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Snowman Restaurant

Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (28 reviews)
“apple pie” (6 reviews)
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
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Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe definitely has atmosphere, and seems to be the local hangout of choice for nepalese teenagers. The cafe walls are covered in graffiti and it has a grungy feel to it, and is filled with cigarette smoke. The cakes are very good and the...More

Thank Catella2005bob
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I was here in 1978, when there were many pie shops. The current owner, son of the owner I met 42 years ago, says he’s the only one left. Great atmosphere on Freak Street, great pies and great prices. In the old days, it was...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Not only is the cafe itself an adorable, family run local space, but the cakes are insanely cheap and amazing. I’ve managed to almost work my way through all of the cakes, and I must admit the chocolate love has to be my favourite. Definitely...More

Thank Róisín M
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have been trying desserts in Nepal for the last 26 days, and we finally tried this one on our LAST day! We are so sad we never found this before! Seriously none of the others compare! You can’t go wrong with...More

Thank Kelsey H
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We tried apple , banana cake , dark chocolate and the coffee cake!! All of them were really delicious!! My favorite was the apple crumble , you have to try!

Thank jbabic915
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is truly unique and omg the cake is so good! I’ve been there three times in two days. The chocolate love cake and chocolate banana cake is awesome, but all cakes look amazing. A piece of cake is $1! Tea and coffee is...More

Thank jaszzx88
Reviewed January 16, 2018

I love the place for being informal, full of people from all ages and backgrounds, and first of all for the cakes. Best is Black Forrest and Banana cake. In the ear of chain bakeries, this is a gem!!

Thank simpsonmary
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

The interior of the Snowman Cafe is like time stood still. It’s not the bright and contemporary concept of a cafe but it’s the old charm that gives the place character. The place seemed to be a favourite hangout for local youths. There was also...More

Thank Beckyyyl
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Snowman is a small cafe with great cakes (dark chocolate cake is my favourite) and milk tea. The athmosphere remids me of the times gone by... Not much has been changed since the days when hippies took drugs and talked about peace and love in...More

Thank Eva P
Reviewed August 14, 2017

You can't visit Kathmandu without visiting the Snowman Cafe. A locally ran family restaurant, the Snowman Cafe has been around since the 1960's, still serving amazing cakes of all varieties. (Highly recommend the chocolate banana or chocolate peanut butter cakes). The Snowman has an upstairs...More

Thank TC6217
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
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