Darjeeling Has The Most Beautiful Cafes That Offer Music, Food And Books!

by Vidisha Khaitan
by Vidisha Khaitan 3029

Darjeeling has long been one of India’s most beautiful vacation destinations. Families take their young ones, students live their best life and travellers follow the mountain call. Owing to all this, Darjeeling quickly offered some delicious food to go with the vibes. There are amazing cafes in this hill station and here are some of the best ones.

1. Himalayan Java Coffee

Start your day with some refreshing warm beverages at this cute café. It’s bang on Mall Road, just ask around and follow the directions to whipped cream, fresh eggs and a plate of fries. Pancakes on your plate and paintings on the wall make a beautiful start to the day. Try some Nepali coffee with the view of the hills as soon as you wake up.

Where: Mall Road, Near Chowrasta

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2. Glenary’s

They have a restaurant, bar and a bakery! All three are prime spots in Darjeeling. The restaurant comes with a beautiful terrace and view. The food is multicuisine and irresistible. There’s something for everyone. The bakery is just as multifaceted. Take your eggs scrambled and tea Darjeeling with a little pizza maybe? Their fruit salad with ice cream and chocolate brownies are some of the best in the city. They’re open from noon to 9:30 PM and have all the popular alcohols and cocktails but, the best part is they host live music performances!

Where: Nehru Road, Chauk Bazaar


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3. Frank Ross Café

Get vegan food in the hills and go full cleanse. This place has the yummiest vegan options plus everything from dosa to Chinese. People also find their fast food child friendly. Vegetarians rejoice when they take a bite of their chole bhature or pav bhaji. The service is not their strong suit but who wants to live a fast life in the hills!

Where: Chauk Bazaar, Ward Number 3

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4. NERDvana Bookstore And Café

Books, hills and food, is there anything more to life? This beautiful café has art on the walls and bookshelves from floor to ceiling. Musicians come here for open mics and people gather for activities and discussions. This place is a safe haven in the safest of havens, the Himalayas. They serve the best air and best beverages. Tea and coffee are permanently placed in every hand, except the hands that are busy with guitars.

Where: Dr. Zakir Hussain Road, Chowrasta


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5. Gatty’s Café

How about some karaoke at 6,700 feet? This is one of the extremely few places in this hill station that stays open past 9 PM. Expect travellers, foreigners and night crawlers camping out here every night. Their dim lights and cheesy lasagnas can win anyone over. They’re open from 6 AM to midnight. Since they set up shop in 2012, locals have not once taken a break from this place.

Where: Below Omni Guest House

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6. Revolver Café

Every Beatles fan should visit this place on their trip to Darjeeling. Their unique interiors are themed on the immortal band. They serve pahadi necessities like tea and pancakes, but the real winner is their local and Naga food. The owners are driven by music. They offer pretty decent accommodation, great food and a mind-blowing playlist.

Where: Gandhi Road, Behind Union Chapel


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7. Hot Stimulating Café

This budget-friendly place has the momos we all deserve. They’re located at the edge of a cliff-like drop in the middle of greenery galore. You’ll stumble onto this chai and momo place on your way to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It’s perfect for trekkers looking for a quick break and some local flavour.

Where: Hooker Road

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8. Sonam’s Kitchen

Imagine sipping on the best freshly brewed coffee in the tea capital of India! The local owners have run this place for 16 years with the butter-iest toasts, fluffiest pancakes and crispiest hash browns. It’s the perfect breakfast food for all day mountain feels. Serve us some gooey honey porridge with fresh fruit and hillside goodness at any time of day and we’re good.

Where: Dr Zakir Hussain Road

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Darjeeling has a feet of food places, India’s Largest High-Altitude Zoo and amazing views. Every café has its own specialty a little piece of the people who run it. It’s a great experience to live the local lifestyle and taste the tourist preferences at the same café. You have your food scene sorted, all you have to do now is book those tickets!

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