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Cafe Swotha

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French, Café, Healthy, Eclectic
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Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
00977 -1- 555 11 84
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Café Swotha is the restaurant of our now famous Boutique guest-house...
Café Swotha is the restaurant of our now famous Boutique guest-house "Traditional Homes- Swotha". A quiet and peaceful oasis in the heart of historical Patan, just behind Durbar Square.Fresh and organic food from the daily market, small fixed menu and revolving blackboard menu where our Chef flexes his creative muscles. Café Swotha welcomes you for All-day breakfasts, lunch, tea break (try the most famous cheese cake in town!), and dinner. From 7am to 9pm- Free WIFI
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect for a late Afternoon Coffee and Snack......

We were looking for somewhere for a late afternoon coffee and snack and happened upon this place by chance. Very clean, modern and hidden away down a back alleyway so it doesn't interfere with the locality. We had a Hot Lemon with Honey / Coffee and two Beef Sandwiches - absolutley spot on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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549 reviews 549 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
640 helpful votes 640 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were looking for somewhere for a late afternoon coffee and snack and happened upon this place by chance. Very clean, modern and hidden away down a back alleyway so it doesn't interfere with the locality. We had a Hot Lemon with Honey / Coffee and two Beef Sandwiches - absolutley spot on. Service was pleasant without being fussy or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We spend our last days in Nepal right there in Patan. We stayed at a nice place called Yata Chhen house (which I believe should be on Tripadvisor). The owner suggested us to go to cafe swotha for a nice meal. I hesitated at first, reading the review that it was quite pricey. But on the last day, before going... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This restaurant has a good variety of menu items and some delicious cheesecake! We ate an early dinner here while in Patan and both my husband and I enjoyed our selections. I had a walnut feta salad and he had a burger and fries. The restaurant is set kind of back in an alley so it was nice and quiet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Wonderful, creative refitting of old Newari house. Nepal needs more of these projects. Menu nice mix of options. I have had their Nepali thali and their gnocchi. Both delicious.

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Kathmandu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I always pop into Swotha for a meal or a coffee while visiting Patan. Usually the service is good and so is the food. It's intimate space is welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a very special boutique hotel and cafe/restaurant hidden just out of sight of the bustle of Patan Darbar Square. Extremely well managed, reasonably priced and pleasant. The decor takes full advantage of traditional architecture but with all amenities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a haven. This was one of our favorite places to eat. Interesting menu with mostly Western food - like pasta and gnocchi. Great salads. Also very good breakfast as well as Nepali Thali Set. Beautiful looking place with the loveliest staff.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We ate at Cafe Swotha a few times during our stay in Patan. All the food is very good! Highly recommended!

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Kampala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I ate here for a few nights while staying at Traditional Homes, above the restaurant. This place is more than a cafe. It has great dinner, excellent service and drinks, and reasonable prices. Staff are willing to accommodate special requests. We especially enjoyed having fresh, green organic salads, with more than just iceburg lettuce! Deserts are fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I spent two weeks in Patan and this restaurant and its sister, Cibo Bistro, became my two favorite places to eat. I was lulled back over and over by the soups: potato and carrot, zucchini and carrot, cream of tomato…all served with a slice of brown bread that was some of the best brown bread I had in the entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Patan (Lalitpur)
  • Phone Number: 00977 -1- 555 11 84

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Café, Healthy, Eclectic

Description

Café Swotha is the restaurant of our now famous Boutique guest-house "Traditional Homes- Swotha". A quiet and peaceful oasis in the heart of historical Patan, just behind Durbar Square.Fresh and organic food from the daily market, small fixed menu and revolving blackboard menu where our Chef flexes his creative muscles. Café Swotha welcomes you for All-day breakfasts, lunch, tea break (try the most famous cheese cake in town!), and dinner. From 7am to 9pm- Free WIFI

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