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Ambient Cafe

Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 325578,
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Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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Singapore
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Coffee is good n reasonably priced.Free WiFi for two hours.easy to locate. Great place to chill with nice music and sofa to laze.

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tallinn
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

well, just to confirm, probably somebody has wrote about it already. Hang out place for expat and lots of other interesting people. Good wifi but kind of funny system, you get the password for two hours, then either leave or renew it. Never did the latter, it is a good place to start your Sunday but not for too long.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Loved the cafe..i went there twice during my short stay of 2 days in Thimpu. Loved the food, coffee & brownies!

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Kalaheo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Like going back to the US for an hour. Order at the counter when you come in, pay when you leave. Great coffee and snacks. Not for gourmet meals. Letho knew all our hometown buddies who had been there recently!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As the name suggests, Ambient Cafe has one of the nicest environment among the cafes I have been to in Bhutan. Their food was good, but the tea was great. Went back for the tea :).

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Mumbai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Thimpu Town shuts down early and with most site seeing done by 4 PM there are few places to chill out !! Ambient Cafe is a modern place on the main road offering good coffee and eats ! Must go in Thimpu

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The ambience was sorely lacking in ambient cafe. The owner was more interested on playing with his laptop than in catering to us. Maybe we caught him on an off day? But nobody came to take our orders or offer us a menu, until we decided to give up and try karma cafe instead. Also, the place is not very... More 

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ambientcafe, Manager at Ambient Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Valued customer, Please accept my apologies for the poor service you experienced when you visited our café. I know how infuriating it can be when staff are busy looking at their laptops and appearing not to care about their customers. Actually, my staff and myself are usually very attentive to our customers needs and we pride ourselves on the... More 

Delhi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great setting Good coffee I went there for my breakfast and ordered wraps. They were quite nice. Staff is very courteous.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Once you are fed up with the buffet system that the travel arrangement normally offers you have the option to be in this coffee shop. They offer wonderful coffee.

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Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Years ago I said my only complaint about Bhutan was that the coffee was bad. Then I discovered Ambient Cafe. Not only is the coffee excellent, but the friendliness of the owners, Letho and Junu and all the staff is terrific, the pastries and food (light meals, snacks) great and the vibe is one many a cafe would want to... More 

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

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