Cafes in Kochi played a major role in dealing with the demand for the increase in the number of coffee and tea lovers. Kochi has cafes with perfect ambience and good service. Most of the cafes are located either in the city of Ernakulam or Fort Kochi. Here are a few Cafes in Kochi where you can visit for some great coffee.
1. Kashi Art Café
Being the best hangout spot for foreigners, art lovers and celebrities, this place is known to have the best breakfast in Kochi. Buzzing with customers, it hosts the best continental cuisine, especially for non-vegetarians and eggetarians. Interestingly, it also hosts the work of an artist for a month while providing the café with the touch of an art gallery. Beef burger, chicken sandwich, mushroom burger and lemonade are must-try.
Location: Burgher Street, Fort Kochi. Average cost for two: INR 600 Timings: 08:30 AM to 10:00 PM
2. Mocha Art Café
If you are an art lover, you will love the vintage charm of this café. They provide unique drinks with authentic flavours like saffron tea and apricot-peach juice. Their signature mocha, chocolate cake, prawn tawa grill and beef omelettes are must-try.
Location: Lane VI, Opposite Jew Synagogue, Mattancherry. Average cost for two: INR 700 Timings: 09:30 AM to 09:00 PM
3. Teapot Café
This is an old-fashioned attractive hangout spot in Fort Kochi with varieties of traditional tea and coffee along with decent breakfast and lunch. The display of ancient teapots flavours the quaint and antique ambience of the café.
Location: Peter Celli Street, Fort Kochi Average cost for two: INR 300 Timings: 08:30 AM to 09:30 PM
4. Qissa Café
A pretty little café set right in Fort Kochi, Qissa café is famous for its chocolate cakes and omelettes. During summers, it is a great place to try out the various refreshing drinks they have in their well-crafted menu. The must-try dishes at Qissa Cafe are banoffee pie, chocolate cake, poached eggs, omelettes, carrot cakes, pasta and sandwiches.
Location: KB Jacobs road, Fort Kochi Average cost for two: INR 300 Timings: 08:30 AM to 09:30 PM
5. Pepper House Café
Famed being in the Malayalam movie 'Premam', this café has grabbed a lot of attention from millennials. Along with the wooden benches, the verdant garden picturesque sets an enchanting ambience. Specialized in European cuisine and desserts, it is a fine spot to host an exhibition. They even have a souvenir shop that sells clothes, pretty jewellery and cute stationery.
Location: Kalvatty Road, Fort Kochi Average cost for two: INR 500 Timings: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
6. Loafer's Corner Café
Relaxed nook and delectable food overload this café with cosiness. They are known for their continental dishes, and moreover, it is also vegan-friendly. One must try spinach and mushroom spaghetti on pesto, vindaloo tortilla wraps and mango cheesecake.
Location: Princess Street, Fort Kochi Average cost for two: INR 400 Timings: 08:30 AM to 08.00 PM
7. Bloomsbury's Global Kitchen & Bakehouse
If you ever visit LuLu Mall, the largest shopping mall in India, then definitely you should stop by this artisan bakery, Bloomsbury Boutique café. Families and couple hang out here to satiate their sweet tooth. They provide freshly baked cupcakes, cakes, pizza and sizzlers. Try the chocolate drink 'east-west shake', special golden chocolate cake with perfect sculpted golden swirls, cheesy peppered garlic, Chinese five-spiced chicken and mushroom and blueberry cheesecake.
Location: Level 2, LuLu Mall, NH-17, Edapally Junction Average cost for two: INR 650 Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
8. Tonico Café
Tonico Cafe serves varieties of coffee, smoothies, burgers, steaks and shakes. The Caesar salad, chicken steak, sizzling brownie, chocolate smoothie and juicy lucy burger are must-try.
Location: Two outlets - Kakkanad and Angamali Average cost for two: INR 400 Timings: 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM
With direct access to Taj Gateway Hotel, all the dishes are prepared in the same kitchen. Along with a five-star ambience, you could savour luscious pastries and puddings. Deli café is the best pastry hub in Ernakulam. If you have an insatiable sweet-tooth, don't miss this spot.
Location: Marine Drive, Ernakulam Average cost for two: INR 600 Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
10. Cocoa Tree
With premium service and setting, the Cocoa Tree is more inclined to serve continental cuisine. This is more of a restaurant as it serves are varieties of cuisine-Italian, seafood, Mediterranean and desserts. Do try their nutritious English breakfast of streaky bacon, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans and potato wedged along with chicken sausage and eggs.
Location: Two outlets - Panampilly Nagar and MG Road
Average cost for two: INR 600
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
This café serves Continental, burgers, sandwiches, Italian, pizzas and steaks. This kid-friendly cafe also hosts live sports screening. Catering the night cravings till 12 PM, the location is a balm fine with the perfect interior decor. Must try garlic bread, pesto sandwich and spicy tuna, English breakfast, affogato and Nutella crepe.
Location: Kaloor, Kochi Average cost for two: INR 750 Timings: 10 AM to 12 PM
12. Nosh Haus
A cafe just opposite the UC college in Aluva, Nosh Haus cafe has a bookshelf containing well known English and Malayalam books. After a tiring day, you can just relax here with a book and some coffee. This is a must-visit for all coffee lovers. Other than coffee, they have an impressive menu with many unique items in dessert and drinks, all at affordable prices.
Location: Opposite UC College, Paravoor Road, Aluva, Kochi Cost for two: INR 500 Timings: 10 AM - 12 AM
Even if you are a connoisseur of food or hunting for a peaceful spot to read a book or looking forward to indulging in people watching, here is the list of the best cafes in Kochi to stop by. Hop in, grab a cup of hot coffee and relax!
Some of the popular cafes in Fort Kochi are Kashi Art, Loafers corner cafe, Pepper house and so on.
Does kochi have pubs?
Kochi is one of the most happening places in Kerala with a splendid nightlife, so YES! check out some of the best pubs/clubs in Kochi here.
Which is special about kochi food?
Since it's a coastal town, kochi is known for it's sea food.
What is famous in Kochi to buy?
Kochi is best known of it's antique stores, book clubs, handicrafts, hats, bags and beach wears. There are handlooms, silk sarees and handcrafted items too. Check out the malls in kochi, or if you're at fort kochi you could do some street shopping.