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Cafe Swotha

Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
+977 1-5551184
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mezza plate” (2 reviews)
“gnocchi” (6 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Nepalese, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Narayan Temple | Swotha Tole, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to see why this is an expat favorite. Tucked into a narrow side street, away from the chaos of the Square, with simple, chic inside seating, as well as a little walled garden area. Menu is very limited, but the food was great in...More

Thank judysam2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two minutes from our wonderful accommodations at Cosy Nepal... was this great little restaurant. We were up early to explore the area and also a little jet-lagged :) We were very happy with the food and service. Food was freshly prepared and coffee and masala...More

Thank carries477
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away on one of the streets leading away from the bustling Durbar Square in Patan, this cafe is part of the larger traditional guest house set-up and offers a sense of calm and peace with a little garden all to itself. Food was delicious...More

Thank nam_gypseagal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the evening and were so happy to eat once inside after All the outdoor restaurants. It’s a bit expensive for Nepali-terms but the food and vibe is also more Western. Quality food and feels like a little break for the Nepali atmosphere.

Thank Marieke V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near to durbar square, Patan this cool little place really hit the right note tastebud-wise - we had a snack lunch here and it was delicious. Rest of the menu looked great too.

Thank tappers t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located down a quiet alley just off Patan Durbar Sq, this is a small cafe / restaurant. Ate here twice in one day the food was so good. Try the mezze with spiced peas, potatoes, chicken strips, humous, pitta, baba ganoush, cheese and sun dried...More

Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food, 2 minutes walk from Durban Square. Cosy place. Brownie is delicious. Clean. Small Cafe restaurant with Italian dishes.

Thank Imke1978
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very quiet place in a very busy city, but good food served by friendly people. A good place to stay and to visit the town Patan.

Thank Karin9180
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel and had nice breakfasts but the evening meal was boring and expensive. Service was pleasant and it was packed with ex pats rather than tourists so maybe I was unlucky.

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Average food, aimed directly at tourists. Sad really that places like this get the attention they do due to a mention in a travel guide. Much more authentic, tastier food available at 20% of the price if you are prepared to eat with the locals.

Thank architectanonymous
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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