Top 7 cafes you must try in Manali

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Top 7 cafes you must try in Manali

Manali, a rustic village nestled in the Himalayas, is sure to charm any traveller who wishes to experience this beautiful place. One of the most beautiful scenes you will see is the cascades that flow through endless mountains.

It’s Manali’s charming cafes and their symbiotic vibes that seal the deal. You can’t complete an experience without trying some delicious food. We’ve compiled a list of 7 must-visit cafes in Manali that every foodie should visit on their Manali Trip. Are you ready to eat?

Cafe 1947

Old Manali is known for its cafes. There are many options for delicious food and drinks. The famous Cafe 1947 is located just at the corner of the Old Manali Bridge. This is the kind of place that makes you want to post story after story on Instagram. We can see why. You will be drawn to the Cafe by the delicious continental food and the fantastic views of the Beas River.

The Cafe’s owners believe good food and great music are vital to unlocking one’s inner light. The Cafe’s name represents 1947; India gained independence and was recognized as an independent nation. The live music in the background makes evenings a great time to visit this Cafe.

Cafe Specialties: Burger of Bodom, UFO, Slayer Pizza, Metallica Pasta, Cheese Bruschetta

Price: INR 500 to INR 800 for a Couple (approx)

Location: Near Nehru Kund, Leh Manali Highway Vpo Bahang.

Timings: Every day from 1:00 to 11:00 pm, Wednesdays from 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Sunshine Cafe

Sunshine Cafe is the perfect place to find a relaxing atmosphere and chill vibes. This little cafe is well-known for its Israeli cuisine. Its green-bricked walls and monochrome paintings make it a welcoming retreat for travellers of all kinds. The Cafe’s interior is warm and inviting, with friendly staff. The exceptional service provided is praised by customers all the time.

It’s excellent that Manali’s quirky cafes are open all year. Sunshine Cafe is a must-visit when visiting Manali in August. Hot chocolate at Sunshine Cafe is best when it’s accompanied by rain and misty mountain views. Sunshine Cafe is the ideal spot for a warm meal and company no matter what season.

Cafe specialities: Masala Trout fish, Sunshine Chicken Burger Burger, Thin Crust Pizza and Hot Chocolate

Price for Two: INR 400-INR 700 (approx)

Old Manali.

Timings: All days, 7:00 am to 22:00

Johnson’s Cafe

Johnson’s Cafe offers a lush green floral garden, rustic wood furniture, retro music posters and exceptional European food. Johnson’s Cafe is a must-see in Manali. The Cafe is situated against the backdrop of snow-laden mountain slopes, adding to its charm.

It stands out among the rest because of its alfresco seating arrangement. Enjoy a meal on the grass in the morning and a bonfire at night. You can also indulge in mouth-watering food, such as fresh trout and blue cheese ravioli.

Johnson’s Cafe is a popular breakfast spot and party venue. It offers excellent food and an ambience. This is the perfect place to go next time you visit Manali’s quirky cafes.

Cafe specialities: Lamb and Mint Gravy with Blue Cheese Ravioli and Trout Fish with Apple Crumble

Price for Two: INR 300-INR 700 (approx)

Location: Circuit House Road, Siyal.

Timings: All days 9:00 am to 11:30 pm

Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Coffee House

This one is for you, caffeine addicts. As its name suggests, Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Coffee House is a haven for coffee-lovers everywhere. This Cafe, known initially as Double Vision, was started by three friends. Their vision? Their vision? A place that serves excellent food and is also a gathering point for travellers to hang out and chill (similar to our stops hostels).

You’ve probably guessed that ‘Dylan” refers to Bob Dylan. The Dylan-art-covered walls give the Cafe its boho hippie vibe. This Cafe has received rave reviews from customers who have praised its excellent coffee, claiming it is the best in Manali and one of the best in India. You won’t be disappointed if you pair your cup of coffee with the Dylan cookies, which will leave you wanting more. Starbucks is no more!

Cafe Specialties: Choco-chip Cookies, Turkish Coffee, Honey Banana Pancake

Price for Two: INR 600-INR 900 (approx)

Old Manali

From Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday closed

Casa Bella Vista

Manali is not only a great place to meet friends, but it’s also a popular destination for honeymooners. A romantic meal at a cafe in the middle of nowhere is a great idea for anyone, married or not. With its alfresco seating area and diverse menu, Casa Bella Vista is the perfect place to enjoy this.

The Cafe’s rustic setting makes it a great place to have a quiet, romantic meal by the river. The property has a boutique and a library that can be used to welcome all types of travellers.

Cafe Specialties: Pan-Fried Pizza, Spaghetti Pasta, Apple Crumble Pie

Price for Two: INR 800 to INR 1000 (approx)

Log Huts Area Road, Old Manali

Timings: All days 10:00 am to 10:30 pm

The lazy dog

The Lazy Dog Lounge has it all: a convenient location, great food, soothing ambience and a picture-perfect view. This Cafe is unique in Old Manali because of its diversity and quirky name. The Lazy Dog will appeal to everyone, no matter if you are a morning person who prefers to have your breakfast alone or a person who enjoys spending time with friends in the evenings.

The Lazy Dog offers a wide range of cuisines, including Thai and Japanese and Korean and Thai. The Cafe’s multi-speciality menu includes live music every evening, with popular acts like The Local Train performing during peak season (May to July).

Cafe specialities: Grilled Trout and Chicken Curry, Cheese and Olive Pizzas, Veg Penne Pasta

Price for Two: INR 600 to INR 1000 (approx)

Address: Manu Temple Rd. Old Manali

Timings: All days, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Drifter’s Cafe

Drifter’s Cafe is known for its delicious breakfast menu. Even better, Drifter’s Cafe may allow you to customize your menu options to suit your tastes. You will see why Drifter’s Cafe is a must-visit place in Manali. This place definitely needs your review.

While you enjoy your breakfast, you can either play board games or relax in a quiet corner reading a book. The Cafe also hosts karaoke and live acoustic music evenings for those who prefer to be entertained in the evenings. Enjoy delicious food and sing along to old favourites while enjoying the company of Drifter’s friendly strangers.

Cafe Specialties: Chicken Stroganoff, Eggs Benedict, Trout, Mutton Rice

Price for Two: INR 600-INR 900 (approx)

Address: Manu Temple Rd. Old Manali

Timings: All days, 9:30 am to 11:00 pm

Culinary experiences are an essential part of any wholesome trip. There’s no better way for you to see Manali than by visiting these charming cafes.

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