A quaint little Tibetan diner at one end of Thamel, the Yak cafe includes Tibetan staples like tongba and kothey on its menu. Frequented by locals and travellers alike, this joint offers a relaxed atmosphere, good food and great prices.
Retaining some of Kathmandu’s old-world charm, Third Eye has been a favourite institution with locals and tourists alike for years now. Known for its Indian food, the Tandoori and Mughlai items here are a speciality. They also serve continental cuisine in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Apart from the indoor seating area, there’s a roof-top errace as well.
One of the highest rooftop restaurants in Kathmandu, this restaurant offers fantastic views of the city. Breakfasts are Helena’s forte, with a wide range of coffees, cakes and more. Also on the menu are Western staples like steaks and regional items.
Kathmandu’s best known Italian bistro, La Dolce Vita is the place to go if you’re craving cheesy delights like pastas and pizzas. Desserts and wines are great here as well. Choose to sit in the cosy interior, the breezy roof top garden, a warm espresso bar or a sunny lounge. Great ambience and food!
An intimate little place with great live music on most nights, this cafe has a wide menu with cuisine from all over the world. Thai curries, burgers, great breakfasts and innovative drinks make this a favourite spot with tourists.
A vegetarian’s delight, this Israeli restaurant is a hot favourite for light snacks and middle-eastern delicacies. Crepes, soups, pies, salads and pastries are staple items on the menu, and the atmosphere is lively and cheerful. Seating is relaxed, on floor cushions, and invites you to lounge as long as you’d like.
A tiny bar with occasional live music, this lively joint in Thamel draws a mix of local Nepalis and expats. A great place to grab a drink and unwind.
An upmarket affair, the J Bar draws out Nepal’s socialite crowd. With classy interiors and fancy drinks, this bar often hosts international DJs here. A cover fee is generally charged on weekends.
Wednesdays and Saturdays are live nights, with a jazz band setting the mood at this quaint little bar. The crowd is an interesting mix of locals and tourists, and everyone here is out to have a good time.