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Cafe Swotha

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Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
+977 1-5551184
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Pork chop and spegethi are perfect Grilled chicken is a bit over cooked and dry Overall worth 4.5 score

Thank Loyliangwee
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12 reviews
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Cafe Swotha is a small, bright, quiet, and attractive restaurant on a side street a block away from Patan Durbar Square. The food is delicious, healthy, and varied. After two weeks of the Nepali dal baht staple on a trek, it was refreshing to eat lemon chicken, gnocchi, carbonara, green salads, cauliflower soup, apple crisp, and nutella crepes. The staff... More 

Thank ArcticAntares
Annecy, France
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

I am coming again and again in cafe Swotha, and it remains a great place to relax, eat simple food, enjoy the area, feeling mindful and zen....

Thank 74Christophe
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Clean and modern interior. Attentive service. Small menu. Good food - although portions a little small for the price. Chocolate mousse was delicious.

Thank simbelina
Statesville, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We've had lunch and dinner here and both experiences were very good. The menu is small but well thought out with something for everyone. The mezza plate is excellent and a great starter. Our group of 6 all had different choices and everyone loved theirs. Good beverage choices also. The setting in a peaceful courtyard is beautiful

Thank jim1231
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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Roasted pumpkin salad was a novelty. The ambience was just a added merit to the tasty food. Pork chop and pasta swotha were appetizing. The sounds of birds on background would make your visit worth. A visit to patan durbar square would be incomplete without eating at cafe swotha.. Go, visit and taste the best.

1 Thank KshitizBhujel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Swotha is a beauty with good food and lovely ambient. It's petite but I must say, in swotha's case, more petite more better... Love this place :)

1 Thank Mashutzo D
Timbuktu, Mali
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

First time we actually found not Just a nice place but also with proper food, Good service and free WiFi. Credits to these guys, worthwhile paying a visit. Nice little garden terrace too.

1 Thank travelbird_NL
Kathmandu, Nepal
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62 reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Nice little eatery very close to Patan durbar square. Authentic food and nice service. Limited choices but never disappointed.

1 Thank Renaud M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Inn Patan and decided to try this cafe one night. The food was freshly made and tasty. The menu was quite varied, 2 had curry and 2 had lasagne. There were no complaints and the portions were high. The ambience was good and if we had wanted we could have sat outside in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$4 - $20
Cafe, Nepali, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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
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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