Have a “Kehwa with Gulukand (Rose Petals)”at “Chai Jaai Café”. Chai Jaai is a perfect place to relax and have a cup of tea. The view of the café is overlooking river “Jhelum” and it feels one is taking a taste of history because of its location. Its contemporary artistic papier machie work on the walls gives a perfect idea of the beautiful and intricate handicrafts of Kashmir.
Address: Mahattas Studio, 1st Floor, The Bund Road, Munshi Bagh, Dhanibuoy building, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Hours: 8:00AM to 21:00PM
Have a Blueberry Cheese Cake, every female’s delight, at “Crème” Bakery and Cafe. “Crème” is the oldest running bakery previously known as “Ahdoos Bakery” in Kashmir located in the heart of the city center “Lal Chowk”. It’s a regular place for locals and journalists to hang out and talk about recent happenings in and around the world and Kashmir. Their cookies are something to carry back home from Kashmir.
Address: Chowk, Residency Road, Regal Chowk, Press Colony, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Hours: 8:00AM to 21:00PM
The much talked about “Kashmiri Wazwan” is a must have at“The Grand Hotel & Restaurant”. The chef known as “Waza” who cooks this delicious Kashmiri meal is well versed with the recipe and spices.
There are a lot many Restaurants and Cafes that you would see serving “Kashmiri Wazwan” at 350INR or 400INR but the trusted and most authentic one is at “Grand Hotel”. This place might look simple but it’s a perfect local joint for “Wazwan” lunch and dinner with family and friends.
Address:Residency Road, Regal Chowk, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Hours: 12:00PM to 21:00PM
One of the must have “Tibetan Food” at Lhasa, oldest Tibetan Restaurant in the valley. Lhasa started way back in 1976 and it still serves authentic Tibetan and few Chinese dishes too. Their Tibetan Soups and Tibetan delicacies is something you can’t miss. Also what makes this place interesting to hang out with family and friends the open air dining space with beautiful Chinese lights.
Address: Lane No 3, Boulevard Road, Near Shah Abbas Hotel, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Hours: 10:00AM – 22:00PM
Must Visit Cafés in City is “Café Liberty for Ambience and Décor”. For cheesy and loaded toppings, the dominos style pizza and mutton burgers “Hunger Club”. For excellent cold coffee head to “Winterfell Café”. For different varieties of shakes go to “The Little Hut”. For KFC style burgers go to “KOOKS”. For fresh juices and wraps go to “Books & Bricks”. To get a taste of famous grilled trout fish from Kashmir natural spring lakes and rivers one must visit “Shamyana” .