How about sitting with a cup of hot chocolate, serene views of snow-capped Himalayas on one side, and colour spirited painted walls on the other? Isn’t it captivating enough to post on insta pic!?!
Even with sounds of waterfall, Trans music in the background and hippie chattering, there is placid that gives one a high on life.
Sounds fanciful right? But this isn’t just a dream, but a reality in existence!
Himachal Pradesh is full of such small hidden cafes and restaurants that are heavenly with serenity and indulges from world over when visiting Himachal Pradesh, visit these laid back retreats submerged in quaint surroundings or share a drink with fellow travellers and exchange some crazy travel stories when you visit these Instagrammable cafés of Himachal Pradesh.
Here’s my list of the top “Insta” cafes in Himachal Pradesh that will make your social feed famed with “been there, done that” types!
Added bonus – These cafés are truly beautiful and I promise you some extra followers once you Wishcover them!
1. Illetarati- Dharamshala
A little away from the main town, this café offers a wide array of books choices for the book lovers. Rustic interiors with a stunning mountain view make this book café super Instgrammable. I suggest that you enjoy an amazing cup of their hot coffee and buttery croissant while you read your favourite author soaking in the beauty of this café’s exquisite view. (A must must must visit, highly recommended!)
Recommended Dishes –Chicken schnitzel
2. Hangout- Rooftop bar and restaurant- Kasauli
This rooftop restaurant is one the best places in Kasauali. A truly “hangout” place as the name suggests! Offering a breath-taking view of the mighty Himalayas, Hangout is the perfect place for a brunch with their delicious food. The place serves some lip-smacking dishes making the visit totally worthy. While when you drop by the evening, vibes are more casual and gives one a better space to interact with locals over a drink.
Recommended Dishes –Lemon Chicken
3. Café Simla Times- Shimla
Artsy ambience, chill vibe of course and mouth-watering food- this place has everything you want in a café. Café Simla Times has an ultra-creative artistic interior with paintings of local city attractions. A vintage car in the café is an icing on the cake and adds just the perfect old city charm to the place. It serves a bundle of dishes from Indian to Italian cuisines with every dish as delicious as the other. With live signing on weekends and evenings, the place gives you an endearing experience. Ahh! Also the view is to die for and will surely up your Instagram game.
Recommended Dishes –Simla Club Sandwich
Penne Pasta with Mushrooms and Olives
Mexican fajita with Mexican style cottage cheese, sour cream & salsa
Piri piri chicken skewers with buttered rice & sauce
4. Café 1947 – Manali
For your love for architecture and heritage and museums, Café 1947 is an ideal choice for you. Situated right next to the river side, the terrace café has some splendid river views and a very mystical feel to it. Must try are their Italian dishes- thin crust pizzas and risotto and the grilled fish. Spoil yourself with smoking shisha pipes by the river for pure bliss. Good food, good music and good ambience, the place offers it all!
Recommended Dishes –Hot Chocolate with Rum
Fish and chips with fries
The Big Show (14”) Pizza
5. Moonpeak Espresso- McLeod Ganj
This cute little gallery cafe is known to serve the best coffee in town. Its Mcleod Ganj’s very own Starbucks! Essentially, it’s a great place to relax, unwind or read a book while sipping on their amazing coffee. The place offers some very distinctive Himachali thalis, sandwiches, tea cakes and coffee; making it perfect breakfast place or an evening hub. And while you munch on the delicacies, enjoy a gorgeous view of the sun kissing beautiful mountains. Believe me! Your Insta followers are surely going to be envious of the views you will capture and post at the same time.
Recommended Dishes –Mediterranean veg sandwich
Iced coffee or Cappuccino – a must try!
Wishcover full right? Or your heart already lost in the heaven of these Himachal cafes?
Even if it’s not, these cafes are definitely worth visiting – for the view, for the experience and well, all for the love of Instagram!
So, if not for food, “DO IT FOR THE GRAM”. Peace out!