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Indian, Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was excited given its amongst the top rated on trip advisor. But was a let down: 1. The South Indian was very average. Sambhar could have been more authentic, chutney hardly had coconut and was just water, the dosas and utthpam were 9on the raw...side. The fried idles which are supposed to crisp were made soggy and dowsed onion tomato garnish. The utthapam had hardly any onion despite explicitly for the same. Pasta was horrendous!! I guess, the reason this is popular is because of lack of choice in a hill station. Avoidable unless one wants a change of taste to someone that tasted a little like south india .More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

The ambience of this place is awesome - it is a rustic, pretty place located amidst lush green surroundings in Palampur. It is a bit away from the main crowded area and hence is much better. It has a lovely books and music corner with...guitar & a couple other things. We had dosas, panniyaram, cold coffee, filter coffee and brownie with ice-cream. Everything was good. Service was pretty quick. Overall lovely experience and would highly recommend thisMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

A super cosy place with authentic South Indian fare! The food was superlative. Everything we ordered was fresh, very tasteful, and was served piping hot. The South Indian items were authentic. The place was buzzing with light banter from a bunch of friends at one...corner, the breezy music playing in the background, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, some authentic food… everything that gives you a positive vibe! We decided to sit outside and enjoy the crisp mountain air. We were suitably hungry. I ordered a couple of sides and a couple of things from the South Indian choices. Umang decided to go with only South Indian. The chicken popcorn was crisp, juicy, and had the perfect seasoning. The dosas, podis, idlis, sambhars and most of all the chutneys were perfect. The best however was the Kheema Dosa - a must eat at Cliffy’s. I simply loved the whole peppercorn in the filling. It elevated the flavours and the texture to another level. The husband - wife duo who own the place and we had the opportunity to interact with them briefly, bring that right dash of intimacy to the place.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

Nestled in dense greenery this beautiful mountain cafe is a gem of a find! Surrounded by a well maintained garden, the cozy cafe offers good food, ambiance and books. One may choose to sit either indoors or outdoors, electing to read, work or just unwind....The washroom is blessedly clean and the owner/staff very courteous. Palampur may not have much to offer, but those who find themselves here, this place is a wonderful refuge. Must visit!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

Great vibe to the place. Super nice owner. Amazing food. Took our two small kids there they like ved it too. And nice music as well

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

Very genuine south Indian cafe. Also serves sandwiches, beverages etc. Good ambience. Clean toilet. Parking space. Clean. Good service. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021

Mostly people love to visit such places in nice weather. The menu is limited & the time constraints are unusual, however it manages to deliver a feel-good factor. The service can be improved, especially during these times - the hygiene can be pitched up a...tad. Infact, a Self-Service won't be that bad. Good to go with friends/partners. Nice place to spend an evening.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Located little off the main town, this cute cafe is a must visit. Tasteful interiors and delicious food! Helpful and courteous staff who makes you very comfortable! Their fusion dosas, esp pizza dosa was cheesily awesome! Cold coffee, Oreo chocolate shake and brownies were excellent...too! Only that too many flies keep disturbing the amazing experience.. They surely need more mosquito repellents!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Small little cafe with limited Menu Location is good with 1 table outdoors. White sauce pasta was good, cold coffee was Ok, Mocha was the worst i ever had, Chocolate cake was very average. I feel it is overrated in terms of ratings

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Cool little place in the city.. Unique menu, awesome staff and amazing ambiance is all about Cliffy's Cafe.. We reached when they were done with their work for the day.. we requested them to take one last order which they accepted and we experienced the...best Dosa there after.. It was Pizza Dosa.. The yummiest pizza I ever had with awesome Hot Coffee.. Over all it was a nice delicious visit there.. will visit again n again whenever I visit palampur in future..More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Cliffy's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5