Alta‘s cafe is located in Vattakanal which is 8 kilometres away from Kodaikanal and one can reach our cafe by taxi or a beautiful walk if you are adventurous. We are known for our middle eastern cuisine but we also serve continental food, we make our hummus and tahini from scratch as well.
We cater to large crowds as well with our Barbeque, make sure to book us in advance for a sizzling barbeque.
Come on down to visit us!
Our staff come from all the corners of India and we are more like one big family. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
We provide a catering service that includes barbecue's, please schedule with us one week prior to the event.We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers'.Go local!
" Away from Kodai town, inside the quaint pocket of Vattakanal is Altaf's Cafe, a booming restaurant offering Middle-eastern and Italian cuisine. Instead of the mundane rice and dal, it's indeed refreshing to dig into a set meal of hash baked potatoes, jam and butter toast and cheese omelette. After all the sight-seeing and shopping rounds, Altaf's is a place to put your feet up, soak in the faraway hills and lazily sip on a mug of hot chocolate. “I first came to Vattakanal in 2004 with a group of Israeli backpackers. I had worked at an Israeli restaurant in Goa and was an expert in Falafel. I used to set up a shop dishing out the roll wherever I went,” says Altaf Hussain, who belongs to Shimoga in Karnataka. “In 2006, I chose Vattakanal and set up this restaurant to serve the large number of foreign tourists visiting the place from December to March every year.”
" Another must-do in Vatta is a visit to the quaint little Altaf’s café, a cozy restaurant perched on a cliff that offers Israeli and Italian cuisine. Altaf’s is an Utopian setting for artists, singers, music lovers, writers and anyone who nurtures love and passion for some creativity. Between bites of the pita with chickpea sauce (Humus) and puffs of cigarettes, one could see them discuss philosophy. Some also play the Guitar or the Didgeridoo in the evenings."