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Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar

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French, Contemporary, Fusion
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Thamel Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4256336
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Cafe Mitra - popular with locals, expatriates and tourists - specializes in...
Cafe Mitra - popular with locals, expatriates and tourists - specializes in modern Nepali and Chinese food along with European dishes. We have a full bar with cocktails, wines, fine liquor and beverages. We also have 4 rooms tucked away in a quiet landscaped garden in the middle of the vibrant madness of Thamel. They are clean, quiet and comfortable with en suite bathroom and plenty of hot & cold water. At the moment we are working at adding 4 more rooms, hopefully by April 2015. At first glance, Thamel appears to be overwhelmingly chaotic. It is, no doubt. However, the fact is this compact heart of Kathmandu has all the amenities to ensure that visitors are never far from services they require, such as travel and trekking agencies; supermarkets, just in case you forgot to bring your toothbrush; pharmacies for your anti-allergy pills; and international or locally-made outdoor wear! It is easy to get your money out safely from several ATMs; hunt for souvenirs; and send them home via air cargo. Thamel is also conveniently located, allowing easy access - even on foot - to important historical, cultural and religious highlights that Kathmandu has to offer such as Kathmandu Durbar Square where the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, resides; Monkey Temple aka Swoyambhunath; Garden of Dreams; Royal Palace Museum, etc. All these places are walks of 10 to 30 minutes from us. And if you want to take it easy - after all you are on a holiday! - Taxis and rickshaws are plentiful. Just get your bargaining chops fine-tuned to perfection! So, buy your ticket, hop into an aeroplane, or a bus, and allow us to introduce you to Nepal and its unique hospitality and charms! It is our sincere hope you will enjoy having a meal with us AND also staying with us. Kunal Lama - Owner
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous (the owner is a peach, too- and he knows it! :))

What a fantastic space in the middle of Thamel. It looked really nice, so I decided to enter the gate and look around. December is a slow time in KTM because it is colddddd, and right now with the blockade issues it is even worse. This spot has such a beautiful courtyard to enjoy and a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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640 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

What a fantastic space in the middle of Thamel. It looked really nice, so I decided to enter the gate and look around. December is a slow time in KTM because it is colddddd, and right now with the blockade issues it is even worse. This spot has such a beautiful courtyard to enjoy and a great wine/cocktail/beer list along... More 

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Thank GlendaleCA
New Delhi, India
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Dafe Mitra and Lounge Bar was a novel experience as we don't prefer any liquor but the restaurant serves great food and beverages that would ensure that happy hours go on and on....

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Thank smartpiscean22
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Cafe Mitra is one of the few reasons to venture into Thamel, in my opinion. Kunal, the owner, is not only a wonderful chef and restauranteur, but a delightful host with a charming sense of style and a gently deprecating humor. My favorite dish is the Zen mackerel, but the entire menu is decisions, and the desserts are out of... More 

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Thank Judith A
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Good place to stay for a few days. Very engaged service and friendly staff. Rooms are ok but small and simple. Central location so all sightseeing is close by. The owner is always very helpful

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Thank Alexander W
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Alex We are all very happy to know you enjoyed staying us. Belated but sincere gratitude for your kind words. Hope we will see you again in the future. Yours Kunal Lama More 

Ahmedabad, India
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It is not so easy to find, a small board welcomes you! Have to have GPS navigation with you or else you are lost! Gay friendly, interior has queer taste...I asked owner the same, and he accepted too! Nepal has hardly any gay scene. Food was nice and tempting.... However when I visited, it was very quiet as tourist season... More 

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Thank Krunal K
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you at our café as well. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cafe Mitra is a beautiful place and a very well maintained set-up with patches of greenery and a Stupa. Once you are there it hard to believe that we are still in Thamel which always very busy and crowded. The food is awesome and drinks are good,they are bit on higher side as compared to other places but for a... More 

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Thank Abbey2909
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear you enjoyed visiting our small establishment. Thank you, and we hope to see you again. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Once seated we could not believe we were in Thamel it felt like a garden in London. The food was good as well as the cocktails. Music sweet to hear from jazz to 80s.

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Thank SolMK
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

We are very happy to receive this review. Thank you so much. We appreciate your words and look forward to seeing you again in Kathmandu. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Our last night in Nepal, we had dinner here and it was simply awesome. My favourite items were an amazing preparation of Tofu as appetiser, and the pork chops that I had for main course. The vegetarians in the group loved the bean soup and pasta they had ordered. The service was impeccable and it was a perfect way to... More 

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Thank IQKaur
Belgrade, Serbia
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134 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Busy streets of Kathmandu, packed Thamel and then...just behind one ordinary door, you step into a nice and peaceful garden, lots of green, flowers, very colorful....There is Cafe Mitra. Food was nice and healthy. Meals and drinks are pretty expensive, comparing to other places in the city. While having diner at the upper terrace, you can enjoy peace, night sky... More 

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New York City
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249 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We ate here two times during our nights around Thamel. It was quiet with good service and the Goat Cheese main was sublime. The menu is smallish, western with Nepali influences but there was always something for everyone. Service was efficient and food was fresh which is why we ate here two times. Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thamel Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4256336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Fusion

Description

Cafe Mitra - popular with locals, expatriates and tourists - specializes in modern Nepali and Chinese food along with European dishes. We have a full bar with cocktails, wines, fine liquor and beverages. We also have 4 rooms tucked away in a quiet landscaped garden in the middle of the vibrant madness of Thamel. They are clean, quiet and comfortable with en suite bathroom and plenty of hot & cold water. At the moment we are working at adding 4 more rooms, hopefully by April 2015. At first glance, Thamel appears to be overwhelmingly chaotic. It is, no doubt. However, the fact is this compact heart of Kathmandu has all the amenities to ensure that visitors are never far from services they require, such as travel and trekking agencies; supermarkets, just in case you forgot to bring your toothbrush; pharmacies for your anti-allergy pills; and international or locally-made outdoor wear! It is easy to get your money out safely from several ATMs; hunt for souvenirs; and send them home via air cargo. Thamel is also conveniently located, allowing easy access - even on foot - to important historical, cultural and religious highlights that Kathmandu has to offer such as Kathmandu Durbar Square where the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, resides; Monkey Temple aka Swoyambhunath; Garden of Dreams; Royal Palace Museum, etc. All these places are walks of 10 to 30 minutes from us. And if you want to take it easy - after all you are on a holiday! - Taxis and rickshaws are plentiful. Just get your bargaining chops fine-tuned to perfection! So, buy your ticket, hop into an aeroplane, or a bus, and allow us to introduce you to Nepal and its unique hospitality and charms! It is our sincere hope you will enjoy having a meal with us AND also staying with us. Kunal Lama - Owner
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?