Kochi is home to some seriously good experimental food and quirky cafes. We’re glad that a lot of innovative eateries have popped up in and around the city. In fact, you’ll get one of the city’s finest cuisine in some of these places.
You’ll want to check out their Instagram worthy decor and lip-smacking food for these are the new trendy hot-spots bustling with Kochi-kaar. There’s a reason why you can spot celebrities sipping on a cup of hot chocolate or having a mouth-watering steak in these cafes/ restaurants every now and then. So whether you live in Kochi or just passing by, you’ll want to stop by these cafes and restaurants that are celebrity favourites.
1. Cafe Papaya
Address: Yuvajana Samajam Rd, Souhruda Nagar, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682020
Of course, Cafe Papaya would make the list. It’s crazy how the cafe has turned to a cultural hub where like-minded people meet, talk over a cup of chaaya, and create memories and ideas. For better or worse, Cafe Papaya has turned the traditional idea of a cafe into a think tank where culture intermingles with food. The place is cozy enough to make you feel like home yet eccentric enough to make it the perfect hang-out spot with your buddies. This is exactly why Mollywood celebrities and localities love about the place (well, that and the delicious food it offers).
2. French Toast
Address: 8th Cross, Street B, Ambikapuram Rd, Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam, Kerala 682036
French Toast is definitely a neighbourhood friendly hood that’s known for its classy dishes and minimalistic interiors. Once you’re in the cafe, it feels quite like dining in Italy, making it the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post. If you’re willing to embrace the high-toned side of you, this place can make you as happy as a sandboy.
3. Downtown Cafe
Address: 7 Near Avenue Centre, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682036
Downtown Cafe is the kind of place you’d want to go if you want to have a nice conversation with a friend. You can chill over yummy bites and chilled beverages and you’ll not even wrap your mind around the time passing by. A celebrity favourite, this cafe has specials worth trying out so get ready to click some drool inducing pictures.
4. Cocoa Tree
Address: 1st floor Manna Building, SBT Ave, Near ICICI Bank, MIG Housing Society, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682016
Cocoa Tree is constantly buzzing with Mollywood celebrities. Leave it to Cocoa Tree to satiate your hungry soul for they never disappoint. There is obviously plenty to choose from their menu, but we have our eyes on their Carbonara pasta and Tenderloin Steak. It has the right kind of small-town vibe almost perfect to make you visit again. Moreover, the relaxed feel of the cafe makes it the ideal place to chill – guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
5. Kashi Art Cafe
Address: Burger St, Near Police Station, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
Kashi Art Cafe has a mind of its own. It’s unique in terms of its nicely done interiors, inspired by abstract art. So if you’re an art lover, don’t forget to drop by this cafe. There are lot of thing you should eat there, but then again, it comes down to your mood. Fret not, the vibe is such that you will a good time engrossing yourself in their art installations. And don’t forget to keep your camera ready for when you spot a celebrity.
Address: Regent, The Avenue, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Pallimukku, Kochi, Kerala 682016
Mezzo has the best comfort food in the city. Don’t take our word for it. Ask any localite and they’ll vouch for it. Sluggish mornings and refreshing evenings are meant to be spent in Mezzo. We mean, how else will you live your live, right? Their food game is strong. The interiors looks brighter than your future. And they serve everything with love. What more do you need? With a name like this, you’d obviously expect everything to be perfect.
Do let us know if you know of any other cafe in Kochi that’s a celeb favourite.