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142, Dr Zakir Hussain Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
9775960187
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Start your day the right way at Sonam's Kitchen

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's the best place to start your good day from sonam'z kitchen with a real home coffee known as filter coffee....n with the lovely breakfast as most popular n tasty hash brown ...along with cheese n fried tomatoes. ..n brown bread ....its not just a shop or resturent to eat n go...but this is a place were you get a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Menu was very limited when we went as it was out of season though the food served was lovely. Downside was that it was freezing inside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After a long time traveling it was wonderful to be able to have such good toast. That might sound strange, but a huge thick cut of soft white bread, toasted just right with lashings of butter was bliss. The service was good, the breakfast excellent and the sunny little room wonderful to relax in.

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went there for breakfast everyday, for the fried eggs, massive potato rosti, tomatoes and the best coffee you'll find in Darjeeling. The only place where coffee is made in a moka pot. I don't eat wheat, so no bread, but the crisp potatoes are so welcome with the eggs and the breakfast lasts for the duration of a pretty... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It is the no. 1 place in Darjeeling for breakfast. Do not expect Mcdonald/sagar ratna type of fast service here. It is a small family run establishment which is hugely appreciated by their clientele which is indeed largely foreign. Food is tasty, atmosphere is peaceful all of which go well during the morning experience of breakfast. Fantastic tomatoes ,potato rosti,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You will get a full plate and an honest yummy breakfast as well as strong black coffee. As the kitchen is small you should plan a bit more time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Sonam's Kitchen is a great place for enjoying good food in a nice atmosphere. The menu is focussed on breakfast, and has a good variety of options. The hashbrown with eggs, pancakes, or toast with cheese, they all were very tasty and good in proportion. The prices are above average, but the quality and amount justify the price. There are... More 

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

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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, Continental

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