7 New-Age Cafes in Rishikesh That Are Instagram-Famous for Being so Gorgeous

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A magnet for spiritual seekers with its assortment of ashrams and a variety of yoga and meditation classes, Rishikesh pulsates with a spectacular mix of people, tradition and landscape.

But, I'm writing this article with an intention of bringing out a hidden side to this holy city. Food here blends with religion and it is well reflected in the city's multifaceted soul. The best examples of this are the winding streets of Rishikesh that are dotted with quaint shops and all kinds of eateries.

I scoured the Rishikesh area for you and brought a few locations that might please the foodie soul! Sink your teeth into this ancient city and enjoy the culinary revolution!

Note: Meat and alcohol are banned in Rishikesh as it is a sacred Hindu place.

One of the busiest places in Rishikesh, the Little Buddha Cafe is a quirky treehouse-style cafe with tables overlooking the river Ganga. A multi-cuisine cafe that offers unlimited breakfast, lunch and dinner options, the Little Buddha Cafe is Rishikesh’s answer to the very hip joints of Kasol and Manali.

Try: Pizza and the mixed vegetable platter!

Where: Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh

(C) Aleksandr Zykov

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Even during the off season, people line up on the Laxman Jhulla for a chance at digging their fork into the fluffy heart of Freedom Cafe's famous pancakes. That's not it! With great food, also comes an undisturbed view of river Ganga and soul-stirring music!

Try: Banana Nutella pancake and Shakshuka

Where: Behind Dr. Kothari Clinic, Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh

(C) Grashima

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Overlooking the beautiful Ganga, this cafe is dedicated to the Beatles, an English rock band. From pictures of the fab four, to a huge wall panel done up with vinyl records, this place spells old world charm like no other cafe in Rishikesh.

Try: Rice flour crepe filled with onion, tomato, zucchini and mozzarella cheese.

Where: Paidal Marg, Tapovan, Hanuman Mandir, Rishikesh

Credits: 60's cafe

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(C) 60's cafe

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(C) 60's cafe

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Away from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh town, Bistro Nirvana hits the right groove with its soothing music, warm service and pleasing staff. Elevated tables with cushioned bench seating and a shaded patio, Bistro Nirvana is guaranteed to please your taste buds with its multi-regional food offerings.

Try: Cheese Cromosque, Hello To The Queen

Where: Near Green Valley Cottage, High Bank area, By pass road, Rishikesh

(C) Bistro Nirvana

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(C) Bistro Nirvana

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(C) Bistro Nirvana

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Pick Divine Cafe for a sugar rush in Rishikesh! A well-lit space, Divine Cafe is a part of the Divine Resort, offering an appreciable variety of desserts and quick bites.

Try: Tawa vegetables, red sauce mushroom pasta, ivory pastry and chocolate tart.

Where: Divine Resort, Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh

(C) Divine Resorts and Spa

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Credits: Divine Resorts and Spa

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Credits: Divine Resorts and Spa

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Choose from a menu of home-cooked Indian food while sitting under the pyramid-shaped roofs of the Pyramid Cafe! The family that runs this cafe is very friendly and they also rent out well-kept pyramid tents with double beds.

Credits: Pyramid Cafe

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Credits: Pyramid Cafe

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What goes around, comes around here, only in the form of delectable food! From a variety of coffees, pastas and main dishes, they also have a fantastic range of sandwiches!

Try: Vegetable hakka noodles, hazelnut cold coffee

Where: Main Badrinath Highway, Tapovan, Rishikesh

(C) Cafe Karma

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(C) Cafe Karma

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(C) Cafe Karma

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If you manage to escape the spiritual mayhem of Rishikesh, then visit these cafes to indulge in brazen gluttony!

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Top of the Town, Mouth Watering treats...
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very intricately written....a good read indeed..
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