The Top Five Cafes of Shillong

The Top Five Cafes of Shillong

Shillong is a beautiful hill station in Meghalaya. The place is full of natural beauty including the big waterfalls, clear lakes, the beautiful golf courses, museums, zoo and greenery all around the valley. Shillong serves as a gateway to the hilly state of the Northeast, Meghalaya. It has got the name of "Scotland of the East". The best time to visit Shillong is from September to May. The culture and the scenic beauty of the place are what attracts the tourists here as the culture of Shillong is westernized in nature. It is the 'Music Capital Of India'. Many prominent musicians came from this place while also the major music events of the country are organized here. It is one of the reasons which has led to the rise in the tourism sector of Meghalaya. It has become a paradise for music lovers and the people who love to experience nature.

Shillong has plenty of cafes with an amazing vibe where you can enjoy good music and delicious food. The cafes are popular for their decor as well as themes, as the city has become extremely popular among the music lovers who come here to experience the culture of the place. Here is a list of the top five cafes in Shillong where you can visit:

  1. Dylan's Café

Dylan's Cafe is amongst the top cafes in Shillong. Dylan's Cafe is located opposite to the St. Edmund's School in Risa Colony. As the name suggests, the theme of the cafe is a tribute to the great American singer Bob Dylan. The cafe has a very cost vibe and offers delicious food. The cafe has a few things to do such as get your friends to enjoy playing some of the board games. They also have a shop with a cute collection where you can indulge in a little shopping. Dylan's Cafe is always lively and people can dance to the live music that plays here. The soft ambiance of this place along with the delicacies will have you coming here again next time. Some of the must-try delicacies include the Chicken wings and the Mississippi mud pie, Jaw Breaker Burger and Freak Shakes.

Open Timings: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Location of the Cafe: Risa Colony

  1. Café Shillong
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The Café Shillong is located in the Laitumkhrah area in the L.P. Building. The cafe is famous for its continental food. The ambiance of this sophisticated café is warm and cozy. If you want to enjoy the soothing live music then the cafe is a must-visit. You will often find the most attractive crowd at the Cafe Shillong. The local bands come here to play as well. Enjoy the delicious food along with the music playing in the background. Some of the must-try dishes include the Roasted pork ribs and Irish coffee.

Timings: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location of the Cafe: Laitumkhrah

  1. ML 05 Café

Shillong has a strong biking culture and a community. The ML 05 Cafe has a theme of bikes and pays tribute to Shillong's culture of biking. The cafe has a comfy ambiance and is situated away from the city. The cafe gives the feel of a garage with bright and colorful interiors and art. They have also placed the Harley Davidson right in the middle of the cafe. The lighting of the place has been done using the bike lights which makes it look unique. Some of the must-try delicacies of the ML 05 Cafe include Chilly pork, pizza, chilly cheese toast, Fried rice, Bombay Chicken wings, and chicken alfredo pasta.

Timings: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Location of the Cafe: Before Eastern Air Command

  1. Swish Café

The Swish Cafe is famous as it is the first café that had opened in the whole state of Meghalaya. It has been known that this was the cafe that had initiated the culture of coffee in the capital city of Meghalaya. The café was opened by Mary Tariang in the year 2003. It is located at the Laitumkharah Beat House. Swish café has become a spot for the youngsters due to its cozy and hippy vibe. The cafe is frequented by the musicians and local bands as it has an artsy kind of vibe. The café also has a mini library, a television and live music is playing in the background all day. Some of the must-try delicacies include Mac-n-cheese, Coffee, Roast Chicken, and Smoked pork fried rice.

Timings: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Location of the Cafe: Laitumkhrah

  1. Munchies Shillong
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The Munchies is a unique kind of cafe in Shillong. With a classy decor, the Cafe attracts the majority of student crowds as it offers affordable prices. The cuisines offered by the cafe include Lebanese, Russian, Italian and Mexican food. It is located in the middle of Shillong. Some of the famous dishes of Munchies include German sausages, pan-fried shawarma rolls, and the Indian chai. 

Timings: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 Location of the Cafe: Laitumukhrah main road, near Don Bosco Square, Shillong

Some of the other popular cafes and restaurants of Shillong include Cafe Coffee Day, the Grub by Sam & BeeOliver, Bread Cafe, Little Chef Cafe, Munchies Shillong, Living Roof, etc.

Shillong is the capital of the beautiful state of Meghalaya that is famous for its tall waterfalls and natural beauty all around. Some of the best places to visit in Shillong include Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Museum, Mawsynram, Ward's Lake, Jakrem, Diengiei Peak, Jaintia Hills, Mawjymbuin Cave, The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Police Bazar, Air Force Museum and many other attractions.

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