The pink city’s 22 best cafés – Jaipur’s favourite hangouts 2022

You will fall in love with Jaipur – its forts, palaces, and rich culture and history scattered across the city enticing you at every turn. Literature, gastronomy, humour, and simplicity are all innate parts of the people of Jaipur. It’s no surprise, then, that Jaipur’s café culture is brimming with vitality, warmth, and high quality, at a surprising value quotient too!

Cafes in Jaipur that have gained a cult following are included in this list in no particular order though.

  1. Tapri Central

For tea lovers, this is a must-visit among Jaipur’s countless culinary wonders. With a view of Central Park, this rustic Jaipur cafe’s food speaks for itself. The flowing winds of Jaipur provide a mysterious, unique flavour to your experience, in the sunny, breezy setting of Tapri Central. If you’re in Jaipur and have a hankering for Chai, head to Tapri Central with its many branches including those at Tonk Road and Lal Kothi.

Definite Orders: Tadka Maggi, Dal Pakwaan, Vada Pav, and Masala Chai served with childhood favourite Parle-G biscuits
Cost For One: INR 200
Locationr: B4-E, Prithviraj Road, Opposite Central Park Gate No. 4, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Hours: 7.30 AM – 10.15 PM

  1. Curious Life Coffee Roasters

This chic café in Jaipur was founded by an ex-Army man and quickly became famous among serious coffee enthusiasts. To be considered one of the top roasters in the city with plans of going big, there is no room for error or imperfection at this establishment. Roasting and brewing each cup of coffee fresh to order is what they do when they say “coffee.” Whether you’re looking for a one-on-one conversation or a quiet cup of coffee, this is the place for you.

Must-haves: Vietnamese Cold Brew coffee, Bruschetta, Bruxie
Cost For One: INR 300
Location: P 25, Yudhisthir Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur
Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

  1. Bar Palladio

Whether dining with friends or family, Bar Palladio is your perfect venue. We are always blown away by the exquisite interior design. You’ll want to try everything on the extensive Italian menu. Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino with Marina Rossa, the characteristic dish of Palladio, is on offer. Make your night memorable with the help of the nice and helpful staff. During the colder months, bonfires add to the cosiness and warmth of this ideal nightlife location in Jaipur.

Definite Orders: Gnocchi, Spaghetti, Tiramisu, Pasta
Cost For One: INR 1000
Location: Kanota Bagh, Narayan Singh Rd, Jaipur
Hours: 6:00 PM – 11:00 AM

  1. Anokhi Café

A warm welcome to locally sourced, organic foods! There is no fluff in Anokhi’s message of healthy living and clean eating. The air-conditioned cafe offers comfortable, no-fuss chairs, straw curtains that add a sense of freshness and naturalness, a boutique section selling ethnic goods, and an overall laid-back attitude. Take a break from the sweltering heat of the Indian city of Jaipur with a visit to this modest cafe.

Definite Orders: Cheesecake, Coffee Cake, Fresh Juices, Salads, Lebanese dishes
Damages: INR 700
Location: C 11, 2nd Floor, KK Square, C Scheme
Hours: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

  1. Café LazyMojo

This hotspot screams ‘chill-out’ with its sprawling café and growing fan base. Many people hang out here for long periods of time, either relaxing or engaging in a never-ending round of conversation while being served an endless supply of mouthwatering food and drink. When it comes to relaxing, indulging, and having lunch with friends, this is the place to go.
One of the most popular cafes in Jaipur, Lazy Mojo is loved by both tourists and local residents alike.

Definite Orders: Everything and anything. Or if you insist – Baked Nachos, Masala Lemonade, Pasta
Damages: INR 700
Location: H 1, Lal Bahadur Nagar, S.L Marg, Malviya Nagar
Hours: 11:00 AM – 10.30 PM

  1. On The House

You can’t please everybody goes a sane saying. But this cafe in Jaipur does please everybody! Everyone loves OTH, and the staff are quick to assist and cheerful as they pamper you with the delicacies here. OTH is a clean-cut, spacious outlet that lets you breathe in the greens and sunshine with its alfresco seating, or hold court in its interiors, as you enjoy your meal in the company of fellow diners.

Definite Orders: Benedicts and English Breakfast Combo, Cappuccino, Waffles, Pasta, Veg and Chicken Stews with sides, Cheesecakes.
Damages: INR 800
Location: E 145, Ramesh Marg, Behind Talwalkars, C Scheme, Jaipur
Hours: 8.30 AM – 11:00 PM

  1. Café Noirwood

All of you classic Hollywood movie buffs and mafia culture aficionados, raise your hands! Throw your feet up, relax, and enjoy the movie of the day from the world of monochrome movies. Find a stand-up event on the café’s Facebook page, or an open mic night, or dance to a live performance if you’re tickled. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience in Jaipur, look no further than this black-and-white-themed eatery.

Definite Orders: Pav Bhaji Bombs, Honey Chilli Potatoes, Pan Shake, Eclairs Shake
Damages: INR 500
Location: 20, Main Sahkar Marg, Near Sahkar Building, Bais Godam
Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

  1. Zolocrust

This upscale hangout/bakery inside the Hotel Clarks Amer specialises in craft beers, brews, baked goods, and other delectable treats. Close your eyes and head on in to enjoy some of the BEST food in town! This is the kind of cafe where you can just hang out all day, thanks to its stylish, airy, and minimal decor and self-serve setup. Zolocrust, a cafe in Jaipur, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Definite Orders: Mexicana Pizza, Pizza Al Caprino, German Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Truffle Pastry, Mezze Platter
Damages: INR 2500
Location: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Near Malviya Nagar
Hours: 24*7 (Heaven!)

  1. Wind View Café

Located in the heart of Jaipur’s historic city centre, this cafe offers stunning views of the city’s architecture and rich cultural heritage. With a clear view of the Hawa Mahal across the street and the traffic below, this café is a great location for taking memorable photos and reminiscing. Put your feet up and unwind with a cup of tea, coffee, or other caffeinated beverage. Jaipur’s best rooftop cafe is a must-try.

Definite Orders: Masala Chai served in kulhad and the view in front.
Damages: INR 300
Location: 3rd Floor, Rang Bihari Temple, Opposite Hawamahal, Badi Chaupar, Pink City
Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

  1. Café Bae

There are many reasons to bring your significant other to this upscale restaurant, including the name and the atmosphere, which encourage you to bring your sweetheart along for an experience straight out of Hansel and Gretel’s bewitched cottage. Even from the moment you enter Bae (the café), you’ll know it’s the right place for you. It has everything you could possibly want in a place: a high-ceilinged sign, an eye-catching floor, and an outdoor area with an unobstructed view of the night sky. Isn’t this the next Jaipur cafe you and your bae are going to visit?

Definite Orders: Tear And Share Cheese Masala Garlic Bread, Pastries, Donuts, Waffles, Oreo Shake, Eggs Florentine, Rosemary Roast Chicken, Mac and Cheese
Damages: INR 1200
Location: Hotel Las Vegas, A1, 21 Sehkar Marg, Bais Godam
Hours: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM

  1. Poppin Organic Café

Eat your way to better health with this café in Jaipur’s organic, clean-eating demonstration. Deliciously! There is a sense of calm in the green and pastel interiors, subtly lit with artificial light and abounding in cosy corners. It’s a great place to start a yogic lifestyle because of the colourful, healthy food that looks too beautiful to eat. Now, what’s up with all of us thinking healthy looks boring?

Definite Orders: Smoothie Bowls, Mushroom Risotto, Cheese Chilly Garlic Bread, Poppin Special Pizza, Mint Nana Iced Tea
Damages: INR 600
Location: E-145, First Floor, Ramesh Marg, C Scheme
Hours: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM

  1. Nothing Before Coffee

For those looking for the best cup of joe and the most creative ways to satisfy their sweet tooth, this is the place. This tiny cafe in Jaipur, with a cobalt grey wall and checkered floor, should be at the top of your list of places to eat. The bistro focuses on drinks, not food, and is ahead of the curve in the local art scene. We’ve already mentioned that some of the drinks on this menu are worthy of being shared on social media.

Definite Orders: Cappuccino, Glitter Latte, Pink Latte, Brownie Shake, Choco Passion, Caramel Frappe
Damages: INR 200
Location: 5 outlets- Tonk Road, C Scheme, Bani Park, Vaishali Nagar, Malviya Nagar
Hours: 10:00 AM – 11.30 PM

  1. Café Quaint

This is a place where you can sit back and relax with a big smile on your face, and that’s what we hope you’ll feel when you’re done with the meal and take in the tranquilly of the surroundings. All that glitters is gold, with a large painting of Lord Krishna playing the flute, fairy lights, tall potted plants, and simple elegance. Instead of charging your laptop, here is where you should recharge your drained batteries: your mind and spirit.

Definite Orders: Mulled Coffee, Cappuccino, Beetroot Hummus Tartines, Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Organic Veg Sandwiches, Watermelon Rose Water Salad
Damages: INR 600
Location: Alankar Art Gallery, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Bapu Nagar
Hours: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM

  1. The Rustic Spot Café

Giant, 1.5 kg paranthas on tables with a proud sign reading ‘Finish India’s Biggest Parantha In 15 Minutes, And We Serve Free!?’ and hip art on walls that make you stop and pose. At the genuinely rustic, but hip, café in Jaipur, you’ll be greeted by ample fresh air and sunshine, great music, and palpable bonhomie. You and your friends will have a great time playing board games, singing along to your favourite songs, and savouring some of the best food in town.

Definite Orders: TRS Special Burger, Puchka Shots, TRS Signature Pasta, Paranthas, Oreo Chocolate Shake, Fried Ice Cream
Damages: INR 400
Location: 21/62A, Bhrigu Path, Opposite Metro Yard, Mansarovar
Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

  1. SkyWaltz Café

You can’t go wrong with sea-green walls, cobalt blue and white tables, a generous sprinkling of arty lanterns, live music and a breezy outdoor area. Even if you’re pressed for time, grab your closest friends and head to one of Jaipur’s best cafes for an evening of pleasant banter or to work on your big dreams on your laptop.

Definite Orders: Masala Shikanji, Banana Peanut Butter Shake, Salads, SkyWaltz King Burger, Lasagna Al Verdure, Chocolate Mousse, Choco Lava
Damages: INR 1000
Location: F-07,08, Lal Bahadur Nagar, S L Marg, Near Malviya Nagar
Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM

  1. Brown Sugar

Want to satisfy that itching craving for some really sugary goodness? Head on over to Brown Sugar and sit on some of the comfiest seats you’ll ever find and enjoy their assortment of pastries and bakery products that will leave you wanting for more. Started by an entrepreneur with a vision to make pastries easily available for youngsters and families, Brown Sugar does exactly that.

Definite Orders: Cheesecakes, Coffee Tiramisu, Pink Sauce Pasta
Damages: INR 600
Location: Multiple outlets – Sodala, Raja Park, C Scheme, Malviya Nagar, Vaishali Nagar
Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

  1. Step Out Cafe and Book Lounge

Step Out Cafe and Book Lounge, a travel-themed cafe, is the place to go if your Instagram feed is looking a little bare. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have a well-stocked library for their customers, which is open to the public with author-signed books; their experiments with food, like Pizza Parathas and Falafel Burgers, are well-known in Jaipur. They haven’t forgotten about you, vegans! In terms of vegan fare, they are the best in town for vegan breakfasts and lunches.

Definite Orders: Butter Chicken, Pastas, Frappes
Damages: INR 600
Location: Sehdev Marg, Ashok Nagar, C Scheme, Jaipur
Hours: 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

  1. Home Cafe by Mr. Beans

One of Jaipur’s older cafes, designed in the style of an English tearoom, is still Instagram-worthy thanks to its stunning interiors and exteriors. Take “the one” here, and you can have some deep conversations if you want to do so. The furnishings and decor have a way of evoking feelings of nostalgia and memory. Pizzas, waffles, and tea aren’t the only things to look forward to at this establishment.

Definite Orders: Potato wedges, tea, waffles
Damages: INR 1000
Location: Sardar Patel Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur
Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

  1. The Stag Cafe

One of Jaipur’s most photogenic cafes is located right in the middle of the Amer Fort and the surrounding mountains. Instagrammers and photographers can have a field day here. In addition, the cafe serves some of the best food and sheesha in the city of Jaipur, India.

Definite Orders: Pink Pasta, Pizza, Amer Ki Chai, Naarial Paani Sheesha
Damages: INR 500
Location: Opposite Amer Fort, Amer, Jaipur
Hours: 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

  1. The Eclectica

This one, on the other hand, offers something for everyone, regardless of age or palate. It’s the perfect location for a date, an afternoon lunch, a family gathering, or a night out with friends. From Mexican to Italian to Rajasthani, the 16-page menu at Tandoori Treasures includes everything that can be cooked in the Tandoor oven.
Moreover, do you want to know something? There is no meat or poultry on the menu! Don’t worry, the delectable vegetarian fare will outshine anything served by your non-vegetarian counterparts. A large floor area can accommodate a large number of people during rush hour, as well as a rooftop setup.

Definite Orders: Pav Bhaji Fondue, Tandoori Pizza, Bugs Bunny Burger, and Gulab Nagar Pasta
Damages: INR 1000
Location: New Sanganer Road, Opposite Metro Pillar-100, Sodala, Jaipur
Hours: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM

  1. Wizard’s Cafe

If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is a pilgrim-worthy place. This cafe in Bani Park is cosy and charming because it is based on a well-known fictional novel. Young people will enjoy the board games, free Wi-Fi, and budget-friendly food at this establishment.

Definite Orders: Nutella French Toast, Pink sauce Pasta, and Butter Beer
Damages: INR 500
Location: Shop 45 & 46, Katewa Chambers, Bani Park EXT Scheme, Near Peetal Factory, Bani Park
Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

  1. Fat Lulu’s

This cafe has an old-school jazz vibe, the good kind! Fat Lulu’s is one of Jaipur’s best restaurants. The high ceiling, open bar and kitchen, and presentation of the food all contribute to the overall appeal of the restaurant. For those who value a restaurant’s vibe just as much as its flavour, make lunch reservations as soon as possible!

Definite Orders: Any Thin Crust Pizza, Garlic Bread, and Sangria
Damages: INR 1000 (excluding alcohol)
Location: A-5, 1-1, Ground Floor, Suryavanshi Pearl, Chomu House, Sardar Patal Marg, C Scheme
Hours: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Isn’t this city’s splendour not only in its impressive history but in its urban food scene as well? To those of you who thought Indian cuisine was the safest option, we have done away with your myth and bias, hopefully. Many other cities could learn a thing or two from Jaipur’s thriving cafe culture!

There are no more questions. The time has come to eat your heart out!

Leave a Reply