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Ambient Cafe

Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 2 325578,
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Ranked #1 of 59 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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Date | Rating
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English first
New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Highly overated place in centre of town. Went for lunch on a busy day and the experience was less than satisfactory. Half the items on the menu were not available, wifi not working, no ac on a hot afternoon, no ice either. To top it all the place was infested with flies. Never again. Highly recommend the Zone as a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The selection of various Teas is amazing. Pleasant and friendly owners. Good choice of snacks and sandwiches. Their Ginger Lemon Tea and Lavender Tea is my all time favorite. Free wifi and lovely place to chill.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Still one of the best cafes in the capital, the quaint little place is almost always packed. A popular hangout, especially for the expats (lovingly referred to as "chilips"), the place is purely vegetarian and makes great wraps and sandwiches. Order their rice platter (rice, lentils, salad) if you are in the mood for something heavy :)

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Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

At the end of my first day of touring in Bhutan, I asked my guide if we could stop at the Ambient Cafe as it said it was frequented by ex-pats and foreigners. It was a very nice little cafe with a pleasant view and atmosphere. They had a chrysanthemum tea (which is one of my favs) and I also... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ambient Café is a great place just to hang out in Thimphu where you will find a complete mix of tourists and locals. The coffee is really good and they do a decent pastry as well. It has a great atmosphere and you could easily find yourself just chilling and chatting for a couple of hours.

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Mumbai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a great place to hangout and also meet tourist from all over the world where you can share your experiences. A typical english cafe which serves great sandwiches and coffees along with some cakes. Had been here twice during my visit to thimpu recently amd thoroughly enjoyed the laid back cozy and friendly atmosphere here.

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Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I come to Bhutan regularly and have seen a few other cafes open in Thimphu, though none can compare to Ambient. Great coffee, good simple meals, nice pastries and great vibe and atmosphere, plus it seems to be one of the trendy hang out places if that sort of think is important. A good mix of locals, tourists and expats.... More

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bangalore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ambient Cafe is situated in the heart of Thimphu. Great food, good ambiance, nice and cozy. Perfect place to relax and spend the evening.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

easy to find and good range of drinks, also many westerners hang there who do aid work in bhutan. Also wifi is there.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had some good times there, enjoying my afternoon coffee after all day treks, discussing our adventures with a group of friends, it seems to be one of a few places in town with proper coffee and a coffee house atmosphere.

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