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“Decent food, reasonable price, great atmosphere”

Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop
Ranked #13 of 715 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Indian, Cafe, International, European, Asian, Nepali, Healthy
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop is specialized in Eurasian cuisine. We offer various breakfast sets and a large choice for your lunch or dinner. Besides that, we offer fresh, organic coffee and various teas, salads and cakes. Inside & outside dining In the sun, in the shadow or inside. Alone, as a couple or with a group. We provide you plenty of seating options, both in- and outside. Various daily newspapers At Gaia you can catch up with the daily news from Nepal and the world. Next to a number of Nepali newspapers we offer three English dailies: The Kathmandu Post, The Himalayan Times and Republica. The Kathmandu Post The Himalayan Times Republica Free Wi-fi Check your e-mail, update your blog and keep track of your Facebook and other social media with our free wi-fi. Ask our staff for the password.
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
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“Decent food, reasonable price, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I won't say any of the food i have tried here will knock your socks off, but they are decent and I like that the main Almost always comes with a side salad or a generous serving of vegetables. Prices are really reasonable, and service and atmosphere are both great.

If I can only have one meal in Thamel this would probably not be my top choice but if you are around the area and have a few days in Thamel I dont think you will be disappointed dining here!

  • Visited November 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Gaia Restaurant Kathmandu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

I researched for a restaurant with good reviews from the comfort of my home before embarking on our first trip to Nepal. Gaia Restaurant filled the bill so we collected directions and our map and headed out in the Thamel to find ourselves a comfortable, reliable place to eat. We found it with no trouble and were delighted with the whole experience. The food was plentifull and tasty. Very reasonably priced. We found sitting in the courtyard surrounded by trees to be a relaxing experience that we repeated several times during our stay. The staff was friendly and even though it was busy they were efficient and prompt. The only downside to each visit was that we had to ask for our bill but that really was minor. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for value and convenience and good food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

This was by far the best meal in Kathmandu, there was five of us all had different dishes each dish was delicious. We even had Apple pie for dessert. The menu is so varied you cannot help finding something you will like. Service is so friendly and the cost was so..... Good

  • Visited October 2013
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“"Welcome back"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Tasty and hygenic food for multinational tastes. Friendly efficient service and owners who are both attentive and pitch in in all ways - including being a message service for those of us who find Gaia a global meeting place.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Good deal for your money.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Gaia restaurant was very cheap. My husband and I both got the American breakfasts, which consisted of 2 eggs, brown toast with butter and jam, seasoned potatoes, bacon and coffee or tea. I got the coffee and my husband got the mint tea. The food was all good...I liked the brown bread quite a bit...it was dense and really filling compared to a lot of the other bread that was light and airy. The coffee is REAL coffee..not instant Nescafé! Hooray!

The restaurant is a little tricky to find as it's off the main road...look for the GAIA sign. The courtyard was nice, especially after shopping and walking around all day. The service was great. One thing we noticed about Kathmandu is how long food takes to come out, but it was actually really quick here. We did notice that the table next to us, which arrived after us, got their coffee and tea from our waiter before we did, but what can you do?

Overall, I wouldn't say this food or restaurant setting was spectacular, but breakfast and coffee for 2 for $6.50 USD is pretty nice, and for that price I would definitely go back.

P.S. - The mint lemonade was great. Sort of felt like we were drinking mojitos for breakfast! :-)

Visited November 2013
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