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Chikusa Cafe

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Jyatha | Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 1-4232990
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small coffee shop in Thamel, Kathmandu with some great strong freshly brewed coffee. For those who get affected by caffeine, please ensure that you drink this before 12 noon.

Thank dsouzabasil
Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unpretentious place to have an early morning cup of coffee and read a newspaper (several local papers in English and Nepali everyday made available to customers). I've come back year after year just for that. Low key. Decent cup of coffee which is not overpriced. Americano is $0.85. Many locals, alot of guides seem to turn up here in... More 

Thank YeShwe
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Chikusa Cafe multiple times, and no other place in the city makes me feel at home. The staff - Suresh and Rupesh - are very hospitable and cheerful. The space is small, but cozy and intimate. Their omlettes are really good, and the entire breakfast menu is attractive. The annex space, further inside, is also available. The... More 

Thank Jason S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Cute little place with the best egg sandwich!!! I go almost everyday for a cup of good coffee, ginger tea or milk tea and my favorite sandwich... yummm

Thank Feng .
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

One of the first local Cafe I tried in Thamel. The coffee is definitely better than your common illy/ nest Cafe cups. Though it does take a while to brew. We only had coffee and it was quite a humming and busy place. You can also have breakfast there. Well worth a visit!

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South East England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

When you walk in it loos so small but they have extended the place to out the back. I first found this place in 1999 it's still going but slightly differently no longest it there a Japanese person running it. But saying that it's still a nice place to stop off and have a coffee.

Thank Barbara B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

One of the joys of having a great breakfast and coffee in Thamel Area. The local coffee and toast is just great. The ambiance is great for ameeting place too.

Thank AmanP
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to grab a coffee, their scrambled eggs are pretty good to. Very simple shop and the two staff are very nice people.

Thank Christian I
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's nothing fancy, but it's authentic. I enjoy coming here for breakfast and pretend I'm a local :D Rather unsuccessful though ;) Anyway, Chikusa is a nice local coffee place that serves reasonably good breakfast. I hang around reading the morning papers, then move on to reading my book while people-watching. I prefer the seats in first room facing the... More 

Thank audmraz
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

U must try out the awesome coffee with the banana pancake. The 2 staff there are very helpful, you can ask them for directions, where to buy good tea, u can charge your handphone and read the daily paper.

Thank Gauthamar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jyatha | Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4232990

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