What happens when you visit a new city and meet locals, be it relatives or friends?
They tell you all about the places you should check out. All this advice is definitely worth heeding to (mostly).
But what when each one tells you ‘You have to visit Xyz, the view is amazing’ or ‘Have you been to Xyz yet? If not, let me take you, you will thank me later’ or ‘Oh coffee? We could go to Xyz, they have some good coffee options and a spectacular view to offer’ and you proudly nod and say, ‘Oh we checked out Xyz yesterday, and we know what you are raving about!’
The Xyz in this context is Jheel’s Ginger Coffee Bar and Bakery and obviously, we are the epic people who checked it out!
Nah, just kidding. We are beyond epic!
Jheel’s Ginger CBB is a guest house that also houses a café and bakery and is located at Gangaur Ghat with a magnificent view of Lake Pichola. The café is spread over two floors of the guest house – the ground floor and the open terrace. And the epic people that we are (Nope, not getting over this one anytime soon… so) …. we chose the terrace, obviously! And my god, do we make good decisions? (Getting too narcissistic for you, eh?)
And the epic people that we are (Nope, not getting over this one anytime soon… so) …. we chose the terrace, obviously! And my god, do we make good decisions? (Getting too narcissistic for you, eh?) The view from the terrace is beautiful!
One can see the entire area lit up, from the bridge to the other hotels and buildings.
February being comparatively cool in Udaipur, the cool breeze made us shiver, but the feeling is totally worth it!
The menu is quite well spread, but we were not here for the food, so we stuck to coffee and a sandwich.
Jheel’s Giner CBB is pretty famous for the breakfast range it has on offer, so that is something one can check out
We ordered a Macchiato and a Cold Coffee. Yup, cold coffee. Epic people do epic things, you won’t get it!
The aroma of out coffee being prepared made our mouths water! Macchiato was really good and foamy. Perfect for the weather. Cold coffee was thick and chocolatey and not too sweet. Yummy!
Mushroom Cheese Melt Sandwich was so good.
Lots of cheese and mushrooms, onions, coriander and green chilli made for a delicious combination.
The mixture was soft and bread was toasted. It was served with Coleslaw but should have been given with a spicy sauce rather, which we were happily provided with when asked for. Happily, we hogged on the sandwich and sipped on our coffee.
Getting here is a bit tricky since the Cabs do not come beyond Jagdish Temple. One can take a tuk-tuk or an autorickshaw to the nearest point (being the Mata Temple bridge) or can just walk the distance (which is not much) and enjoy the colour handicrafts and artefacts on the way.
Jheel’s Ginger Coffe Bar is one café you must visit on your trip to Udaipur, not only for the view but also for their decent grub.