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“Drifter's Paradise... Ha ha loved it...”
Review of Drifters' Cafe

Drifters' Cafe
Ranked #4 of 148 Restaurants in Manali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: American, Indian, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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 August 10, 2014

Hiked a long way up, through the ups and downs, escaping touts and cab drivers.. To have my old favorite.. The Brunch @ Drfter's Inn. Hats-off for the French Toast. My wife was munching on the mushroom toast while I was searching for more on the menu. Yeah, I know the feeling now. Getting confused what to choose. Really a nice place to be..

The hike up will make you more hungry. Hey, I missed the outdoor seating though since the staff was short. Please make it up to me next time..

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1  Thank doctor-indyeah
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for visiting us and remembering us so fondly.

Our Sun Deck cafe is operational thesedays, so pls come back soon!!

Till then, happy Drifting :)

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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to try everything on the menu but just didn't have enough time. You can't go wrong with pretty much anything you order. I am a fan.

Thank authenticreview
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for appreciating our efforts. It was our pleasure serving you.

Happy Drifting :)

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Quite simply, one of the best places to eat in Old Manali.

Upside - Food for its taste and value. A wide range of options across many cuisines. Bar. Music selection as well as their live music nights - twice a week. Great service and happy faces.

Would keep you coming back for more.

Downside - The menu. You will lots to choose from ;)

Thank Moiz_Firoz
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking out time to post us a review.

It was great catching up with you over food and drinks :) And really happy to know that you enjoyed our offerings.

Thank you and happy drifting :)

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had an excellent Continental/Englich Brunch at the Cafe. Wonderful decor the the easy going owner and the staff made the trip a fine one for the complete family.

Thank bhargava
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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks for visiting us. Happy to know that you enjoyed the experience.

Best wishes and happy drifting :)

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Unfortunately we only ate breakfast meals at Drifters always intending to go back for dinner but sadly never managed to.

They have a great and varied breakfast menu which is a little different from the usual suspects, and included eggs benedict and French toast. We nearly always chose mushrooms on toast which was good value at 180 rps including tea or coffee and a choice of juice.

We found the service to be swift and staff very polite.

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Dear Guests,

Thanks for visiting us for breakfast and for appreciating our service and offerings.

Best wishes and happy drifting :)

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