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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really liked their cakes and sandwiches. The free wifi is a big plus and the staff is friendly. Its the only real cafe in Thimphu, but it's nice and cozy.

Thank Satya K
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent VEGAN menu , pocket friendly with free internet. Definitely worth one time visit. It closes 9 pm. Free internet for two hours and good food.

Thank Chaubey
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was raining in the evening, so we just picked up some ice cream and returned to our apartments. The ice cream was nice and the 'ambience' of the café itself was great, so we possibly should have sat down and relished the ice-cream there itself !

Thank PVS100
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

meal was really nice with the quality hygiene maintain by the owners & enjoy it. Planing to visit next time again.

Thank Kishore K
Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if want to have a western style dinner during a journey in Bhutan, this is a highly recommend place; we (me and my wife) had a french omelette with vegetables and they were excellent; the service is really kind and the prices (as always in Bhutan) are extremely convenient for Europeans. Two notes ; they close early in the evening... More 

Thank walter_portaromana
Dubai, UAE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our knowledgeable guide Karma recommended this little cafe for luncheon break during our trip to Thimpu, capital city of Bhutan. At first, we were not too sure about the place but our doubts were soon dispelled by the fact that this lovely cafe is just not cafe but a roastery as well. They roast their own beans and therefore the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The homemade bread here makes breakfast a winner! Great lasis on offer and apparently good coffee (not my thing). A few good cake options, not too many, which means they are fresh. The seating situation is really comfortable for groups or dinning solo. Wifi is good.

Thank R b
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Ambient cafe having read rave reviews but felt rather disappointed with the food. We ordered their platter with rice, dal, fried egg etc and were not overwhelmed by the taste. The sandwiches seemed OK but the spinach quiche was very very average. Their carrot cake didn't particularly impress either. And they are very pricey going by Bhutan standards!!!... More 

1 Thank Arti G
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there are so many nice places like the Ambient Cafe now in Thimphu,... but this is worth a special mention: due to its very central position and upper floor placing with a nice view at one of the busiest roads in Thimphu it is very convenient, to sit there, enjoy the service, and watch the street activities.

Thank JohnMzungu
Thimphu, Bhutan
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is centrally located and loved by both local and tourists. Has free WiFi and serves delicious coffee, tea, and snacks. My favorite is Ginger tea. It remains usually packed through.

1 Thank TsheringGem

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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, Cafe, European, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?