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Sonam's Kitchen

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142, Dr Zakir Hussain Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
9775960187
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The service and food were incredible, fair price and is one of the best restaurants I have been to for breakfast since being in Darjeeling

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The service and food were incredible, fair price and is one of the best restaurants I have been to for breakfast since being in Darjeeling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the perfect place if you are looking for a western breakfast in Darjeeling. Food is delicious, staff is friendly and service is very fast. The place is small and nice, easy to meet people.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Grilled tomatoes, cheese omelets, toast, and a great french toast on fresh-baked Glenary's bread. The owner has a beautiful black cat, and an extremely friendly dog (usually loose outside). This quickly became our regular breakfast place. You can set up a laptop and pay the cybercafe across the road for hourly internet if you need a place to work. I'm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the best breakfasts we had in India, cheap and delicious. Get the french toast or porridge and also had very good coffee!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you're graving a good old Western breakfast with a yummy chocolate sprinkled pancake or a fried breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast, hashbrown and fried tomato - Sonam's is the place to go!! First visited (frequently over a period of 5 months) in 2012 and now again in 2015 - and they just keep improving!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was an awesome find. Delicious lemon pancakes and my kids loved the chocolate banana pancakes. A breakfast for 4 of us cost less than $10 (Rs. 500). We ate here everyday. Don't miss it!

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Phagwara, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ordered sandwich, the bread had mould over it and when we complained, the owner started fighting. Also, did charged for the moulded, uneaten, untouched sandwich!! Other thing bad is the location. It's very hard to find. Ruined my day!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Having read so many positive reviews about Sonam's Kitchen, my boyfriend and I ventured to the cafe on our first morning in Darjeeling and never ended up breakfasting anywhere else, out of fear that we would be left feeling disappointed!! Sonam's Kitchen certainly met our expectations and lived up to all of the rave reviews, providing delicious and hearty breakfasts... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

For more than a decade, Sonam's Kitchen has been the gold standard of tasty food--and terrific company--among backpackers. Sonam and her husband Puran have a wonderful little restaurant, where you are likely to have your best breakfast in India and meet wonderful new friends (including Sonam and Puran). They are wonderful and extremely helpful in terms of helping you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Came here every morning. Best western breakfast in India. The French toast is amazing! Really great green tea and coffee. Friendly service and great place to meet other travellers.

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Address: 142, Dr Zakir Hussain Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Phone Number: 9775960187
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling
Cuisine: Indian, International

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  • Address: 142, Dr Zakir Hussain Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling
  • Phone Number: 9775960187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, International

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