Ten-Second Takeaway

On the stretch near Bhowali, I Heart Cafe in Bhimtal is a slice of hipster amid an otherwise laid-back hilly area dotted with informal chai points: Think wooden floors and furniture and a menu chock full of patisserie and freshly-brewed coffee.

Of Lakes And Cakes

I Heart Cafe is the perfect spot to head to post a bout of boating at the Bhimtal Lake. The main attraction here {barring the residential baby who quietly chills in a baby chair} is the pretty-as-a-picture display of cakes and bakes. We thoroughly enjoyed the moist lemon cake and the bite-sized Russian tea cake, which was a little on the biscuit-y side and very similar to shortbread.

We hear the apple cinnamon muffins and the chocolate chip muffins are the bestsellers here. They also do basic grilled sandwiches which we’ll try for sure on our next visit.

Hot And Cold

030816_IHeartCafe2 Stop At I Heart Cafe In Bhimtal On Your Next Uttarakhand AdventureWhen you’re in the hills, nothing beats the feeling of sipping on a hot cup of tea, coffee or our favourite at I Heart Cafe, hot chocolate {we like that it isn’t sickeningly sweet as hot chocolate sometimes tends to be}. The hot beverages come in two sizes: Regular and large and since there’s barely a difference of INR 20 between the two, we’d say, make it large.

On a sunny warm day however, the cold coffees might be a better pick. They come in chic mason jars lettered with I Heart Cafe on one side and Himalayas on the other. And you can add a shot of flavour to your coffee: Choose from coconut, vanilla, almond, caramel, hazelnut and for the more experimental ones, there’s raspberry, peach and even watermelon.

So, We’re Saying…

The classy wooden decor and a beautiful outdoor seating complete with several lychee and pear trees makes I Heart perfect for a chill pit stop while you’re driving through.

Where: Mehra Estate, Mehragaon, Bhimtal, Nainital

Contact: +91 8762436640

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 8pm {timings are subject to change}

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Photos: Navni Kumar/LBB


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