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Cafe Swotha

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$$ - $$$
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Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
00977 -1- 555 11 84
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was with a group of people for dinner here. Lovely quiet setting. Service was attentive. Enjoyed the wine and meal including the steak which was cooked nicely. I thought the quality of the mains was nicer and definitely better value than at Chez Caroline although the latter is aimed at a higher level.

Thank Nomadic W
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's located down a peaceful alley away from the hustle and bustle, but only a two or three minute walk from Durbar Square. The cuisine is international. I particularly like their cheesecake, and the coffee is also really good.

Thank Peregrineri
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This had been our hang out place since we arrived. If you're tired of the local food and craving for some western/international cuisine, this is your place. Service is good and food great and it has a nice ambience, tucked in a little corner of Swotha road.

Thank mei yee s
Nairobi, Kenya
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

After an exhausting and noisy walkabout Patan, I highly recommend escaping to this place for coffee or lunch. Very quiet. Very good pepper steak and carbonara.

Thank Miotoni
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Located very near to the historic Patan Durbar Square, inside a small alley, Cafe Swotha is a good place to dine out with your family and loved ones. It's little bit cozy so don't plan your big gatherings here but a great place to enjoy your evenings as the big hanging lamps catches your eyesight from a distance. Good food,... More 

Thank Sachin T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I am really sorry but i really didn't like this cafe much! I went there after reading lots of good review but didn't find it better. Cafe is very small and cozy and we can literally hear the others full conversation which made us little uncomfortable and didn't enjoy what we ordered at all. Even though we don't want to... More 

Thank Puza G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to find this Mezze Platter comprising some tiny chicken lollypops, channa, peas, with humous and eggplant caviar! Great homemade pita bread too.

Thank rossh113
Kathmandu, Nepal
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Not to difficult to find. In the heart of patan. A very chic place. loved the ambience. A great place for a nice lunch. Light and good. Service could be better! Very clean and they've got good wifi too.

Thank prachigoyal
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Having had breakfast at many places in Kathmandu, Cafe Swotha is without a doubt the best! Bread is fresh and delicious, they have homemade jam, amazing yogurt with fresh fruit and I could go on! The restaurant itself is in a beautiful, quiet building and is a nice place to relax with a masala tea - also delicious! Highly recommend.

Thank Rhiannon H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Patan for just a few hours, and had had lunch at the excellent museum restaurant before continuing our random, unresearched wanderings when we drifted into a sidestreet and found ourselves in Cafe Swotha, much to our delight! It began to drizzle heavily, so we stayed awhile, till it stopped. Had some good cold drinks and tea, caught... More 

Thank Dev G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $20
Cafe, Nepali, International, Healthy
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Patan (Lalitpur)
  • Phone Number: 00977 -1- 555 11 84
Café Swotha is the restaurant of our now famous Boutique guest-house "Traditional Homes- Swotha". A quiet and peaceful oasis in the heart of historical Patan, just behind Durbar Square.Fresh and organic food from the daily market, small fixed menu and revolving blackboard menu where our Chef flexes his creative muscles. Café Swotha welcomes you for All-day breakfasts, lunch, tea break (try the most famous cheese cake in town!), and dinner. From 7am to 9pm- Free WIFI

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