When we think of Shillong, we think nature, we think culture & we think traditional Khasi delicacies but there are tons of laid back cafes too which demand your attention! The perfect places to hang out in the company of comfort food, delightful music, and scenic views, you can easily spend hours on end at these cafes: 

1. Dylan’s Cafe

Shillong’s themed cafe is a dreamland for rock music lovers as you’ll find Bob Dylan fans chilling here most of the time! A playlist full of Dylan songs with comfort food on the menu, be prepared to spend a lot of time at this awesome cafe. Do head here in the morning for a sumptuous breakfast!

Location | Tripura Castle Road
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/dylanscafeshillong/

2. ML 05 Cafe

This cafe is a little gem just on the outskirts of the main city. Even if we commit the sin of ignoring the yummylicious food for a moment, just the location of this cafe is sure to make you fall in love with it! Located bang in the middle of tall pine trees, a pond, and a flower hub, being at this cafe is a blissful experience celebrating Shillong's love for cars, bikes and food.

Location | AH 1, Horti Hub, Before Eastern Air Command
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ml05cafe/

3. Bread Cafe

A restaurant, a cafe, a bakery, the Bread Cafe is the solution no matter what the mood. From Indian to Continental to a mesmerising menu of confectionaries, this cafe is a popular spot for dessert lovers. Don’t forget to gobble up the pastries and cakes at Bread Cafe as they're one of the best in the city!

Location | GS Road & Laitumkhrah
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/BreadCafe-902318423141342/

4. Cafe Shillong

Located in the Police Bazaar, this cosy cafe is one to die for! Taking pride in the city’s love for rock music, they have live music for you to enjoy while you feast on their delectable dishes. Serving mainly Continental food, the cafe is one of the most visited ones in Shillong. Do try their Steak, Smoked Pork & Pasta and don’t forget to tell us all about it. Yum!

Location | Laitumkhrah Main Road
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafeshillong/

5. Cafe Shillong Heritage

The cafe houses an open air section which overlooks a hill. If that doesn’t make you race for Cafe Shillong Heritage, we don’t know what will! Serving a mix of Asian food coupled with local Khasi dishes, we would recommend trying the Sizzlers here. Amazing food with an amazing view, it's a place like no other!

Location | Cleve Colony
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Cafe-Shillong-Heritage-382812971793101/

6. Swish Cafe

One of the first cafes to have come up in Shillong, Swish Cafe’s popularity has grown exponentially over the years. Hidden away from the busy streets, the cafe is the perfect place to relax, wind down, read a book, all while enjoying some piping hot coffee against the cool breeze of Shillong. Swish on over to Swish Cafe!

Location | Laitumkhrah
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Swish-Cafe-166828860013951/

7. Little Chef Cafe

Relaxed, simple, casual, elegant, and not likely to burn a hole in your pocket, the unassuming Little Chef Cafe ticks all the boxes that make for a perfect little outing in town. With a menu filled with a veritable variety of dishes, you will be spoilt for choice. Do try their burgers and pastas.

Location | Laitumkhrah
Browse Through Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/littlechefcafe/

Indulge in some sweet delicacies guilt-free at these sumptuous cafes in Shillong. Easy on the eye and easy on the pockets, they're perfect for spending a few hours with your crew!