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“Sweets paradise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Snowman Restaurant

Snowman Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 13 Dessert in Kathmandu
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Pokhara, Nepal
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9 reviews
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“Sweets paradise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

I had many apple pies and apple crumbles around Pokhara and the Annapurnas region, specially in mountain lodges with german and dutch bakeries. It was good. But then, I reached the not so noisy (old) Freak St and found Snowman Café. Oh boy.

First, a cozy ambient. First time I was there in the morning and noticed how the place is not-so-clean, but it was ok. In afternoon and night the soft yellow lights are on and this creates a lovely atmosphere. The walls are full of drawings and thoughts, some hippie and post-modern art, nice.

The place is famous with the locals, I was there twice (till now) and I was the only foreigner, both times.

Apple pie and apple chocolate crumble are delicious if you get them fresh - always ask! The chocolate brownie was good, but somehow I missed chocolate in the pastry. I had one spetacular milk tea and good black coffee, but in the second time the coffee was horrible - the water tasted strange and it was so soft that it was like tea.. I complained and they give me another cup, for free, but the taste was the same.

The fruit-curd shakes looks good, also.

Bad thing: the nice old man, probably the owner, really enjoy smoking inside the place (as the other locals) and he also smokes when serving your order. "Thank you for the cancer".

  • Visited May 2013
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“The right ticket.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

The Snowman provides a simple cafe setting for people to relax and enjoy an excellent selection of delicious cakes, desserts and drinks. On the three occasions I visited the food and service was exemplary. Despite its popularity with tourists on account of its high profile in guide books, the cafe remains an oasis of peace and calm. The upstairs area is very basic and frequented by local youngsters. The overall decor looks like it has not changed much since the 70s and has some interesting artwork and graffiti.
Great food, good service and a relaxed vibe that reflects its long history as the place to be in Freak St. Kathmandu.

  • Visited April 2013
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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“Nice pastry!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

pastries i tried: blackforest cake, brownie and apple pie. yumm, you must try.
Blackforest cake is like swimming in chocolate river. Brownies are ok and apple pie tastes good.

Visited August 2012
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“The best cakes in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Best cakes in the world. Lovely choice and nice coffees. Very friendly service. Chocolate and banana cake to die for :)

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Montpelier, Vermont
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“Cake Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Have a craving for something sweet?-tucked on a small side street, this small restaurant has been turning out reliably decadent desserts for decades.

Visited February 2013
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