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Indian Coffee House

The Mall, Middle Bazar, Shimla, India
+91 177 265 2982
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Ranked #6 of 66 restaurants in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Mandya, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

India Coffee House is one of the best coffee spot places to visit in shimla. The time you enter, you will fee the history hold things on their walls. That being said, the food quality is good..but defnetly not the best. The pricing is quite pocket friendly.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had food twice here during our stay in Shimla. It is a great mix of good food, variety, location, price and service. Try the paneer pakora, they were awesome! We did not particularly like the south indian stuff.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great atmosphere and cheap hospitality to boot = easy to spend a lot of your time here. Epic dosas. Large dimly lit, but cheerful, communal cafe. Seriously busy. Smart service. Couldn't help but wonder if this was what the saloons of yesteryear back home would have looked like.

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Chandigarh, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We discovered the Indian coffee house on the other end of the mall road...just ahead of sagar ratna restaurant. When we walked in the sight transported us straight back to the 1950's. There are dated leather sofas lined all around the large restaurant and all were occupied. We saw many locals and senior citizens sitting around in small groups with... More

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Dalhousie, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

An old school place, primarily visited by locals. Wonderful place to mingle with the locals. Food quality is good, great coffee and the prices are highly reasonable.

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Bangalore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

India Coffee House is easily one of the most iconic places to visit in shimla. The moment you enter, you will feel transported to a different era and you can feel that a lot of history holds in those walls. That being said, the food quality is quite disappointing including the filter coffee. We tried quite a few things and... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

as i from kerala,where we have atleast 50 ICH outlets spread over the whole lenght and breath of the state ,there wont be a single keralite who have dined in ICH atleast once in their life.so it was natural for me to enter the hotel as me and my wife was taking a stroll along the mall road.the menu has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I would class this cafe as an experience rather than a food spot. It feels like you're in a movie scene from 100 years ago. Elderley men, suited and booted having their daily coffee and dosa. If you're expecting modern coffee, food etc do not go here. This is for people that want to see what this part of India... More

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London
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5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just a few yards from Scandal Point on The Mall, this place is well worth a visit. Constantly full with locals, we were the only tourists in the place. 96p for 4 large coffees. Take that Starbucks!

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Lucknow, India
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13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went here to revive old memories, of having been the first restaurant we visited as kids,and it is unchanged in its 50 years or more ,same food,same coffee,and same uniforms of the waiters .It serves the best filter coffee and one can smell the fragrance of the same from far.The dosas are great ,and they serve variations like the... More

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