Ratatouille Pizza And Heart Warming Views? That’s A Given At This Coonoor Cafe

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What Makes It Awesome

The Nilgiris Hills are famed for their beauty and breathtaking views but wouldn’t it be great to enjoy that with great food? That’s exactly why you need to go to Cafe Diem at Coonoor. It’s about a two hour drive from Coimbatore and it’s worth the trip! Enter this picturesque cafe and find it beautifully fitted with personalized handmade menus, flowery table napkins, warm lighting and colorful cutlery.

The attention to detail is a feast to the senses. Even the water is kept in painted glass jars with cork stoppers and could be easily mistaken as table decor! The space is filled with rich wooden furniture, giving you a cozy feeling and the weather there makes it easy to never want to leave.

The menu boasts some unique items. The roasted pumpkin and coconut soup has a distinct South Indian twist to it, while the velvety mushroom soup lives up to its name with a smooth texture and burst of flavour.

The cold mezze platter is ideal for a group with various dips like chilli, garlic and humus accompanied by pita bread and other party breads for the table. However, the real gem is the tabouleh, a light Mediterranean dish with quinoa, mint and pomegranate. The flavours are subtle and should prepare your taste buds for what’s ahead. For the main course one must try the savory crepes. Their spinach and olive with feta cheese is a revelation. But if you are ready to move out of your comfort zone and try something new then the smoked tofu pizza or the ratatouille pizza are winners. The tofu pizza with it’s pronounced smoky influence along with the texture of olives and tofu make this a must try dish. Savory mushroom or spinach tarts with melt-in-your-mouth pastry are also recommended by the owner. For dessert, go straight for the date palm jaggery ice cream. It’s delicious and so out of this world you’ll want two servings!

Wander out onto the balcony area to enjoy the sun setting over this gorgeous vista and soak it in, you’re on vacation.

What's My Pro Tip?

Grab some coffee and a good book to enjoy the amazing view the cafe has to offer of the tea estates surrounding the area.