Located in the heart of city square Mcleodganj is Tibet kitchen, it is undoubtedly one of the finest restaurant in the town. The Tibetan community has such rich culinary heritage, an dthat is evident in the cafes and the retrauants that dot the town. One such place is Tibet Kitchen, it is much loved for its menu that has traditional Tibetan and Bhutanese food such as thentuk, gundruk sadeko, shabalay( fried meat pie) momos and much more. It is small cozy place, the interiors are tastefully done with opulent furniture and wooden work, making it a great place to unwind after a tiring day. Despite the relatively low price the quality of food is exceptional and the portions are very generous. A pleasant experience all in all. Open 9am to 9pm.
Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen:
This is one of the most famous Italian Café in Mcleodganj. Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen is a family run restaurant serving Italian food since 2001. The restaurant has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with a warm and friendly staff. The menu features classic Italian dishes such as Pizza, pasta, risotto, salads, sandwiches and desserts. The best part is all the sauces, breads, cakes are all homemade. The food no doubt is heavenly, but do keep some space for the deserts, which are equally good like tiramisu. Whether you are looking for a casual meal or special occasion, Jimmy Italian Kitchen is perfect place to enjoy a delicious Italian meal.
Shiva café is a must visit place if you happen to be in Mcleodganj. You can access Siva café over the waterfall top. It is a busy café and you might even have to wait to get a seat. The hippie culture of small hamlet called Mcleodganj has made Shiva Café synonymous to the place. The blissful ambience will take you into trance and you will be lost amongst the scenic beauty of the Bhagsu nag waterfall that lies in proximity. One can enjoy the calmness and peacefulness that this place exudes with great music playing at the back drop you will experience a soothing sensation here which you carry with you all your life. The mouth watering snacks will satisfy your hunger. This place is totally out of the world and a perfect place for nature lover.
Crepe Pancake hut:
This is one of the few cafes that open early in the morning. They are an easygoing, family friendly café serving up all your breakfast favorites. One can enjoy a healthy breakfast as they have lot of options in Vegan and Gluten free. One can find crepes, pancakes, waffles and other sweet and savory comfort foods, plus over dozen delicious flavors of coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The café is warm and cozy. It is little off from the main road so it is very peaceful. One can relax and read a book while having your breakfast and also enjoy the views. They have a library with a good collection if historical books about Mcleodganj. It’s a best place to enjoy crepes and pancakes.
This bakery patisserie serves a variety of pure vegetarian sweets. It is located at the basement of Balck Magic restaurant, providing a tranquil ambiance. Woeser Bakery was started in 2012 and since then has been servicing a variety of delicious baked goods to the customers. The café serves variety of vegetarian treats such as cakes, pastries, cookies, snacks, puddings, cheesecakes and mousse. A special quality of this warm bakery is its owner’s friendliness, who claims to have worked hard to perfect the magic recipe of carrot cake in Dharamsala. It’s a must try in Mcleodganj and don’t forget to try their handmade cappuccino with walnut tart.
Trek and Dine:
It is a casual dining outlet, in Dharamkot that offers a unique dining experience since 1997. It is the place where you can enjoy delicious cuisines from all over the world. If you prefer Indian and Israeli cuisines, then this is the best place to check in. one can choose from tasty wooden cheese pizza, hummus and salads to falafel. You can also enjoy nicely cooked waffles, biscuits and brownies too with a hot cup of coffee. The cozy atmosphere of this spot makes customers feels relaxed and comfortable. Whether you are looking for casual lunch or romantic dinner, Trek and Dine is the perfect spot for memorable dining experience.
Loacted in Bhasunag near the Vashino Temple, Raku’s Place offers a selection of Indian, western, and vegan options. It also has regular live music, and other productions to entertain the customers. It is worth coming to Raku’s place for nicely cooked chicken, sandwiches and salads. One can enjoy the live music in the evening. The staff is gracious and well trained. You will certainly like the lovely atmosphere and cute décor. The interior at the Raku’s Place is something to look at, with co working space and comfortable seating on the ground. This café remains everyone’s first choice to chill and have a great time and food.
It is one of the oldest food joints in the town, Moonpeak Expresso is almost like another major attraction near the Dalai Lama Temple. While the café is more about fresh juices, coffee, shakes, mojitos and an interesting variety of cocktails, Himachali Thali is a star attraction of the restaurant. Other must haves at the Moonpeak Thali are Mediterranean and eggplant sandwich, egg rolls, carrot soup chicken sesame salad and a range of omelets. Other than its food Moonpeak has always been a place to meet travelers, writers, poets and painters. Retro Bollywood music and movie posters make it quite different form the food joints in Mcleodganj.
Morgan’s place is an excellent hangout place and is one of the oldest cafes at Dharamkot. Nestled in the tranquility of Dharamkot, Morgan’s Place is a respite from the madness of Jogiwara road. Italian Cuisine is what Morgan place boasts. Morgan’s Place is famous for Pizza, Caprese salad and Crostini with pepper. You can also enjoy good fruit salad, pancakes and tiramisu. Great ginger tea, fresh juices or coffee will make your mela better and you will surely come back. Sitting on the veranda you will enjoy a great view. This spot is remarkable for its cool service and well trained staff. You will love the ambiance- vivid flowers, quirky quotes, low indoor sitting and the open air terrace.