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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
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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
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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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great coffee, lovely place to meet and great other ex-pats / foreigners and feel a little like home. Friendly service and delicious food

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Centrally located on the main street, on the first floor. Ambient has simple but attractive and warm decor. Inviting cafe atmosphere. Browse a book, enjoy a coffee and sandwich. We enjoyed our one meal here and would have been happy to visit for breakfast, but they are closed on Mondays. Would recommend as a break from local food.

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Mittenwald, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well dear freinds, my dear fellow traveller Malika and i were totally surprise to find such a wonderful Cafe in the middle of Thimpuh. The cafe combines Bhutanese and western ambiente in a sweet way. The style of the cafe and the staff are just great. We both felt very much at home...in our hearts and minds. It is a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a place to chill over a nice cappucino and surf the net with their free wifi. Ambient probably serves the best coffee in town made by their friendly owner, Leto. Cakes are nice though the other stuff on the menu is just so-so. The closest thing you can get to Starbucks in Thimphu.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It sure can! I heard that the guys just got their own coffee roaster. Are they serious about their coffee or what? I like the lattes and masala chai, and the cakes are pretty good too, with a wholesome homebaked feel to them. The barista is an avid photographer, so when you do catch him when he's free, ask him... More

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