Café Simla Times (estd. April 2015) is a bistro within Hotel Willow Banks. It's a kitchen, bakery, and bar that offers the best of gourmet food and drinks in Shimla in a casual, friendly and warm ambiance that makes for a memorable dining experience.
It offers everything in food and drinks that was missing in Shimla. It’s a cozy café where you can grab a book and spend your afternoon that turns into a lounge in the evenings as you sit at the open bar, sip your beer and watch the sunset over the hills while listening to the live music by local bands. With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating – the terrace is the highlight as it overlooks the best of Shimla! Named after the first newspaper publication of the city - The Simla Times; Shimla comes alive on the walls and ceiling of the café through art that captures must visit places in the city. With the best of ingredients and freshly cooked food – the café serves a mix of cuisines- Italian, Mexican, Lebanese, North Indian, Chinese and Thai. All the food is served pre-plated with a presentation that elevates the entire experience of the meal. Must haves include the wood fired oven pizzas, shakes, and desserts! Weekend nights are much awaited with live musical gigs done by local Shimla bands – across genres- retro, sufi, Himachali etc. Evenings are fun for couples, families and kids alike. And of course, the café dons magical white attire as the winter snow falls!