Far from the bustling city life, Tapovan is a small hub that tops the list of the city’s best cafes and restaurants. Located in Tapovan, the heart of Rishikesh, Blue Jay enjoys vicinity to some really cool cafes and restaurants.
It is paramount to choose the right accommodation when traveling and to learn more about its location. One of the most important is to find nice spots to eat and hangout.
Not only that, it is also effective to select the right ones based on what you like to eat, your nutritional needs, the type of environment you prefer, etc. With that in mind, the selection can become very confusing. There may be times when you want to go to a hip cafe with lively music or a relaxed, cozy cafe to enjoy a pleasant breeze. If you read about these cafes and restaurants beforehand, you can make the right choice and save the effort of crawling around.
As they say : To eat is to live and to live is to experience. Below is a mix of the 5 best cafes and restaurants in Tapovan that not only offer a great experience but outshine many others.
1) Tattv Cafe
Tattv cafe is packed with eaters all day and why not?
The warm staff, picturesque hills, comfortable seating, clean kitchen and fantastic vegan dishes make it a perfect place for travelers to treat both their belly and soul.
They have a wide variety of dishes on their menu, where you can have a Kashmiri Pulao and a Pummarola Pasta in one place. Serves Italian, Chinese, Indian, Continental and Israeli dishes. Slightly slow on the service side, but worth the wait.
Must Have: Funghi E Salsa Rosa Vegan Lasagna, Kashmiri Pulao, Falafel Plate, Watermelon Juice , Zuppa Di Broccoli
Location: Above Tattv Organic Store, Badrinath Road, Tapovan
Timings: 10 AM-10 PM
Distance from Blue Jay: 400 m
2) 60s Delmar Café / Beatles Café
A Beatles fan? Choose this cafe for a 60s style rock feel.
Named after the famous English rock band, everything, including their wall art, menu and playlist, is inspired by the rock and roll scene. Cherry on top is the mesmerizing view and the soothing sound of the Ganga River.
From the cafe you can see the entire other side of the Laxman Jhula bridge.
On the dietary end, they have a colorful menu with some vintage pictures of famous rock artists and dishes based on their names like Morrison Greens.
Ever heard of a Presley paratha, let alone eaten it? You definitely would. Just head out to the rocking beatles cafe for great food and fun music.
Must Have: Led Zeppelin Pizza, Patna Ke Presley, Rice Flour Crepe
Location: Paidal Marg, Tapovan Sarai, Near Hanuman Mandir, Badrinath Road, Laxman Jhula
Timings: 10 AM-10 PM
Distance from Blue Jay: 800 m
3) A Tavola Con Te
A place where Italians feel at home.
A Tavola Con Te is one of the best Italian restaurants in Rishikesh. It is a place where Italians feel at home. Authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas are served in a beautiful open garden. Try spotting a bird, catching their rabbits or playing with their cat.
A Tavola Con Te has certainly found a place in one of the most popular restaurants in Rishikesh.
Must Have: Funghi with Parmesan, Tavola Con Te Special Pizza, Tiramisu, Alla Puttanesca
Penne Al Gorgonzola E Noci, Soya Cappuccino.
Location: Near auto rickshaw stand, Inter College Road, Tapovan Sarai, behind Kriya Yoga Ashram
Timings: 12 PM–3 PM, 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
Distance from Blue Jay: 550 m
4) Pure Soul Cafe & Organic Kitchen
Just 140 meters from Blue Jay!
Just 140 meters from Blue Jay, Pure Soul awaits you in another wonderful place to eat. One of the few places that opens very early in the morning. The food here is seasoned with a variety of exotic herbs, a place for a luscious breakfast, organic food and fresh juices.
It is large and spacious and well suited for groups and also offers indoor as well as outdoor seating options. Get a book to read or a journal to pen down, refresh yourself with a nice detox drink and enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayas.
Must Have: Detox drinks, Smoothies, English Breakfast, Club Sandwich
Location: Opp. Balaknath Temple, Tapovan
Timings: 8 AM-10:30 PM
Distance from Blue Jay: 140 m
5) Ira's Kitchen and Tearoom
A lovely lush green garden.
Named after the owner’s daughter, Ira’s Kitchen has that homely atmosphere that is characteristic of its name. Set out in a friendly locality, it is well known for serving excellent smoothies and healthy breakfast options.
They serve in a lovely lush green garden and have a wonderful host who adds a personal touch to your experience of dining at Ira’s. Another very popular cafe with travelers.
Must Have: Chia Seeds Smoothie, Rose Petal Smoothie, Vegetable Poha, Golden Turmeric, Spinach Tomato Omelette
Location: Near Friend’s Homestay, Tapovan
Timings: 7 AM – 7 PM
Distance from Blue Jay: 260 m
Cafe Moktan - A Special Mention
A cozy little bakery.
Moktan is a cozy little bakery in one of these signature alleys, just 220 meters from Blue Jay. It radiates such warmth that it is difficult not to stop and take a quick look at their counter.
Enjoy drinking one of their best masala chai or coffee with a delicious cake while having a quick chat with the ever smiling host Kumar.
You get small chairs and the freedom to choose your own seating arrangement.
Kumar keeps a guitar and a djembe drum in the cafe and also hosts multi-cultural jam sessions. A cafe with one of the best social atmospheres in the region.
Travellers love Moktan!
Must Have: Coconut Masala Chai, Cappuccino, Carrot Cake, Bhagsu Cake
Location: Near Rudraksh Homestay, Tapovan
Timings: 10 AM- 9 PM
Distance from Blue Jay: 220 m
Note: Hygiene is more important in cafes and anywhere else you can eat. Given recent events, eating in hygienic locations would be of utmost importance, and all of the above cafes and restaurants can be counted among those who pay particular attention to cleanliness and hygiene in their locations.
Happy Eating 🙂