Cafes in Leh are our favourite attraction in the busy Leh Market! Coffee and travel are a match made in heaven. Whether it’s your morning cuppa or a break in between a busy day, unwinding over a cup of coffee is essential. With the spurt of cafes in almost all tourist destinations in the country, Leh in fact is leading the way.
You can have authentic coffee at Coffee Culture, the amazing ginger honey lemon tea at Brazil Cafe, go artsy at Lala’s cafe or pass your day working at Yama Coffee House.
Here, we take you through a tour of some of the best cafes in Leh.
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This centrally located cafe receives rave reviews for its coffee and tea. The coffee is freshly sourced and roasted and one can enjoy a cup while watching the bustling Leh market. A good idea is to go to the cafe for breakfast as they have one of the best available in town. The owners are warm people which further adds to the charm of the place. Without a doubt, the place serves the best coffee in town. It is in fact, known to be one of the very few places that actually serves authentic coffee. If you’re up for experimenting, try their Hazelnut Latte or Cafe Americano.
Go for : The authentic freshly brewed coffee and central location
One of the few cafes open even in the winter months, Brazil cafe has a great rooftop view over Leh. They also serve amazing cakes and ginger-honey-lemon tea, which one should definitely try if coffee isn’t for them. With vegan and gluten free options, there is something for everyone. Try a double shot espresso with a brownie on the side or a regular cappuccino with hot chocolate cake. Go here for the warm ambiance, the spectacular views and delectable cakes.
Go for : Great coffee and pastries with a fantastic rooftop view of Leh
A favourite with foreign travellers, Lala’s cafe is a revelation in a seemingly desolate exterior. Part of a Ladakhi house that was saved from being demolished, the cafe provides outstanding views of Leh Palace that you can sit and stare at while devouring the butter tea or Khambir. The floor seating adds to the charming atmosphere of the place. Inquire about the weekly momo making and weaving classes conducted here!
Go for : The kitschy vibe and delectable food!
YAMA COFFEE HOUSE
Located on Chanspa road, the Yama coffee house is one of the most famous in Leh. And with good reason! A simple and fuss free drop in spot for coffee and snacks, one can spend the afternoon reading a book here or have a quick lunch. You could even choose to work from here as the wifi is speedy and reliable. All in all, it checks all the boxes with good food, good coffee, warm and prompt service and a casual setting.
Go for : A casual light snack and piping hot coffee in a laid-back atmosphere.
COFFEE TREE CAFE & ADVENTURE HUB
One of the newer coffee joints in Leh, the Coffee Tree Cafe & Adventure Hub is a one of a kind place. The sunlighting streaming in through the glass panes give the place a warm cosy feeling and the artsy interiors, with low seating where one can stretch their legs, add to it. The outdoor seating is spread out over a large open space where ducks and rabbits freely roam. If all this wasn’t enough, they also offer some great coffee and snacks. Check this place out for an offbeat feel of Ladakh.
Go for : The garden cafe vibe and rustic natural feel.