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Cafe, Central Asian, Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

We went for a breakfast while leaving from Kargil to Leh and what a fresh start of the morning it was. The cafe is really nice plus the service is amazing. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our time sharing different experiences of...people there. This makes a road trip travel complete as you meet good people and good food is a top up. Would definitely like to re visit and say hello to the friends we made. We loved your service and heartily thank you for that.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

Close to end of the main market in Kargil, this small cafe serves good food. Not too many options on the menu list, but what we had was really good. Very pretty sitting arrangement, lots of books, ample natural light, and very helpful management.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

The place is beautiful. Best guys around. The office is so well managed and adds a surreal feeling with all the rawness to it. The employees and all the RootsTeam a big crazy bunch I must say. It’s like Home Away From Home ♥️ The...food is heaven. Must visit :)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 12 June 2019

When i arrived at kargil ,i was very confused about where to eat amd where to chill out .searched google and arrived here. First i thought reviews were rigged or something but the place is really frickin cool.vibes are amazing and i promise you'll have...a great time there !More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

First of all the place is super cute and an amazing spot to chill, drink some chai, read books etc. The guys are really helpful and can advice you with neat trips around Kargil or to Zanskar valley considering your wishes/type of traveling. Check it...out if you are in Kargil and who knows where your journey will evolve. On the photo you can see where we end up 😁More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I went here after reading the reviews but was completely disappointed especially with the food. The ambience here is nice, you can play some board games and read books which was the only best thing about this place. Food here is pathetic. We ordered Oreo...shake which was priced 180₹ and lacked the taste of oreo itself, tasted like Bournvita mixed with cold milk with one oreo biscuit put on the top. Even other milk shakes were the same. After this we ordered 6 Maggi which was again so much overpriced and looked like 4 packets poured in 6 bowls.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Muzammil H, Owner at Roots Travel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Raghav, Thanks for your review and I apologize for your experience with the food. Glad that you enjoyed the place otherwise. I will personally dish out the best Oreo shake for you next time you visit us! Thanks again and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

a Cozy and nice place, where you can find a lot of information about Ladakh and Zanskar. While drinking a chai you can organise with them a tour around the area. They are locals from Kargil and know the best spots to visit!!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Things changed for me dramatically concerning Kargil in August 2016. I stumbled across Roots Travel Café. I have been to Zanskar many times and Kargil was always an awkward overnighter on the way there. The food at the café was excellent and my partner and...I ended up spending three nights in Kargil due to RootsLadakh, part of the Café. This completely changed my experience and perception of Western Ladakh and I encourage anybody traveling through to stop and enjoy a meal and consider a day tour or a few. The food was unique and distinct. The people, the locals, were absolutely delightful.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful, old world ambiance. Nice local flavour to the food and beverages. The people managing it are extremely friendly and steeped in local knowledge..

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Roots cafe is the most amazing spot to chill out, read, play board games, use the wifi and drink delicious chai, coffee and hot snacks. It's a quiet, homely, beautifully decorated lounge room made with a lot of love and care and run by some...super friendly relaxed people! Don't miss this absolute gem if you're in Kargil. Also check out the roll guy at Lazeez a little down the street toward Srinagar from the cafe, he's amazing too! Thanks for making our stay in Kargil unexpectedly extraordinary guys! :)More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

if you are blessed to travel in ladakh, you have to stay in kargil for more than one night. one of the reasons is this amazing place in kargil. a friendly atmosphere for great talks with your friends or with the people there. i enjoyed...my time in kargil, especially in roots and get a new family there. you will find manygood books and games and a calmfull surrounding to enjoy them. i highly recommend to visit this place!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Roots, a place one must stop by if in Kargil. This place is just perfect for a wandering soul as it gives you a chance to get immersed in the rich culture of Ladakh. This cafe is one of a kind as it is a...blend of traditionalism as well as modernization. I enjoyed my stay in Kargil and yes, the credit goes to this place. The best part is that the kind of enthusiasm this place has. It makes you feel like home. Roots family is always happy and ready to help you with all sorts of means they have. I had my first camping experience with these guys which is worth mentioning. The efforts they put to make an event successful is very commendable. I recommend this place to all the people who value comfort and peace over anything. Plan your stay with their help and make best use of your time in Kargil.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

At about 9 PM we visited this restaurant and it was a good restaurant. For dinner we ordered kashmiri food and they made it ready within 20 minutes and it was tasty.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Roots is a delightful team, one can stop by for food, chai, candid conversations and helpful bits of advice for your trips. The collection of boards games and books is vast, so you don't have to worry even if you walk in alone. Do make...sure you explore Kargil with this bunch of experts before visiting other parts of Ladakh.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This cafe was a pleasant surprise. When I got to Kargil I expected to find very basic facilities. However, this cosy and quaint cafe offers a wonderful escape from the small town realities of Kargil. This is a great place to chillout and catch up...on the ongoings of the world (because it has WiFI!!!!!) and also meet other travellers. Muzammil, Tafu and Imran who run the cafe are wonderful warm and interesting people, who are themselves bitten by wanderlust and can tell you a lot about the entire Ladakh region. I didn't get to sample the food, but their coffee was great and the environment was just what I needed to unwind and relax after a long ride from Srinagar. These guys are making a difference to their hometown, and you should definitely stop by to take a look if you are in Kargil.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Roots Travel Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5