Going For The Lit Fest? Hit Up These 11 Cafes In Jaipur That Are Cosy & Perfect For Conversations

Rene posted on 20 January

January is ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival time, and we’re sure a lot of you have already made plans to go. So, here’s a ready list of cool-cat places clustered around C Scheme and Civil Lines, so you’re never too far from caffeine, chatty afternoons and a cheery vibe. You know you’re going to need these when the discussion with your fellow bookworms gets too intense or just because pretty-looking cafes are a mood lifter like none other.

Tapri Central

A time-tested favourite with JLF regulars, Tapri’s always buzzing with people. Their furniture reminds us of our grandparents’ home and their chai in the small, government-office glasses are endearing details that never age. Grab a quick bite on the rooftop for beautiful sunset scenes over Maggi {obviously}.

Cafes

B4-E, 3rd Floor, Prithviraj Road, Opp. Central Park Gate 4, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Home Cafe By Mr. Beans

This one’s an oldie, but it has matured like fine wine. With its floral furniture and white walls, it’s a slice of Shahpur Jat in the Pink City. Their tea parlour, pizzas, potato wedges and waffles are perfect for sun-kissed winter afternoons with bae and co.

Cafes

E-141A, Sardar Patel Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Nibs Cafe

Bread bowls, crazy bird cages to sit in and freakshakes… We think Jaipur’s finally jumping on the hip bandwagon. It’s heaven for chocolate monsters and mostly a pasta-and-shake kinda place.

Cafes

B-16, Durgadas Colony, Next To MGF Mall, Bhawani Singh Road, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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On The House

A Jaipur resident let us in on this find, and she swears by their red velvet cupcake and nachos. When you’re sick of eating like a college student {Maggi and all}, try the Italian and Mexican here. We also hear the lasagne and smoothies are worth a try.

Cafes

E-145, Ramesh Marg, Behind Talwalkars, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Anokhi Cafe

What could be better than shopping at Anokhi and then hopping over to their quiet cafe for a quick bite? This is a perfectly comforting place to reboot if you’ve been OD-ing on pyaz kachoris and thick as hell lassis for it gives you a chance to eat healthy without giving you insipid bowls of barely edible mush. Bagels, cheesecakes and pizzettas, we’re coming to get you.

Fast Food Restaurants

KK Square, C-11, 2nd Floor, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Brown Sugar Lounge

This one looks like a tropical forest set in a city, but we’re not too sure about the food honestly. The lasagna and pita are good, but we’d go here just for a good, chill time with a book than to feed a ravenous appetite.

Cafes

Aurum Apartment, Tilak Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Loft 18

This one’s a newbie but has already been getting a whole lot of love for its vibe and thoughtful decor. A cosy little hangout, it strikes us more as an evening coffee place. Their paninis and four-cheese pizza call out to us and maybe we’ll even make space for their Peanut Butter Chunky Shake.

Cafes

18-A, Above Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Govind Marg, Raja Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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O2 Plant Cafe

One of C Scheme’s trusted stunners, O2 is as green and feel-good as they come. Both the indoor and outdoor seating have a charm of their own and are equally insta-worthy. Think plants, fountains, wooden chairs and a very garden-like feel. If you’re running low on cash, sit around with wedges and chai or go the whole hog and try their epic pizzas.

P.S They also organise cosy candlelit date scenes on request.

Casual Dining

C-29, 4th Floor, Pankaj Singhvi Marg, Lal Kothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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The Urban Hub

Looking to pep yourself up after a serious discussion? This quirky, colourful cafe in Lal Kothi is bigger than most of its competitors and is a great place to catch your breath {or have a dialogue}. They do an interesting Kadhai Paneer Pizza and Pav Bhaji Fondue and we hear that their Strawberry Frappe is quite the star.

Cafes

39, Pankaj Singhvi Marg, Lal Kothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Curious Life Coffee Roasters

You'll need to put in the extra work to find the place (it's in front of the deer park) but once you do, it's totally worth it. The artsy vibe and the calm of the place makes it the perfect place to relax and spend some alone time. Give their hot chocolate a try and you'll keep coming back for more.