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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“naga chilli” (10 reviews)
“cheese toast” (7 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
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Opposite St. Edmund's School, Fruit Garden | Risa Colony, Shillong 793003, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful décor, perfect place to chill with a hot cuppa and good music. Great takeaways from the store. Note: Go for the Warm Apple Crumble and Pigs in Blankets!

Thank SohiniS15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decor, ambiance, food quality, presentation, sense of humor, this place has it all. Don't miss it if you ever visit Shillong.

Thank Eery M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice cafe in one of my favorite areas in Shillong. I loved their decor, while not quite impressed my the rest of my experience. Their food is average and not really value for money. The music is average too. I would probably...More

1  Thank rrc02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its really awesome cafe. Ambience is very good, its totally musical, refreshing and all about Dylan's. I ordered Strawberry fizz, which was excellent, unique taste and very refreshing. Then come to Naga chilly toast, this is the main attraction of this cafe. Awesome taste, must...More

Thank ramesh p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cliche, but the best description of this cafe too. Don't end your trip to Shillong without a visit to this cafe and a lazy walk around the entire area!

Thank ambalika712
Reviewed 29 July 2018

If you are visiting Shillong & would like to take in the local feel of the place, then cafes of shillings are something you should visit. We were lucky that we chanced upon this nice cafe called Dylan's cafe. It is a relatively new cafe...More

Thank soumyabratab5
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Dylan's Cafe is a place to easily spend a few hours and not feel them drift away. Excellent, fast service, great food and of course, Dylan's music at all times. The chocolate desserts were melt-in-your-mouth delicious and if that's not enough, there were board games...More

Thank ShalK8
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Food was really good..as expected..service was polite...but delivery time was a little late..but worthy...must visit again

1  Thank JuleenN2
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

More of a shrine to Bob Dylan - plays his music, features him on walls, roof and merchandise! Good wi-fi, accept PayTM. Tried their Naga chilli toast, not too spicy and really good!

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Being a Dylanophile (I'm sure there is such a word and if not its going to be invented soon) popped in for a visit... Done up with Dylan stuff and for a hardcore fan nothing new, food was pretty decent... had the all day English...More

1  Thank anshumansinha
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Mahidhar R | Reviewed this property |
They do have vegan options
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

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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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