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Ambient Cafe

Norzin Lam | Opp. Druk PNB Bank, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 17 11 66 61
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Norzin Lam | Opp. Druk PNB Bank, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe serving tasty snacks, good coffee and great ethos. Western style shirts also really good with some of the proceeds going towards helping recovering addicts

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we saw the ambience, we had high expectations from the cafe. As the interiors were really good. We order 3 different shakes and all of them were really bad. They were not even cool and we had to ask for ice to make it...More

Thank shruti2811
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambient cafe was great! It was our home away from home when we visited Bhutan. Great service, coffee & amazing food. You definitely have to try the blue pea tea with lemon - so delicious!!!

1  Thank HanRedTraveller
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Ambient Cafe is a great place for coffee and eat out lunch whether solo or with friends and family.

1  Thank Ugyen L
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a haven in the middle of the bustling Thimphu market. Absolutely beautiful ambience, great options on the menu across coffee, appetisers, bakery section and main course. Very comfortable seating, and perfect view of the Thimphu city centre. One downside, wifi is restricted...More

Thank ShubhamS1481
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I went here for lunch. It was nice and cozy. I loved the tamarind latte( its makes your teeth yellow--so remember to wipe it after;) I love the sandwich with fries very filling.Staffs are very helpful in choosing the menu.

Thank hangiljang
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Ambient Cafe is a great place to have a nice cup of tea, coffee, or smoothie. It is also the ideal place to people watch. As our first stop in Bhutan, Thimphu was a great! There are however very few beer vendors and one...More

Thank mollythecat2015
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a very lively and refreshing cafe located on the busy streets of thimpu. Loved teh ambiance. Glass windows overlooking the busy life outside. It is open only till 9 pm. We ordered quite a many dishes. We totally loved the hot chocolate and...More

Thank Nikitapanchal12
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Serves a host of things. We had their Blue Pea Iced tea and Veg thali and both were great. Nice place to sit and do carry a book if you want to exchange.

Thank Vidur A
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A beautiful little spot to sit, relax and enjoy coffee, cake or a smoothie. Staff were friendly and it has a lovely atmosphere. Free and fast wifi is available. If you sit up on the bench seats, you can people watch down to the streets...More

1  Thank ErinDock
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Brian S
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Response from Rajeev C | Reviewed this property |
Bhutan is a place where you can really stretch your Dollar! And so are prices at Ambient Cafe, fairly reasonable..
Rajesh N
16 January 2015|
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Response from BKSJackson | Reviewed this property |
Should l be +975 17116661
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norzin Lam | Opp. Druk PNB Bank, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: +975 17 11 66 61
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