Top 5 date-worthy cafes in Kathmandu

Whether you're looking for a classy setting for a date or a romantic location to pop the question, we’ve got you covered!

30, Aug 2022 |

A genuinely romantic evening should go all out, with great food, priceless flowers, stunning scenery, and excellent company. With its natural surroundings, cosy and private nooks and corners, and beautifully designed environments, Kathmandu has the most lovely romantic aspect! And let's face it, many of us have been waiting for things to improve so we can go on a romantic date with our partner, right?

These romantic restaurants are sure to meet your needs, whether you're looking for a classy setting for a date or a romantic location to pop the question. All that’s required is an ideal dinner companion. Here is a list of Kathmandu’s most charming, pretty, and romantic restaurants that simply must be experienced to be believed.


Kaiser Cafe at Garden of Dreams

In the middle of Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu stands The Garden of Dreams, a historical neoclassical garden. The Garden's layout is quite similar to formal European gardens, with paved perimeter walkways, pavilions, trellises, and different planting areas interspersed. A sunken flower garden with a sizable pond in the middle surrounds the entire area. The Garden's architectural landscape invites guests to meander and take in its delights from various angles. This restaurant is an oasis in the middle of the city! The idea of spending a lovely time with someone you love all seasons was more romantic when this garden was developed.

(photo credits: Holidays to Nepal)


Kairos Cafe

Kairos is more than just a cafe; it's a way of life! Kairos resembles your safe haven. An environment without judgment, where everyone feels comfortable in their own skin, where people are kind and helpful, and where there is always delicious food and coffee around. At Kairos, you can come alone or with companions and always have a terrific time. Be it a coffee date or just spending quality time with your companion, kairos cafe is the perfect place to be with your significant other if you are looking for a peaceful and calm ambience.

( photo credit: Call mandu)

Salon de Kathmandu 

Located on Lazimpat's peaceful side street, Salon de Kathmandu is a cafe that won't fail you to give off a solid first impression. When you walk into this cosy and endearing restaurant, you feel more like you're visiting a friend's house than a dining establishment. The restaurant is located on the ground level and opens up to the expansive garden dotted with lovely rose bushes. There is a covered area where you can get shade on a hot day or shelter from the rain during a downpour. The menu features traditional café fare like salads, soups, sandwiches, and rice bowls with a distinctive Korean twist. This is an ideal place to go for coffee or a substantial lunch with your date on a nice day.


Cafe soma

The perfect example of a  romantic café is Café Soma, which is situated in the centre of Baluwatar. Its short menu includes a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, a brunch menu, and pastries. Their sandwiches have a traditional European flair and use fresh ingredients. The food is excellent, but what’s really impressive is the outdoor seating.Additionally, they have a sizable covered space, which makes it a similarly calm haven during monsoon season. You can enjoy being outside without worrying that an unexpected downpour could thwart your intentions. In the bustling metropolis of Kathmandu, its roomy outside garden is truly the ideal place to breathe fresh air. 

( Photo credit: cafe soma official facebook page)


Utpala cafe 

Nestled near Boudhanath Stupa, the KaNying Monastery owns and operates a vegetarian eatery known as Utpala Cafe. This outdoor eatery is well-known for its inexpensive buffets and once-a-week farmer's markets. It has a calm atmosphere because it is situated away from the busy main routes. The fascinating thing, of course, was the gorgeous and friendly dogs that reside there. Compared to the other cafés on this list, this one is more affordable and great for hanging out with your companion.

( photo credit: Deepak Bohora)

Text by: Anjila Khadka


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