Previously known as Fiesta Food Court, Café Simla Times is named after a famous newspaper that was circulated in Shimla when the town was still called Simla. This is a hang out spot on Shimla's Mall Road, with an artistic vibe to it. Great for Italian and continental food, it is a popular restaurant in shimla. The walls and roof have sketches of famous spots of Shimla giving a sense that the café has been designed by an artist who also happened to be a chef. There is a model of a vintage car on the outside that adds to the ambience. The café offers both indoor and outdoor seating – so visitors can choose to sit inside and enjoy the painted walls, or sit outside and enjoy the view.
Café Simla Times is best known for its Continental dishes. The first thing to try are the Tomato Olive Toasties which consist of bruschetta (Italian bread dipped in olive oil) topped with smoked tomato olives, basil and feta cheese. Café Simla Times bakes its own bread so every bread preparation is crisp and fresh. Their wood-fired pizzas come with thin, crispy bases, flavourful toppings and generous amounts of mozzarella cheese. The smoked chicken & olive pizza is especially popular.
The fruit shakes on the menu are recommended, especially the Strawberry shake. Lemon Ice Tea is good too. Among desserts, Tiramisu is popular.
- Sometimes, during evenings and on special occasions there’s a live band that performs so check around in case you’re a music lover. A board right outside the café announces special performances and programs.