Shiva Cafe 1/22 by Tripoto
Manmeet x Sandeep
I am quite obsessed with my morning tea which sets the energy of the day. A high point for me was having my morning tea out in the hotel balcony with splendid views of the high mountains and weather Gods were generous enough for the drop in temperature. Plan for the day was Shiva Cafe. After getting ready I ordered breakfast at a cafe which didn't turn out that great for extremely slow service. Spirits high, time for Shiva Cafe! It's a small cafe with hills onto one side and waterfalls on the other, which sprinkle a fairytale charm on this little man made pretty hideout. The walk from Bhagsunath to this cafe is just 1.3 km and a tad tiring owing to the terrain but it's completely worth the effort.
You would have to walk another 10-15 mins after reaching Bhagsu Nag waterfall to reach Shiva café. The trek to Shiva’s cafe is tough. This one is located at the top of the waterfall and this is where the road ends. This cafe has a cool rustic look adorned by handmade paints of Bob Marley, Shiva and Buddha.
Chetna Patil
1800 hours I started my hike to reach Shiva Café. Heard a lot about this café from my friends as well the locals. It’s located in the midst of the Bhagsu waterfall and mountain ranges. It takes around 40 minutes to reach there from Bhagsunag Temple. It is easy to climb but make sure you wear shoes with good grip as the way is bit slippery and narrow. The scenery around this area, however is serene. I reached Shiva Café around 1840 hours. The ambience is totally vintage, they have rocks painted outside the cafe with pictures of Shiva and Ganesha. Inside they have small tables of Indian sitting style, raw paintings and book shelves with books related to adventure, spirituality, tours etc. They have an awesome menu from which is choose to have nutella banana pan cake and a glass of masala chai. It’s a chilled out place where you can spend hours. Just be careful as its dangerous finding your way in dark. The roads here are narrow and near the waterfall with no lights. Ended my day with this fascinating and marvellous location with lovely panoramic view.
Deepti Divya
this is one cafe that every backpacker should put on their list if they are up for a two day trip to Mcleodganj. a beautiful view of the kangra valley, lip smacking food, a great view of dhauladhar range, this cafe is a mind soother in the serenity of the mountains. an amazing playlist playing in the background teamed with hookah and chess to play. Yes! this is one place you must definitely not miss when you are in Mcleodganj
Kushendra Tiwary
Try the Cakes and the Coffee, and just sit back and relax, hope you get the feel of the culture of cafes.