The coffees offered by the various cafe in Mysore are hands down the crowning jewel of the culinary scene in the city. Almost every social events can be centered around a delicious cup of rich Mysore coffee. Coffee is something of a cultural icon in Karnataka. South India has a deep rooted love affair and has quickly become a coffee-happy culture that arguably rivals most coffee crazed destinations in Europe.
Indian filtered coffee is a drink made by combining frothed and boiled milk with finely ground coffee powder in a traditional Indian filter. Referred as Kaapiit is Karnataka rendering of “coffee”. The drink is also referred to as Mysore filter coffee.
The most commonly used coffee beans are arabica and robusta which can be grown in different states of South India, such as in the hills of Karnataka. The beans are traditionally medium-roasted and then finely ground and combined with roasted chicory for a added kick.
Nearly 80% of Indian coffee comes from Karnataka, and this coffee is often sold as Indian Mysore. Characteristics of India Mysore Coffee; is sweet with a medium to full body and a subtle, rich flavor complemented by a medium acidity.
Coffee Shops in Mysore
There are number of cafes and coffee shops in Mysore, as well, offering other gourmet delights. These cafes offer the best coffee in India and are equally proud to deliver 5-star customer service. These wonderful establishments are open all day so a gourmet cup of coffee is readily available at any time.
Top rated and highly recommended establishments to visit.
- Depth N Green
- Tina’s Cafe -Don’t let the simple exterior fool you, Tina has been offering Mysore residence delicious meals and even better coffee for years.
- Khushi Cafe – A touch of serenity at Khushi Cafe, offering tranquility, coffee, delicious omelettes and even better desserts.
- SANDY – 24 hour Coffee Shop, This well lit cafe offers a delicious cup 24 hours and is worth a late night visit as the place packs out with night owls on the prowl of a caffeine fix.
- Cubs – A contemporary walk-in walk-out counter stand offering a wide range of gourmet coffees and sweets.
Mysore Cafe: Other Places To Visit
Additional options worth a visit include:
- Chakra House Cafe
- Cafe Coffee Day
- 18+ Ice Cafe
- Cafe unplugged
- Shanthapriya Cafe
- Gossip Coffee
- Cafe Pascucci
- Modern Cafe
- La Petite France
- Shanthapriya Cafe
- Mannar’s Restaurant
- The City Deli
- The Olive Restaurant
- The Viceroy Pavilion
- Chatori Street