With a misty landscape of lush green hills, gushing waterfalls, vast coffee plantations, pleasant weather, dense forests, verdant valleys, aromatic spice gardens and ofcourse, good food, no wonder this quaint hill station in Karnataka is also known as the ‘Scotland of India’ and rightly so. The next time you are in Coorg, make the most of your holiday by gorging on the city’s best culinary offerings. Here are some of the best ones!
Beans N Brews Cafe
No trip to Coorg is complete without tasting their exceptional coffee. Located near the Madikeri market, offers decent choice of menu, calm ambience and prompt staff and you get all of these facilities at amazingly wallet-friendly prices. Famed as a speciality coffeehouse, this place uses the top-quality Arabica beans for the rich coffee taste. Though the food served here is super delicious and varied, this place offers the best coffee in town and has won the hearts of many coffee connoisseurs. You can stick to the traditional South Indian coffee or sip on Cappuccinos and Lattes. Pair these with their pizzas, which is sure to satisfy your taste buds. They also have a separate counter from where you can buy fresh quality coffee beans and honey.
Big Cup Cafe
This coffee shop is linked to a rich legacy of coffee cultivation, set up by Sandalkad estate owner. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a fresh cuppa from freshly harvested coffee beans, after you are done exploring the city and want some quality time to yourself. This place also serves large portions of healthy snacks and quick meal options that you must try. This is a casual place situated in a fairly picturesque location. You’ll always feel at home here!
Taste Of Coorg
The name of the restaurant says it all! Head to this place if you wish to relish the local delicacies whenever you happen to be in town. Simple decor, comfortable seating arrangements and friendly staff are all added bonus. The pork dishes are prepared in special Coorgi spices and techniques, making it a bestseller among the locals. You can try the chilli version or pick the traditional curry version. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Their chicken curry pairs well with the soft Kadambuttu or plates of Neer Dosa.
Featuring spacious seating area, good background music, and tastefully done up interiors, Coffee Cup is a popular eatery in Coorg. Mostly famous for all day breakfast, desserts, quick snacks and fresh coffee, the menu card comprises of sumptuous dishes ranging from Continental to Indian delicacies. This café is ideal for chitchats with your near and dear ones. Do try their jaggery infused coffee which is simply out of the world!
Located close to the Madikeri Fort, this one is the locals favourite. It is a quite simple restaurant with no fancy interiors. A pure experience of authentic Coorgi food, they have been serving top quality food for years now. Rich, aromatic, spicy, and irresistible would be some of the adjectives people use to describe the curries served here. Their Pandi Curry is legendary and is a must-try here. For the vegetarians, the bamboo shoot curry is a must try. Finish up with their jaggery coffee which tastes equally good. The prices are easy on the pocket and since its always crowded during the peak hours, you might have to wait a while to get a table.
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