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5 Best Cafés In Jaipur For Coffee Lovers

In one of my earlier blogs on Jaipur, I had mentioned that tea was the most popular beverage among the residents. Over the years, drinking coffee has become the new cool, thanks to the rise in cafés in the city. Despite the fact, the number of café’s serving coffee runs in three digits, only a handful of them accomplish their job well. After exploring a number of café’s, here is a list that specializes in coffee. Four among these have their own roasting machines and are particular about the choice of coffee beans.

Read What Makes Tea House Popular In Jaipur

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A Latte, Cappuccino, and Mocha at Curious Life Coffee Roasters
  • Curious Life Coffee Roasters

Curious Life is one of the first cafés in Jaipur to offer single-origin coffee who also roasts its own coffee beans, providing its customer many brewing options. One of the reasons why Curious Life serves the most excellent coffee is because the owner, Neeraj Sheoran is an ardent coffee lover and a perfectionist. Can it be because he has served in the army for many years in Africa? You have to uncover it yourself!

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I wrote about Curious Life in 2015, you can read this here Curious Life Coffee Roasters | Best place for coffee in Jaipur? They have opened a considerably bigger outlet in C-Scheme, which also is packed with coffee lovers. If you are visiting Curious Life during a weekend, expect a long waiting period. In my opinion, their Vietnamese Cold Brew is one of the best.

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The new Curious Life Coffee Roasters outlet on Sarojini Marg, C-Scheme.
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Interiors of the First outlet of Curious Life Coffee Roasters in Jaipur
  • Half-Light Coffee Roasters

Half-Light Coffee Roasters is a recent entrant to specialize in single-origin coffee. The owners have been in the wholesale business of supplying coffee for quite some time now, opening an outlet represents a logical progression.

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Half-Light Coffee Roasters

Having been to Half-Light Coffee Roasters a couple of times, I have enjoyed a consistent experience. The cafe uses quality ingredients, and it shows in their popularity. The Cafe is almost always buzzing. On the con side, finding parking space in the vicinity on some days is difficult. I feel this cafe needs to do up their decor in line with the trend and increase the seating space.

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Outdoor seating- Half-Light Coffee Roasters
  • Rustic By OTH

I have already written a full post on Rustic by OTH. Read What makes Rustic By OTH the most promising new cafe in Jaipur?

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Rustic By OTH

Rustic By OTH cannot be compared with Curious Life Coffee Roasters because it offers a lot more. It is a full-service cafe and not merely a coffee shop. However, the placement on the ground floor does hint towards offering more than a cafe experience.

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Rustic by OTH offers specialty coffee brand DEVI, their USP.  I have been disappointed with their Turkish Coffee though. South Indian Filter Coffee was just an average experience. However, the rest of the things have been good.

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What I typically enjoyed is the fact they offer more value by way of quantity. Another plus is a vast assortment of food that one can order which other café’s don’t offer. I never encountered any problem as far as finding a table was concerned.

  • Blue Tokai

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters is a part of a cafe chain specializing in coffee. At present, they have 18 café’s spread across seven cities. The one in Jaipur is in the C-Scheme area on the first floor of a building that houses a few more popular food outlets.

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Ever since they opened in the city, I have been visiting this cafe on and off. I didn’t like their set up initially because it was incredibly noisy and the seats weren’t comfortable. The outlet has introduced quite a few changes and it is definitely better now. They roast their own coffee. While their coffee is excellent, the value is not. The quantity of coffee served vis-a-vis other café’s is less. Since this is a specialty coffee outlet, the food options are limited. Another con is finding a parking space during evenings and weekends. To sum up, Blue Tokai offers great coffee and consistent experience.

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Blue Tokai

 

  • Little Coffee Shop

The little coffee shop is one of the hidden gems of Jaipur. Very few locals have heard of this cafe. It is an unusually small cafe with a limited seating space.

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It is tucked in a narrow lane called Chameliwala Market on MI Road. In the 1980s and 90s, this market was a backpackers haven. There were many low-cost lodging options for foreign travelers. With abundant hostels spread all over Jaipur now, all that has changed. Its well-known place for silver jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers, and exporters. Little Coffee Shop is a venture of one such exporter.

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Seating space at the Little Coffee Shop

Even though it is a small coffee shop, they accomplish their job very well. I wish they lower the price a bit more since they are not a full-service cafe with a meagre seating space.

So what is my pick?

My preferred cafe for coffee is Curious Life Coffee Roasters. I love the ambience and vibe of the place. The interiors are warm and inviting. What helps is the fact that the management has made arrangements for a secondary parking space.

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I also enjoy visiting Rustic By OTH as well as its first venture- OTH Cafe in C-Scheme. Barring above four, this is the sole cafe offering specialty coffee in Malviya Nagar area. I quite like the interiors of this place.

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The selection of coffee at OTH Cafe & Bistro in C-Scheme is different. One of my favorites from their menu is Cafe Bombon which consists of 60 ml espresso with 30 ml condensed milk. I haven’t come across something better when it comes to coffee with milk. The food at OTH is consistent which makes it one of the popular choices among Jaipur foodies.

This is what I like and unfortunately it is rare to find good South Indian filter coffee in Jaipur.

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Filter coffee from Bangalore!

Finally, here is a super message from Half-Light Coffee Roasters!

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62 thoughts on “5 Best Cafés In Jaipur For Coffee Lovers

  1. Arv, I believe these increasing Coffee Cafes in Jaipur are showing the changing wind of culture and taste of Jaipurites.

    People of Bangalore don’t comprise their filter coffee with anything, so except CCD… nothing else like Chai Point gained popularity here.

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    1. Deeksha, I understand how people are picky about coffee in Bangalore. Unfortunately, we don’t get a good filter coffee here in Jaipur. Or rather I should say that it is hardly available. So the cravings can be satiated only when I visit Bangalore or Chennai. I don’t think a person who loves filter coffee will like cappucchino or something similar. It is no mtach! Do you have any preference when it comes to coffee in Bangalore?

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      1. Arv, I am a filter coffee lover! In Bangalore we don’t need to go for any cafe for filter coffee. My nearby eatery joint serves very good filter coffee, and that’s how it works in Bangalore. For filter coffee people hardly go to any Cafe.
        And personally for me, a few of my neighboring friends prepare the best filter coffee!! So we actually never go out for coffee.

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      2. Great. It’s quite like having samosas are good at almost everywhere in Jaipur!
        Even among filter coffee the one in TN tends to be stronger and sweeter. Have you noticed?

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      3. Tea, coffee and sweets are on a more sweeter note here also.
        Whenever you are planning to come here, we will definitely be in touch, I will take you for best garam – garam samosa and jalebi here also. You will be surprised that nowadays ghevar can be seen at so many sweet shops with all varieties !!!

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      4. Thanks for the kind gesture. I suppose there are some good shops in Chickpet and Gandhi Nagar. I was surprised to find Falahaar in Kormangala. Cool! So are you treating yourself with Ghevar, today being Teej?

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      5. Every year north Indian population is increasing in Bangalore, so now almost everything is available here.
        Oh yes! I am treating myself well with Bandhej and Ghevar 😁
        Wishing you too a very happy Teej festival!!

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      6. Thanks. I know how multicultural Bangalore has become assimilating people from all over. Twenty years ago, Kannadigas and Tamil were dominant but that’s all past. Are you active on soicial media? Let’s connect through SM.

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    1. Sarmistha, I also feel that nothing beats filter coffee. Unfortunately, we don’t get good filter coffee here in this part of the world. I’m left with noc choice but enjoy it in the South India, whenever that happens. I suppose you get good filter coffee easily in Pune!

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  2. I was pleasantly surprised to read how Jaipur has taken to coffee and the number of popular cafes that have come up. Having lived in Rajasthan for many years, I can see how this is a huge leap from the majorly only tea scene!

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    1. Don’t get me wrong here, Rajasthan and for that matter even Jaipur is still a tea drinking place. Coffee is popular among youngsters. Yet, the city has come a long way. When did you last visit Jaipur, Joy? And where were you based during your Rajasthan stay?

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      1. The last I visited Rajasthan (Jodhpur) was in 2012. I haven’t been to Jaipur for over two decades! Yes, I do know that tea will always be, statistically, the more favored beverage. But it’s nice to know that coffee is finding a place too. 🙂

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      2. Two decades is long time. You will find that city has changed dramatically.
        I guess the reason why tea is popular is because of long association with our culture. We have been drinking tea for last maybe 150-200 years. Thanks to Brits!
        What’s your pick?

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      3. I used to be a coffee aficionado through my teens and twenties… when I discovered I had become addicted to it, I stopped. Switched to tea 😀Now coffee is a treat that I have on occasion if I’m in the mood to indulge myself!

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    1. I have heard that Vietnamese coffee is great. I’m looking forward to visiting Hoi An and Halong Bay. Thanks for sugesting and bringing to my notice. You have a beautiful blog! Super pictures, Len!

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  3. I like the ambiance of the Cafes. They would be a great place to sit and work. I am sure Jaipur has CCD and Starbucks and the other chains. I am curious to know do localites prefer the coffee chains or the local ones. I am a tea drinker and I love North India for the creamy masala tea that they serve. I remember I had milk and jalebi at a roadside stall and it was mind-blowing. The same stall also served masala chai and it was equally good. I love filter coffee but not the one that you get in Starbucks 🙂

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  4. Coffee culture is spreading its wings all over now! I just like the fragrance, not much of a coffee fan though lattes and cappuccinos here are good. 🙂 Brewed tea remains my favorite though US is obsessed with Starbucks coffee…one glass can keep you awake for full night!

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    1. I know how people are hooked to coffee in the US. I somehow never liked Starbucks even though I have been experienced it in other countries too. Not that its not good but to me it represents standardised industrial product like MacDonald’s.
      By the way, Chai has become quite popular in Europe and I found a couple of Chai bars there. US has never been a tea drinking country except for the flavoured ones. I suppose you love tea or chai as we call it.

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  5. I have read a book about Starbucks where the author also writes about tea countries embracing the coffee culture with enthusiasm – England and Japan. Is it like this in India too? Is Starbucks popular? (I love coffee, but not Starbucks :))

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    1. Marina, only South India has strong coffee drinking culture. But they drink filter coffee prepared differently. The cafe mentioned are popular among young generation but when seen in totality, tea still wins. Starbucks is present in few cities but not yet popular. One of the reasons is it is quite expensive. Cafe Coffee Day, an Indian coffee chain is very popular as it has many outlets. Have you ever heard of filter cofffee that South India drinks?

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      1. Marina, I agree. India is not strongly associated with coffee. It is largely a tea drinking country. Thanks to the British colonial rule.
        We produce coffee in South India. So coffee is popular among masses in South India.
        I suppose coffee is defacto beverage among Norwegians?

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      2. Interesting! I think now I remember seeing some Indian coffee beans… Because often there are other, more common beans from places like Africa or South America.
        Yepp, Norwegians depend on the coffee, filtered one, best black, several cups a day. Though espresso culture has made itself quite popular here, especially the caffe latte))

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      3. Probably, Indian coffee beans will classify as “exotic”. We don’t grow coffee in huge quantity like tea which is popular the world over. Coffee beans in India came from Ethiopia. So what rules in Norway? the chain coffee shops like Starbucks or independent cafes like the rest of Europe, Marina?

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  6. Looks like the coffee scene in the city is getting bigger. The indoor part of Half-Light Coffee Roasters looks very homely. Don’t we love coffee shops that have books and games on their shelves and mantelpieces?!

    Even if you like your cappuccino and mocha, you still need your authentic filter coffee once in a while, no? 🙂

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    1. Certainly, it is, Dee.
      I agree it looks homely not just books and games, the entire feel of the place. I think the reason why we enjoy filter coffee is because we feel at home! We never grew up drinking mocha or latte! Filter coffee? that’s a different case. Isn’t it so?
      Do you easily get your dose of filter coffee in your town or you make one at home?
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Dee!

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  7. Quite a detailed list that is! True to your style of writing. All of them look quite exotic to me, except maybe Blue Tokai. Curious Life Coffee Roasters looks the most inviting. I like the ambiance of Half-Light Coffee Roasters too.

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    1. Thanks, Neel for sharing your thoghts.
      I’m sure your city has many such cafe’s. Luckily, the chain cafe’s never dominated the coffee scene here. So, CCD, Barista, starbucks never made it.

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      1. In fact, I had just stopped short of writing that even Bangalore doesn’t have many interesting coffee joints. Perhaps I don’t go out much. But I really haven’t seen interesting places in and around.

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      2. I really can’t say much for the cafe’s in Bangalore. I Haven’t explored much. But Bangalore does have thriving restaurant/pubs/club scene. Koramangla and Indra Nagar has some of the coolest places to explore.

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  8. Wow! Thats a nice line up …… and you have given sufficient details to let us decide where to head.

    I used to be high on coffee once upon a time …. gulping cups and cups. Slowed down so much that a smallest size cafe cup too is now too much 😀

    I have memories with Barista (one of the initial coffee cafe chain); followed by CCD (I like it still); Costa Coffee (where I have had numerous breakfast in office when single); Mocha Cafe (good menu and awesome food) and many more. Though I love the ones that are cosy, quieter (not easy to find) and not the regular kind…..

    For me the food menu/taste is important for a revisit. I am fond of filter coffee and the cappuccino which these cafe provide ….. another favorite was this hot-cold coffee with orange & coffee liqueur poured over a dollop of vanilla ice-cream. I have forgotten its name (from CCD, it was removed as not popular I think….. and I miss it)

    In the end, there is nothing like a strong beaten coffee at home 🙂

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    1. Monika, we all have memories of Barista and CCD because these chains paved way for coffee culture. Personally, there isn’t much to write about since they were purely transaction oriented places with no unique aspect.
      I agree taste & quality is important. At the same time, if there are more than one cafe offering good coffee, location and ambiance are decisive factors.
      I remember CCD outlets used to sell Aztec coffee having beans sourced from S. America which was mostly unavailable and same for the Arctic blast. I never liked much of CCD because they lacked character and charm.
      Hand beaten coffee? It is also available at few places in Jaipur. Let me know whenever you are here, will suggest you such places.
      I suppose you still have coffee at home?

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