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The Mall, Next to the Tourist Lift | Next to the Tourist Lift, Shimla, India
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee and a nice lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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393 reviews 393 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Really good food (and a good range of drinks) especially if you fancy a break from Indian cuisine. A bit pricier than other Indian restaurants, but inexpensive compared to western prices. Use the lift to go to some of the loveliest toilets in town!

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chennai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Fabulous location - recommend that if you plan to come to this cafe then take the lift directly up in the hotel lobby next to the tourist lift. Its free and you dont have to wait in queue by the tourist list to get to the mall. From the restaurant you just walk out to the mall road. The food... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This place easily has it in it to become the best multi cuisine restaurant in Shimla. It has the luxury of a lot of space (it is one of the largest eateries I would have seen in Shimla) and also the location (next to the tourist lift). Veg arabiatta pasta, veg pizza, the nachos platter and the grilled chicken were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Pretty good place to chill with family and friends but not as exciting as other cafe's .... Costly to the core and not for people with a low cost budget !! In the end a nice place to just have a soup in the beautiful moonlight !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It is a lovely place where you can sit, relax and enjoy some great food. You can have a beautiful view of the hills around. Definitely a cafe to visit when you wonder around the mall road.

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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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