Center Point

Probably the only place with a 'candle light' dinner setting (only on thursdays), Center Point never fails to be empty. The food is definitely not the best, nor is the price, but the place has something to be desired. Being the only diner in roorkee to serve lasagne is definitely a plus, but you may not be able to talk a lot as most Professors tend to eat here.
Speciality: Lasagna, peanut-chat
Route: Take an immediate left from Century Gate, cross the road and keep walking. CP is situated on the right side

Sattviko Idea Cafe

Situated at the 3rd Floor in the MAC, the Sattviko Cafe is a perfect place for discussions, meetings and general bakar. It has a great conference room and one full of bean bags for you to hang out with your friends. Talking content food, the place offers a strictly vegetarian (no onion/garlic) menu which taste adequately average Veg
Speciality: Sabudana Upma, Lemonade
Route: It is on the 3rd Floor of the MAC, above CCD.


Chowpattys are cool. They offer decent food, sometimes astonishingly good, and are light on the wallet. Roorkee's chowpatty doesn't offer anything good except for three things: South Indian, gol gappas, and chuskis(golas). The gol gappa guy gives a very value-for-money plate of sweet/spice gol gappas for 10rs. And yeah, he's got pretty tasty dahi puris too.
Speciality: Gol Gappas, chuskis, south indian
Route: Take the lane that has the Samsung outlet and student store. Play 'Shine on you crazy Diamond' and keep walking.You shall reach chowpatty in no time.


Prakash feels like one of those shady restaurants which somehow manages to be running every year. They’re only plus point, the south indian dishes, doesn’t seem to be attracting customers anymore. Prakash may just serve decent food at best, and surely lacks a USP. Should you visit? Yeah sure, make those waiters happy Veg
Speciality: South indian, peanut chat coin pizza
Route: Just ahead of milk bar

Radha Krishna (RK)

This diner gets a lot of dishes wrong and some special ones right. Barring the masala dosa, the south indian dishes are great. The rawa masala dosa and the onion chutney is a win-win. A lot of South Indians will agree that the onion chutney of this place is at par with any good South Indian diner. RK serves chat as well, the Rajkachori being the stand-out in the list. Veg
Speciality: Rawa masala Dosa, Rajkachori, Chole Bhature
Route: Just ahead of Center Point.


Satkar is famous for the various paranthas it has on offer. It opens early in the morning and is the best place to have breakfast after a solani walk Veg
Speciality: Aloo parantha with butter and dahi.
Route: In the mobile road behind Royal Palace


Yeah, we've got the spelling right. This sweet little place is more of a cafe than a restaurant. It's got good coffee, decent homemade pizzas, and the best cheese sandwiches of Roorkee. The best part: a huge variety of cream bell ice creams are available. Pure Veg
Speciality: Cheese Sandwiches, Pizzas, Pav Bhaji
Route: This is a bit tricky. Walk straight from Century gate and take the lane on the left (the one that has the Samsung store). Walk straight and you'll soon see a left. The lane is just before a 'Jockey' store. Take this left and you'll reach Happinezz.

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