Let’s admit it. Cafes fill our lives with joy and java. An extension of one’s living room, a cafe is the answer to everything, because a good conversation deserves a seriously good cup of coffee (and some edible delights, but ofcourse!). Here’s a list of our favourite cafes across Punjab. Visit them if you haven’t yet.
Bistro 226 Ludhiana
Bistro 226 is a cosy vibrant cafe nestled in the famous Ghuamr Mandi in Ludhiana. This cafe has been gathering a lot of loyalists since it set shop. Enjoy its charming interiors (mesmerizing outdoors too) and huge portions. The menu is a mix of Continental, Imdian and Oriental. The Creme Brulee here is to die for, and a dessert not so easily available in Punjab.
Where: Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana
Bakes and Beans
The first of its kind and the most popular one since its very inception, Bakes and Beans lives true to its name. It’s pretty much the leader of the coffee revolution. Pair their amazing cold coffee or classic espresso with sandwiches or seasonal cakes that are all hearty and healthy.
Where: Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana
Definitely the game changer in the coffee business in Chandigarh, Backpackers has a host of its loyals since it open its doors a number of years back. With a delightful menu boasting of pizzas, sandwiches and bakes and salads, the cafe is a favourite with many for a weekend brunch. The ‘ Must try’s’ are the sandwiches and breakfast options. With the serving size being surprisingly generous one can easily share a dish with a drink in the side.
Kikkly Book Cafe
Amritsar is known for its dhabas and street food. The newly opened Kikkli Book Cafe is a prayer answered, of coffee and book lovers. Located in Basant Avenue in Amritsar, this quaint place is a reader friendly retreat where you can immerse yourself into books, and ofcourse some bakes, cakes and amazing coffee.
Where: Basant Avenue, Amritsar
Sunny Side Up
Certainly the most happening place in Jalandhar. The ambience and food will traverse you to another place altogether. Started in 2012 by the husband wife duo of Ritu and Rajan Sidhu, the restaurant is one of the only places in the city that has an elaborate breakfast menu. Lunch has people thronging the place for its varied cuisine and the evening sees the bistro turn into a lounge bar.
Where: Model Town, Jalandhar
All of Patiala converges here! Mocha Patiala is a go-to place of all residents of Patiala, college goers, and families alike. Whether it is the pleasing decor or the quality of food, the place is excellent on all counts. A must visit if you happen to visit the Royal City of Punjab.
Where: Bhupendra Road, Patiala