Best Cafe in Mcleodganj , the paradise of Dharamshala is the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama making it a significant sight for Tibetan population including monks and nuns. The place welcomes thousands of international tourists, including pilgrims, peace seekers, trekkers heading to Dhauladhar mountains and also shopaholics interested in grabbing exclusive Tibetan crafts. 

best cafe in mcleodganjMcleodganj is also home to a plethora of beautiful restaurants, known for their scrumptious delicacies and lively ambience. Food in Mcleod Ganj is truly mind-boggling, and the authentic flavours enhances the visitors experience. From world class bakeries to pocket friendly roadside stalls, there are enormous places to eat in Mcleod Ganj.

best cafe in mcleoadganj Visiting a new place, we often tend to look for new places to eat every time we step outside of our accommodations/hotels. The place is a paradise for food lovers and below we have curated for you a list of best cafés in Mcleodganj where you can find mouth-watering dishes on your next visit.

1. Nick’s Italian Kitchen Topping Best Cafe in Mcleodganj

Number 1 on our list is Nick’s Italian Kitchen located in proximity to central square in Mcleod Ganj and is one of the most preferred hub for food lovers staying in Dharamshala. You can get the best variety of Italian dishes with an abundance of cheese and flavors that will surely make you visit the place again and again till the time you are staying here. You can also taste momos here served with freshly made chilli sauce. The place is open from 7:30 in morning to 9:00 at night during normal weather. Must try dishes here are: Quiche with spinach, pizzas and cakes.

2. Moonpeak Café

Moonpeak is a multi-cuisine restaurant in Mcleod Ganj and is known for serving the best Barista coffee. They have an interesting gallery cafe serving imaginative cuisine including their exclusive brown bread open sandwiches. The most preferred food items here are – Himachali thali, gristle-prone mutton apricot curry, roasted aubergine cooked with tomato coulis. The place is mainly crowded with international visitors. Timings are 7 P.M to 9 P.M. Recommended dishes to try: Omelette, carrot cinnamon cake, chocolate cake

3. Lazymonk Café Best Cafe in Mcleodganj

Our very own welcoming and cozy café going by the name of Lazymonk café has just opened its doors to visitors after renovation. With a relaxing seating arrangement, this place gifts its visitors a beautiful view of the town. Lazymonk serves mostly everything on the menu. The walls of the café adorn the artifacts and pictures of Mcleod culture. Also, spam your social media with some gorgeous pictures of the landscape right outside the window of our cafe. Must try: Tibetan momos and Pizza.

LazyMonk Cafe


 4. Shiva Café

This has to be the most popular café among foreigners and young Indians. Shiva Cafe in Mcleodganj has an interesting story attached to it. A young Muslim man named Touseef, went to the hills in search of peace and ended up starting the hippie culture in Himachal Pradesh. A Muslim man naming his café after a Hindu god speaks a lot about India’s secular vibe. A little away from the main town, Shiva Café serves heavenly pizzas. Head to this café for some chill vibes and meeting like-minded people.

5. Clay Oven

Who doesn’t want to taste steaming Tibetan food while staying in Mcleod Ganj. Clay Oven is a famous multi cuisine restaurant in Mcleod Ganj that is located at Tipa road and has a unique interior made up of hard wood, and globe lanterns and flower baskets beautifying the entire setup. It is one of the best places to have Tibetan food and they also offer some popular Nepali, Italian and Thai recipes. The place is known for serving authentic recipes cooked with modern culinary fusions. Recommended tries are: Momos and cheesecake. As for street food lovers do try Thukpa, Momos and Thenthuck. Thank us later for all the amazing food and mountain vibes!

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