CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU


Coffee shops are everyone’s favorites. Lonely or not, happy or sad, stressed or work-less, coffee shops are always there for you. They are a safe haven, always waiting for you with a latte, cappuccino, or an espresso if you’re feeling extra risky. Though the pandemic has forced us all into our homes for now, there will come a time when we’ll want to go somewhere to escape life. This is a post for you caffeine addicts who are tired of going to the same Himalayan java again and again. 

HAJI’S OLD SCHOOL CAFÉ  

This is definitely the most unique coffee shop on our list. It has been built with a very old school inspiration. Surrounded by old records, band posters, typewriter, books, polyphon and even an old motor bike, it’s all things vintage. You get this really cool late 1900s vibes, like you transported some five decades back in time. There is also a really good view of the valley owing to its location on Mandikatar height.  

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

Location: Mandikatar height. 
Price range: $$ (moderately expensive)

MOMOLA PALPASA COFFEE 

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

Ranked no #1 in travel advisor’s tea and coffee in Nepal list, this place is my personal favorite. It has a very secretive underground location in Thamel. Now they have also opened a branch in Old Baneshwor but I think the Thamel branch is much better. Once you enter, you reach this world of books, paintings and some very friendly people. I especially like their pork momo. It’s my favorite place to grab a book or go sit for an entire day when I skip school. You can find books there to read and a cute wall full of notes written by visitors. if you have some extra books lying around back home, you can donate for a free coffee! 

Location: Thamel, Old Baneshwor 
Price Range: $$ (moderately expensive)

DANI’S HANDMADE COFFEE SHOP

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

If you are a regular Patan visitor, you probably already know about this place. This coffee shop is all about the vibe. There is no posh ambiance or an army of waiters, it’s a local coffee shop, with cheap handmade coffee. But you will almost always find an ever-vibrant group of people singing, talking and just having a good time (currently missing pre-pandemic times 🙁). The coffee is also very delicious and made with love right in front of you.  

Location: Patan Durbar Square 
Price Range: $  (inexpensive)

KARMA SOCIAL HUB 

Karma’s social hub is karma coffee’s slightly lesser known branch. Located in Thamel, it is miles better than the Gyan Mandal one in terms of ambiance. The coffee retains it quality, you can brew your own coffee if you feel a little extra. Karma coffee in my opinion offers the best handmade coffee in terms of taste in Kathmandu. Karma social hub combines this with super-alluring ambiance, forming a complete experience for visitors. 

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

Location: Thamel 
Price range: $$ (moderately expensive)

BIA CAFÉ 

BIA café and bakery is located around Soyambunath. It has a very cozy, well-decorated space. I think it’s ideal for studying or having a morning coffee if you live around the area. They do offer food items too but it’s not as good as you’d expect. The coffee though is great, and bakery items are pretty good too. It’s a big space so you can go there if you have large group.  

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

Location: Soyambunath area 
Price range: $$$ (expensive)

BODHI BOOKS AND BAKES 

This place is ideal for reading books. They have the largest library of books among the coffee shops mentioned here. Located right on the side of the ring road in Maharajgunj, it somehow still retains a quiet ambiance and a propensity for natural beauty. The cold coffee/ mochas here are really good and the breakfast is not that bad either. I haven’t tried bakery products but judging from its food quality, they should be good too. I could easily be wrong though. 

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

Location: Maharajgunj 
Price Range: $$ (moderately expensive)

GARDEN TEA HOUSE 

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

Garden Tea House easily tops this list on ambiance. Located on a very serene outdoor/ hybrid location on Hotel Sunset view compound, a mere look relaxes your senses. The indoors café is an old Nepali style architecture boasting a very luxurious décor. If you are having a bad day and need a place to run away from life’s misgivings, this is the place for you.  

Location: Sankhamul 
Price Range: $$$ (expensive)

CUTE COFFEE SHOPS AROUND KATHMANDU

These are most certainly among the best coffee shops you’ll find inside Kathmandu Valley. Though we can only dream of going there for coffee right now, be sure to save this list for later. Also, read this article for more things to do around Kathmandu. Hopefully, we will be able to visit these wonderful places sometime soon.