Bookmark This! 7 Of The Most Instagrammable Cafes In Kochi

Whether you’re visiting or a local looking for stunning places to dine at, these 7 cafes in Kochi are sure to delight you.

Published On Oct 20, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


God’s own country, Kerala, is one of the most beautiful winter destinations in India. Quaint, peaceful, and yet vibrant, it is a state that is always on top of the winter travel destination lists. 
May it be beautiful hill stations, pristine beaches, or cultural experiences, there is no dearth of things to explore in Kerala. If you are flying in, it is generally a good idea to start your trip from the port city of Kochi. The culturally rich city is one of the biggest in the city and offers a wide variety of activities, tourist destinations, and culinary experiences.

Apart from the famed Sadya, where you’re served an extensive meal on banana leaves, the city of Kochi, especially the touristy area of Fort Kochi offers a wide variety of cuisines, in cafes that look right out of architectural magazines. Whether it is the quality of the food or the pictures you take for the gram, Kochi cafes are delightfully good.

Here are some of the most Instagrammable cafes in Kochi that you must explore once

Tucked in the lanes of Fort Kochi, Kashi Art Cafe is one of the most well-known quaint little cafes in Kochi. Often a venue in the biannual Kochi Biennale, Kashi Art consists of an art display and a beautiful courtyard space that serves as the eatery. 
The menu is a mix of European and local cuisine, and if you’re headed to this stunning space, we absolutely recommend their freshly made Naruneendi lemonade and filling sandwiches. 
Where: Burgher Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi 
Price for two: Rs 700 (approx)

With stunning interiors, massive gallery space, scrumptious food, and an amazing location, this cafe has it all. One of the most Instagrammable cafes in Kochi, Mocha Art Cafe is situated in a 16th-century building in the Mattancherry area of Kochi. Close to the famed Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace, this cafe offers a wide variety of cuisines and is as famous with tourists as it is with locals. Do try their speciality coffees when there. 
Where: 6/127, Opposite Jew Synagogue, Mattancherry, Kochi
Price for two: Rs 1,000 (approx)

A London-themed eatery in Kochi serving a wide variety of continental dishes, East India Street Cafe is also a visual delight. With its colourful interiors and old-school vibes, it is one of the most aesthetic cafes in Kochi. While the Fort Kochi outlet is temporarily out of service, the Ernakulum city outlet is functional and winning hearts with prompt service and delicious food. 
Where: Plot 272, M.I.G Housing Society, 11th Cross Road, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi
Price for two: Rs 1,000 (approx)

Famous for its serene interiors, this beautiful cafe in Kochi has also been drawing attention to innovative attempts at veganism. While the general idea associated with veganism has been restrictive menus, Loving Earth Yoga Cafe has been devoted to finding plant-based ingredients to tweak beloved non-vegetarian dishes without compromising on the taste. When visiting this aesthetic cafe in Kochi, don’t forget to try their vegan sushi and smoked papaya canapes. 
Where: 1/1996 A ( 1/711 A ), Near St. Jon Britto School Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi
Price for two: Rs 800 (approx)

With two equally stunning outlets in the city, Pandhal Cafe and Deli is bound to be on our list of most Instagrammable cafes in Kochi. The Fort Kochi outlet is on the same premises as the David Hall Gallery, offering a quaint art space in addition to the much-loved menu. 
Panampilly Nagar outlet in the main city is a greener, more vibrant space perfect for weekend brunches. Don’t forget to order their earth pizza and cold brews when you visit. 
Where: Fort Kochi, and Panampilly Nagar, Kochi
Price for two: Rs 600 (approx)

The in-house cafe at the Cochin Club, French Toast is a lush green property famous for its pancakes, sandwiches, and French toasts. They also are big on fresh farm produce, making sure your food is as organic and healthy as it gets. You can also pick up homegrown gourmand quality spices, and freshly made jams and preserves when you visit the outlet. 
Where: 1/695, Cochin Club, St. Francis Church Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi
Price for two: Rs 1,500 (approx)

Frequented by Malayalam film industry biggies, and locals alike, Qissa Cafe is known for its decadent desserts and simple yet flavourful breakfast options. While the eatery had been operating out of Fort Kochi all these years, they have quite recently moved to Panampilly Nagar in a joint venture with Westleys Restocafe, another much-loved eatery in the Kochi city. It certainly helps that despite a brand new location, the cafe has retained the charm and vibrancy it is much loved for. 
Where: 55/942, 942a, G130, Ernakula, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi
Price for two: Rs 600 (approx) 

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