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Cafe Swotha

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French, Cafe, International, Asian, Healthy, Nepali
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Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
00977 -1- 555 11 84
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quite as heaven...awesome place to ease up....

Went there with my wife...beautiful place... Quite...excellent food...good service... Nice and cosy ambience and enjoyed the time... Would love to go there again...keep it up...worth the visit...Bravo

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my wife...beautiful place... Quite...excellent food...good service... Nice and cosy ambience and enjoyed the time... Would love to go there again...keep it up...worth the visit...Bravo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Definately worth it...Great ambience...quite...friendly staff(well disciplined)...Nepali Thali..worth the taste of Nepali cuisine...exotic point for expats and tourist...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very nice place for breakfast, lunch or dinner in a nice & quiet setting which offers also a small garden..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great spot easily accessible between Dubar Square and the Golden Temple. Decent food and cleanest toilet in Nepal perhaps!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good quality food served with very attentive service. There was a decent variety food catering to a variety of different people. The staff were very friendly and we went there the following evening and again for breakfast. Would recommend this place. You could sit outside during the day but we sat indoors during the evening with a view of the... More 

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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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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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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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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, Cafe, International, Asian, Healthy, Nepali

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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