The Best Brunch Spots In Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer | © Ana Raquel S. Hernandes/Flickr
Jaisalmer | © Ana Raquel S. Hernandes/Flickr
Photo of Naintara Gurung
23 December 2016

A World Heritage site, Jaisalmer has transformed itself into a popular tourist destination for its irreplaceable charm, historical significance and the exotic exuberance of the Thar Desert. If you plan on discovering the ancient ruins of the city or wandering off on a camel safari, don’t forget to grab a wholesome meal at one of Jaisalmer’s unique brunch spots. Here we recommend some of the best places where you can enjoy a late breakfast or brunch while touring the Golden City.

Kachori for Brunch | © Puneet vivid/WikiCommons

Gaji's Restaurant

Restaurant, Korean, Indian, Chinese, $$$
The streets of Jaisalmer are filled with miniature stalls where you can grab a tikki bun – a crispy potato patty with vegetables, spices and chutney, served with butter fried buns – or enjoy a cup of tea in the bustling market. You can try a quick Korean meal at Gaji’s Restaurant for brunch. This is a well-renowned outlet for serving authentic Asian delicacies. Located within the old artist colony, the place offers a picturesque view of Sunset Point and the Jaisalmer Fort. Try the signature dish at Gaji’s Restaurant, the Bibimbap.

Kuku Coffee Shop

Cafe, Chinese, Indian, Fast Food
Nestled fairly close to the old fort, this cafe sells the best coffee in Jaisalmer and features a great list of brunch snacks that you can enjoy while trying a hot beverage. The pantry-like space, cozy interiors and humble staff make the coffee shop an amiable place to be. Their wonderful options will curb your hunger pangs, from an English breakfast with crispy hash browns to a plate of grilled cheese sandwiches. The coffee shop focuses on providing absolute comfort to their customers, and while you’re there, you must try their caffe latte alongside a plate of hot pakoras.

Kebab Corner Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian, Chinese, Indian
If you like munching on a meaty treat for brunch, try the Kebab Corner Restaurant, a place that surprises visitors with its authentic flavors and humble hospitality. The restaurant has become a popular choice for those who want to try a bite of the local cuisine – if you decide to try the Chicken Shikhari, you’ll be asking for more later. Kebab Corner offers a unique dining experience, and though it is recommended for dinner, you’ll find a number of young students munching on Kebab rolls for a quick brunch.

Bhang Shop

If you’re visiting Jaisalmer you can’t miss out on Dr. Bhang, also known as Chander Prakash Vyas, who’s been holding the reigns of an old family tradition with certified rights, reserved and exclusive, since the 1970s. Technically ‘bhang’ is a cool drink popular mostly in North India, prepared using the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant. The drink became an instant hit with the locals. You can always catch a plate of hot and crispy pakoras here, whilst enjoying your Bhang in order to cool off from the city heat.
Address: Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

Zoya ka Zayeka

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
This restaurant will be a great addition to your Jaisalmer experience, bringing forth a unique taste of the desert life in each dish. One of the best places in town to grab some comfort food, Zoya ka Zayeka serves a variety of signature dishes such as the potato poha, and if you’re hungry for eggs, try their Masala omelet. From the spicy Aloo chaat to the Aloo paratha served alongside fresh curd, their dishes are truly satisfying. The restaurant has clean interiors and a soothing ambiance.

Blues Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Indian, Coffee, Vegetarian
If you’re staying at the Arya Haveli, the hotel’s rooftop cafe’s lively ambiance and open space surroundings is a must-visit. Blues Cafe, featuring traditional decor and wooden furnishing, offers splendid views of a golden expanse, the ancient forts and sandstone buildings that are spread throughout Jaisalmer. With the soft harmonies of folk music playing in the background, enjoy a late breakfast at this beautiful outlet that lets you sample home-cooked delicacies in the cool breeze of an open roof setting.

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