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5 Most Romantic Cafes In Manali

If you’re in Manali right now, enjoying the cold weather, sipping some hot tea and snuggling inside a blanket, well it is time to explore the town’s most romantic cafes. What is Valentine’s day after all, if not a celebration of love and what better celebration than to head over to quaint settings in Manali and spend your evening and night leisurely with your loved one? 

For everyone who is already in Manali or who is planning to visit the town soon, we bring to you our list of top 5 most quaint romantic cafes.

1. The Johnson’s Cafe

Image courtesy: The Johnson’s Cafe/Zomato

Often touted as the must-visit place in Manali, go there for lovely wooden interiors and delicious woodfire pizzas. It is one of the town’s most iconic cafes. Slightly on the more expensive side, but the ambience and the taste more than make up for it.

Where: Johnson’s Hotel, Circuit House Road, Manali

Price: ₹₹₹

Cuisine: Continental, Café

Open Hours: 9:00 am – 11:30 pm

2. Café 1947

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An outdoor-indoor setting with a river Beas flowing nearby gives this café an incredibly beautiful feel. They often have live music on most nights which is perfect to set the mood. A pretty great place to spend your evening at.

Where: BPO Bahang, Leh- Manali Highway, Nehru Kund, Tibetan Colony, Manali

Price: ₹₹₹

Cuisine: Café, American, Continental

Open Hours: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm

3. The Lazy Dog

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A well-known café in Old Manali. Ideal riverside location, good cocktails, tasty food and cozy ambience are just some of its pluses. Head there on the weekends to groove to some live music. Their tandoor is especially famous.

Where: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali

Price: ₹₹ 

Cuisine: Café, Tandoor, Italian

Open Hours: 11:00 am to 1:00 am

4. Il Forno

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A quaint cozy café located on the road that goes up to the Hidimba temple. The café has lovely wooden furniture, gazebos and hammocks giving an entirely beautiful hilly vibe. The breathtaking views of the mountains are an added bonus. 

Where: Hadimba Road Dhungri, Aleo, Manali

Price: ₹₹₹

Cuisine: Café, Continental

Open Hours: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm 

5. Rendez-Vous Cafe

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The café houses an open kitchen and a small enclosed area that doubled up as a bar and a working space for those who wish to stay indoors.The rest of the café has outdoor sitting with wooden ambience. The café makes good use of fairylights to give it a magical look.

Where: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali

Price: ₹₹ 

Menu: Café, Continental

Open Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight 

Go ahead and plan your perfect evening with your loved one with the help of this above list. While you’re at it and if you’re confused about where to stay, then check out these amazing Airbnbs that guarantee an affordable stay.

Have we missed out on your favourite café in Manali? We’d love to know! Drop us a comment with its name. 

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