Stay Sober, Drink Coffee

The hype for coffee never diminishes. For the rising number of coffeeholics, K-town has some great places that every coffee addict must visit.  Here are some of the most popular coffee spots to try asap!

by: Irtika Bajracharya

Palpasa Coffee, JP Marg, Thamel

Palpasa will make you feel right at home. Their wooden interior and warm yellow lights will invigorate you and suffuse your soul with exuberance. Having one of the best menus, they also provide the best mood for coffee. You can lie on the comfy mattress and relish their refreshing latte any time.

Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Website: palpasacoffee.com4

Karma Coffee, Patan

Karma will serve you one of the finest coffees in Nepal. The wooden decors and artworks on the walls will enhance your coffee experience, leaving you wondering about their recipes. In addition, it’s a wonderful place for morning brunch and evening get-togethers. Among the many coffee shops in town, Karma undoubtedly stands out.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Red Mud Café

Looking for a "chatta pareko” coffee? Red Mud Café is the best location for anyone who's craving that. Once you enter this café, you'll want to visit again and again just for its coffee and the ambience. Its environment is further embellished by rocks and little stones in the garden that gives you an out-of-the-world feeling.

Outlets: Thapathali, New Baneshwor, Phora Durbar, Gairidhara, Jhamsikhel, U.S. Embassy, Manang

Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Barista Lavazza

Located on the second floor of Neo Complex, it seems like a complete delight to view the busy road of Manbhawan through a glass window. Don’t like the hustle- bustle? No worries. They've got a little library where you can relish your coffee with some books or the must needed…Wi-Fi. In sum, it's a delight for coffee lovers in a sophisticated surrounding.

Outlets: Narayanhiti Palace Museum North Gate Rd, Norkhang Complex (Jawalakhel)

Hours: 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Café Soma

Science fiction, non- fiction, biographies, or romance, Café Soma is the place you'd like to visit for a stimulating book in one hand and a lovely cup of coffee in the other, any season.  Their unique taste of coffee is further enhanced by the warm and soothing environment; makes it feel like it was just made for coffee. And, don’t forget to taste their eggs benedict. It’s the best!

Outlets: Baluwatar, Jhamsikhel

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Café Lava, Lazimpat

Café Lava has one of the best decorations and customer service. It has suitable setting for gatherings and is just perfect for hanging out with friends, too. They have hung colorful lanterns that lighten your mood throughout the day, and it creates a surreal atmosphere when lit at night. When your taste buds are contented by the ever so popular Café Lava coffee, your ears will be blessed with serene music.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Coffee Pasal, Durbar Marg

Love both coffee and simplicity? Here we have Coffee Pasal, emanating unprecedented ambience of minimalism. This place is definitely beauty in simplicity. Their coffee menu has good variety, and it serves as a perfect breakfast spot as well. Also, you'll find yourself swooning and tempting over the aroma that will inevitably provoke you to take a sip of their alluring coffee. In here, you will have one of the best café experiences.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Café Coffee Day

Café Coffee Day is a place where coffee lovers must go to taste their variety. Their blended coffees are a must-try! Every sip of their blended coffee will roll over your taste buds and please you as it descends down your throat. The ambiance is also unique, as it has a little Nepali twist. Overall, a must-go-to place for coffeeholics.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.



As soon as you enter the café, you will be utterly bewitched by the delicious earthy scent of their coffee. The walls and furniture are in different shades of brown that complement each other fantastically, emanating a sophisticated vibe. An amazing atmosphere with amazing coffee that will surely lead you to an amazing experience!

Outlets: Durbar Marg, Attic Bar, Siddhi Poly Clinic, Jhamsikhel

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Beautiful Coffee, Sanepa

Beautiful Coffee is a perfect spot for people who want to enjoy their precious cup of coffee in a serene and tranquil environment. This is a non- for- profit foundation originally initiated from Korea, now in Nepal. Just like their thought of eradicating poverty, their taste of coffee is also unique. Beautiful coffee not only serves you the best coffee, but serves you with an ideology to change the world. They also hold Latte Art battles, where all coffee freaks can join in.

Hours: 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.