We reached Shimla early morning and since we did not get early check in, went out to explore Shimla mall road. We found a small cafe called Indian coffee house, it isn't very fancy in decor and is government authorised but it offers Yummiest breakfast at dirt cheap price. It is one the oldest establishments in Shimla and dates back to 1957. I highly recommend trying their mutton cutlet and Tomato cheese omlette.
Later we checked into our hotel, freshened up and we were all set to explore the Shimla
We first went to Jhakoo temple. It is a Hanuman temple and has tallest statue of Hanuman that can be seen even from mall road. It is situated at highest peak of Shimla and it's a steep trek. But now there is a ropeway that takes you from Shimla mall road to Jhakoo temple.
I suggest going up by ropeway to avoid steep upward trek but coming down on foot so you can explore great forest landscape.
Word of caution: Beware of monkeys. There are lot of monkeys along trek and at temple and notoriously known for snatching away food items, specs and any loosely held item.
We also found a hidden cafe just a few steps away from Jhakoo temple. It's called "cafe under tree". It's a gem hidden in middle of forest. Offers great view and amazing food.
Later we explored mall road and shopped for Himachal handicrafts and stoles.