20 Best Hill Station Cafes in India

There’s something about the hills that makes us feel different every time we visit them. Nature brings us the peace in our lives, tranquillity, and a different kind of satisfaction that only the hills can provide. Along with the scenic beauty, they have a lot of food to offer. Many have not explored such places and here’s a list of all the places that you can explore on your next visit:

Cafes in Shimla

1 Honey Hut

As the name suggests, they serve dishes related to Honey. Their main aim is to promote the health benefits of Honey. It is famous and is a hot favorite for people having a sweet tooth.

Location: Khadi Bhawan, Middle Bazaar, Mall Road, Summer Hill, Shimla

Cost for two: INR 450

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2 Cafe Sol

Cafe Sol is a part of Hotel Combermere. The interiors are elegant, and those of you who love baked goods like donuts, pizzas, and many more should head there. They specialize in Chinese and Mexican Cuisine.

Location: Hotel Combermere, Mall Road, Summer Hill, Shimla

Cost for two: INR 1500

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3 Wake & Bake

This cafe located in Shimla has everything that a tourist looks for – good food with scenic beauty, good books, and live jam session. Their pizzas and falafel are a must try with a cup of coffee.

Location: Near Police Station, Mall Road, Summer Hill, Shimla

Cost for two: INR 800

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Cafes in Darjeeling

1 Glenary’s Bakery

This cake shop shows the perfect view that Darjeeling has to offer. Since Darjeeling is known for its tea estates, you can enjoy having a hot cup of tea along with tarts or macaroni.

Location: Nehru Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling

Cost for two: INR 250

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2 Hot Stimulating Cafe

Whenever you are craving momos & tea in Darjeeling, then this is the right place. It is surrounded by natural beauty all around. Make sure you try their masala chai! Its worth it!

Location: Lebong Cart Road, Richmond Hill, Darjeeling

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Cafes in Manali

1 Cafe 1947

As the name suggests, Cafe 1947 symbolizes India’s Independence and is filled with classy interiors. It has multiple cuisines to offer, and you can choose from their burgers, pasta, and pizzas.

Location: BPO Bahang, Leh- Manali Highway, Nehru Kund, Tibetan Colony, Manali

Cost for two: INR 1500

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2 Drifter’s Cafe

This cafe serves delicious dishes from American, Continental, and Indian cuisine. It is away from the noise of the city and is going to take your breath away from the scene it has to offer. You should try their espresso.

Location: Manu Temple Road, Manali

Cost for two: INR 500

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Cafe in Dehradun

1 Kalsang Friends Corner

This place is based on the Chinese – Tibetan theme, and the ambience is perfect as well as they provide quick service. Dalai Lama’s sayings are framed on the wall to go for the look. You must try their Tibetan dishes.

Location: 88 A, Chander Lok Colony, Rajpur Road, Hathibarkala Salwala, Dehradun

Cost for two: INR 800

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Cafe in Mussorie

1 Little Llama Cafe

Little Llama Cafe is a quiet and a small place where you can enhance your creativity while looking at the surrounding and having their delicious pork ribs and Hibiscus Iced Tea.

Location: 1, London House, Picture Palace, Mussoorie

Cost for two: INR 1000

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Cafes in McLeodGanj

1 Moon Peak Espresso

This cafe promises to give the best sunset view that you can ever experience. Himachali Thali is a must try along with their coffee which is one of their best.

Location: Temple Road, McLeodGanj

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2 Shiva Cafe

This place needs no introduction. No tourist leaves McLeodGanj before going to this place at least once. It is considered a doper’s paradise and is sure to give you a breath-taking view of nature. You should try their Tibetan dishes.

Location: Near Bhagsunag Waterfall, Dharamshala

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Cafes in Kasol

1 Jim Morrison Cafe

If you love music and think that music, as well as the soothing side of the river is a perfect combination, then you should definitely try this place. They serve pure vegetarian food and have a beautiful view to offer.

Location: Sosan, 286C+VV, Kasol

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2 The Evergreen Cafe

This cafe offers a breath-taking view of the Himalayas along with chilled beer. They prepare fresh food at an affordable rate. The food served is worth the price.

Location: Near Forest Rest House, Manikaran Road, Kasol

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Cafes in Nainital

1 Sakley’s Restaurant

This place in Nainital serves one of the best Chinese food along with their delicious pastries and cakes. They have a variety of dishes from Oriental, Continental, Thai, and Indian cuisines. The food is slightly overpriced, but it’s worth it.

Location: Poplar Estate Alps Hotel Compound, Mallital, Nainital

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2 Cafe Chica

If you are looking for a place that will make you feel so alive and lucky at the same time, then this is the right place. It is located in the middle of the mountains. This place offers a breath-taking view. You should try their croissants and pasta while admiring the view.

Location: Prasada Bhawan, Oak Park, above Academy Training Institute, Mallital, Nainital

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Cafe in Kasauli

1 Cafe Rudra

Cafe Rudra is a small place situated in the main market of Kasauli. Their coffee and the dishes are great and are worth it. Make sure you visit them whenever you are there.

Location: Shop No. 24, Heritage Market, Solan District, Kasauli

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Cafe in Lansdowne

1 Lansdowne Trip Travel Cafe

This cafe is the best stop for all the travellers. This has a small seating place and they have got amazing books to read and has an antique store too.

Location: Devikhal Bus Stop, Lansdowne

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Cafe in Rishikesh

1 Ramana’s Organic Cafe

They serve salads and the vegetables are grown organically in the nearby gardens. They even serve homemade soups and freshly baked goods. You should try their Kale Lasagne. It is closed now because of off season but reopens in October.

Location: Laxman Jhula Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh

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2 Bistro Nirvana

As the name suggests, it provides Nirvana for all the food lovers. They promise to serve you one of the best dishes while providing you with one of the best scenic views that Rishikesh can provide. You must try their Avocado Quesadillas with pineapple sauce.

Location: Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Road, Green Valley Cottage, Tapovan, Rishikesh

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Cafes in Ooty

1 Willy’s Coffee Pub

This place located in the heart of Ooty and is a perfect spot for travellers. They also have a small library wherein you can read your favourite books along with a perfect cup of freshly brewed coffee. After all, books and coffee can never go wrong. A must try place!

Location: 1st Floor,KCR Arcade, Walsham Road, Elk Hill, Ooty

Cost for two: INR 350

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