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Ambient Cafe

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Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 325578,
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cool Joint!

This cafe truly hit the mark in terms of making good coffee, having cakes to complement the drinks. The staff is proficient, good in what they do, and the place has cool vibe about it. The place is almost always full and the WiFi there is powerful and so, you get to see many Westerner travellers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
wiredfrog
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Timaru
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dessert
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Timaru
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283 reviews 283 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This cafe truly hit the mark in terms of making good coffee, having cakes to complement the drinks. The staff is proficient, good in what they do, and the place has cool vibe about it. The place is almost always full and the WiFi there is powerful and so, you get to see many Westerner travellers are there with their... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Super nice hang around place in Thimphu where you easily can kill hours! And their chocolate cake is amazing!

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Pune, India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I would say this is one of the best Hangouts in Timphu.. Its v close to the traffic signal post on the Norzim lane. We visited this cafe almost 2/3 times during our 3 days in Timphu.. The cafe is almost full all the time and is visited by locals and travellers alike.. You should try their Onion Pakora and... More 

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Thimphu District, Bhutan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Arguably the most popular hangout for visitors to Bhutan, it is located just next to the traffic circle and is a cozy lounge with free WiFi (you get a free voucher for 2 hours), and good coffee. A variety of fruit shakes and iced tea are also available and the food is healthy as well as nutritious. Has fast service... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As said in the title. Lovely owners, super chilled, free wifi and a healthy and affordable menu. Tip, check out the fresh orange juice, it's the tastiest I had in Bhutan!

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Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Cheerful service, Wifi, yummy cakes, real coffee, book swaps, good location for other shops in easy walking distance

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Jindabyne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Ambient is very popular with visitors and locals. Great coffee, good food and nice home made cakes combined with very friendly staff. Very convenient location near the hand signalling policeman roundabout.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is cafe, located in the heart of Thimphu City. Food is mostly vegetarian. Wi-fi is free. , frequented by expatriates in Thimphu. Service and atmosphere is excellent

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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great coffee,great service,outstanding hospitality, a place not to be missed out in Thimpu and a place you can get used to very fast, Letho and his crew is friendly,unassuming,sincere. Food and the desserts are great. And a place for great conversations.....

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Jackson, Wyoming
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Over the course of 11 months working in Bhutan, the Ambient was like a second home. I must have spent well over 40 hours there, to work, to meet people, to have a good lunch or just a coffee. It's cozy, the coffees are great, the food is always fresh and Letho always has his finger on the pulse of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: +975 2 325578,

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?