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Ambient Cafe

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Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 325578,
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert

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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
Absolutely the best cafe in Thimphu

I have been visiting Bhutan regularly for the past 7 years and always check out the restaurants and cafe, new and existing. Ambient has been the top cafe all these years. They have the best coffee, best location, best service, excellent food, great vibe and the owners and staff will welcome you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
mocona
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have been visiting Bhutan regularly for the past 7 years and always check out the restaurants and cafe, new and existing. Ambient has been the top cafe all these years. They have the best coffee, best location, best service, excellent food, great vibe and the owners and staff will welcome you like friends. Go the the coffee, food, service... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

a weekly stop for french press coffee. the ambiance is inviting and it is a wonderful stop after a long tiring day of hiking. desserts look wonderful.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you're from India, Cafe Coffee Day is not an alien term. The Ambient cafe is a finer verison of CCD. The decor and seating is similar, but the menu is classier with loads of healthier options like whole wheat French toast with bananas. This is where you get probably the best coffee in Thimphu. If you're craving for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is an amazing place right in the middle of town, very conveniently located.Try to get a seat on the window side for a view of the street below. The food is very good and the staff very jolly and helpful. Its a good place for a 2-3 hours break, you can have a good brunch and mix it up... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Loved the chai latte here and the ambience. This is in the heart of the city and would definitely recommend if you are tired and looking to get connected to the world again while sipping hot cup of coffee.

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thimphu
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

They serve good coffee and pastries. The cafe is in the heart of town and mostly frequented by expatriates.

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Guwahati, India
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189 reviews 189 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The cafe is frequented by tourists and locals. The pastries and tea/coffee is good. You do not get fish or chicken items. Location is excellent and free Wi-Fi is available .

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bogota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Ambient cafe is a great place to visit for a cup of coffee or tea with a delicious cake at the end of the day. Excellent place to relax with wifi. Capuchino was delicious . We also had a black forest cake, carrot cake and banana cake all very good. Take a book to read or just take one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Located in the centre of Thimpu with a good atmosphere...lots of books on Bhutan available to read, a book 'exchange' shelf, very good coffee, free wi fi, selection of pastries and food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wonderful place to be, one of the few with free wifi (which is a boon). The food, while limited and health-oriented, is good in taste and presentation. Can spend an entire day here reading

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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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