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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all depends on which mood are you going with ! We landed up there just to have coffee and get the vibes, and found it great. The ambience was absolutely great with ceiling pained/posted with graffities dedicated to Bob Dylan. Food was okay and...nothing great but I loved the place because of the vibes. After finishing our coffee and cakes, we shifted outside and occupied the sitting area there. Watching the sun set with cool breeze blowing, evening looked beautiful. We were a group of 8 along with kids and spent almost 2 hours2 hours hanging there and clicking some good candid pictures.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Hotel Polo Towers Group, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other services. A positive guest experience is...More

Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

I visited Dylan’s cafe for lunch and the place seemed quite popular as there were lot of folks and we did not get parking inside. The restaurant is decorated in tribute to Bob Dylan and has good decor and location. However the servers serve one...table at a time which caused everyone to wait for quite some time which is very slow for a cafe. We tried their Chicken Quesadillas were very good, Chicken steamed momos were average, Crunchy chicken burger and Mac and cheese were good and Bob’s burger I would not recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Hotel Polo Towers Group, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other services. A positive guest experience is...More

Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

My wife and I ate brunch here with a friend and it was excellent! We met Rahul the manager and our waitress was Kim. Rahul was professional and courteous, very welcoming, and even opened a little early to accommodate us. Kim was attentive without being...obtrusive, the perfect server! Both were very friendly and made the experience enjoyable. Can absolutely recommend!! The Bob Dylan theme is a unique and quirky experience here in ShillongMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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hotelpolotowersgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other services. A positive guest experience is...More

Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Good food !Good vibe ! Good service ...overall good Awesome place to hang out with friends and your loved ones ..Thanks to bari 😇More

Date of visit: September 2022
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hotelpolotowersgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

Dear Arthur, It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other services. A positive guest experience is...More

Reviewed 4 September 2022

We go to Dylan's regularly, there is a variety of food options, but I'm really stuck on the banana waffles with Nutella. <3 There are delicious baked goods available also. The apple pie is just like what we find in the USA, and the chocolate...tarts make my sweet tooth happy. The decor is, obviously, a Bob Dylan vibe, cozy seating/couches, games, books to peruse and items for sale dedicated to the love of Bob and Shillong. Live music some evenings. We haven't been yet, but our local friends tell us it's excellent. The service is fast and polite. Kim and Ranjit most recently assisted us. Both with a smile, kindness, warmth and a good explanation of the menu. Good service like theirs in addition to the menu/atmosphere keep us coming back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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hotelpolotowersgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2022

It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other services. A positive guest experience is something our...More

Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

If you are going to Dylan's Cafe..... I would suggest that you sit outside..... Sip some apple cinnamon tea..... Have a slice of pancake..... And fall into a trance while watching the mist drift in and out of the distant hills...... Also shoutout to Kim...and Ranjit for their wonderful service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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PoloTowers-Group-9, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Dear Guest, Greetings from Dylan’s Café, Shillong ! It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other...More

Reviewed 27 August 2022

We ordered barbeque pork ribs which were ok and chicken in rosemary sauce, which instead of rosemary, came slathered in barbeque sauce as well. We also ordered an apple pie which was very doughy and not very tasty at all. The decor is nice, with...lot of Dylan pictures hand drawn by guests, hanging records etc. Overall nice for photo ops, but be careful with the food.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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PoloTowers-Group-9, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Dear Guest, Greetings from Dylan’s Café, Shillong ! It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time. Perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other services. A positive guest experience...More

Reviewed 25 August 2022

The atmosphere and the staff are really polite and the food is awesome plus the live shows on fridays are mesmerizing... Definitely recommend solo or even as a familyMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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PoloTowers-Group-9, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2022

Dear Guest, Greetings from Dylan’s Café, Shillong ! It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other...More

Reviewed 22 August 2022

Lovely cafe loacted at a nice location Great local noodles and good coffee too A Very kind smiling and helpful staff named Kim served us Will keep visiting and highly recommend it Dunstan P.s. “mini bob dylan museum”More

Date of visit: August 2022
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PoloTowers-Group-9, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Dear Guest, Greetings from Dylan’s Café, Shillong ! It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other...More

Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Excellent ambience with a diverse menu. They have a wide range of snacks and beverages. The prices are fine and the quantity is totally apt, making it a full value for money experience. Moreover, the staff is extremely friendly, especially Ranjit who made sure we...felt welcome every second. Note: If you're looking for a cafe with a view, this is it. Must Haves - Hot Chocolate ChilliMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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PoloTowers-Group-9, Guest Relations Manager at Dylan's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2022

Dear Guest, Greetings from Dylan’s Café, Shillong ! It was a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your quality time along with the quality food, perfect ambiance, our hospitality & all other...More

Reviewed 29 May 2022

Well, I am really happy with my experience in Dylan's Cafe. I visited there on 16th May 2022 and had a Brownie and Hot Chocolate shake and I find it quite reasonable and delicious. Also the lovely environment around the location adds a plus point...on the overall ambiance. I would specially like to mention about Mr. Ranjan Jamatia who had offered his best service and had given me time regarding various discussions about Northeast India. Cutting the long story short, I would like to say that Dylan's Cafe is a must visit place and the friendly behaviour of the staffs is a plus point to the overall experience. Would definitely visit again on my next trip to Shillong.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2022

Between cafe Shillong & Dylan’s picked this and now regretting Shabby place with chairs, stools and hangings out of place Poor and delayed service Very average food quality The place lacks care. Feels like an abandoned child

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

We wanted to grab a quick breakfast before heading for Kolkata and stepped into Dylan's Cafe, one of the famous eating joints at Shillong. We were hungry and in a hurry. It was around 10.30 in the morning, and they had just opened the shutters....Chef Mintu, however, was up for the challenge. Within no time he prepared for us a delicious breakfast platter - fluffy pancakes topped with maple syrup, omelette and toast. The farmer's omelette was not there in the menu, but the chef was more than happy to cook the eggs our way. I will forever cherish our breakfast at Dylan's Cafe and the cordial behavior of chef Mintu. It was a very pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 March 2022 via mobile

Nice location. Nice decor. Bob Dylan vibe as expected. You will love it all. Except the food. The food was uniformly sad. They unfailingly managed to mess up every single item. Big disappointment.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022 via mobile

Took a lot of pain searching for the place. Took a cab from police bazaar intending to go to Shillong momo , enquired from cab driver if he is aware of Dylan cafe- he had no idea. Walked from Shillong mono to Dylan's cafe. Interior...is quite trendy. The food was big disappointment . There jaw crusher burger very bad. Apart from other things even the chicken patty was horrible- only taste of bread . Chicken wings and fried potato was the saving grace.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Dylan's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4