5 cafes you shouldn’t miss in McLeodganj

1) Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen

I’ll start with my most favourite one . This cute little cafe nearby the main circle has been on top of my list because of the chilled out atmosphere and a cosy hangout place . I highly recommend the place for their delicious pizza and excellent customer service. It’s a place where you can chill out with your friends with a hot cup of ginger lemon tea or coffee. I love their seating arrangement by the window that gives you view of the nearby temple and the street. Don’t forget to leave a note on their display board so that you remember next time you visit this place.

Honey Lemon Tea at Jimmy's Italian kitchen

2) Shiva’s café

You can’t say café and Mcleodganj in one place and not mention this place. It’s one of the places that over time has gained so much popularity that you just cannot miss it. Situated a little above Bhagsu falls, reaching the place is bit challenging but every bit worth. The place rewards it’s visitors by incredible view of the mountains.

Graffiti on wall of Shiva's cafe - Mcleodganj
View of Mcleodganj town area from Shiva's cafe.

3) Moonpeak café 

This blink-and-miss café falls on your way to Dalai lama temple. With less food options but high quality, this is one of the must-eat places in Mcleodganj. I highly recommend their chicken sandwiches. The presentation was on point and the owner was very friendly. They even have outdoor seating for two.

Chicken grilled sandwich with a smiley salad served at Moonpeak cafe- Mcleodganj

4) Carpe Diem

To soak in the beauty of Dhauladhar mountains and Mcleodganj, this should be your pick. With both Indoor and outdoor seating, the place is perfect to create some memories with friends. This place gets a lot merrier at night and perfect for those late night chit chats.

View of Dhauladhar mountains and mcleodganj from carpe diem's rooftop.

5)Tibet Kitchen

Mcleodganj which is also known as “Little lhasa” due to large number of tibetan population is one of the best places to get some authentic tibetan cuisine. Tibet Kitchen is one of the places that serve delicacies like thukpa, dumplings etc . The place is visited by a large number of monks. It’s near to the main square area on the main jogiwara road. The food quality makes up for the lack of ambience. Inspirational messages from The Dalai Lama don the walls of this restaurant.

So, have you been to any of these places ? How was your experience . Share your finds with me and I will add them to my list next time I am in the town.

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