Cafe Simla is a retreat when you want a sort of clean place to eat, but you also don’t want to spend a lot of money, but also don’t want to eat while standing beside a Thela.
Cafe Simla is a clean looking eatery with basic furniture for you to have a seat and eat your meal in relative comfort. Service is quick and like every small restaurant, it serves both Mughlai and Chinese.
Their most sought after dish would be their kebabs. we tried their Reshmi tikka because that’s a good estimate of how the other kebabs would be. Surprisingly, it was super soft and juicy with a good amount of spices. They did run out of Tangri kebab, which is another thing that regulars love here. we had their tandoori roti and Chicken bhuna, which had good quantity and tasted good. we'd still say that this place should be your place for kebabs, which are obviously served with green chutney and sliced onions.
To finish off our meal, we tried their caramel custard. I wish there was more caramel on it. It was light and held its shape, and honestly tasted better than most of the caramel custards in high-end restaurants. I just wanted more caramel on it, which is what I’ve grown up eating.
This place costs around RS 500 for two people, which is pretty decent. And considering the locality that this place is in, Cafe Simla manages to keep itself pretty clean which you wouldn’t expect from them.
P.S. If you like the Mumbai version of biryani, you could try it here.