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Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
homemade pastries, chai and smokes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2013
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B'lore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

The Snowman provides a simple cafe setting for people to relax and enjoy an excellent selection of delicious cakes, desserts and drinks. On the three occasions I visited the food and service was exemplary. Despite its popularity with tourists on account of its high profile in guide books, the cafe remains an oasis of peace and calm. The upstairs area... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

pastries i tried: blackforest cake, brownie and apple pie. yumm, you must try. Blackforest cake is like swimming in chocolate river. Brownies are ok and apple pie tastes good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Best cakes in the world. Lovely choice and nice coffees. Very friendly service. Chocolate and banana cake to die for :)

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Have a craving for something sweet?-tucked on a small side street, this small restaurant has been turning out reliably decadent desserts for decades.

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

What a lovely place for tea and cake, located out of the way down a little street. Went for tea quite a few times over my stay.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

every cake has it own taste...go taste for ur self while u r in freak street. tea, cake and cigarette....fully time pass...once a week i visit this place...fullon crowd...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Delicious cakes and bottom rock prices - I loved this place! I had a goal to try all the different cakes during my visit in Kathmandu - unfortunately I didn't manage, but I will be going back on my next visit!

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  • Address: Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu

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