Top ChoiceNepali in Patan

Newari Kitchen

This excellent-value restaurant is a great place to start exploring Newari food. The set meals are a good choice, or combine a wo (lentil) or chatamari (rice) savoury pancake with the excellent pancha kwa (stew...

Top ChoiceSpanish in Patan

El Mediterraneo

This local tapas bar feels surprisingly authentic thanks to the attentive owner, a Spanish-speaking Nepali who lived in Spain for several years. Dishes range from paella and risotto to chicken with pisto (tomato,...

International in Patan

Café du Temple

A tour-group favourite at the north end of Durbar Sq. The airy rooftop tables are covered by red-and-white sun umbrellas and the menu runs from Chinese fried rice to daal bhaat (traditional Nepali dish of rice...

International in Patan

Patan Museum Café

In the rear courtyard of the Patan Museum, this pleasant open-air place is a good spot to take a break from museum and temple-gazing. The garden setting feels elegant and refined, though the service can suffer...

International in Patan

Bricks Cafe

This converted century-old traditional house is a great place to take a break from shopping at the nearby interior design shops of Kupondol. You can relax in the peaceful courtyard, and the food, from wood-fired...

International in Patan

Si Taleju Restaurant & Bar

A narrow, towering place with four floors, each with a different feel. Best is the top-floor dining room with magical views north across Durbar Sq to the mountains beyond. You’ll find all your favourites (momos,...

Malaysian in Patan

Sing Ma Food Court

For the authentic tastes of Malaysia, head to this busy food court south of Pulchowk. The noodle soups, nasi lemak (coconut rice with anchovies) and beef rendang (dry coconut curry with lime leaves) are the real...

International in Patan

Dhokaima Café

A sophisticated cafe set inside a Rana-era storehouse by the Patan Dhoka gateway. Shaded by a sprawling walnut tree, the courtyard garden is a peaceful place to enjoy a good range of light and healthy dishes,...

International in Patan

Café de Patan

Southwest of Durbar Sq behind a small Uma Maheshwar Temple, this quiet place is a long-running travellers’ favourite, with an open-air courtyard and a rooftop garden (though no views). The menu runs to momos,...

International in Patan

Cafe Swotha

Fresh and modern with lots of glass and a tiny garden, Swotha serves light salads, quiches and sandwiches made with seasonal ingredients, plus daily specials. It's attached to Traditional Homes Swotha.

International in Patan

Café Cheeno

A great place just outside Patan Dhoka with a charming garden (sadly next door to the noisy bus stand), good salads and soups, tasty breakfast crêpes and an upper floor ‘Wellness Sanctuary’ for beauty treatments...

International in Patan

Third World Restaurant

Located on the quiet western side of Durbar Sq, with budget prices, Newari set meals and good rooftop views of the Krishna Mandir.

International in Patan


An island of calm in the courtyard of the Unesco-restored Rajbhandari House, this stylish cafe and art gallery has a peaceful back terrace and a fine menu of Nepali, Newari and continental food.

Cafe in Patan

Bakery Café

All the branches of this excellent chain provide work for deaf Nepalis. This one by the main roundabout at Jawalakhel offers good-value coffee, momos, dosas, sizzlers and sandwiches.

International in Patan

Casa Pagoda

A sister concern of the nearby Café du Temple, with roughly the same menu (daal bhaat, Chinese etc).

Pizza in Patan

Roadhouse Cafe

A stylish branch of the ever-popular Thamel pizza parlour, with a relaxed, family vibe. Pasta and other dishes are also available.

Fast Food in Patan


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