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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice cosy café with friendly owners. Good vegetarian food and a great choice of non-alcoholic beverages from cappucino to herb tea and Macha tea.

Thank tangpa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ambient cafe is run be a graceful lady which serves excellent coffe and cakes, the ambience there is amazing and the owner and the staff take extra care of the foodies a must visit place in paro

Thank sanjay k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coffee, light meals and desert. Vegetarian (eggs included). Seemed a nice place to hang out for locals and tourists. Clean, friendly and efficient service.

2 Thank Sanjeev012
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location on the 1st floor with a larger than life illusion due to the mirror on one side gives Ambient Cafe a nice ambience! Comfy cane armchairs will tempt you to sit there forever trying out the various coffees and teas. We had 3 plates of pokoras, 2 pizzas, 2 sandwiches, hummus & pita and also banana milkshake &... More 

1 Thank behlc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu at this place varies from day to day. They have good organic food and really good smoothies. Although I did not like the deserts as much. But the cafe has a very cosy feel to it , good place to relax and read book. It has a good view.

Thank akanksha k
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank glenclova
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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69 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?