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Cafe Swotha

Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
+977 1-5551184
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mezza plate” (2 reviews)
“mousse” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Nepalese, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So you are visiting Durban Square, Patan. It amazes you that these wonderful temples, palace precincts are here despite the earthquakes. Lots of pictures and Namaste’s follow. Now for a light, or not so light lunch. You pArade down the shopping/ crafts street just behind...More

Thank PhillyHiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small place tucked away in one of the alleys near durbar square of Patan. Food was excellent and we did not accept. Quiet small place with good service. We were actually surprised especially after a visit to another place not far ways....More

Thank Ronygr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go there again and again since over 5 years. The staff is really professional and extremely nice. The food is just perfect. I enjoy specifically their carbonara pasta and vegetarian burger, and indulge occasionally in the special dark chocolate mousse ! I strongly recommend...More

Thank RobynBW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food from a limited menu perfect for a quick lunch break when visiting Patan or a coffee break to rest your legs. Friendly staff and efficient service in a nicely renovated old traditional newari home. Don’t miss it!

Thank Renaud M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The place is clean, recently decorated with very good menu, both western and Nepalese. The service is also excellent. It is one of the few place sin teh area which opens around 7am: most others open only at 9am..

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Food :nothing special. Not too clean, water was served in a dirty glass Quite expensive Nice location

Thank Maria-Cristina P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I spent a few months living in Old Patan and Swotha was my to-go venue for breakfast meeting or just to enjoy a good coffee. My favorite spot! Great garden with a cozy feeling, delicious bread, good quality coffee.

Thank KMMF10
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Beautiful interior with modern design, excellent service, and great location right next to Patan Durbar square. We had the Gnocci and Veg burger. Gnocci are actually schupfnudeln, but tasty. The veg burger was not my favourite. Didn't try the Nepali Thali, but in my opinion...More

Thank JohnS11601
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Good food & great service - special credit though that they provided candles in some cheesecake & a chocolate brownie to celibate a birthday (at very short notice). Nice folks, good food, relaxed atmosphere. Like Yala and Of Salt much better than the places in...More

Thank nowandxen
Reviewed 7 August 2018

친구가 추천해준 장소인데다가 집과 가까운 곳에 있는 레스토랑이라 한번 방문해봤는데, 친구가 추천해준 이유가 있었습니다. 처음 방문했을 때는 사람이 많아서 자리를 못 잡고 두번째 방문해서야 음식을 맛볼 수 있었어요. 파탄더바르광장 뷰가 보이는 곳은 아니지만 그 지역에 위치하고 있는 고즈넉한 분위기의 레스토랑입니다. 일단 분위기가 좋아서 커플들이 오기에도...More

Thank Speaciall_y
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1 April 2015|
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Response from Gunraj S | Reviewed this property |
Yup. Restaurant is on the ground floor and open throughout the day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Patan (Lalitpur)
  • Phone Number: +977 1-5551184
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Café Swotha is the restaurant of our now famous Boutique guest-house "Traditional Homes- Swotha". A quiet and peaceful oasis in the heart of historical Patan, just behind Durbar Square.Fresh and organic food from the daily market, small fixed menu and revolving blackboard menu where our Chef flexes his creative muscles. Café Swotha welcomes you for All-day breakfasts, lunch, tea break (try the most famous cheese cake in town!), and dinner. From 7am to 9pm- Free WIFI
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