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“Excellent food!”
Review of Cafe 1947

Cafe 1947
Ranked #2 of 145 Restaurants in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cafe 1947 welcomes you to the surreal Himalayas. The name of the cafe symbolizes freedom, as India got independence in 1947. We believe food and music are the gateways to the road of enlightening ourselves.That is why we endeavor to flavor you with the best of it.We provide the most exquisite Italian dishes prepared with ethnic Italian cheese and spices.Music nights are also routine.Live music is performed by professional musicians along the river.There are also live jam sessions from time to time with visitors from around the world joining in.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Our most visited place in Manali :) On food quality, it ranks right up there! Great veg burger and Pizza. Desserts we had, Fiametta and Tiramisu were simply awesome. Abhishek ensures you get a prompt service! They rightly say that food you eat is not a choice, but taste is!

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9  Thank Nipun7
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have been here several times last year. The food especially the Italian menu, the staff is very polite too. The sitting area is nicely done and very comfortable. The only thing I always found annoying were the people there. Seems like friends of the owner are always hanging around the place and they tend to smoke inside, while there is ample sitting space outside. Being a non smoker I just find it hard to stand cigarette smoke and its not so good to breathe in while you are eating.

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1  Thank Disha T
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monk_593, Owner at Cafe 1947, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Namaste!
Thanks for the feedback
We are glad that you like the food and the place.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience.
Being a non smoker myself, i completely understand you.
But, Manali is a place where smoking is done publicly.
Like restaurants in cities , in Manali restaurants don't have a smoking section.
A lot of the tourists come here for that freedom.
In Cafe 1947, we have a sitting outside where tables are distant and no one is virtually effected.
Also, it is always better to come up with problems at the front desk so that we can have a sort things according to everyone's convenience.

It is just that we like to serve people of every age, caste, colour, creed under the same roof.
Your support is indispensable for the cause.

Striving for Excellence
Cafe 1947
Ankit

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

To be fair, I've visited Cafe 1947 everyday during my Old Manali stay. And it was always for their fiametta. Buttery biscuit topped with chocolate mousse - simple enough and so very decadent.

Evenings are great by Beas' side and on a good night, you can just have candles and the soothing sound of the river rushing by as your company.

6  Thank mansisharma_12
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well .. to start with , we went to this place after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor and I was disappointed. We ordered burgers , One veg and another Chicken. The bread was of the poorest quality one could imagine. It was more like 'kulcha' bread than a burger's. I then too thought of carrying on , but bone in chicken burger patty was unbearable.

Suggestion : Go only for coffee or some music event this place host. but not for food.

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4  Thank Paragwatts
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monk_593, Owner at Cafe 1947, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Namaste
Thanks for your feedback.

1. Our Burgers are pretty Famous( for instance you can even google Burger of Bodom).
There is a wide variety of bread out there.
We have kept the standard of the bread, most liked by our customers.
Surely your feedback will be taken in great consideration.

2. We use boneless chicken. It is unbelievable to have a bone in any of our food.
It is so strange that customers do not complain things like this up on the front desk.

Striving for Excellence
Cafe 1947

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

An italian cafe. What kind of food do you expect when the guys use the ingredients and every raw material actually from italy ?? You expect REAL italian food and thats what i came across here. I have a huge fan of italian food for like forever and this place just blew me away. The pasta and the pizza ... actually dont have any words for them coz i would not do justice to the awesomeness of it... a pizza made in a wood fire oven.... amazing... the best pizza ever i came across in my life...... the desserts are like murders... i actually went to the cook who prepared the tiramisu for me to thank him for that... the coffees are just the way they are supposed to be... and i got beer too here... so my life was complete now...


apart from food...... the cafe is a music themed cafe... so the music being played on speakers was really nice... and they have music nights (live music) too once a week which i was lucky enough to experience.... great musicians greater music....

the cafe has a lovely warm feel to it.... perfect for writing or reading during the day/evening.... it even has a quite nice bookshelf with good amount of books.. so its not a problem even if you arent carrying one.... has got games if you are with friends and tiered of talking.... jenga and few other board games to fast forward your day....


the outside sitting.... it is just like 5 meters above the river that flows by... a nice feel it has with the sun shining down on you..

great work done guys.... great place.. great food..

cheers....

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5  Thank amnomadic
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