I stayed at Cafe Mitra in spring 2012 and it was absolutely beautiful. Everyone is really friendly - including the dogs! - and the room was immaculate and comfortable.
The restaurant food was delicious and, as I was staying on my own, it was great to sit and chat with the owner and manager and really feel at home.
Would thoroughly recommend it if you want somewhere a bit more special than the rest of the Thamel options...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in a quiet landscaped garden in the middle of the vibrant madness of Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist epicentre, Cafe Mitra has confidently assumed the mantle of one of Nepal's most innovative restaurants along with 4 clean and quiet guest rooms with en suite bathrooms with plenty of hot & cold water, ample garden and terrace space. The rooms are a clever combination of colourful Asia anchored by the sophistication of Europe. The cafe, headed by the owner educated in hotel management in Switzerland, and the kitchen and its team trained by a local chef trained in London & New York. Renowned for blending the best of East with the best of West, the cafe is popular with local and foreign residents, as well as with visitors in search of a cuisine which is excitingly foreign yet not too exotic. Cafe Mitra is an unexpected oasis which the modern day discerning travellers have appreciated greatly. And we hope they will continue to do. We are only minutes away from the historical treasures of Kathmandu, such as the Kathmandu Durbar where Kumari, the Living Goddess, resides. You can walk to it via the bustling local market place known as Ason Tole. Swoyambhunath Stupa, aka Monkey Temple, is an easy 30 mins' walk away. The Garden of Dreams is just around the corner, and the Narayanhiti Palace museum, the former residence of the Kings of Nepal, is another easy 10 mins walk away. At first glance, Thamel can seem chaotic, and it is, no doubt. However, the fact that this small centre in the heart of Kathmandu has all the amenities to ensure that visitors can are never far from services they require, such as travel and trekking agencies; supermarkets just in case you forgot to bring your toothbrush, or your anti-allergy pills, or your down jacket! It is easy to get your money out from ATMs; shop for souvenirs; and send them home via air cargo. So, buy your ticket, hop into the aeroplane, and allow us to introduce you to Nepal and its unique hospitality and charms! BREAKING NEWS! We are in the midst of adding 4 more guest rooms, by January 2015, taking the total count of rooms to 8. We look forward to hosting travellers from around the World! ... more less