Restaurants

Spanish 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, pe…
International in Patan

Patan Museum Café

In the rear courtyard of the Patan Museum, this pleasant open-air place is run by the team behind the Summit Hotel. It survived the earthquake with minor damage. It's a good place to take a break from museum- and te…
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, such a…
International in Patan

Bricks Cafe

This converted 110-year-old traditional house is the perfect place to take a break from shopping at the nearby interior design shops of Kupondol. The peaceful courtyard offers traditional class and the food is well …
Cafe in Patan

Bakery Café

All the branches of this excellent chain provide work for deaf Nepalis. Patan has two restaurants – one by the main roundabout at Jawalakhel and a branch opposite UN House at Pulchowk. Both offer good-value coffee, …
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 mam…
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 and…
International in Patan

New Orleans

Set around a pleasant courtyard that is often full of expats with laptops, this branch of the popular Thamel restaurant serves everything from Goan-style fish to Mongolian beef, plus there’s on-site shiatsu massage …
International in Patan

Kwalakhu Café

An island of calm in the courtyard of the Unesco-restored Rajbhandari House, this simple local cafe has a peaceful back terrace and a menu of Nepali, Tibetan, Chinese and Continental food.
Supermarket in Patan

Namaste Supermarket

Sharing a building with the Hotel Narayani, this is where expats come to stock up on quality local produce and the tastes of home.