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Ambient Cafe

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Norzin Lam | Opp. Druk PNB Bank, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ambient's popularity seems to be growing rapidly. Often it's crowded and noisy, not exactly a relaxing place to be. Good choice of food and drink and the only place in Bhutan I've willingly had ice in a drink (unknowingly at first) and not got sick. Iced coffees are very refreshing and the cakes come recommended. If they could do something... More 

Thank glenclova
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this place on 21st September 2016 with my wife and other two family members. The ambiance was nice. Sitting arrangements were good. Staffs at the counter were friendly. We ordered 4 glasses of Hot Chocolates and two different types of 'Pakoda's (a small irregular shaped fried snack made with mainly vegetables). The hot chocolates served in moderate tall... More 

Thank Zakir H
Hyderabad, India
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had read a few reviews about this place and that this place was rated among the top places in Thimphu. We were disappointed with most of the stuff we ordered here. Our chocolate milkshake and lassi tasted a little weird than normal. The pesto pasta was decent. The Thali was somewhat okay to eat, with the only issue being... More 

Thank Sandeepbala
Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best place to hang out for coffee (and food) in Thimpu. It is located in the middle of the small Thimpu town and on the 1st floor of a building. They have comfortable sofas & table/chairs and free wifi (limited to 200mb). There was also a shelf full with books if you'd like to read... More 

Thank IbnuBatuta
Paro, Bhutan
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one quiet place in Thimphu, where you can sit relax, enjoy nice illy coffee, Shakes & Amazingly rich chocolate cake, which is must try

Thank foodieebyheart
New Delhi, India
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is located right in the middle of the city and has a very cool, modern vibe going on (for Thimphu). Popular with western tourists especially because of the free wifi. You can order food and sit here for hours chilling or working. We ordered some onion pakoras, coffee and hot chocolate. The pakoras were yummy, coffee was average... More 

Thank tina_vm
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Ambient Cafe on our recent visit to Thimphu..the menu was interesting with a few unusual dishes...all the food was saltless though.... We ordered pumpkin soup, which was very different..the pasta, hummus, sandwich would have been much better if it had salt...

Thank HPardiwala
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a struggle for my friends and I to get half decent food in Bhutan, we tried this place after reading all the rave reviews. Don't have the veg thali, lassi or the milkshake but their pastas and desserts are good.

Thank Ramya P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now they've gone eggless and with really great stuff. Regular fans won't notice any difference other than the superior quality!! Well done - your egg allergic fan!! I'll see you more often :).

Thank Om B
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to relax after walking the streets of Thimphu. I had coffee and milk shakes here. The coffee was good. Excellent service. Frequented by western expats and tourists, the place has a home like atmosphere. With free wifi and a good collection of Bhutan books, you could spend hours here. Prices are reasonable given the ambience- you lounge... More 

Thank Mukesh R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly, Cafe, European, Healthy
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norzin Lam | Opp. Druk PNB Bank, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: 97517116661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?