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Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 325578,
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Ranked #1 of 67 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
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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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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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on the road
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183 reviews 183 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Upstairs off Norzin Lam in Thimphu. Good custom coffee, with a small roastery upstairs. Not a big menu, but the whiteboard behind the pastry counter has specials of the day which are worth trying. Offers a book swop facility. Toilets one flight further up are OK to good for Bhutan. Cold water, toilet paper, and soap when I tried them... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ambient Cafe is located on Norzin Lam, the second floor of R Penjor's building. Letho and Juno, the owners, are very friendly and so is their little son Jigme. Their drinks are really good, from the coffee to the hot chocolate all the way to the ice tea and the smoothies. You're welcome to sit a few hours and read... More 

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Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
52 helpful votes 52 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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Address: Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975 2 325578,
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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