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Ambient Cafe

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Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 325578,
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 120
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee, great food

If you are privileged to visit Thimphu, Bhutan make sure you call into Ambient Cafe for their great coffee and food. Really good double espresso, yummy carrot cake, and great toasted sandwiches is what I experienced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Washington, DC
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you are privileged to visit Thimphu, Bhutan make sure you call into Ambient Cafe for their great coffee and food. Really good double espresso, yummy carrot cake, and great toasted sandwiches is what I experienced.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place to hangout and kill your time…good range of coffee and food to choose from. Wifi makes it much better place than other restaurants..good for leisure, business meetings and great hangout. Everyone at Ambient makes you feel comfortable and very attentive staff. Great Hangout overall...

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Berlin
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After a certain time in Bhutan it is quite good to get some real coffee, shakes and some very good home made cakes. The Ambient Cafe is located in the center of Timphu and offers free WIFI in a very good quality, It is the typical meeting point for all foreigners who are in Bhutan, completely inauthentic :-)

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Thimpu, Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ambien Cafe is a favorite of both expats and many Bhutanese. It serves a variety of coffees, teas and other (non-alcoholic) drinks, as well as pastries and light lunches/snack food. The proprietor is always welcoming and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. It is located right across from Clock Tower Square, the heart of Thimphu and the venue for many... More 

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very nice place to have a cup of coffee with a decent view. Stuffs are very welcoming... Amazing cookies with a cup of cappuccino...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been coming to Bhutan for 8 years and Ambient Cafe has always been my favorite place for coffee, to hang out, meet friends and make new friends. It's one of the best cafes on the planet, and soon as you arrive it's easy to feel a part of the "Ambient" family, thanks to the delightful owners, Letho and Junu.... More 

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Dubai, UAE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I read such brilliant reviews about Ambient Cafe that I decided to abandon the relatively good restaurant at Hotel Gakyil to try out their famous sandwiches. When I reached there, there were a few patrons, absorbed in whatever they were doing. The lady informed me that they had dinner options but since the cafe specialists in sandwiches and snacks, I... More 

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ambientcafe, Manager at Ambient Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir thanks so much for your valued review and more thanks for taking time to explain in detail we are extremely sorry that you haven't had a good experience with our service and our cafe We will take your review positively as we always do to any of our reviews. Our deep apologies that we didn't meet your expectations... More 

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had breakfast there with some sandwiches, French toast and coffee. Vary relaxing and cozy. Aroma of coffee made my rainy morning much better. Price is reasonable and food is good.

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Muang Sing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The cake is also good. This coffee shop provides a very friendly environment for coffee, free Internet, and for meeting people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice place to snack and great coffee. Stayed at the lodge above. Just the pricing is a bit on the higher side

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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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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