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Drifters' Cafe

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Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India (Formerly Drifter's Inn and Cafe)
+91 98050 33127
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09:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited this place when i was staying at old manali. Food was amazing and visited this place multiple times during my period of stay. have a great ambience to sit eat and relax. A must visit if you are in old manali

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Thank Jithuajayan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Drifters a few times as it was one of the only places open when we went. The lunch and dinner were OK as far as western food goes, and overpriced. On the plus side, the staff were very friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. Where this place really shines is their breakfast. We... More 

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Thank Robert M
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you should try their burgers, to be very frank the entire food menu was very delicious, you should try their different types of tea and other beverages

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Thank Manan K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a review about the restaurant and not the guest house facilities. It was the go-to place for breakfast for my friends and I during our time in Manali. The breakfast was always filling if a bit pricey. Always had decent music playing. The staff always let us take our time. They were no overly friendly but did their job... More 

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Thank Venkat Ganesh G
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe looks nice, but food is too expensive for the quality and taste, but it was close to my guest house and one of the few open in winter. My experience was average until they saw I had my meal and they couldn't sell me anymore "product".... Then they immediately brought us the bill and motioned for us to pay... More 

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. I was in Manali for a week to just relax but got hit by a viral fever and spend most of the time sitting here and eating/drinking coffee. Their trout fish was mouth watering and the staff was by far the best I have seen in Manali. The ambience was great as well and loved the bamboo... More 

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Thank Shibayanraha
india
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drifter's is a famous cafe and was highly recommended to us by some friends. It's a chilled out place with good music selection and cool decor. In winters seating near furnace is so relaxing. They have decent range of food, we ordered Lasange and Rajma rice (both were worth drooling) with some drinks. I find the drinks a bit on... More 

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Thank itisglobus
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I travelled to manali and decided to stay at drifters. This was during the off season so i got a really reasonable room rate. Drifters is very conveniently situated such that you don't miss out on the old manali scenes but also get that peace and relaxation. Great staff, great food. Loved the kheema pav and the eggs Benedict. During... More 

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Thank Kartik A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A perfect capitulation of manali is drifter's cafe!! Cool place Chilled out people! The shisha and food was awesome Live musin was brilliant too

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Thank Saurabh G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Drifters' Cafe is situated in Old Manali. Food quality is great. Staff was very polite and you can enjoy n numbers of games while having snacks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
Cuisine
International, European, Italian, American, Indian, Bar, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:00
Monday
09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:00
Thursday
09:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India (Formerly Drifter's Inn and Cafe)
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Kullu District  >  Manali Tehsil  >  Manali
  • Phone Number: +91 98050 33127
Description
Serving a great selection of all-day fare from American, Continental and select Indian cuisine, along with dedicated breakfast, lunch and dinner items, and a fully stocked bar, Drifters’ Café is best known for its vibe that allows you to achieve a lot by doing nothing at all.Walk in any time of the day, and you’ll find that time takes on its’ own pace. Take your pick from a selection of exciting board games, relax in the comfort and warmth of fireplace on a cold snowy day, browse on our free WIFI, swap stories with fellow travelers from around the world or just laze around with a book from the library or while listening to some of the best music in town. Post sunset, the Café takes on a different flavour. You could be seated next to a singer from Latin America, a banker-on-a-break from Europe, a journalist from Russia or even an exotic dancer from the Middle East. We run day's special menu during summer months. We even extend our Cafe service on the first floor Sun Deck during sunny days.We often have different themed events happening in the Cafe, like Live Acoustic Music, Karaoke, Quiz Nights, Live Electronic Music & more. All of it contributing to making your evening a fun experience. Ask any regular visitor to Old Manali, and he’s bound to tell you “Drifter’s Inn and Café is where the action’s at!” At the risk of sounding a bit immodest, no, he wouldn’t be exaggerating.

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