We all know that the traditional touch of Trivandrum lies in its widely acclaimed scenic beauty and veritable landmarks. But do you know about the not-so-traditional food spots of Trivandrum that are heaven for the gastronomes here? Here is a list of some of the uniquely themed, aesthetically attractive and taste-buds-appeasing cafes in Trivandrum that are worth the visit.
Location: New Entrance, Ground Floor Haans Apartments NH-66, near, Technopark Phase III Main Rd, Gate, Kulathoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695582
Turf Cafe is known best for its delicious burgers made with soft brioche buns and a variety of burger patties and fillings. The Dutch-themed interiors impart a warmth where the food feels like it is served directly out of the Dutch oven. This cafe serves European cuisines ranging from burgers to different kinds of pasta, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Some of the well-praised cuisines here are Nashville Chicken Burger, Chicken and Waffles and Coffee Beer.
Location: Pettah – Venpalavattom Road Opp Government Model LP School & Pre Primary Anayara, Pettah, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695029
This place is the best to hang out if you are a book lover. This cafe has three different uniquely themed rooms and each of them sets a different vibe. The room adjacent to the entrance has big sofas and a television efficient for a group of friends to thrive on a match day. The second room has a mini library. You can spend as much time as you want immersing yourself in the world of books. The next room has a variety of board games enough to take you down memory lane. The rooftop has facilities for open mic performances too. Not to mention, the good food and good music too. That’s a lot to keep you occupied for a day right?
Cafe Devour – 1950 The London Shakes
Location: YMR Devaswom Board Rd, Pandits Colony Extension, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
You are strolling down YMR road in Kowdiar. Suddenly you stumble upon this roadway and near it, is a teal-coloured building with large wooden-glass doors. The ambience makes you feel like you are suddenly teleported to a native cafe in London. The same goes for their exquisite milkshakes, hot chocolate, creamy pasta and more. There is a little London tucked away in every dish in this cute and cosy cafe.
Location: TC25/2850/3-4, First floor Capitol building, Nalanda Ln, Nanthancode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695011
The food presentation in this cafe will bowl over your entire visual system and help you embellish your Instagram wall flourishingly. The ambience is set with elegance in a minimalistic way. You can also enjoy some PlayStation games. They have diverse and yummy cuisines too.
Location: MP Appan Road, DPI, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695014
This Switzerland-themed cafe offers a wide range of Swiss cuisine to nosh on starting from breakfast options. The sandwiches are the best made with their special in-house buns. They also offer some Kaffeehaus specials like bircher muesli, rosti and more unique Swiss cuisines. Trust me, you will never find a better Swiss cafe anywhere else.
Supreme Upper Crust
Location: Kuravankonam – Maruthoor Rd, opposite Welgate organic, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
It is one of the most popular cafes that serve a continental menu in Trivandrum. The interior design is simple and classic with a plentiful colour palette of dark green and wood. The subtle atmosphere adds aesthetic value to the unique combinations of food served in rich shades.
Location: Sarwaa, Bal mahal, opposite All India Radio, Vazhutacaud to DPI, road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695014
Time and again, our desi selves call for attention to post a picture wearing a set of terracotta jewellery, cotton lehengas or dhotis in a dusty backdrop lined with ethnic souvenirs. You will get a variety of souvenirs from here. The concept store will definitely amaze you. It is also a spot to relax with a hot cup of tea, enjoying the warmth of the quietness around.
Terrace By Makkawao
Location: 7th Floor Asiatic Business Centre, Attinkuzhy Road, near Toyota Showroom, Kazhakkoottam, Kerala 695581
This place has everything in a great combination from food to ambience. The interior is uniquely stylised in each corner. The best time to visit here is during the night or sunset. Either time, you will feel a different vibe. There are plenty of gaming options and extra perks like bong smoking too.
Location: Udarasiromani Rd, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
This place is known for its charming and lit interiors enclosed in a place surrounded by glass doors which sets the ambience of a glass house. The food is lovely and treats the eyes too. Special mention to their in-house biryani which has a distinctive taste.
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Location: Near Nikunjam Imperial Court Kuravankonam, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
This recently opened cafe in Trivandrum serves authentic Hungarian cuisine. “The Kurtos” simply translated to “the chimney” serves a lot of street food options. The ambience is well lit and the snaps from this cafe will definitely make your Instagram inbox fill with queries about the quirky cuisines.
Location: Shaheen Building Pattom Kowdiar Road Near Kuravankonam, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
This is a go-to place to relish Chinese and Thai dishes in Trivandrum. The ambience is set in a standard low-key environment.
North Cliff, Varkala, Kerala 695141
Dying to spend some quality time with your people amidst the cool and salty breeze while watching blue waves splashing the beach shores? Then, this place is a must-visit during night and day. The ambience is outstanding either time. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this place.
OldSkool Cafe and Diner
Location: First Floor, TC 18/1820 Near Curry Chatty Express Takeaway Pattom-Kowdiar Road, Kuravankonam, P.O, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
The interior of this cafe is cool with striking colours and wall paintings all over. They play 80s and 90s blues music that goes well with the ambience. The rooftop floor has decorations with interior plants which sets a different ambience from the floor below. The menu is loaded with a bunch of options of which, steaks and burgers stand out.
Location: A 23, Jawahar Nagar, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 69500
If you are looking for a chic cafe setting amidst greenery, then this place is the best option. The elegant interiors are separated by glass walls that give a great view of the garden where outdoor seating options are also available. The menu is a bit expensive but guaranteed, you can have a great time here.
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