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“Best Pizza of the India Trip”
Review of Namgyal Cafe

Namgyal Cafe
Ranked #45 of 81 Restaurants in McLeod Ganj
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I love Pizza's and was not expecting a small town like this to serve Piazza's of this quality and flavour. Do try this when you visit McLeod Ganj.

Thank Oliver W
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The atmosphere here has to be interesting because the cafe is in His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Temple overlooking a wooded valley. The people who work in the cafe are from a school for Tibetan Refugee children in McLeod Ganj. These children in many cases, at a tender age, fled the cruel heel of Chinese occupation alone, leaving their families behind in Tibet.

I can't vouch for many other dishes at this place because I haven't tried them but the Pizza is very good and enough for two. You may wish to specify a little extra cheese and crisp crust just to ensure good quality. I always order the Margherita pizza or something else uncomplicated and do not know how they do on the more elaborate pizzas. There's a small library in the restaurant with Buddhist books that you may find interesting while you are waiting. Fyi there is a basic bathroom in this place but it isn't appealing. The entrance is on the left, up the steps, twenty feet along the road to the right of the temple main gate, past the garbage hopper and the big, smelly bulls. Enjoy.

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Thank RajinderS
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Heres the thing - the pizzas are good and freshly baked. But they're vegetarian.
Its a quaint little place a short walk down a sidey alley from the main square. The approach can put you off, but if you manage to get a table at this small place, you wont be dissapointed.
Try to go when its still bright and you'll get a good view of the valley from this rooftop place.
Try any of the pizzas - they're all freshly baked (and vegeterian).

2  Thank Devsarkar
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

i was totally exhausted after climbing up the 300+ stairs from Namgyal monastery and needed a break. As a respite, came about Namgyal cafe, where i cooled myself with watermelon juice, walnut pizza and chocolate cake. The food tastes amazing, especially the pizzas; they are huge, loaded with toppings and come at a surprisingly reasonable price. I flipped through a few travel books and often looked out of the window and stared at the cloudy sky. The staff was very friendly. This was my idea of spending some quiet and enjoyable time with myself.

1  Thank chayanika
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Though the cafe has been shifted but the taste remains the same.Firstly when reaching the old premises was a bit dissappointed but finally made the decision to go to the new place inside Om Hotel near mcllo square, and did not regret the decision.The best thin crust pizzas, and home made noodlea and thentuk.

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1  Thank machoman34india
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