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Indian Coffee House

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The Mall, Middle Bazar, Shimla, India
+91 177 265 2982
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Charming quirky place, great dhosas

We only just managed to get a table here for lunch - it's a great place, packed with locals engaged in serious discussion and with elegantly dressed staff. We had dhosas with spicy sauce - and of course coffee. The prices are inexpensive - and there are some fun adverts and aphorisms on the walls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Tigris15
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Pune, India
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had visited the cafe seeing the name as it is synonymous the coffee house at Calcutta. I entered the cafe and found the old world charm. I ordered a special coffee & mutton chow and even got dosas and french fries packed. I ate the mutton chow at the cafe. The looks and taste was horrible, this was perhaps... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

PROs Nice old world charm place and actually warm inside Fair Prices CONs Avg Taste (again taste buds are differ) Quality Compromised (The noodle was full of sand particles) Poor Service

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a place which serves good south Indian breakfast and the ambiance is very old and peacefully maintained. The place is visited by old friends who sit over for for a quick chit chat over quickly served breakfast before starting thier day. The place opens early at 8 am so it's a nice place to eat if u want... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We only just managed to get a table here for lunch - it's a great place, packed with locals engaged in serious discussion and with elegantly dressed staff. We had dhosas with spicy sauce - and of course coffee. The prices are inexpensive - and there are some fun adverts and aphorisms on the walls.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Coffee House looked good so we visited the place, once we ordered the food, then came the real fun, we just laughed once the food arrived, the sambar was pathetic, cant be worst than that, cheese bread did hardly have cheese and sandwich just had 3 slice of tomotos in it.....how was this hotel run with such pathetic menu...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A wonderful traditional Indian Coffee House. Popular with the locals. Great snack menu. Inexpensive.

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Chandigarh, India
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was there for 2 days and visited this place twice for breakfast & evening snacks.this place is situated on a mall road and the food inside is really a value for money.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a place you must visit in Shimla, great atmosphere, people sitting round you peacefully chit-chatting no one seems to be in rush. Tries something called Mutton Dosa apprehensively however it turn out to be a great snack. They also serve good filter coffee and hot chocolates. Regards

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New Delhi, India
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

South Indian food buff should visit this place for their amazing south Indian style coffee, hot doasa and idlis. Their egg and keema dosa are really yummy. Located at one end of Mall, a nice walk towards this place is worth the trip. staff is well mannered but the wait time is like 30 mins during rush hours....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

relived old days of eating at their bunglow road joint. same ambience and taste. same traditional dresses of waiters and menu having prices in paises as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Mall, Middle Bazar, Shimla, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla
  • Phone Number: +91 177 265 2982

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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