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Drifters' Cafe

Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
+91 98050 33127
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (6 reviews)
“trout” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 21:30All hours
International, European, Italian, American, Indian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and ambience. Lot of board games also available. Trout fish was made really well. Highly recommended

Thank Sanket G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good cafe. The coffee is pretty bad, but then veggie burger was nice (no fuss and decent). They also got the order right (we had made some changes from the menu), and served us efficiently. We would go again with no issues....More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Service, food, presentation, beverages, everything was perfect. Loved to be here again and now as they have changed the ambience as well as improved the quality of food as well as service. Loved to play games with my daughter too. Live band was amazing too....More

1  Thank Abhirup V
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Amazing place in Old Manali with a youthful ambience and yet finding that intricate balance. The staff is very prompt, the beer is chilled and the food is par excellence. One of the best places I have been to in Manali and totally recommend it...More

1  Thank aditya s
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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

1  Thank cooldoc33
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...More

2  Thank Shradha K
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.

1  Thank Preetha B
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
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
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
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tanya s
18 November 2016|
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Response from Himnit | Reviewed this property |
500-600 tops
Museli W
18 April 2015|
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Response from NishantSingh | Property representative |
Hi..we serve locally brewed apple cider. Happy Drifting!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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