A laid back café run by friendly folks with a niche menu, limited seating, warm wooden interiors and lots of crayons and paper to sketch till they close down – This is your typical café straight out of the Mall Road from Darjeeling or Shimla or Nainital or Lansdowne or Mussoorie 🙂
With all honesty, the food they serve isn’t out of the world (its good – but not the kind that would sweep you off your feet).
Nestled on the outskirts, away from the city’s chaos and dust-filled roads, Hill Station Café serves English cuisine on the lights on cookies, ice-teas, coffee and sandwiches (which resemble a burger). Since majority of their patrons are expats, the food they serve is almost NIL on spice; don’t hesitate to ask for a Spice-Upgrade.
With a relatively small menu and a bunch of hungry friends, we tried pretty much everything they could churn-out. Here is my pick of the must haves:
- Nachos with Salsa Dip
They offer a cheese dip version (avoid it unless you are a Cheese Fondue fan).
- BBQ Chicken Sandwich (Spicy)
The best thing they make – BBQ’d spiced chicken shreds with pickled gherkins is a NO-Brainer!!
- Home-made Cookies (White chocolate & Dark Chocolate)
If you’re a fan of the cookies from Subway, these are the next level!! They make these on-the-fly, so don’t be dissapointed if they are over, ask them to make a fresh batch 🙂
- Mac & Cheese
Very bland, highly recommend to bump up the spice or use generous amount of chili flakes.
- Tuna Sandwich
I am not a huge fan of them, but based on my buddy’s tasting skills(which I trust) – this one is good.
To drink, I recommend any of the flavored ice-teas and the hot chocolate with extra chocolate 🙂
Good to know Info:
- They are closed on Sundays (other days they close at 8pm)
- Cash only (no cards)
- Limited Seating (max of 15 to 20)
- Location: Google Maps Link