Best 5 Cafes In Rishikesh To Feast Your Senses

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

Rishikesh is an enchanting destination that has won the hearts of visitors from all over the world. And what better way to enjoy the town's tranquil beauty than with a hot cup of coffee from one of its many charming cafes? Cafes in Rishikesh feature a mix of traditional Indian chai joints and trendy Western-style coffee shops, each with its own distinct ambiance and charm. So come, unwind, and enjoy the flavours of Rishikesh's thriving cafe scene!

1. OM Freedom Cafe

Freedom Cafe is one of the best cafes in Rishikesh and is surrounded by the lovely Ganga and Himalayan peaks. It has a woven rustic roof and is one of those standard treehouse cafes. Visitors can pick between indoor or outdoor seating areas because it is designed in a two-story structure. It offers an incredible Indian menu, and the food is delicious. Even a candle-lit meal with your loved ones is possible in the evening.

  • Special Dishes: Paneer Pizza, Lasagna, and Cheese Nachos

  • Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx)

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM

  • Location: Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

2. Beatles Cafe

Beatles Cafe is one of the best cafes in Tapovan Rishikesh which features great food and a 1960s theme. Huge wall panels decorated with vinyl records, LP records, books, and Fantastic Four images can be seen hanging on every wall. The cuisine too conforms to its theme and provides enticing preparations like 'The Green Revolution' and 'John Lennon Roll'. The nicest things to do here are to watch the sunset with a view of the Ganga.

  • Special Dishes: Crepe, White Sauce Pasta, and Burger with Fries

  • Cost For Two: INR 600 (approx)

  • Timings: 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, closed on Wednesdays 

  • Location: Paidal Marg, Tapovan Sarai, Rishikesh

3. Little Buddha Cafe

It is one of the hopping cafes in Rishikesh. The architecture of the café is in the form of a treehouse. The tables are set up in such a way that, in the evening, one can view the Ganges flowing directly beneath the vivid orange sky. You can converse with your friends and family while indulging in the exquisite assortments of food at the cafe or just relax and listen to the soothing music.

  • Special Dishes: Mix Veg Momo, Quesadillas, and Lemon Nana

  • Cost For Two: INR 700 (approx)

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

  • Location: Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

4. Cafe Karma

The most delicious meal is offered by this café. It has a wide selection of sandwiches, as well as various coffees and pastas. Old school benches, carrom setup, plants, and book-compromising almirahs add to the atmosphere of this location. The artefacts appear to pay honour to various regions of the nation and throughout several times.

  • Special Dishes: Hakka Noodles, Hazelnut Cold Coffee, and Nutella Banana Pancake

  • Cost For Two: INR 450 (approx)

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Location: Main Badrinath Highway, Tapovan, Rishikesh

5. Ganga View Cafe

This cafe is not like the other cafes in Rishikesh, which have hippie-style colourful walls hanging; instead, it is more in the Bali style, with white walls and stenciled illustrations of leaves. This cafe is renowned for serving the most delicious food, from their Falafel Platter to Israeli Breakfast. The views from this little cafe are beautiful because the River Ganga flows next to it.

  • Special Dishes: Blueberry Cheesecake, Falafel Platter, and Alfredo Pasta

  • Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx)

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Location: Stories Temple, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh

Other Must-Visit Cafes In Rishikesh

  • Bistro Nirvana (Cost for two: INR 500)

  • The Pyramid Cafe (Cost for two: INR 400)

  • Tat Cafe (Cost for two: INR 600)

  • Shambala (Cost for two: INR 400)

  • Cafe Dream (Cost for two: INR 500) 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are Rishikesh's top riverfront cafes? 

A. The top riverside cafés in Rishikesh are Ganga Beach Cafe, Freedom Cafe, Little Buddha Cafe, Monk Cafe, 60's Beatles Cafe, and Pyramid Cafe.

Q. Which cafes in Rishikesh are ideal for couples? 

A. The top eateries in Rishikesh for couples are Little Buddha Cafe, Pyramid Cafe, Pure Soul Cafe & Organic Cuisine, Bistro Nirvana, and Ganga Beach Cafe.

Q. What is Rishikesh's local delicacy?

A. Samosa, Chai, and Jalebi are some of the specialties of local cuisine in Rishikesh.

Q. What makes the Beatles Cafe renowned? 

A. This nearby cafe, 60's Cafe Delmar/Beatles Cafe, is sure to please all Beatles fans. It is named after the well-known band. The band's posters, vinyl recordings, and career highlights are displayed on the room's walls.

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