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“Best Rajasthani Thali” 5 of 5 stars
Review of KB Cafe

KB Cafe
Opposite Patwa Haveli, Jaisalmer, India
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Ranked #21 of 123 Restaurants in Jaisalmer
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Coffee Shop, International, Vegetarian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Located in downtown Jaisalmer , a delightful place where to sip a drink or have a byte , admiring just next door the most splendid Havelis of the city and in the distant light , the magnificent Fort .Fresh, safe and delicious food, vegetarian only , will be prepared at your order. " Al dente" Pasta dishes , Pizzas , Rajasthani Thali , oriental & western snacks , Italian coffe , assorted tea , fresh Lassi , a world to taste and enjoy !! "
New York City, New York
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“Best Rajasthani Thali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

From the roof of the Patwa Haveli my tour guide pointed to the rooftop across the street. "That is the KB Café. They have the best Thali in Rajasthan." For the uninitiated imagine Indian tapas. A large circular tray is brought to the table containing many small delicious tidbits. My guide continued, "So good that you will forget "Gypsy" in Jodhpur. "A bold statement," I cautioned. A few minutes later the owner of KB Café is explaining to me that he serves the best Thali in Rajasthan. I whet my appetite with a tall cold Kingfisher and then dug in. The Rajasthani desert beans were delicious and since KB Café spices their food for European tourist palates with the absence of chili peppers I could actually discern the subtleties in this elegant dish. The curry dal was thinner than that which I have previously encountered but light and flavorful. The mixed vegetables were crisp and tender simultaneously and a little salty for me but it's 100 degrees so it's best to take precautions and sodium up. Gypsie scored with including gulab jamun as a desert while KB Café serves a Rajasthani cold pudding. So Gypsy is putting forward the equivalent of chocolate against the KB Café equivalent of anything other than chocolate. But on the balance of the points and considering the great view of Jaisalmer fortress and balcony love seats with plush cushions KB Café wins. With the beer and banana lassi the meal was only 800 rupees. The location is convenient just a few minutes walk from the fort and right across the street from the Patwa Haveli.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shillong, India
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“Good food, with a good view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This restaurant is bang opposite Patwa Ki Haveli. It is a small place on the roof of a two storied building, with a nice decor. Serves all types of food, Indian, Chinese, Italian, and continental, and also traditional Rajasthani. Does not have a very long menu, but still has a decent one.

The food was great. Same was the service. The manager and the waiters really make you feel at home. It is not a budget restaurant, and the rates are on a little higher side, though not too exorbitant.

I would surely like to go back there.

An added attraction, you get a nice view of the Patwa Ki Haveli to click.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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