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Yala Cafe

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Travelers' Choice2022
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PRICE RANGE
$2 - $10
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Nepali, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were spending a few days in Kathmandu either side of going trekking and so we found ourselves visiting the Thamel district on a number of occasions. We initially stumbled on the Yala cafe down a alley off one of the small streets in Thamell....We had 2 perfect cappuccinos and a gorgeous slice of carrot cake in their open air courtyard. We then amazing my were able to find our way back to have a very pleasant dinner one evening. The staff were pleasant and attentive and the ambiance was quite special.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, very good value, friendly and helpful staff. All good seemed very fresh and prepared to order. Nice atmosphere - cosy cafe vibe

Date of visit: November 2022
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Yala Cafe, Owner at Yala Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Getaway We thank you for taking the time to share your experience and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon with smile :) Durga and Yala Cafe Family yalacafenepal@gmail.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rated as one of the top cafes in Thamel, I was eager to visit Yala. My experience was just ok not thrilled. Service by Pranish was 5/5, kind with a smile always. Cafe Latte 5/5 Iced latte 4/5 Badam Sadeko was made well. I wish...the onions were sliced thin as per salad, the onion were cut in large chucks which occupied half of the plate and we ended up leaving it! 3/5 Vegetarian cream of soup 5/5 Vegetarian burger, looked good but the patty was burnt and burger was served with salsa chips with no dip...and burger itself was dry with no sauce 3/5 The biggest put off was the smell of drain or the loo that was so bad, it could not be ignored. How can they not do something about this at an eating place?! The music was apt and soothing.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Yala Cafe, Owner at Yala Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Soniel Sony We thank you for taking the time to share your experience and feedback. We apologise if the smell of the public drain outside came into the restaurant. We have been in contact with the local sanitation department to have the drains cleaned....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff plus great food. Highly recommended. Different varieties of cuisine accommodated for both local and international customers ☺️

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very good. The food is exelent. The people are so friendly, you will feel very comfortable.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2022 via mobile

Really friendly staff. Their ‘going local’ breakfast is amazing (and cheap). The masala tea is just amazing too

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

For us the best restaurant in Kathmandu. Everything you order is super tasty. Staff is also the friendliest and best level. Prices are very affordable and the prices are also included. We think we have been here 4x in a week because this level is...just very good for this price. Also a nice courtyard where you can eat quietly.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

Best place in Kathmandu! We kept coming back here for the best value breakfast and dinner. Atmosphere and setting are great

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful courtyard café with great service & delicious Nepalese food would highly recommended a visit. Chilie Momos awesome 👍

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

Very good food with very nice server are there in yala cafe all the staff are very helpful we are really appricate with them and we will relly come back again

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022

Great breakfast and coffee a must Go place in napal Really nice people a great place to visit Woth while

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

Food was delicious, service was wonderful, and we will definitely be returning. Milan was a wonderful, super-friendly server ☺️

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022

I ate here so many times during my month in Kathmandu because the food was so good. A great menu with a good selection means you can keep going back without getting bored. Every dish I tried was exquisitely prepared and the service was sublime....The little outside courtyard has a wonderful laid back vibe . I cannot recommend this cafe highly enough; better quality than most places in the area but half the cost. I had brunches, lunches and dinners here and was always happy with the food and the service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

Visited with my friends to Yala Cafe.. everybody loved it! Nepali Thali set, Yala special stuffed chicken are freshly made which you cannot be missed. We had a very tasty dinner overall followed by homemade dessert. Service was swift and polite. Overall, a very enjoyable...experience. I will be back soon for more in near future. Thank you yala cafe.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

We had a great time having lunch with my family at Yala Cafe. Service staff was attentive and made us feel comfortable and welcomed. Food quality also met our expectations. Overall we had an enjoyable time in our second visit too. Will go back there...again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Hello Andreas Namaste , well, yes we do accept credit card. Thank you
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Yes, Yala Cafe offers takeout services.

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Yala Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5