Ten-Second Takeaway 

Bringing art, food and beverages under one roof in a beautiful, old bungalow, the recently renovated Dyu Art Cafe is just as perfect for those lazy afternoons.

Chow Down

Chicken Melt Sandwich, Chicken All Meat Pizza, Banoffee Pie

Sip On

Cafe Mocha, Cold Coffee

Winning For 

The quaint charm of the place and homemade fare.

Lowdown On The Ambience 


Recently renovated to include an upper floor with similar seating, the cafe retains its open courtyard, spots of greenery, cemented seats, gabled roof and oxide flooring, much like an old, Kerala-style house. Whether you want to sit back with a book or have a long conversation over cups of coffee, the relaxed ambience is ideal. What’s more, plenty of artworks all around to gawk at or a shelf of books to pick from while you tuck in to the food.

Story Of Creation

Started by three friends, Vignesh Venugopal, Rezvin Nazar and Sadham Ali, Dyu Art Cafe {derived from Dyuthi, which means ‘light’ in Sanskrit}. is actually inspired by a similar space, Kashi Art Cafe in Kochi. So, apart from simple and light eats, you get to look around at artworks by city-based as well as foreign artists {exhibited free of charge}.

What’s On The Menu? 

The menu here includes salads, breakfast dishes, sandwiches and desserts {all made in-house with fresh ingredients} with pizzas, pastas and steaks among the new additions. Plus a long list of drinks to choose from! The Chicken Melt Sandwich here is a winning combination of brown bread packed with tender chicken chunks and cheese. We’re also fans of their new Chicken All Meat pizza – a super cheesy, thin crust pizza which comes topped with minced chicken, salami, sausage, chicken pepperoni and chicken ham.

Sweet Treats


Ask any regular at Dyu and they’ll insist that you not leave without trying their signature Chocolate Cake {served with rich chocolate sauce} or a slice of their homemade Banoffee Pie, which is an all-time favourite {so, don’t be surprised if they run out of it}. For drinks, the Cafe Mocha with its blend of creamy coffee and chocolate is just as refreshing as their Cold Coffee – iced espresso served with milk and sugar, so you can make it just the way you like. We love that they get their tea leaves right from Munnar.

So, We’re Thinking…

We’d say go here for the lovely atmosphere and to experience the laid-back charm of the cafe. The menu isn’t too fancy but is homely and packs in a little bit of everything. And that’s what we love about Dyu Art Cafe.

Photos: Dyu Art Cafe