We rarely make a trip to Noida, but when we do, we make sure that it’s for one gem of a recommendation. Luckily for us (and for you), the Traveler’s Cafe by Escape Route turned out to be exactly one.
Started by Sumit Singh Jamwal, this cafe is a bit of everything - a co-working space (you'll also find numerous plug points here), a base for Sumit's travel company called Escape Route (offering curated trips and experiences), and lastly, just a jolly good place to chill at (with epic food, of course). As the name suggests though, travel runs as the main theme in everything this cafe offers and does.
The space has been decorated with Tibetan prayer flags that'll remind you of your trip to the hills, you'll spot stunning photos from the owner's travels across India, and also, framed road maps of different cities. The menu too, consists of simple yet comforting dishes like Pahaado Vaali Maggi, Ladakhi Momos, Mumbaiya Ishtyle Bun Maska, Kolkata Vaale Rolls, and the like. Since we're big momo lovers, we tried both the chicken and paneer momos. These come with a juicy, generous filling, and subtle reminders of that long overdue trip to the hills in every bite. Know what the best part is though? You can actually do something about those reminders because you'll probably find someone from the Escape Route team here, ready to plan an offbeat experience for you.
Experiential trips, village/farm tours, corporate events, and even bike/travel equipment (tents/sleeping bags etc) rentals are some of the services offered here. The Escape Route folks have also tied up with BnBs and hotels in Kasauni, Nainital, Shoghi, and Udaipur (among other areas), and would be the happiest to get you the best of deals.