Category : India
I am not much of a food lover but I am undoubtedly fond of eating at fancy cafes. No matter which city travel takes me, I’m always in search of quirky and unusual cafes that satiate not only my taste buds but my eternal love for exclusive décor. If you too consider yourself a flashpacker and have plans to visit Jaipur anytime soon, check out this list of my favorite cafes in Jaipur. Also, I am grateful to have a friend of mine who is a local in Jaipur. He took me out on such wonderful dates and hence, this list.
BAR PALLADIO JAIPUR – the one with the essence of luxury
This place beams of blue and white hues with a tinge of yellow. This palatial café makes for a great romantic dinner with both indoor and outdoor sitting. Be it a romantic date, spending time with family or peaceful chit chat with friends over a glass of wine, the elegant décor and the soothing vibes are sure to make you fall in love with this place.
THE STAG CAFE – the one surrounded by history
I didn’t know such shady entrance would lead to such adorable café. It is located opposite to the massive Amer Fort so it’s not hard to find. The menu is quite basic and the fact that there’s no chicken and alcohol served wasn’t a big deal because this café is all about the phenomenal view and amazing hookah. Sheesha, Iced-Tea and White Sauce Pasta was a good treat after a tiring tour of the fort.
JAIPUR ADDA – the one with 90s melodies
Open till 2 AM this place is like treasure to me because of its music collection. This rooftop bar has casual and vibrant décor which makes it an ideal place to hang out with friends. I’d suggest you to go there for good food, thandi beer, superb ambiance and old Bollywood songs. 😀
ON THE HOUSE – the one with a European touch
With both indoor and outdoor sitting, this café has a vintage feel. I tend to associate vintage with European I don’t know why? But like really, should I? Of course not. It’s a joke!! Not that funny tho. But anyway! It has blue colored old-style wooden tables and chairs. I call that European? Well, partially. It is divided into three areas – two of them on the outside will give you pleasant vibes. The one on the inside has a typical restaurant feel and personally I didn’t like it much because of its conventional setting. Coming on the secondary part i.e. food ( 😀 ) check out their menu. It is by far the best menu I’ve seen in Jaipur.
TAPRI – the one for the chai lovers
Could there be any place better than Tapri to have chai? Yaaas, hills. But café? I doubt! There are three Tapris in Jaipur but I’ve only been to two. Extra points for Tapri Central in C-Scheme for a lovely appearance and its rooftop. Menu remains the same at all the places. Expect waiting time for at least 15-20 mins but I (wish I could guarantee :P) am sure this place will not disappoint. Much recommended for chai lovers and do not forget to have corn shots. (incase you’re a cheese lover!!)
NIBS – the one where it rains chocolate
The interior is so unique, so creative and so noteworthy. The funky scooters, wall paintings, the giant bird cage, and the overall décor is quite fun to look at. Why should you not miss this? They serve some heavenly desserts in town!!! Needless to say my blood sugar level was through the roof, if you’re in Jaipur give Nibs a try, you won’t be disappointed.
WIND VIEW CAFE – the one with a royal view
Tbh, nothing is exclusive about this café except its view. Menu is very basic, almost everything is ready made or packed. Be here at the time of sunset and enjoy maggi, brownie and freshly made watermelon juice with a majestic view of Hawa Mahal in front. Weird combo!? Not for me!
ASTERIA – the one with the rooftop
The number of rooftop cafes in Jaipur is unlooked for. The small city is filled with such innovative surprises. This newly opened place is on everyone’s check-out list. Grab a couple of beers or a bottle of wine, hang loose and adore the delightful view of the city. On a weekend you might find yourself flaunting some moves as Asteria is becoming quite popular and therefore, DJs, Bands, etc. 😀
JAI’POUR – the one with Santorini feels
White curved staircase leading to blue tables and chairs will surely (for a second though) give you a Santorini vibe. The layout is beautifully done. The riot of colors along with lush green cover and soothing lights is a sure shot mood upliftment therapy.
FORRESTA – the one amidst the nature
Picture Credits: Zomato
Adjoining Jai’Pour, lies this romantic kitchen and bar which again has both indoor and outdoor seating. And like always I’d suggest you to sit outside to avoid the regular setting. 😛 The bar in the middle of the lawn is the most attractive part of Forresta. Go there when it’s dark as the lights add a charm to its interiors.
Everything listed above is tried and tested. GO! The bustle of food, unique décor and creativity awaits you.
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