Aravis / Food & Culture

Lo Garâjo – The New York Style Cafe in Manigod

If you’re looking for great coffee, gorgeous gifts, fabulous wines or just somewhere to relax with a beer and enjoy incredible views, then this family-friendly cafe in Manigod has it all. 

Lo Garâjo is set in the picturesque Manigod valley, making it the perfect spot after a day of skiing or hiking. Cyclists love this cafe too- set right on the famed Col de la Croix Fry, it’s a popular place for a pit stop!

The story of Lo Garâjo

Opened in 2018, Lo Garâjo is the vision of Benjamin and Angèle, who took inspiration from their travels to create a mountain cafe experience with a New York-inspired interior.

Located in a building that was once the garage of Manigod, Lo Garâjo is named after this local history.

Relax on a comfy sofa with a cup of their renowned coffee, meet friends for an apéro and enjoy the spectacular mountain views, or simply browse a range of beautiful products – pottery, homewares, clothing, wine, food and more!

Whatever the reason for your visit, one thing is for sure – you’ll leave Lo Garâjo having discovered somewhere unique and very special in the mountains.

Lo Garâjo - The New York Style Cafe in Manigod: A relaxing spot with a view
Lo Garâjo is a great place to relax with a coffee and take in the views © Lo Garâjo
Lo Garâjo - The New York Style Cafe in Manigod: View of La Tournette
Once the local garage, Lo Garâjo is now a New York-style concept cafe in Manigod offering spectacular views. © Lo Garâjo

“We wanted to create a place that shows people new and unique concepts and create a space that is ever-changing, so it keeps it fresh and interesting for visitors. And also provides them with lots of reasons to visit us.”

Benjamin, Lo Garâjo Co-Owner

A workspace with great coffee!

Popular with locals and visitors alike, Lo Garâjo is a great place to work from.

Grab a stool, log onto the wi-fi and enjoy a working environment like no other.

Stunning views, great coffee and peaceful background music will help inspire you.

Lo Garâjo - The New York Style Cafe in Manigod: A works space with a view
With an international vibe and great decor, you can relax, work or shop at Lo Garâjo © Lo Garâjo
Lo Garâjo - The New York Style Cafe in Manigod: Delicious snacks
Plenty of delicious biscuits and snacks are available for hungry kids! © Lo Garâjo

Inspired shopping

Browse the shop area and you’ll find an eclectic array of products sourced both locally and from around the world! Items range from handmade jewellery and beautiful homewares to sumptuous food products and wines.  

All of Lo Garâjo’s pieces have been thoughtfully chosen by the owners and have a story to tell or a connection to the founders on some level. This is something that Angèle believes keeps their business authentic and true to their beliefs.

Keep an eye out for pottery by Laurence André at Atelier Polkadot, as well as books by Mademoiselle Caroline and artwork from Bungalow Graphics.

Beautiful pieces by Laurence André at Atelier Polkadot © Lo Garâjo

We love working with local and global producers who we feel a connection with, whether that be because we know them locally or that the story behind their products resonates with us. I feel that this is what helps keep Lo Garâjo a special place to visit and a place that people enjoy returning to”.

Angèle, Lo Garâjo Co-Owner

Enjoy the events

Throughout the year, Lo Garâjo hosts a broad range of activities including yoga sessions, naturopath and ceramics workshops, evening concerts and pop-up food events.

To keep on top of what’s on, we suggest you sign up for their newsletter via their website.

A friendly team

Walk into Lo Garajo and one of the nicest things is the warm welcome you’ll get from the team there. With team members from France, Belgium, Sweden and the UK, there’s a truly international vibe.

Whether you want almond milk instead of cow’s, advice on wines, or inspiration for a gift- they are always happy to help!

Benjamin and Angèle are shining examples of business owners who place their customers and the quality of their offering at the heart of their cafe in Manigod. The thought and authenticity behind their products and service make Lo Garâjo a must-stop.

Whether you’re staying in the Aravis or further afield, if you fancy experiencing a very special cafe experience, you’ll find it here.

Looking for other activities to fill your itinerary? Why not head over to our Aravis archives to discover other things to do in the area?

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