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“Great place in old manali”
Review of Drifters' Cafe

Drifters' Cafe
Ranked #6 of 144 Restaurants in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $6
Cuisines: American, Indian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best place in old manali to have some good food...nice place,good people...all in one...have to visit if u r in old manali...;)..

Thank manaliespresso
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for visiting our Cafe. And we really appreciate you acknowledging our efforts.

Best wishes and happy drifting :)

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Supa awesom food , awesom atmosphere , friendly staff and most importantly shaaaanti

One of the best places in old manali , treasure in d valley absolutely gorgeousness tym

Thank Abhishek K
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks for visiting our Cafe and for posting us a review.

We're glad to be part of your travels.

Best wishes and happy drifting :)

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love, love, LOVE this place! The staff is awesome and the atmosphere, very shanti. They knew me well enough when I walked in to say, "ok, you having the Bruschetta and lime soda- sweet" :) The live entertainment was a plus. Food was great, moderate price. Nice beverage selection and alcohol drinks. The floor seating is what I liked for comfort, though tables available. Smoking section provided. Hooka available and they always have good music playing. Games and books there for entertainment.
Cant wait to see them June 2014.
Hello Rayo... miss you and see you soon!!!!

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Thank Michelle P
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank for posting us a review here. It was great meeting you last year and we are super looking forward to you visiting Manali in June 2014.

Rayo joins me in wish you the very best and see you soon.

Happy Drifting :)

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

A very nice and cozy place located in old manali to visit and enjoy with your loved ones. The restaurant has very limited seats due to which it is always full. The sad part is that they do not waiting requests. On the other hand, a very good place with good food and amazing ambiance. The also provides board games foe its guests to enjoy.

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Thank shashank4189
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks a bunch for visiting our Cafe. We are pleased to know that you had a memorable time with us.

And we look forward to your continued patronage.

Happy Drifting :)

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

To start off with, the staff are super friendly, and the service is very personalized.

Visited Drifters 3 times in 3 days.. tried almost everything on the menu.. and each dish is is delicious.. must try the bacon wrapped chicken, the chicken wings and the pork.. and the himachali chicken.. and the Thai chicken curry.. and the brownies..!! :D Some of the dishes are the best I've had.

Also brought in the New Year there with excellent music - there was a band playing when we were there - this just added to the experience

Extra points for the heater that kept us warm in the cold!!

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Thank pjeana
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

So good to hear from you here. How are you?

Thanks for being super accommodating. It was our pleasure to meet you and your family. Sorry that we couldn't host you.

Hope to see you back in Manali soon.

Best wishes, happy drifting :)

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