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“so good I stopped going anywhere else!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black olives cafe and bar

Black olives cafe and bar
Thamel, Kathmandu 00977, Nepal
014700956
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Ranked #10 of 408 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“so good I stopped going anywhere else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In a way you could say this cafe destroyed our eating experience in Kathmandu, as the food and service was so good we stopped exploring other eateries (though to be fair we'd worked our way through a lot by the time we'd discovered Black Olives). We ate many dinners here and breakfast everyday for over a week. The food is reasonably priced, tastes outstanding and there is a good variety of dishes to choose from. Although, for breakfast I got stuck on the Mexican breakfast (I know there is a behavior pattern developing here!!!). This is a hugh stack of beans in a delicious tomatoe sauce, with egg, on cornbread - this dish, as described by my girlfriend, being a man's breakfast! All the guys working at the restaurant are genuinely friendly and provide great service. The cafe is set in a lovely courtyard, so you can temporarily escape from the chaos of Thamel. At night it is candlelit and has great ambience, especially when live music is being played (the house band are a great bunch of musicians). This is the best place in Thamel to eat mid-priced food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great eats!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Loved the papadum with salsa they served as a starter..
We had the briyani and was good! Prices are ok too..

Visited May 2014
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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“GREAT COFFE SHOP”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the best coffee shop in Kathmandu !!! Excellent food and fast service .... The best coffee i had in Kathmandu !!

Visited June 2014
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“Best restaurant in Thamel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant because it's next door to the Tenki Hotel. Seriously, the staff here give 5 star service for a one star price! Our socks are repeatedly knocked off by their specials, especially the pork chops! Fresh, crisp veggies, carmelized wild mushrooms and spinach, and succulent pork...for around $5! We always have the vegetable pacoudas and fresh mint tea. They have genuinely talented musicians play in the courtyard a few nights a week. Our favorite waiter, Nirajbasnet, can literally make us anything we're in the mood for, even if it's off-menu! Like being at home :-) Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Probably the BEST restaurant and hotel in Thamel and Kathmandu!! Fast and good customer service with awesome food!!!!

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