Best Cafes In Manali (Himachal Pradesh) With Live Music

Greetings, fellow travelers! How’s the journey treating you?

We’re excited to present to you a curated list of the top cafes and restaurants in Manali that feature live music. Manali is truly a gem of a destination, and no matter how much we talk about its beauty, words can never quite capture its essence.

Now, before we dive into the list, let’s remember one thing: this isn’t a ranking. Each establishment on this list holds its own magic, so whether it’s number one or number ten, they all offer an equally enchanting experience.

Best Cafes In Manali (Himachal Pradesh) With Live Music

As travelers, Manali never ceases to amaze us, especially when it comes to its cafes. These establishments are sure to be a backpacker’s paradise. So, without further delay, let’s dive straight into the list of cafes you simply must visit when you find yourself in Manali.


Let me introduce you to one of the finest cafes I’ve had the pleasure of visiting in Manali. Nestled against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, this charming café boasts the most enchanting ambiance in town. But don’t just take my word for it—experience it for yourself. You’ll have the option to dine al fresco, surrounded by lush green floral gardens that offer a warm welcome.

Now, if evenings are more your style, buckle up because you’re about to fall head over heels for this place. As the sun sets, the dimly lit area comes alive with the crackling warmth of a bonfire, casting a cozy glow over the surroundings.

Now, let’s talk about the menu. While it may be limited, it features the best of European classics, promising a delightful culinary experience. As for the prices, they do run a tad higher, but trust me, the experience is worth every penny.

Location– Circuit House Road, Siyal, Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlight– The highlights of the café are rustic wooden furniture and retro music album posters on the walls. And of course, the live music.

Must have dish- trout fishes (price for two is ₹500 – 800 (approx.)

Opening time: 8:00 AM

Closing Time: 11:30 PM

You just can’t afford to miss it.

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Ohkie, first of all, great food and with just great music… I think it is perfect. If you are an evening person, live techno music is a real charm. Just sit and relax the chill of the night in the warmth of music plus delicious food. You will get a mix of everyone and everything here which makes it stand apart from others while maintaining its standard.

Location- It is located right opposite the Lazy Dog Café (see the next number on my list).

Highlight: if you are a lover of trance and psychedelic music, well you have come to the right place. With live techno music and cuisines from over 5 countries, you are gonna love it.

Must-Have food- Pad Thai Noodles, Burgers, Sushi (price for two around ₹500).

Opening Time- 9:00 AM

Closing Time- 11:00 PM

Just perfect for going alone or with someone.

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The location, the food, the music everything is just perfect. What else one can ask for? Commenting on the price here you can just enjoy the best food along with your fav drinks without burning a hole in your pocket.

Location– Manu Temple Road, Old Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlights– the live performances by famous bands like Rudra and Local Train (please note- only during the peak season from May to July) and you sitting within the close proximity to the river flowing by just adds to the charm of the place. It makes the ambiance more serene.

Must have food- desserts (or you can say sweet dish) it will cost you around ₹ 500 for two.

Opening Time- 11:00 AM

Closing Time- 1:00 AM

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well, just one thing the vibes of this place will keep you coming back to this place, nestled beside River Beas. You have an option to sit outside but if you choose to sit inside make sure to get a window seat to enjoy the surreal view the place has to offer while relishing one of the best continental cuisines in here.

Location– on the way back to Manu temple, a little café on a corner of the Old Manali Bridge.

Highlights– they serve cold beers and sheesha (of average quality). If you come here in the evening, live music takes evenings spent here to whole another level (maybe a different world).

Must have food- burgers, pizzas, and pasta (my fav.) it will cost you around ₹ 500 for two.

Opening Time– 12:00 PM

Closing Time- 11:00 PM

Please note: on Wednesdays, the timings are from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.


Here we go again to the champ which Old Manali has to offer. This is the hidden gem (maybe ruby) of the place which really good care of your breakfast moods. I mean what’s there not to like- there is live music, lovely interiors, delicious food, and indoor board games to pass the time. To get the delightful experience to its I will recommend you to visit it in the peak season.

Location– Manu temple road, Old Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlights– the warmth and coziness brought to you by the fireplace are sure gonna steal your heart. It gets even better with Hindi and English classics played by local bands in the evening. There is a provisional separate BAR MENU available for our cocktail fanatics.

Must-Have food- Egg Benedict, Pizza, Trout, Chicken Stroganoff (Costing you around ₹ 500 for two).

Opening Time- 9:30 AM

Closing Time- 9:30 PM

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This place kind of gives a cultural vibe we get to see from around the world. It is a cool place to hang out joint for backpackers, hippies, junkies, trekkers, and every kind of traveler. It is always packed with foreigners. There are so many cafes in old Manali and it becomes difficult to choose one, but just when you see it you feel you have made the right choice. Believe me, if you are here with your lover, it is a perfect place to have a hearty conversation with them while holding hands and reaching out to each other.

Location– Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Highlights– the good old jewel of Manali. It has a mini-library. And also, not to forget, good music. This is a place for hardcore coffee lovers, enjoying it while munching on the freshly baked cookies.

Must have food- cookies and coffee (especially Turkish coffee) which will cost you around ₹800.

Opening Time- 9:00 AM

Closing Time- 11:00 PM

Please note: it is closed on Sundays.

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you know it is the best choice when you come into contact with the Live music here. After a whole day of tiresome trekking or touring around this place refreshes your soul and comforts it while playing the live music in the lounge. It has got some hippie vibe here and reflecting the charm of Old Manali through beautiful graffiti on its walls. It is one of the most visited cafés here. WHY? Well, just look at the highlights.

Location– on Old Manali Bridge, Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlights– All kinds of cuisines ranging from American to Manali are available here. this place has a hostel giving you a co-working space with affordable rooms to travelers across the globe (My dear solo travelers, lookup).

Must-Have food- Pasta, chicken, and hummus pita (costing you around ₹300 for two).

Opening Time- 10:00 AM

Closing Time- 12:00 AM

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when you arrive here it is going to be one of the most beautiful cafes you would ever visit. This makes the place more romantic and makes it a perfect choice whether you come with your lover or friends or family. Its multifarious menu caters to all kinds of foodie’s choices among the food type. To get cozy vibes to visit here in the evening, listening to the river flowing nearby.

Location– Log huts Road, Off Old Manali, (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlights– there are many like free parking, WIFI, table booking (recommended). It has alfresco (open-air- outdoor) seating which makes you admire its beauty even more of this hilly area and has also indoor seating (of course). It is just heavenly with its décor and Italian (lip-smacking) menu.

Must have food- Pizza, Cheese Cake, Ravioli, blueberry cooler, banoffee pie, and calzone. (gonna cost around ₹1100).

Opening Time- 10:00 AM

Closing Time- 11:00 PM

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MERAKI: Café In Manali

Meraki is another great place to stop by. It is famous for offering a delicious breakfast while it stays open till late in the evenings. This is cost-effective and therefore, you can enjoy coffee and snacks here without much burden on your wallet. It offers quick comfort food if you are starving. It offers some of the best cuisines in the town ranging from Momo to burgers and a lot more. It has a secured a distinguished place in the heart of travelers and locals alike with its amazing customer relationship and service and with their distinct attention to every detail out there. It is cozy and fun. The staff is friendly and the service is just great.

Location– Hotel Antarctica houses this café located on Manu Temple Road, Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlights– people from all the different places in the world come here and create/ make music from time to time as the hotel provides them with musical equipment. They have special offers for guests. Not so expensive prices for food are the feature here.

Must-Have food- Momos, Burgers, coffee (costing you around ₹400).

Opening Time- 9:30 AM

Closing Time- 9:00 PM

Please note: the timings for Saturday and Sunday are different here- 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

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It is a rare find if you want to have a pure taste of coffee (in the entire state) while visiting Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Plus, it is a place for those who love to try different food items. The aroma you smell just after you step into the diameter of 1 km of the café is in itself refreshing to our soul. It will prove to be a perfect spot to date a person. It offers an exclusive range of desserts to take you on a gastronomical ride.

Location– Nagar Road, VPO Aleo, New Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Highlights– They actually serve you with hand-brewed coffee by the owners themselves. They also allow you to sample some mocha for home (as they sell roasted coffee also). It is also hugely popular for a cuppa in the chills of Manali.

Must have food- the COFFEE of course along with their mouthwatering desserts to enjoy with your cup of coffee like cookies and cakes (which gonna cost you around ₹500).

Opening Time- 11:00 AM

Closing Time: 8:00 PM

Now that I have given you so many delicious and delightful stops to add to your list while traveling to Manali- you are free to pick one of your choices and even explore many more which are not included in this list and unwind yourself to the glory of Manali’s delicious food.

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Manali is famous for its local cuisines like Dham, red rice, kadhi Chawal, Rover trout (of course how can you forget it), and its unique tea.


Well, that’s it for today. Happy journey to all of you. Stay safe. Stay Healthy.

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