There’s not a single Starbucks in Kathmandu, and that’s good news for finding unique, atmospheric places to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Anywhere you go, you will end up seeing big names like Himalayan Java or Red Mud Coffee, from the busiest part of the town. But there are many other places, who serve great coffee/chai in town and you ought to visit.
Here are some suggestions for places to seek out. They are:
1. Himalayan Java Coffee| Mandala Street, Kathmandu
Himalayan Java is the first Speciality Coffee house in Nepal, which excels in quality and customer service. Himalayan Java has now been doing business in Kathmandu since 1999.
2. Cafe Coffee Day| Lalitpur, Nepal
At Café Coffee Day, coffee is more than just a beverage. It is a cup that brings people together. From those looking for a place to relax, to those looking for a place to connect, coffee brings people in to share something special – their time.
3. Karma Coffee| Gyan Mandala, Lalitpur
Working with over 600 coffee farmers, we provide the some of the best artisan coffee that Nepal produces – for consumption in our boutique shops in Kathmandu and also for export. Working with over 32 different artisan groups, we further produce everything that enriches the coffee value chain. Its not only about coffee, its all about coffee. The experiences we promote are unique, hands-on and experiential.
4. Blue Berry Kitchen & Coffee Shop| Paknajol Marg, Kathmandu
Blueberry Kitchen & Coffee Shop is a nice and cozy place to eat, out of the chaotic part of Thamel. We are located in Chhetrapati, where you can sit down and enjoy your time in a more quite part of Thamel. The high quality food we offer to our customers would be incomplete if an excellent service, as our feedbacks speak on different rating websites, would not be provided.
5. Red Mud Coffee| Jhamisikhel, Lalitpur
Red Mud Coffee was established as a start-up business in December 2012 with a mission to introduce Nepali Produced Coffee to the youth of Kathmandu. Red Mud Coffee aspired to become the largest coffee shop chain in Nepal and create more jobs and help the Nepalese economy. It also has been an active supporter of social activities, providing support to aspiring entrepreneurs, encouraging local youth activities and building a community of people around its brand.