Cafe 1947 (Manali) – For all your eating by the river fantasies!
On our recent trip to Manali, Himachal Pradesh we decided to go to this much talked about Cafe: Cafe 1947. Located in Old Manali by the Manalsu River this cafe has a very relaxing vibe to itself. The outdoor seating gives you a chance to sip on delicious hot tea while enjoying the sparkling Manalsu river flow by, the sound of the water gushing will transport you to another world altogether. The cafe also has a cozy indoor seating which is great as it gets really chilly outside sometimes.
Why should you go here:
1. Food: This cafe definitely scores top marks on food, they ve just got it right. Every dish we ate was doing justice to what we had expected it to be. Brownie points to the fish and chips and the lemon ginger tea.
2. Its a music Cafe: Cafe 1947 is one of Manali’s first music cafe and they host gigs quite frequently. The cafe hosts live music performance from 8 pm onwards, and once they start you wouldn’t want to leave. The ambience combined with the music will just make your vacation more vacationey!
3. Ambience: Well, this should ve been the point no.1 on this list because even if nothing else worked, sitting by that river, watching its sparkling water flow by and hearing the sound of gushing water would just be worth all of it. Nevertheless, the indoors are also pretty nice and cozy.
4. SheeSha: Along with all of that this cafe also serves Sheesha (As if the great view, delicious food and courteous staff were not enough!!). Out of the multiple flavours we tried (We had quite a lot of time on our hands you see!), i loved their brain freeze flavour the most as it was not too strong nor too light.
All in all i highly recommend that you visit this beautiful Cafe on your next visit to Manali.
Dishes we ate: Chicken Supreme, Peri Peri chicken, Cheese Bruschetta, fish and chips, lemon ginger tea and Warm chocolate cake with ice-cream
Our Rating: 4.5/5
Address: Near Nehru Kund, Leh Manali Hwy Vpo Bahang, Dist, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175103