Looking for the best cafes in Dehradun? Look no further. Himalayan Buzz has researched day and night sustaining on numerous cups of coffee and compiled a list of top cafes in Dehradun just for you!
Cafes and Restaurants are usually said to the informal workplaces and hangout places. One can easily find the vibes of a city by visiting the cafes.
With Rivers Ganges and the Yamuna flowing on East and West beautifully, Dehradun, the city known as the winter capital of the Indian state Uttarakhand is situated at the foothills of the Great Himalayas. The city is rather called the gateway to Mussoorie, one of the highest hill stations in India. More than being the city which holds some great picnic and trekking spots and sacred temples of the country, “The Abode of Drona” is famous for the variety of cafes and restaurants. From spicy Indian street foods to Italian and Mexican, the cafes not only give the flavors but also provide the fine-tuned ambiance to elevate the experience.
Dehradun is an academic hub consisting of high professional institutions and colorful campuses if you look closely. So, No doubt If you find the cafes vibrant and cheerful. Date, dinner or a birthday party, or simply want to hang out, the cafes are always there just one drive away.
Best Cafes In Dehradun: Definitive List
So, here’s a list of the best cafes in Dehradun one must pay a visit at least once if you are a resident or a tourist or even just passing by.
1) Burrow Café
Cafe. Connect. Cowork.
More than tasting a wide range of cuisines and drinks, The Burrow Café makes you fall in love with the perfect ambiance and cozy seating both indoor and outdoor. Painted in white and a little green, the café invites you to a mystic fairyland with class and elegance, on one hand, love and simplicity on the other hand with hanging pots as décor right above you. The place is a perfect spot for musicians, artists, and travelers to connect with and to explore the city.
The café opens from 10 in the morning to 9:30 at the night, every day except on Sundays (holiday), and allows dine-in, takeaway, and delivery. Not just snacks and beverages, the café menu includes a variety of cuisines and brunch, lunch, and dinner. The facility to pre-book the table is available online. It is a non-alcoholic and no smoking area.
On Saturday evenings, ‘the burrow sets’ having live music from the artists in town and the candlelit dinner (Need table reservation) is one thing you cannot miss here. The friendly staff and excellent presentation of dishes will make your visit every time you pass through. Good WiFi and free parking are also available.
Address: 13 Eastern Canal Road, Irrigation Colony, Karanpur, Opposite Hotel Lemaq/Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Contact : 096020748669, 09920937505
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theburrow.in
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/theburrowin/
2) Sun Burn Bistro
Thinking of giving a party or searching for a hangout place with friends? Sun Burn Bistro café is one of the top cafes you will find in Dehradun just matching your search.
Surrounded by music, the place has a great ambiance, with an amazing interior with handcrafts and décor, where every wall tells you a lot of stories, one can say the café is in another realm of heaven, to a calm retro feeling maybe?. The creativity is all over the café, even in the menu card which confuses you to order more and more as being a pocket-friendly restaurant.
Open all week from 8 in the morning to 11 at night, the big spacious restaurant has two floors, the first floor have dine-in services and the rooftop with nice scenery where one can order alcohol and have a smoke area along with ordering meals. North Indian and Chinese, are the main cuisines to try there. Also provides vegan-friendly dishes. Sandwiches, Momos, or Deserts, you name it and they have it. The bistro is a must-visit for Tea lovers and food bloggers as they serve numerous varieties of tea, which is one of the main attractions of the café.
Parking space available.
Address: No.3, Old Survey Road, Kandholi, Karanpur, Dehradun, India
Contact : 0135-2745250
3) Café Village Highway
Being one of the best cafes in Dehradun for all kinds of occasions and celebrations, Café Village Highway is a café and a multi-cuisine restaurant set up entirely in Village theme. From warm yellow lights to bamboo roofing, from walls with stone décor to wooden table sets, the interior just reminds of folklores, and the rooftop with the cool breeze all the time makes you fresh and cool.
Serving mainly Indian and Italian, the Café Village Highway has a vast menu of beverages, coffee, starters, and cuisines of both Vegetarian and non-vegetarian prepared with love and taste by their in house chefs. The café has a big screen for screening and good music, sometimes live music with an alcohol friendly atmosphere (Wine and Beer).
Open from 09 AM to 11 PM every day of the week, there are indoor and outdoor seating available and accepts all mode of cash payments
For events, platters are available with Veg plate starting from 800 per person and Non-Veg plate starts from 900 per person and can have the capacity to fill up to 60 guests. The good ambiance and the friendly staff will make the customers revisit the place again and again.
Table booking recommended.
Dine-in, Take away, Delivery available.
Address: 01 Raj Vihar, Opposite, Chakarata Rd, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Contact : 09458945800
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CafeVillageHighway
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/cafevillagehighway/
4) Café De Piccolo
European Restaurant and Coffee shop
Keeping the simplicity and elegance, Café De Piccolo invites you to have a fine time with Italian music in the background, bringing some street café vibrations of western countries to town. Made of the white interior, wooden table sets, stairs, and uncluttered décor, the café gives an unforgettable experience with its cuisines and ambiance.
Besides serving amazing coffee, sandwich and waffles which are mostly ordered and popular among the locals, the flawless service and the kitchen right next to you make you feel eased and comfortable and makes you visit every time you pass.
Sunday closed, the café is open on all the other days from 11 AM to 10.30 PM.
Looking into the café menu, one can find a variety of Spanish and cuisines and Homemade Pizzas which is unusual in a café. The brunch menu of the café is highly recommended by travelers and locals. Dine-in and take away is allowed
One of the best cafes in India, Café De Piccolo is a must-visit for coffee and pancake lovers.
Do not offer delivery.
Address: 180, Rajpur Road, old Mussoorie Road near Sai Mandir, Rajpur Road Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cafedepiccolo
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/cafedepiccolo/?hl=en
5) First Gear Cafe
How can someone miss this amazing café where you can have delicious food along with enjoying nature at its best with some calm and cool mind.
Situated near shiv mandir, the First Gear Café provides its customers a mesmerizing top view of the city from 9 AM to 9 PM all days a week.
Being a nice spot for birthday parties and get together or a dine out with family or even to have a time off from a busy working schedule, the place is all you can hang on to. Seating arranged in indoor as well as outdoor, they serve Indian and Chinese on their menu and beverages like juices and shakes and serves magi which one can never say no to, especially on a hill station.
The outdoor has a small area with a swing set and benches, where one can see a great view of scenery with safety measures taken.
Just like the café name says, put your gear in first and when you reach, kill the brake. Let your taste buds reach heights just like your sight.
Does not offer delivery.
Address: Mussoorie Road, Khala Gaon, Dehradun District, near Shiv Mandir, Rajpur, Uttarakhand
Contact : +911352710686, +91 74091 12200
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/1stgearcafe/
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/firstgearcafe/
6) Café Cibo
Café, Dessert Parlor
Being a gorgeous Italian café located on one of the main roads of the town, Café Cibo, more like a hidden place, is a perfect hangout space in Dehradun, provides good service and good value along with serving good food. Cozy interior and exterior seating with minimal handwork artifacts with a view to much greenery around makes the customers spend time more and more.
The café with glass walls is open from 10 AM to 10 PM all days a week. Just like the furniture in the café, the menu is tastefully selected.
More than desserts and beverages, the café serves North Indian and Continental cuisines garnished and served in royalty by the polite staff in town. Along with the casual and common food items and drinks, the café has an exclusive section in their menu card which says “Café Cibo Special” where they make the dishes with secret ingredients adding to the normal dishes and specially prepared salads and desserts.
Allows dine-in and delivery.
Address: 44B, Eastern Canal Rd, near Honda Showroom, Race Course, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Contact : +911352710686
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CafeCibo/
7) Urban Sports Bay
Urban Sports Bay is Dehradun’s hottest sports lounge located at the center of the city – the Rajpur Road. Urban Sports Bay provides a wholesome entertainment experience for everyone.
It’s the perfect destination to unwind after a hectic day at work. Fashionable designed, Urban Sports Bay a complete chill-out zone where you can spend quality time indulging in various sports and watch live sports with delicious food and drinks.
It provides facilities for Cricket, Basketball, snooker, table tennis, Foose ball, and badminton. Urban Sports Bay is the ultimate destination for cricket lovers and foodies alike.
It is the best place for sports fanatics. You can come here with your squad to watch live matches, have a great time drinking and cheering your favorite team. The sports lounge regularly hosts many events such as Open Mic, Singing contest & other events.
Recently, it hosted an exciting Halloween party which became the talk of the town.
We highly recommend all the fun-loving people to visit this lounge.
Address: 3rd Floor, 65 A, Rajpur Rd, Bhel Chowk, Ravindrapuri, Hathibarkala Salwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
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Cafes have become a common element in our day to day life now. Watching people sipping a coffee and sandwich, and working on a laptop, is not a new sight for us now. The time we spend in a café with loved ones or alone does keeps our life a little relaxed and provides happiness.. To all the travelers, food lovers, and explorers in town out there and yet to discover Dehradun, never miss out on these spots if you are near. So, just like Ellie Goulding asked “what are you waiting for?”,
Do you have any favorite Cafes in Dehradun? Do let us know!