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Snowman Restaurant

Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Sheffield
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place might not look like much but it's very special! The chocolate cake is AMAZING, even if the power is off (which it usually is!) take a seat in the downstairs of this tiny cafe. Part of the original hippy trail from the 60s, this restaurant is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of Freak Street and... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place has fabulous cakes, home made style. Dark chocolate was delicous. I also had fresh peach juice and it was very tasty. Prices are reasonable and owner very friendly!

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The place serves great pastries.One of the very best in the town. And,the place gives a kind of "hippie era" feel. Always a pick when you are craving for cakes,and need some time out for yourself!

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Delicious!! One of the greatest place you have to experience. Their bakes are really awesome. Mural on the walls add great ambiance to the place.

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Phuket, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

The snowmans cakes are amazing. Went there looking for a slice of cake to celebrate a birthday while in Khatmandu. Tried Chocolate Love, coconut dream and double chocolate, all were just great! Power goes off occassionally, and dont use the restroom!

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Yangon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

After Durbar Square, Snowman's is great to grab a tea/coffee and a slice (or two, if you can manage it) to replenish your energy reserves. The slices are huge and a fair price. Chocolate, Chocolate-Banana, Mocha cake, Coconut cake, Carrot cake, plus a few others, conspire to create the classic cake dilemma of which one to have. They all look... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

After an exhaustive walk around Durbar Square in Kathmandu, seeing the Living Goddess and the personal effects of 3 generations of Nepali monarchs, you need a sit-down, a drink and a debrief. This place is great for that. Nearby, on Freak Street, it's tucked away but still easy to get to. The atmosphere is a bit grungy, dark, a bit... More

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B'lore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

first and foremost this place has been around for years... you will acknowledge that fact when you enter.. from the old uncle to the dark ambience of the place with the only source from a paper lantern above each table...it does not look hygienic and to be honest, im not sure how clean the place is BUT... if you wish... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I lived nearby this restaurant and walked by it on a daily basis, I saw the same cakes and pastries sitting on the shelf day after day, I finally went in and asked for a cup of chia, the white haired man on the counter looked at me like he didn't speak Nepali so I ordered in english and seated... More

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Pokhara, Nepal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I had many apple pies and apple crumbles around Pokhara and the Annapurnas region, specially in mountain lodges with german and dutch bakeries. It was good. But then, I reached the not so noisy (old) Freak St and found Snowman Café. Oh boy. First, a cozy ambient. First time I was there in the morning and noticed how the place... More

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