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“Best place to hang out!”

The Laughing Buddha Cafe
Ranked #5 of 109 Restaurants in Pushkar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $3
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Laughing Buddha Cafe, a tiny cafe restaurant above the streets of lively Pushkar! We are a small and cozy place, consisting of three tables on a balcony with some additional seating available inside. Please note that there is no toilet available for you, nor do we permit smoking... but this small restaurant has a VERY BIG HEART! No need to feel away from home: All food is home-made with Love for 'Little Buddhas Hearts', our school project run entirely with small profits made at the Laughing Buddha Cafe. Come and enjoy the home-baked bread, try the banana cake and french press coffee! The Laughing Buddha Cafe offers an Indian/International menu with healthy Vegan options, all freshly prepared for you upstairs, while you can relax and watch the world go by below...
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I loved everything about this place. I came here for breakfast, dinner, hanging out and even for doing bank arrends (borrowed a computer!)

Definetly one of the reasons I spent 2+ weeks instead of one.

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1  Thank supkek
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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Really lovely cafe to watch the world go by! It's tiny but the owner is great and really interesting to talk to! Good chai!
Definitely recommended!

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Laughing Buddha is the kind of place, which would attract you inside, before you'd even realize this is the place you actually wanted to visit. :)
In the middle of the bazaar in Pushkar invites you in with a wide smile of Buddha painted on a piece of fabric, which was made by one of a many volunteers working with a side project of the owner, an NGO project for local children.
After climbing a few steps up you will find yourself in the small inside area of the cafe, full with traditional Indian decorations, as well as modern posters and many, many hand-written wishes made by tourists expressing their gratitude for many pleasant moments spent here. A small balcony can fit no more than 3 tables and present one of the best view on the busy colorful street below.
This would be still nothing special compared to many other cafes in Pushkar, you would say.
Still, great food, wide choice of lassi, an atmosphere of the place, a smile of the Owner, who would take care of you personally and give you the most exact hints about places to see, the best sunrise/sunset spots, bike rental places etc. made this place our home for many days during our stay here. We tried to visit other places as well, but immediately turned our steps back to Laughing Buddha, as there is no better place in Pushkar. :)

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1  Thank Viktor B
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

I stopped here by chance and climbed the steep steps to a lovely oasis from the hustle and bustle of Pushka. The chocolate balls are to die for and all the other food being brought out looked really good. Great music, free wi fi and super friendly staff makes this a great place to hang out. This will not be my last visit to this fab little cafe :)

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1  Thank DaniBear1981
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great, colourful place for people watching, chilling out, having a laugh and meeting new people over a drink and nicely cooked food. Great staff, fantastic vibe, nothing is too much trouble AND service is always with a friendly smile :)

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1  Thank Jude R
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