The Best Cafes and Restaurants You Must Try in Mysore

Home to numerous iconic eateries the ‘sandalwood city’, Mysore also has its fair share of petite cafes, modest, and fine dining restaurants serving local and global cuisine. Bookmark this list of cafes and restaurants to dine at in Mysore on your next visit.

SAPA Sourdough & Pastry, Gokulam 

SAPA bakery has been winning hearts with its sourdough breads and classic pastries. Among the cafe's sweet and savoury offerings are Ciabatta, Carrot Seed Loaf, and Chocolate Babka. Keep an eye out for food demos, coffee workshops, curated dinners, and more on Instagram

Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on other days; Closed on Mondays 

Address: 3037, 1st Main Rd, Gokulam 1st Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru, Karnataka 

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White Teak Coffee Roasters, Vani Vilas Mohalla 

The pet-friendly cafe has beautiful indoor and outdoor seating in the form of cane furniture on pebbled grounds. They offer a variety of coffee options spanning from classic filter coffee to speciality hot and cold brews. Other quick bites on the menu include burgers, wraps, waffles, and pancakes.

Timings: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Address: D13/B, Gokulam Main Road, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 

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Greendays Salads, Gokulam

Mysore’s first gourmet salad company has a compact cafe with calming white interiors. You can choose from the warm, cold, and seasonal salads available in vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian options and healthy bites like Carrot Baked Fries to go on the side.

Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays 

Address: No 809, Contour Rd, 3rd Stage, Gokulam 2nd Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru, Karnataka

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Roy’s Cafe, Vani Vilas Mohalla

The cafe features live performances, board games, and a bookshelf to keep you and your little one occupied. Drop by for English Breakfast over the weekends or order from their extensive continental menu available throughout the week. 

Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays; 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on other days 

Address: 38, 2, Gokulam Main Road, Gokulam 1st Stage, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 

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Minimal Coffee Roasters, Gokulam

True to its name, the cafe has minimal interiors and a brief menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. Choose the cold brew or Aeropress for a strong variant or go for the hot chocolate for something mild. A few tea options and cakes are also available on the menu. 

Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Address: 219, 9th Cross Rd, Gokulam 3rd Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru, Karnataka 

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Naviluna Artisan Chocolate, Chamrajpura

The renowned chocolate brand has an elegant cafe with chequered floors, tables by the arched windows, and sparkling lamps. Sample some of their artisan chocolates, or order hot chocolate, brownies, or teacakes. 

Timings: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays 

Address: K42, Ramavilas Road, Subbarayanakere, KR Mohalla, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 

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Mezzaluna Chinese, Vani Vilas Mohalla

The family restaurant offers Szechuan, teriyaki and Singapore-style preparations available in vegetarian and egg, seafood, and chicken variants. The menu also includes momos, rolls, and wontons in addition to soups and main courses. 

Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on other days 

Address: 39/2, Gokulam Main Road, Above Cubs, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 

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Oyster Bay, Vijaynagar

The fine-dine restaurant features a lawn-side seating area and is perfect for a family dinner. Tandoor preparations, North Indian, continental, coastal and Asian dishes like satays, dumplings and stir-fried meats in flavourful sauces are all available.

Timings: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 

Address: Kannada Parishath Road, Vijayanagar, 2nd Stage, Near Water tank, Mysuru, Karnataka

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The Old House, Chamarajapura

Hanging pots, wooden tables and chairs, and vibrant murals form the interiors at The Old House. It serves a variety of vegetarian salads, pizzas, and sandwiches, some prepared with ragi/multigrain bread and organic red rice. Non-alcoholic beverages like mocktails, fruit juices and shakes are also available. 

Timings: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Address: 451, RTO circle, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Rd, Chamarajapuram, Mysuru, Karnataka

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The Roost - Non Vegetarian Family Restaurant, Vijaynagar

The Roost serves appetisers, tandoori items, North Indian gravies, and Continental dishes in seafood and meat options as well as select pork dishes like Pandhi Curry and Chilli Pork. It also features a bar menu with cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks.

Timings: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Address: Hunsur Road, Vijayanagar 4th Stage, Hinkal, Ilavala Hobli, Karnataka

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La Uppu - Grand Mercure Mysore, Shivarampet

The multi-cuisine restaurant has a variety of local delicacies amongst which the Mysuru and Karnataka thalis are a must-try. The thalis consist of classic dishes such as Mysore Bonda, a cluster beans dry preparation, Donne Biryani, and a lot more that represents the region. Additionally, they also offer a special brunch on Sundays. 

Timings: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Address: 60, Sayyaji Rao Road, Bamboo Bazar, Shivarampet, Mysuru, Karnataka

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Le Olive Garden Mysore (at Windflower Resort & Spa), Nazarbad

The open-air restaurant is set in a beautiful location amidst greenery and a water body, at the base of Nandi Hills. It offers a mix of North Indian and Asian cuisine with a variety of sizzlers, steaks, and stir-fries. Cocktails and wines are available as well. 

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Address: Olive Garden, Windflower Resort & Spa Mysore, No 295, Maharana Pratap Road, Nazarbad, Mysuru, Karnataka

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Mosaic Restaurant - Country Inn & Suites, Jayalakshmipuram 

The multi-cuisine restaurant offers classic dishes from around India with a selection of flatbreads and rice dishes to pair them with. Kori Gassi from Mangalore, Alleppey Fish Curry from Kerala, Gosht Rogan Josh from Kashmir, and Dum ka Murgh from Hyderabad are a few of the regional curries available. 

Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Address: 345/A, Hebbal Industrial Area, Hebbal Industrial Estate, Hebbal, Jayalakshmipuram, Karnataka

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The Sapphire (at Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel), Siddhartha Layout 

The Sapphire is situated inside the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore. It offers Continental, Chinese, and Indian cuisine in alfresco seating with a live flute performance during lunch and dinner. 

Timings: Open 24 hours

Address: 7MXV+829, Hotel Lalitha Mahal, Lalitha Mahal Quatras, Siddhartha Layout, Karnataka

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Tiger Trail (at Royal Orchid Metropole Mysore), Lakshmipuram  

The restaurant has soothing interiors, ample light streaming in from the windows and comfortable seating. Juicy kebabs and tikkas, North Indian curries, limited European dishes and a variety of desserts round out the menu. 

Timings: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Address: No. 5, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, CFTRI Campus, Lakshmipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka

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Published on: Feb. 15, 2023, midnight Last modified on: Feb. 5, 2023, 9:52 a.m.
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