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Cafe Sol

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The Mall, Next to the Tourist Lift | Next to the Tourist Lift, Shimla, India
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool café ! Easy breezy italian ! Great desserts!

Calm and cool ambience. Desserts are absolutely brilliant! The chocolate pastries are a treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. The pizza was fairly regular stuff. Opt for a pasta instead, well done up with a great mix of veggies ! Go for the ambience and desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Anandit
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Calm and cool ambience. Desserts are absolutely brilliant! The chocolate pastries are a treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. The pizza was fairly regular stuff. Opt for a pasta instead, well done up with a great mix of veggies ! Go for the ambience and desserts.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner in Cafe Sol , food was delicious i had Lebanese cuisines, burger for kids. Desserts were excellent and not be missed.

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Pune, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Been to this restaurant twice during my visit to Shimla , I must say the food is amazing. Any cuisine you have the taste is perfect. We tried few dishes in continental and Italian. Only dish in which was not that good was pizza as it was not baked properly. Rest everything was upto to the mark. Location is perfect... More 

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not the cheapest but good value nonetheless, offering western and indian in proper cafe environment. Good views at the right tables but better try the terrace a few floors below in the same hotel for amazing views and excellent food.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A bit pricey and the portions are tiny, but the food was very good, and best of all, the restaurant is heated!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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150 restaurant reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We came here for a late lunch when we arrived in Shimla and although it is tricky to spot, the cafe itself is very welcoming with a great view South. All of us ordered snack type things such as a toasted sandwich or nachos and the food was very good for what it was. Coffee is excellent and service friendly... More 

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Sitges, Spain
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A really comprehensive range of foods. Everything we had was delicious! Great tacos with guacamole. Best Lebanon meze platter I have tasted. Lovely pasta. Good cocktails. I highly recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We used this restaurant twice while in Shimla. Surroundings are modern, service is friendly and efficient, and food choice and quality is exceptional. This makes it the ideal meeting place for the young people of Shimla. Add to that the price is right and you have a winning combination that begs you to come back. I can't find anything to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wanted something non indian for a lunch so came to cafe sol. It was very warm in there and sefved us warm glasses for our cold drink. Other than these couple of small niggles everything else was really good. We ordered vegetarian pizzas and they only took 10 minutes to arrive. They were only the standard ones so were not... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Easy to miss as it is set back off the Mall, but well worth a visit, especially if you fancy a change from Indian food. Good selections of pasta and salad dishes.

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  • Address: The Mall, Next to the Tourist Lift | Next to the Tourist Lift, Shimla, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla

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