When you cannot travel, what is the next best thing that you can do? Make travel plans. Or get transported virtually to dream destinations when others share their travel stories with you…..so why let that pass? Travel plans need adventure…..A little offbeat, a tad quirky and a whole lot of essence….Such a travel needs an equivalent pit stop to complete the circle. Often tucked away into nooks and corners, Travel Cafes are a concept not very new. They ask for an audacious side of you….Are you ready to unfold?
Travel with me from Leh to Chennai….the best travel cafes in India…..and let them lead you to a renewed dimension of traveling.
Corretto Travellers’ Cafe, Leh
Backpacker’s Cafe, Chandigarh
Backpackers is the place to indulge yourself on a Sunday morning. Great breakfast options with exotic omelettes, sausages, waffles, shakes, the works. Fresh and wholesome. Always a treat. Brunch is lovely too. Great dessert selection. Suggestion,be early if you want to avoid the crowds. This quaint, cozy, slightly space- challenged, packed at most times eatery will never let you down as far as food is concerned!
Where: 16, Inner Market, Sector 9D, Sector 9, East Chandigarh
Kunzum travel cafe, New Delhi
A place for travellers to meet, exchange travel stories, make friends, even connect with future travel partners –while spending the day bumming around over coffee and free Wi-Fi. Also on offer are opportunities to attend interactive talks and workshops by travellers, photographers, writers and other relevant personalities. Or they can simply sit back and enjoy as musicians jam around.
A well stocked library can be referred to for travel books including guides, coffee table books, travelogues and catalogues left by travel companies offering unique services, enabling travellers to make well informed choices. Visitors would be offered books published by Kunzum as well as photographic art curated by it.
Where: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Located in the quiet city of Dibrugarh, this travel cafe is one of the cosiest places you will find. The cafe adds to the quaintness with wooden shacks in the middle of a tea estate. An affordable round of drinks, some great music, night under the stars and a lot of bonding…the place captures all…a unique place to dine with good food and great ambience.
Pink Floyd Cafe, Pushkar
Pushkar, the town that defies it’s dimensions, witnesses a staggering number of tourist footfall. A favourite and most popular amongst them, this humble-looking cafe with conspicuous bare brick walls will definitely catches the eye in the colourful town of Pushkar. A cafe with a free-spirited feel to it, Pink Floyd Cafe is frequently flocked by backpackers in search for the quintessential travel cafe experience.
Travel to the place just for it’s ambience and experience, interact in a multi culture environment and enjoy a completely relaxed evening at the roof top…the view can be one of the best in town. The place offers stay options as well, usually hounded with hoards of travellers from across the globe.
Where: Choti Basti, Pushkar, India Pushkar
The Bhookha Beirdo, Mumbai
Mango Tree Cafe has an earthy setting, bringing you closer to the rustic charm of Hampi. Travellers from across the world are seen enjoying this ambient tented restaurant that is still run by three generations of the same local family. It’s an efficiently run place with good service and delicious Indian cuisines.
Where: Near Temple, Janata Plot, Hampi, Karnataka
Dyu Art Cafe, Bangalore
This travel cafe, despite being located amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangalore city, offers an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Here is a wonderfully relaxing and spacious environment; an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the streets of Koramangala. With some of the most prolific names in the art world exhibiting their works at Dyu, you can be rest assured to get inspired!
Where: No. 23 MIG, 5th Block, Koramangala, KHB Block, 8th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Cafe Des Artes, Pondicherry
The Café des Arts welcomes you in its 1880 colonial mansion and garden. An offbeat interior that reeks of old world charm of the French colonial remnants, the cafe is the true blue variety. The laid back essence comes from the very homely feel that the cafe invokes. Cafe Des Artes has conspicuous signs of French heritage. Comfortable colonial old-townhouse setting is lovely, with low tables and lounge chairs, spilling out in front of a vintage boutique.furniture, open garden rife with placements are charming
Accompanied by French dishes such as sandwiches baguette and croque-monsieur, it is an ideal travel cafe for anybody who wishes to spend a quiet evening alone….or ideating with fellow travellers. From the graffiti on the walls to the furniture, the café carries a retro look. Inside the café, the store nirvana sells quirky lifestyle products. There is a cozy library where you can spend your entire day reading.
Where:10, Suffren Street, White Town, Pondicherry
Amethyst Cafe, Chennai
Escape into the serene, picturesque world of Amethyst – a boutique showcasing the best of Indian design, an exquisite flower shop and a cafe in the garden. Century-old Sundar Mahal in Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram is an effort in restoring the ancient haveli, filling it with antiques and art. High end boutique and café surrounded by aura cleansing forest of flora fauna is a complete unrepeatable experience. Located in the midst of the city, Amethyst Cafe insulates you from the chaos outside it.
Kiran Rao’s brainchild, was an effort in restoring the ancient haveli, filling it with antiques and art, even as her boutique and café flourished on the property. Opt for the garden seating if you prefer the green and the quaint. If you’re visiting Chennai for pleasure, Amethyst Cafe is a travel cafe that should not be missed.
Call: 04445991633/ 34 / 35