Food is at the centre of everything we do, which also decides how we spend a holiday trip. The first rule of a great and fulfilling travel experience is to be adventurous with our food choices, too. The second, however, would be to taste the local cuisine of that region; not the regular touristy food.
Chikmagalur, in Southwest India, is a hill station amidst the dense forests, gorgeous waterfalls, and historical monuments. But do you know that you can taste some extremely delicious dishes in the Chikmagalur district? Yes, this coffee town is admired for its diversity of cuisines served in restaurants and resorts. With a wide variety of cuisines, right from local Malenadu Cuisine, South Indian, North Indian, and Chinese, Chikmagalur has everything you will ever wish for!
What and Where to Eat in Chikmagalur?
When in Chikmagalur, you don’t have to HUNT FOR FOOD 😊. Most of the eating joints offer moderately good choices, yet we have made a list of the restaurants for you to enjoy a perfect meal in Chikmagalur.
Let’s have a Look at 10 Best Places to Eat in Chikmagalur:
Located on Indira Gandhi Road, Maharaja Restaurant is known as an exclusive multi-cuisine restaurant. They are very popular for their lip-smacking mutton biryani; it is a treat for your taste buds. They make you feel special with a Maharaja (king-like) treatment. Try their other popular dishes; the Shahi Paneer, Punjabi Chicken, and Mutton Rogan Ghosht. They offer a culinary fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine on their menu. Enjoy an appetizing lunch or a delightful dinner in this restaurant when you visit Chikmagalur.
An ideal place to go for breakfast in Chikmagalur, Town Canteen is one of the oldest food joints in the city. It offers you a wide variety of authentic South Indian dosas and idlis which are appetizing. Delicious food and quick service are the two things that they are known for. Don’t forget to taste the mouth-watering desserts after a full meal; Gulab jamun, Kheer, and Sheera are must-haves here.
A charming café with a comfy wooden house, Café Agape is famous for its Italian cuisine and world‑class pizzas. Try their exclusive Bruschetta and pasta, which will leave you stumped. The Irish coffee is classy enough to fill your appétit. They have a limited menu, but a good enough choice for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian customers.
The Estate Café:
The Estate Café, as the name suggests, is located inside a coffee plantation. On your trip to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, it is a serene café located amidst the greenery and never-ending mountain ranges. Get some ‘ME’ time for yourself or a lovely conversation with your dear ones in a pleasant atmosphere and grab a freshly brewed coffee or any of your favorite beverages. Coffee Arabica is their most famous beverage, and you must not miss it when you come to this café.
Mayura Deluxe is a pure vegetarian restaurant in Chikmagalur. Visit this restaurant if you want to savor homemade food away from home. The dosa, golibhajji, seviya bath, butter dosa are amongst the most loved dishes. If you are a huge fan of Hyderabadi Biryani, then what are you waiting for? Visit here and get yourself a great meal. The North Indian Thali they serve is again a favorite amongst tourists.
Amongst the most loved eating joints, Siri Café is known for its peaceful ambiance. The ‘Mother of Earth’ statue is the highlight of the place, and the reason people visit this café. A heart-warming coffee is a must when you are at this place, close to nature. Although, they cater non-vegetarian dishes; it is available only during the weekends.
A multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant, Vishnu Delicacy is a small yet cozy place. Taste the mushroom masala which is amongst the most-served dishes of this restaurant. This place is highly recommended to you if you are looking for a pure vegetarian restaurant in Chikmagalur. Out of all the three meals of the day, you can surely try the sumptuous North Indian Thali or the South Indian Thali as your lunch or dinner.
Mysore Foodz will ensure that you find the authenticity of Mysore cuisine in Chikmagalur. A tastefully‑designed interior inside a traditional house makes it worth a visit. Don’t forget to taste the yummy Mysore Masala Dosa, bonda, bhajji, and many more dishes. The excellent taste of Mushroom Manchurian, Baby Corn fried rice, and Schezwan fried rice stays with you for a long, long time.
Vintage Café, best known for its beverages, is a place you would love to visit. Enjoy the top-notch flavored juice, tea, coffee, and milkshakes with a soothing atmosphere. Vintage café is one of the best hangout places in Chikmagalur for young adults and teenagers. With each passing month, Vintage Café has kept its fast pace with the addition of new flavors to its beverage section.
Preparing good vegetarian food is an art in itself. With the right blend of spices, you will be served amazing South Indian or North Indian meals at your choice in Annapurna Veg Restaurant. At a budget-friendly price, have your lunch or dinner here while waiting for your bus to arrive, because it’s within walking distance to the KSRTC bus stand.
Celebrate food by trying out all the mouth-watering delicacies of this coffee town. Explore the real foodie in you while having the best foods in Chikmagalur in these restaurants.
- To explore the tourist places in Chikmagalur to the fullest, make sure you visit this place in the right season that starts from October to February.
- Stay at a resort in Chikmagalur amidst the coffee plantations to make your visit worth remembering!
We, at Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort, welcome you to have a comfortable stay at Chikmagalur.