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Indian Coffee House

The Mall, Middle Bazar, Shimla, India
+91 177 265 2982
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Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Shimla
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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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

While visiting The Mall, we stopped here for coffee. It is fairly average inside, but is nice to sit and enjoy the view. Is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

As old world and authentic as ICHs get! The scrambled egg was excellent. And a hot coffee was priced at Rs. 17.80 - wonder what's with the 0.80 paise??

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this place with family and friends. We ordered coffe and potato chips. The taste was quite average. The place itself is having quite average interior. There is no place in cafe where you can seat and enjoy the view of shimla with coffee

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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Try it is on mall road and good place to spend time while having tasty south indian Dosa and Cofee.We liked the location and freshness of dosa/idli/sambhar/cofee.

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New Delhi, India
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Place is average with average food. Bad service as most waiters are senior citizens with terrible attitude. Place and staff looks unhygienic... I would visit this place just for the retro feel you get as this place has lot of historical significance and thats the only plus point.

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mt barker, WA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For good coffee and even better Idlis this is the place. Nice place to sit in the corner on a lounge and relax a bit. It has a style of its own and would do much better if it had WiFi Some of the pompous staff and teller may need a refresher in better dealings with people. Asking foreigners for... More

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Bangalore, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a heritage coffee house. A must visit. In the winter evenings, see the sun setting down from The Ridge, walk down The Mall , have a cup of coffee with snacks at ICH , get back to the hotel. Quite Crowdy. And do not expect "CCD" or "Barista" style cappuchinos , they offer South Indian Styled "Filter Coffees"... More

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new delhi, India
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6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited this place after 13 years and it seems nothing has changed. Even the food quality has not changed. Their coffee , french toast , cheese omelette everything is excellent. Don't go by the looks or the erratic service. Just go for food and history.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

our guide Raju took us there. it is an old typical coffee house with old style fans and furniture. the menu is interesting as well. It is at an idle location for a coffee and snack break. must go

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You must experience the Indian Coffee House if you are visiting Shimla. It feels like you have stepped back into time, and that nothing has changed here for a century. The coffee is pretty good, but the food is average.

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