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Cafe Swotha

Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
+977 1-5551184
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken pita” (4 reviews)
“mezza plate” (2 reviews)
“gnocchi” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Nepali, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the tea and pastries we ordered from this café. We just chanced upon this spot as we took this quiet side street in the heart of this UNESCO world heritage site. Will definitely come back and even try the guest house connected to...More

Thank Mai M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tranquil spot in patan, set back from the road. Great little cafe offering lovely food, drinks, great service (thanks Avi) and ambience. Will definitely be back.

Thank Tash W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Swotha Inn, so ate breakfast and one evening meal at Cafe Swotha. We found the food to be fresh and flavourful, with a good variety of (primarily Western) options. It would be a great option for lunch or dinner while touring...More

Thank Andrea_R111222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just passing through Nepal and requested a recommendation by hotel. The food was o.k.,the service was slow which was fine since we were not in a hurry.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for some peace and quiet combined with great food, then Swotha is the place for you. Stylish surroundings, a tiny garden and great service add to the experience. My menu favorites were the paneer burger, veggie breakfast, cheese cake and nutella crepes....More

Thank Tintsu2014
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Love this cafe and it's mix of Nepali and western food. Lovely quiet little spot so close to Patan Durbar Square.

Thank Jacqui W
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, clean, lovely waiters and great food - we had the Nepalese thali for our first evening in Kathmandu - fantastic ! Thank you !

Thank Anne P
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Great atmosphere in the heart of Patan. Awesome specials. I Definitely recommend the chicken satays!

Thank Gaby T
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

The cafe is located in a quiet corner and I really like the set up. It's a good place to stay if you want some quiet. The pasta dish and mango smoothie I ordered was so-so, but I plan to try other dishes next time....More

Thank Dina_2600
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Located in a small alleyway this restaurant is a gem. Delicious food and very cheap. The staff is attentive and knows English.

Thank karen18169
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March 31, 2015|
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Response from Gunraj S | Reviewed this property |
Yup. Restaurant is on the ground floor and open throughout the day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
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: +977 1-5551184
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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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