91 959-635-5455
Ranging from Iranian to Irish coffee, from hot chocolate and frappe to milk shakes and ice-creams, from various types of teas (classic masala chai, avangrove tea,etc.) to Kashmiri Kehwa, The Other Side Café is a place to offer all of these and much more. It brings to you the taste of Italian, Lebanese and Palestinian cuisines.
The cafe has something for everyone. Bibliophiles are offered a range of books to choose from while sipping on their hot refreshing coffee. Those interested in television shows and movies can sit back and watch the satellite television channels while fulfilling their appetites with different cuisines. And those interested in music can relax to the melodies from Coke Studio or Bollywood for endless hours while satiating their hunger with delicious food.
The theme on which the entire cafe lounge is built on is the famous Chinar. The flooring is laid with wood, tile and glass with pebbles visible underneath; while the ceiling is made up of wood, concrete and marble having chinar leaves carved on it. So be it beautiful interiors or mouth watering food, The Other Side Café has all to offer.
Address: Sarah City Centre Mall, IInd Floor – Exhibition Crossing, I.G. Road, Srinagar
Contact: +91 979-657-7777
“Amalgam of café and a reading room, epitome of a peaceful library and mesmerizing interiors”, defines our next café, the Books And Bricks. Sophisticated furniture, eye-catching wallpapers, exclusively quick service and delicious food served on wooden platters awaits you in this café. Books And Bricks is the first choice of discerning travelers, offering leisure at real value for money. Books and bricks lives to its name, the walls are lined with old Readers Digest’s pages and there many books.
Address : Gogjibagh, Opposite Amar Singh College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190008
Contact : 09018488891
A bakery on the ground floor and a tiny flight of stairs which leads you to the first floor brings you to a warm and comfortable room where you can relax and enjoy some good food. The location of the café is such that it overlooks the River Jhelum and offers a beautiful sight of the river and across. It has a warm ambiance, beautiful interiors and the menu is typical of a European café. The 14th Avenue has made a name in the world of yummiest cakes and bakery. Apart from this it offers a wide variety of Italian, Indian, Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines.
Address : Lal Mandi, Rajbagh (Near foot bridge), Srinagar,
Contact :+91 1942310472, +91 9419004356, +91 9419005191
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You are sure to be gob smacked by the décor of this place, the Urth Café .The splendid interiors, the amazingly delicious food and exotic drinks are capable of making the visitors happy and content. From various flavored teas and milk-shakes to a wide variety of flavors for Shisha(Hookah), Urth Café has all at your service. One can spend hours relaxing at Urth Café and enjoy the real goodness of food with the unmatched service.
Address : 1-a rajbagh, Srinagar. Near Hatrick.
Contact: +1 941-977-7842
“Its not just about coffees”, its indeed more. Coffea Arabica is equally famous amongst the school/college going young crowd as well as the high level businessmen and officials of the society. It’s a fun and happening place that has a uniquely differentiated range of food varieties to offer. Delicious and comprehensive beverage menu, Chinese, Mediterranean, Oriental , Continental cuisines, different types of kababs, all this makes up for a perfect Café experience. The well designed and maintained interiors of the two storied café creates an aura where one can relax and enjoy for quite some hours.
Address– M. A. Road, Srinagar
Contact no+(91)-0194 245 9002
Timing – 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
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7.CAFE COFFEE DAY:
They are who believe in ‘coffee is your companion, wherever you are’. One of those brands whose authenticity of its products has created a legacy for the brand. This irresistible aromatic coffee always leaves you coming back for more. The moment you step inside, you get tempted by the irresistible aroma of Coffee Beans, such is the magic of this place.
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Author : Nausheen Mir