1- Café 1947

Regardless of the number of cafes available In Manali, café 1947 serves as one of the most popular eateries for delicious and lip-smacking food. With a soft and sweet ambience, you will be delighted by their swift and spicy dishes as you listen to trendy music or the music of Beas river flowing nearby. This Italian café is also one of the best restaurants for non-vegetarians.

Special delights: Italian food

Cost for two: INR 500

Timings: all days – 12pm to 11pm

Wednesday– 12pm to 11pm

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: Old Manali, Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

2-Chopsticks Restaurant

This place is a fantasy land for food lovers. They serve almost all kinds of cuisines including Tibetan, Indian, Chinese and Japanese. It is located  midst the streets so you can shop and when you get tired, they’re here to your rescue. They are known to be one of the best vegetarian restaurants of Manali.

Special Delights: your favorite drink, on the rocks

Cost For Two: INR 800

Timings: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: Model Town, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

3-John’s Café

John’s café is located right beside the Johnson’s Restaurant and bar in Johnson’s lodge. Their serene ambience with beautiful greenery and vibrant  colors will leave you awestruck. This is also a high rated restaurant of Manali.

Special Delights: The trout curry

Cost For Two: INR 500

Timings: 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: Circuit House Road, Siyal, Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

4-The Lazy Dog

The Lazy Dog is situated on the banks of the mighty Beas river. It reminds you of the metropolitan cities, your home with a sweet traditional touch. They have wooden chairs, bean bags and hammocks as seating options to make you feel like home. It is one of most popular places amongst travelers.

Special Delights: Indian Thalis, butter chicken, and chicken curry.

Cost For Two: INR 500

Timings: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: Manu Temple Road , Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

5-Il Forno

If you are on your honeymoon, this is the place you need to be. It is one of the most romantic yet budget friendly eateries in Manali. This restaurant is surrounded by apple orchards where you can take a stroll after dining in the view of the beautiful Himalayas.

Special Delights:  wood-fired pizzas and calzones

Cost For Two: INR 600

Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Hadimba Road, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh


6-Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Café

As the name suggests, this café serves the best coffee in Manali. Begin new friendships, grab a coffee date and much more at the Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Café. The smooth fragrance of coffee will attract you here from wherever you are.

Special delights: Coffee and desserts

Cost For Two: INR 1,000

Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM (closed on Sunday)

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh


7-The Drifter’s Café

The drifter’s café is a perfectly fun place to play indoor board games with your loved ones, read a book in solace and all sorts of inspiring things. It is located in the drifter’s Inn where they often play acoustic music or host karaoke nights. It is also known to be one of the best restaurants in Manali for South Indian food.

Special Delights: breakfast on their sun exposed deck

Cost For Two: contact the restaurant directly Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh


8-La Plage

The La Plage café stands surrounded with apple trees and the beautiful hills. This French café is a getaway from the crowd to retro music and soothing ambience. They serve the yummiest baked goods as well as savory delights.

Special Delights: Anything in the 360-degree view of the mountains

Cost For Two: INR 1,000

Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Club House Road, Old Manali Village, Manali, Himachal Pradesh


9-Mount View Restaurants

Mount view restaurant serves you an exquisite range of cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Tibetan, Japanese, Continental as well as Indian. Its heaven for food lovers. It would be a disappointment to come to Manali and not visit them.

Special Delights: Wine tasting and other food on the rooftop beer garden

Cost For Two: INR 400

Timings: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5

Location: Mall Road, Model Town, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

10- Fat Plate Café

The Fat Plate café has everything to make you fat like they say. It’s a charming little area located inside Gurung cottages on the bank of Beas river. You can relax with mother nature as you experience the freshness in the breeze and in their food. It is one of the most famous pure veg restaurants in Manali.

Special Delights: food made of fresh Vegetables from their own garden

Cost For Two: contact the restaurant

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Shuru, Manali – Naggar Road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh