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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's little off track from the main Chowk of Mcleodganj. But the food is worth it. The staff is always smiling and views are super. They also have a nice collection of books. Coffee is great and so was the Pizza we ordered. Chicken Snitzel...was done to perfection. Must try place to enjoy some leisure time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for over 45min. It was very difficult to get a place to sit. The cafe is very small but has a good vibe. However nothing is extra ordinary it's just too overhyped. Several places in Mcleodganj have similar view. Food was not good at...all. We ordered cheese sandwich...and were wondering how that could go so wrong. They're very hospitable though. But they can't manage the crowd.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food which you get in any cafe nearby but super slow service...took forever to get our order and they even forgot part of it... Not worth the expected 1 hour wait during meal times Top it all we even saw a fly sitting merilly...on the cake at the reception!! Highly overrated and not worth it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best cafe i visited although need to wait for table prior appointment is required but yes its worth visit and superb cafe must try there musli with curd ..

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food options, great place to sit with friends and family and create beautiful memories. A big thank you to the host Kritika, she was exceptional with her personalized focus on creating memorable experience for the guest. A must visit in McLeod Ganj. Best...Cafe in McLeod Ganj by a distance.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

This is my favourite cafe in Mcleodganj. It is filled with books, decked up with rustic wooden furniture, musical instruments, and so many quirky artworks. The best part however is the view of the Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges from this cafe. An ideal place if you...wish to read in solitude or work or just be. They have quite a good spread of food and beverages and everything is absolutely delicious. A must visit should you wish for a break from touring and some much needed solitude.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 February 2021

The staff was really good and made us feel comfortable. The views from the balcony tables are breathtaking and the food was very good. It is even better than what you get at famous Delhi restaurants and cafes except everything is very affordable here. The...chocolate cake was the best!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

As you can see from the title i love love love this place! It serves as an art cafe/co working space and a cafe next door. You have to pay 300 rupees for the wifi but it is so so so so worth it because...of the solitude you get while working and the view from the huge balcony! Tsiring (im sorry if i spelt it wrong) who was at the art gallery actually turned on the heater for me and gave me hot water when it was freezing like Antartica (i didnt even ask for it). Now let me talk about the cafe. They first impressed me by having pracrically every shelf lined with books and took it to the next level by fueling my OCD and arranging the books color coded!!!! The food there is to DIE for! You must try the mutton royal burger, the ravioli, the ramen and everything else on their menu! Everyone there is so hospitable and sweet we actually went back 3 times! Special mention of this incident- our last day in dharamkhot we arrived there at 8:45pm and the kitchen was shut but because we had a 13 hour journey to Dehradun the chefs actually made us sandwiches (with fries) even though they had shut the kitchen so we wouldnt go hungry. This is the level of their hospitality. I was incredibly touched that they did this for us and they have my eternal gratitude! My review has been too long but in conclusion, please do visit them (plus point if you love dogs...they've got 4 cuties)More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

Overhyped, over-rated, insanely pathetic experience. Firstly, you should go only if you have a lot of time, cause there's gonna be a waiting period of atleast an hour. Secondly, let's get down to the bad things. Numero uno, the place is extremely small and tiny,...and even in the times of covid the staff is completely careless to sit random strangers together on a single table to save their space. We went today and apart from waiting for an hour, a man, who hadn't ordered a single thing kept sitting and staring at us even after we specifically asked him not to do so. However, what can be done, the staff is next level rude, which happily brings me back to second point, that's the staff. The staff is extremely rude, pathetically ignorant and so casually unaffected by the things being told to them by the customers that it's sad. The lady, who apparently is in charge of things there is an example for all the people who own a restaurant, as to what not to be and how not to behave with their customers. The view is unremarkable, simply undeserving of the time and money spent on food, which is simply not worth it. The pumpkin soup should clearly be removed from the menu, it's a pathetic attempt to venture into a territory that the restaurant is clearly not prepared for. I would never ever go to this place ever again or recommend anyone to go. Thanks to the rude staff, pathetic views and unremarkable views.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 January 2021 via mobile

They told us to wait outside in the cold in an uncaring tone. It was not friendly or inviting. Expected to be seated outside at least. Also its not vegetarian. So we left.

Date of visit: September 2020
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12 May 2018|
Response from MohitSaini19 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is located on jogibara road. It’s around 6 Km from Asia health resort and Cab would take around 20mins. The restaurant location is available on google maps.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Aunkita | Reviewed this property |
If you compare it with other places in McLeodgunj then it is expensive but not exorbitant. A meal for two will cost you around 1500 rupees
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Frequently Asked Questions about Illiterati

  • Yes, Illiterati offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Illiterati offers delivery services.

  • Illiterati is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5