The 15 Best Cafes in Guwahati You Should Try

Guwahati is a lively city in the northeastern state of Assam and also the largest in the state. The hot pot of diversity in culture, food, and nature this city is considered the ‘Gateway to the North East’. A lot of people from across the country have started visiting the city with an increase in tourism and educational institutions opening up. This has led to an increase in the number of hangout spots and cafés in Guwahati. The young and old of the city hang out at these cafés as life happens over coffee and cookies. Some of these cosy cafés serve delectable dishes from the state, making them popular among tourists. Many cafés have recently sprung up in the city but here is our list of cafés in Guwahati hand picked for you.

1. 37 Street Affair Restrocafé


Opened in 2017, 37 Street Affair is an award-winning upcoming retro-café. Located away from the city’s bustle it is a great place for relaxing and working. The small cafe is spread over two floors and the wooden décor is inviting and homely. The menu has a variety of food items including freshly-baked cakes. Quality of the food is top-notch and pocket-friendly too. Reasonably priced food and the welcoming ambience make it the most popular cafés in Guwahati.

Location: 92, Bagharbari Tiniali Main Road, Panjabari Road, Khanapara, Guwahati
Timings: 11:30 AM to 10 PM
Specials: Momos, Burgers, Sandwich, Chilli Chicken, Mango Shake, Biryani
Cost for two: INR 400 

2. Cafe RiverRun


Overlooking the River Brahmaputra, Cafe RiverRun is a casual hangout spot. Popular for its food and services the café has limited seating space. It is the perfect place to sip on coffee while enjoying a picturesque sunset over the river. The menu has café style bites, well-brewed coffee, and fresh fruit juices. The laid-back vibe and affordable food attract visitors regularly.

Location: 47, Mahatma Gandhi Road, FabIndia Building, Uzan Bazaar, Guwahati
Timings: 8 AM to 10:30 PM
Specials: Waffles, Pasta, Cappuccino, Burgers, Maggi, Hot Chocolate
Cost for two: INR 500 

3. Nanz Cafe


Located in the heart of the city, Nanz Cafe is a classy and cosy New York Style café. The menu comprises yummy combos and lip-smacking delicacies from around the world. You can look forward to a wide variety of starters, snacks, beverages, desserts, and freshly baked cakes. The quaint décor and tasteful interiors set the mood just right for a romantic hangout.

Location: Near Archies Gallery, House Number 241, Opposite, Zoo Road, Tiniali, Tarun Nagar, Guwahati
Timings: 11 AM to 10:30 PM
Specials: Pizza, Chicken Momos, Chicken Wings, Pork Momos, Coffee, Chocolate Pastry
Cost for two: INR 800

4. Tipsy Town Cafe


A quirky set up with a fresh vibe best defines Tipsy Town Cafe. It offers comfortable indoor and outdoor seating with a smoking zone while the décor is cute. Food is great while the service is a bit slow but the ambience makes up for it. It is a pocket-friendly hangout spot and the cosiest among cafés in Guwahati.

Location: Sagarika Bhawan, Opposite Uday Path, Zoo Road, Zoo Tiniali, Guwahati
Timings: 12 PM to 10 PM
Specials: Sandwich, Pasta, Pizza, Cutting Chai, Oreo Shake, Mocktails
Cost for two: INR 450

5. Strawberry Fields Cafe


Strawberry Fields Cafe is one of the first Indo-Continental cafés in Guwahati. To keep you coming back both the interiors and food menu have been carefully crafted. The refreshing environment, a small library, and mellow music add to the charm of the place. Top-notch hospitality and delectable food have made it rank among the top five cafés in Guwahati.

Location: Chakradhar Villa, Opposite All India Radio, Chandmari, Guwahati
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Specials: Coffee, Burgers, Sandwich, Pasta, Chicken Burger, Strawberry Smoothie
Cost for two: INR 500

6. The Zouq Restro Cafe


The Zouq Restro Cafe is simple, quaint and inviting. The quirky décor comprises of fairy lights, umbrellas, photographs, and books add to the café’s playfulness. They serve freshly cooked Indo-continental quick bites and leisurely meals put together using the finest ingredients. You can choose to hang out at the café reading and sipping a well-brewed coffee or catch a quick meal and rent your favourite book.

Location: 1st Floor, Royal Orchard, House 1, Basisthapur Bylane 2, GHY- 27, Beltola, Guwahati
Timings: Monday to Friday - 10 AM to 10 PM, Saturday & Sunday - 8 AM to 10 PM
Specials:  Coffee, Sandwich, Biryani, Maggi, Cappuccino, Pasta Arrabiata, Nachos
Cost for two:  INR 700 

7. Cafe Hendrix


Cafe Hendrix has been named after the legendary rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. This Community-Driven Live Blues Café easily tops the list of most happening cafés in Guwahati. Live music performances by local bands and artists have made it popular among music lovers. It is the best place for spending a fun-filled evening drenched in beer accompanied by soulful music and the best continental dishes.

Location: Opposite Pantaloons, Rukminigaon, Six Mile Area, Six Mile, Guwahati
Timings: 1 PM to 12 AM
Specials: Beer, Chicken Fingers, Noodle, Momos, Smoked Pork, Pork Fry
Cost for two: INR 1200

8. 11th Avenue Cafe Bistro


Welcoming decor, delicious continental food and extensive choice of beverages describes 11th Avenue Cafe Bistro. The cafe has comfortable indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the lush Prashanti Udyan. Unlike other quirky cafés in Guwahati, 11th Avenue’s retro-themed décor adds a subtle charm to the café. Their menu is inspired by American, Asian, and Italian cuisine with an eclectic mix of munch-on and widespread meals. The alluring beverage menu has a wide variety of coffee, tea, shakes, and mocktails.

Location: 53, Tayabulla Road, Opposite Assam State Museum, Digholi Pukhuri East, Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati
Timings: 8 AM to 11 PM
Specials: Coffee, Pasta, Pizza, Roast pork with gravy, Shapta Tingmo Bowl, Jumbo Chicken Wings, English Breakfast
Cost for two: INR 600

9. Cafe Gram


Cafe Gram is an artistically decorated, small café with a surreal ambience. In addition to the dreamy setup, it also is among the best breakfast serving cafés in Guwahati. They serve scrumptious breakfast platters along with other Continental and Chinese delicacies. The spot is a hit among youngsters as the food is delicious and pocket-friendly.

Location: 1st Floor, Kusum Plaza, Rajgarh Link Road 1, Near Wildcraft Showroom, Guwahati
Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Specials: Noodles, Cheese Momos, Pancakes, Sandwich, Thukpa, Virgin Mojito
Cost for two: INR 350

10. The Bean Journal Cafe Bistro


The Bean Journal Café Bistro is one of the chicest cafes in Guwahati. Tastefully designed interiors strike a chord in your heart as soon as you step in the bistro. Authentic Mediterranean food served by courteous staff in a pretty set up, all of it adds up to a phenomenal experience.

Location: 50 Lamb Road, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati
Timings: Sunday to Thursday - 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Friday & Saturday- 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Specials: Coffee, Salad, Pasta, Pizza, French Fries, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Sandwich
Cost for two: INR 600

11. BrewBakes


BrewBakes is a spacious café with aesthetically pleasing interiors that serves some of the best café bites in the city. Popular among the locals, it is the perfect place to unwind while feasting on yummy food. Unlike most cafés in Guwahati, BrewBakes is a spread-out place with a dedicated smoking lounge. Reasonably priced appetizing food served by friendly staff keeps you coming back for more.

Location: Bora Complex, Digen, GS Road, Six Mile, Guwahati
Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM
Specials: Burgers, Coffee, Sandwich, Pasta, Nachos, Drums Of Heaven, Peri Peri Chicken Burger
Cost for two: INR 500

12. The Corner Cafe


The Corner Cafe is a sports-themed café where you can watch your favourite sports from across the globe while sipping on coffee. It has pleasant interiors with LCD TVs and striking red décor. They serve an extensive menu consisting of American, Italian and Chinese dishes. Food is great but a bit highly-priced compared to the other cafés in Guwahati.

Location: Navin Bhawan, Lamb Road, Ambari, Uzan Bazaar
Timings: 10 AM to 10:30 PM
Specials: Burgers, Pizza, Chicken Sizzler, Cappuccino, Noodles
Cost for two: INR 900

13. The Steaming Mug


An upscale bistro with a homely vibe, The Steaming Mug is the latest go-to place for the youth. The swanky interiors with awesome food lure more youngsters here than any other cafés in Guwahati. They have two seating options- a regular one and a lower seating and a separate smoking zone. The menu consists of café bites that are reasonably priced and are served by friendly staff. You can easily spend hours listening to some great music or reading a book from their little library while enjoying your hot cuppa.

Location: 1A, Tillottama Enclave, Mandovi Apartment, Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Opp. Rabindra Bhawan, Ambari, Uzan Bazaar
Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Specials: Coffee, Pizza, Sandwich, Momos, Burgers, Pasta, Cappuccino
Cost for two: INR 800

14. Kalita Cafe


Assam’s first Korean themed Café, Kalita Café is the hangout spot for K-pop fans. It has ravishing Korean interiors dedicated to famous Korean pop bands and a groovy vibe. You can enjoy exotic Korean, Asian and Continental dishes along with yummy mocktails, shakes, teas, and coffees. The delicious food and unique ambience make it stand a step higher than the other cafés in Guwahati.

Location: Bus Stop, GS Road, Rukmini Gaon, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Six Mile, Guwahati
Timings: Monday to Friday- 11 AM to 11 PM, Saturday & Sunday- 11 AM to 12 AM
Specials: Pizza, Pasta, Oreo Shake, Nachos, Cappuccino, Mocktails, Chicken Burger
Cost for two: INR 1200

15. Uptown Escape Cafe & Cocktail Bar


A Cafe during the day and a cocktail pub at night, Uptown Escape Cafe & Cocktail Bar is one of the most romantic cafés in Guwahati. The seductive décor and homely environment won’t let you leave the place. The menu keeps you sorted throughout the day with a scrumptious breakfast meal to a delectable dinner that is best in town. The beverage menu includes a range of freshly brewed coffees, teas, fresh juices, smoothies, and mocktails by day and carefully crafted cocktails after 7 PM.

Location: Anil Plaza, 1, GS Road, ABC, Near IDBI Bank, Tarun Nagar, Guwahati
Timings: 10 AM to 12 AM
Specials: Cocktails
Cost for two: INR 1200

This post was published by Akancha Tripathi

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