This popular restaurant boasts cosy sofa seating and a sunny terrace overlooking the main strip, along with a changing weekly menu of Tibetan and Bhutanese dishes: thukpa (noodles), momos (dumplings), saag (spinach)…
Brightly painted Norbu Yangphel offers the usual tourist buffet upstairs and has a couple of cosier rooms downstairs where you can try juru jaju (river moss soup); tastier and not as mossy as it sounds!
Phuntsho stocks a small selection of hand-woven textiles, masks and jewellery alongside its less-exotic bakery goods.
This roadside eatery is a good place to stop for a light refreshment before continuing on to Trongsa, offering great views of the Trongsa Dzong and the valleys it imperially overlooks.
Tushita sits in a sunny position just above the road and provides morning and afternoon teas and lunches. Your agent can also arrange luxe camping here for those biking their way along the highway.
This busy little produce market with clanking prayer wheels is squeezed into a tight corner of the highway at the northern end of town.
More humble abode than stately palace, this is where the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, was born in 1928.