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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

Thank Saurabh G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bharat S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visuted Drifters in Oct this year. Awesome burgers....not to miss at all. Good ambience and good food. An out and out great experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was the first place we stumbled on in old manali and we were welcomed with some awesome food/drink/service and lovely vibes . A big thumbs up! and a highly recommended place.

Thank Varsha V
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to hang out if you want to kill your time and are looking for a place where you can read or play some indoor games. We tried out their leak soup ,crispy onion rings , burger and some Italian veg casserole. .all dishes were well prepared and delicious. They need to improve on cleanliness front. Since... More 

Thank Moxi A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good. The staff are friendly. It's the type of place you can relax and spend time reading a book, drinking tea/juice, playing games. They have a wide variety of board games, cards and Connect Four. The bathroom is decent too which is rare!

Thank Sasha V
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A Nice cozy place closest to Manu Temple. We enjoyed playing Ludo with our gang in a cordial environment. You can usually see people reading books peacefully and chatting and lazying around their afternoons in the cafe. Good Food (Especially the Square Pizzas). The only issue being that you had to request for drinking water again and again instead of... More 

Thank RivieraJetter
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Definitely the most chilled out restaurant in the entire Manali. Although situated bit away from the hustle and bustle of Mall road, reaching here is not a problem. Try reaching during breakfast time to enjoy an amazing English breakfast. You can also indulge into some board game or pass your time reading books.

Thank Anusheel S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Drifter's cafe - tasty food at equally tasty prices, a lovely chilled-out ambience, sunny spaces to read over delicious coffee and hours to share with people who walk in randomly.

Thank hungryvagabond
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Drifter's cafe is one chillled out place. You can sit there sipping a coffee or have breakfast or just sit there - no one will bother you unless you want to be bothered. Even the ambience is great with some great music tracks playing in the background which gives it an old school feel. Even the food is delectable. Must... More 

Thank Vineet S

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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, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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
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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