8 Famous Cafes In McLeodganj For Delicious Meals With Fantastic Views

From local delicacies to your favourite treats, these cafes in McLeodganj offer all that and more.

Published On Nov 29, 2022 | Updated On Mar 07, 2024


Also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dhasa’, Mcleodganj is a hill station located near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. It is a popular destination for trekkers because of its majestic mountains and lush greenery. It is also world-famous for being the home of the Dalai Lama and is known for its perfect blend of Tibetan and British cultures. There are many places like waterfalls, monasteries, temples and viewpoints that you can visit here but one thing you must not miss out on here is the food. You can indulge in some local food or try out the cute little cafes in Mcleodganj and we assure you that you will return home a foodie.

These are some of the best cafes in Mcleodganj that you should try.

Located in the busy Bhagsunag road, this cafe is one of the best places to have good vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free Italian food. It is also said to be one of the oldest Italian cafes in Mcleodganj and has attracted people with its scrumptious food which is served against an amazing view of the mountains. This is a famous cafe in Mcleodganj that you should not miss.  

Location: Bhagsunag Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Price: INR 500 for 2 people

Must try: Mushroom cheese ravioli and cheesecake

Known as one of the best cafes in Mcleodganj, this place has both indoor and outdoor seating with great music. They serve authentic Italian cuisine and the cafe is situated in the middle of the main market, which makes it perfect for you to head here when you are tired from all the shopping.

Location: McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala (two outlets in the town that you can visit)

Price: INR 600 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Pasta and Tiramisu

If you want to enjoy a relaxing time with a cup of coffee or pan-Asian and Tibetan food, visit the Seed Cafe. This cafe offers the perfect view of the vast mountain range that leaves you with a sense of calm. You can also visit the cafe during the weekends when they host open mic and other musical events.

Location: Jogiwara Road, Next to Japanese Restaurant Luntha, McLeod Ganj

Price: INR 400 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Momos and sandwich

If you have a sweet tooth and want to try some amazing Tibetan food too, this is the place you need to be. The food here is delicious and you must try the varieties of coffee they serve too.

Location: Jogiwara Road

Price: INR 600 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Death by Chocolate and Thukpa

This famous cafe in Mcleodganj serves some authentic Tibetan food along with North Indian and South Indian meals. You will find some unique Tibetan delicacies and Bhutanese food here that you can try. Often overcrowded, the queue is worth the wait to taste some famous food of Himachal Pradesh.

Location: Jogiwara Road

Price: INR 600 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Thentuk and Ema Datschi

Looking for a quaint little cafe with wifi and good food? Head to this place that makes some of the best cakes and teas. You can also get a cup of steaming coffee with their gourmet sandwich and enjoy the serenity of the cafe.

Location: Temple Rd, McLeod Ganj

Price: INR 600 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Moonpeak Thali and Chicken Sesame

This famous cafe is known for its hippie vibe, and its otherworldly location. It is located on top of a waterfall and offers some of the yummiest food. This place is said to be one of charms, dreams and love tokens that will bring out the poet and philosopher in the most cynical person. This is a cafe with wifi, good music and the staff is very friendly. It’s a steep walk to the cafe so make sure you wear your comfortable shoes.

Location: Water Fall, near Bhagsunag

Price: INR 500 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Farmhouse pizza and banana pancakes

This cute little cafe boasts of its Tibetan cuisine, Indo-Chinese food and snack options. They attract quite a footfall of tourists and locals because of their amazing flavours. This is a famous cafe in Mcleodganj that you must not miss.

Location: Jogiwara Rd, McLeod Ganj

Price: INR 500 for 2 people (approx)

Must try: Veg Thukpa and momos

Here is a list of all the lovely cafes in Mcleodganj. So, head out there, relax, eat and post all the Insta-worthy photos of the cafes in the hills!

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