Manali is a World’s famous hill destination known for picturesque view of great Himalayas, magnificent landscapes and awestruck beauty. We have visited many cafes in Manali & in this post we are going to list top 5 must visit cafes in Manali. We are giving below our personal experience of visiting these cafés. We are going to list best dishes, specialties and location of these cafes.
Drifters Inn & Café
This café is located on Manu temple road, main market of Old Manali. During the peak season time from April – June, café host live band performances from well known singers & artists. This café has a decent variety of cocktails and best part is their fireplace during chill winters. Though most of the cafes open late in the morning but Drifters Inn is an exception. It is famous for providing the best breakfast with varieties of items in the menu like Crispy egg toast, scrambled egg taco, pancakes, waffles and much more.
So, if you planning to visit then do checkout this café in old manali.
This Café is located just after the Old Manali Bridge. The ambience of this café is mind-blowing. It offers outside sitting area with mesmerizing view of Beas river. There is an inside sitting arrangement for music lovers, grab your window seat and enjoy your meal with the best music. This café is famous for Italian food like Pizza, Pasta and Bruschettas.
Music artists are invited for making each evening a memorable one with best musical vibes.
The Lazy Dog Café
This café is a must visit place for chicken lovers as it offers variety of chicken dishes and taste is unmatchable. Thai food is also famous like noodle served with taramind sauce.
The location of this café is close to Drifters Inn, Manu temple road in Old Manali. This is also a river side café like that of Café 1947 but it got its different vibes with a separate footfall from major cities from all across the world.
Johnson’s – Oldest Cafe in Manali
This is one of the oldest & expensive café located on the Hidimba temple road. If you are fond of sea food like trout fish then this café is best suited. You can checkout variety of liquor but the prices are way too expensive than other cafes in Manali.
Johnson’s café is located near the mall road and it is must visit place if you have a good decided budget.
This café has a different ambiance with painting of Bob Marley. Last time, when we visited Old Manali, then middle part of the street was like exploding with wild music coming out of this café. So, this café is best suited for music lovers.
Sunshine Café has two other branches in Old Kasol & Goa.
So, these are our top 5 favorite café in Manali in terms of good ambiance, location and off-course food taste. If you planning to visit Manali these four cafes are located at walk-able distance in Old Manali while Johnson Café is approachable by vehicle or 30 mins of walk.
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