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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
09:30 - 21:30
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New Delhi, India
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice laidback atmosphere and great food.they have separate smoking and non smoking section.lots of board games and books too Tried trout in garlic butter sauce.it was perfectly done Will definitely repeat whenever I am there next

Thank cooldoc33
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The feel of the cafe is quite cozy. There are various board games on to play while you eat! If you are going with friends it's going to be a great time to remember! Nice music too. You can even sit alone and read various books/ magazine! A must visit if in Manali :)

Thank Shradha K
Pune, India
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The food not only touch the palettes but the perfect blend touches a true foodies Heart. its in different route... out of the way but worth visiting.

Thank Preetha B
Ludhiana, India
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's got a boho feel to it. It was fully packed in the off season too. Delicious food along with variety of options. Has a separate smoking n non smoking zone which was a good thing. Enjoyed thoroughly.

Thank charushreegoyal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent restaurant in Old Manali. The stuffed mushrooms are a must try. There have a lot of magazines/books and also board games like scrabble/chess. All and all a great place to relax and enjoy some yummy food during your vacation in Manali.

Thank Govind G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great food, great ambience, very cozy and relaxed!! The trout fish is really good and they have great music too :)

Thank Swastika K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Food was good, especially the lamb burgers! Can sit for hours endlessly playing board games and sipping on hot chocolate!

Thank Shivani_Khare
mumbai, India
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

As I was travelling in Feb, lot of happenning places in Manali were closed for winter. But this place was open & served very good food & their hospitality was equally good.

Thank Pathikrit S
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is the best place to chill and have a meal in town Must visit for all the foodie's Also the staff is very helpful

Thank Kshitij M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is real cool place to relax and have your meal or drink, the Tout Fish is excellent. - for fish lovers, the food in general is very good.

Thank vikasmadan100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
International, European, Italian, American, Indian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, 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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?