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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 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:30
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Shivani_Khare
mumbai, India
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Pathikrit S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Kshitij M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank vikasmadan100
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place while looking for a casual place to have some afternoon snack. Ended up having a full meal . Everything was super delicious. Everything for burger , coffee to noodles were just super tasty. I recommend this to everyone who loves exploring food while traveling. We do. And we loved being here. What should you try :... More 

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Thank Arindam R
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whwn in manali, do Drfter's Cafe. While everything on the menu is absolutele deliciousness, the chilly fries are to die for. The cafe is warm and cozy also they are pretty okay if you light a smoke withing the cafe.

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Thank latika2110
Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 21:30
Monday
09:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 21:30
Thursday
09:30 - 21:30
Friday
09:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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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