Rishikesh is a yoga centre famous for its super cool cafes and restaurants with a natural vibe and delicious delicacies. The best part about Rishikesh is that the cafes and other outlets reflect the cultural vibe (that the land stands for). Time to relax in some colourful restaurants and enjoy the soulful view in the land of Gods. So, pick your favourite spot and head on over. 

1. Chotiwala Restaurant

It is one of the oldest restaurants in Rishikesh, located at a nearby distance from Ram Jhula. Founded in 1958, the restaurant serves a variety of home-style vegetarian meals. The highlights are the North Indian thalis and Garhwali dishes such as Kafuli (made with spinach and fenugreek leaves), Aloo ke gutke (sliced potatoes roasted with red chillies, jambu leaves), and Singodi is a local dessert (made with coconut and condensed milk). 

Location: Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


2. Freedom Cafe 

Living up to its name, this cafe provides amazing food with a breathtaking view of the river Ganges in its true pristine. In addition, it plays soulful music that renders a perfect ambience to have your order. But, it doesn’t end here as the cafe is also bustling with customers even on the off-season to dig their forks into its famous banana Nutella pancakes and shakshuka. 

Location: Behind Dr Kothari Clinic, Lakshamana Jhula, Rishikesh 

3. Honey Hut 

This place serves incredible food with a twist of honey in their popular dishes and lovely interiors. You will find honey tea, honey butter toast, honey kahwa, honey paneer salad, honey chilli, and lots of more dishes. The desserts and coffee here will make you cosy. 

Location: Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh 

4. Little Buddha Cafe

The next place to enjoy your meal is at a little buddha cafe that sports a treehouse-style area with a cosy sitting and a relaxing ambience. Their pizzas and mixed vegetable platter are pretty famous and reasonable in the town. 

Location: Lakshaman Jhula, Rishikesh