The Top Cafés in Kochi, Kerala

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Charishma Thankappan

Kochi is a city that is bustling with visitors from across the globe and has managed to cement its place as one of the global hotspots for international tourists. As a result, its teeming cafés are a symbol of the city being a melting pot of cultures. While there are numerous places to travel to around Kochi, the city serves as a breather during your hectic itinerary. Here is a handpicked selection of some of the chief cafés you can choose to sit back and relax in.

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Mocha Art Café

Cafe, European, Indian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian, Dessert

Mocha Art Café

The hottest café in town at the moment, Mocha Art Café is a visual wonder. Located next to the Paradesi Synagogue in Jew Town in Mattancherry, climb up the wooden stairs to reach what looks like an art gallery with astounding paintings that are up for sale. Walk further inside to a beautiful, spacious outdoor seating area. The coffee shop also has extensive indoor space for large groups to sit cozily. The lighting at the café is the highlight of its décor.

Kashi Art Café

Cafe, Restaurant, European, Indian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$

Kashi Art Café

Fort Kochi abounds with cafés that devote their space towards art, and the most prominent among them is Kashi Art Café. A favored haunt of art lovers, it is renowned for its art installations and exhibitions, where the café hosts a resident artist for a month. It is also a favorite hangout spot for members of the Malayalam film industry.

Pepper House Café

Cafe, Indian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$

Pepper House Café

A delightful place to enjoy outdoors while sipping on your cuppa, Pepper House Café offers a soothing ambiance next to a verdant garden. Expansive and airy, the place includes a library and a shop where you can buy clothes, art, and other knick-knacks. The place is also known to host several exhibitions. The delicious menu is an additional bonus for diners, who can easily end up spending several hours here.

Qissa Café

Cafe, European, Indian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian, $

Qissa Café

Conveniently located, this café looks charming with its contemporary décor done up in a glass panel that offers a pleasing view of the streets outside. Popular for its cakes and pies, the place draws a busy crowd of youngsters who find it a hip place to hang out. It has a cavernous seating space provided indoors as well as outdoors.

Teapot Café

Cafe, Indian, European, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, Fast Food, $

Teapot Café

This place rewards you visually even before you enter it, for its façade is covered with plants that instantly lend it an endearing feel. Step inside and you will be greeted with one of the quaintest interiors, with its décor made up of antique teapots. Its seating area includes a ground floor space as well as attic area.

Café Papaya

Cafe, Indian

Café Papaya

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Kochi city, this café comes alive at night. Known as a place that holds live music performances, it draws mostly the local and loyal crowd. It also has a library with an interesting collection of books from varied genres. The place is also known to be a hangout spot for celebrities from the Malayalam film industry.

Loafer’s Corner Café

Cafe, European, Indian, Coffee, Fast Food, Tea , Vegetarian, $

Loafer’s Corner Café

A preferred spot by international tourists, the place offers an unmatched ease and coziness that can be found in one’s personal space. A relaxed nook in Fort Kochi, the café allows you the luxury of time and contentment, which explains why visitors love to spend hours just chilling or even working at the cafeteria.

Nosh Haus

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Dessert, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, $

Nosh Haus

One of the underrated cafés within Kochi city, Nosh Haus is a secret surprise that unexpectedly ticks off all the right boxes in your expectation of a café. A cushy ambiance done up with dim lights, the place sets up an environment for relaxation. You can curl up with a book from their stand upon the plush couches they provide. It also provides board games and attractive music.

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