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Dylan's Cafe

Opposite St. Edmund's School, Fruit Garden | Risa Colony, Shillong 793003, India
+91 70850 56522
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“cheese toast” (6 reviews)
“chicken wings” (5 reviews)
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Opposite St. Edmund's School, Fruit Garden | Risa Colony, Shillong 793003, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food and also great decor and ambience. :) Worth a visit for a calm and relaxed dinner! Do check it out when in Shillong :)

1  Thank dvlpp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to hang out with great board games to play of an evening. It can be a little cold in the winter so be warned (the door is often left open). They serve western dishes which are average at best. We had the Dylans...More

Thank Olie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rosemary chicken and mashed potatoes with a lot of veggies in it.. it was a delight to your tongue. Very nice environment :)

Thank Sandypaulc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this place towards early evening, it seemed pretty inviting from the outside. Seems to be be quite a hangout. + Great ambience + Chic place + Nice for a quick bite, gathering with friends, lively atmosphere - While they looked great, the momos and...More

1  Thank trohit
Reviewed 16 January 2018

One of the most visited cafe's of shillong... the place is small, but decor and ambiance lifts your mood... service is a bit slow but I liked the burger...

Thank Gaurav K
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a very small place. However, management has managed to knit all good things into it. Food was extremely tasty, views were perfect, music is good and it felt like a really good place to hang out and have conversations. One of the best...More

Thank bharat p
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This was an amazing experience. Everything we ordered was awesome. The highlight was naga chilli toast, a must try. There was an open mic night, and we got to hear some great music and poetry. Truly amazing experience.

Thank Mohit S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The decor of the cafe is rather quirky, taking inspiration from Dylan memorabilia. The setting is casual intended to have people stay long hours, Number of table games are provided. Have a coffee, chat with friends, play games & enjoy the music. Food choices are...More

1  Thank Sanjay G
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Firstly go to Dylan's only if you have time in hand. The service is on the slower side. The ambience is one of the new' 'chic' cafe kind spurning in all toursit places with Bob Dylan as the central theme. The menu is limited, and...More

Thank dhitishman
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The food is here really bad. The service is beyond terrible. The waiters don't know the menu and three people have to come to take your order. They serve normal bread and call it garlic bread. There is only one steward who knows what's going...More

Thank Reuben J
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trisha b
10 August 2016|
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Response from Pooja A | Reviewed this property |
No idea about 15th August. The restaurant does open for Breakfast though!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite St. Edmund's School, Fruit Garden | Risa Colony, Shillong 793003, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Meghalaya  >  East Khasi Hills District  >  Shillong
  • Phone Number: +91 70850 56522
Dylan's Café is North East India's first tribute café. Our attempt is to create a space which not only celebrates the legendary Bob Dylan's music but also stimulates creativity and good conversation. Dylan's influence, as a singer-songwriter, on the development of 20th century popular music is indisputable. His ability to combine poetry, harmony and melody in a meaningful, often provocative context, has captivated millions in all age groups, and in most cultures and societies. He has had immense influence on Shillong's local music as well and his patrons formed the bed-"rock" of the music movement in the city way back in the 1970's. Tunes from Dylan and his contemporaries form the backdrop and the comfortable couches with quirky artwork add to the relaxed vibe of the café. In a pursuit to add a touch of local flavour, we made a trip to Iewduh (Shillong's oldest and largest market) and picked up little knick-knacks which caught our fancy. The menu is hearty and comforting, much like Dylan's music and includes favourites such as all day breakfast, succulent burgers and steaks and decadent desserts.
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