We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (617)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
592 results
Traveller rating
305
226
47
10
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
305
226
47
10
4
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 July 2023

Ambient Cafe in Bhutan is an absolute gem! From the moment you step in, you are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. The cafe's serene ambiance and beautiful decor create the perfect setting for relaxation and conversation. The menu offers a delightful range of...beverages, including aromatic teas and expertly crafted coffees that satisfy even the most discerning palates. The friendly staff members are knowledgeable and attentive, ensuring a memorable dining experience. Whether you're seeking a cozy spot to work or a tranquil haven to unwind, Ambient Cafe is the ideal destination. A must-visit for anyone in Bhutan!More

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 19 May 2023

Great spot with good food, drinks & english speakers. Lots of tourist books and right off the clock tower square.

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 30 December 2022

Everything is great about this place, from the menu to the music, to the deco and great custumer service. The food is really good and there is an excellent choice fo freshly made dishes and juices, with great coffee as well. Loved it!

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

Really quick visit for badly needed good coffee. Ambient Cafe did not disappoint! A coffee specialist in the heart of Thimphu, delivering true Italian style espressos in the vein of the established Western independent coffee scene. Friendly and welcoming staff. Could not ask for more!

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 November 2021

Location: One of the very well-known and always go-to places in the heart of Thimphu city. Just before the main traffic, opposite to Druk PNB branch. It’s located on the first floor and has a great view of main traffic with barstool sitting. I love...the plants and platers on the stairway which gives such a warm and welcoming feel. Ambiance: Seatings are comfortable with sofa and option for low and high height tables. Lights and plants inside create a fresh, warm, and cozy place to sit and enjoy your coffee /tea and snacks Food: The menu is not extensive, however, the items on it are their best served and never disappoint. Food is always fresh and quite good presentation. The best part is they use a lot of local fresh garnish in almost all their dishes. Love their coffee and tea. Service: Service is quick and everyone is very hospitable.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 28 November 2020

Here at Ambient Cafe, you not only snack cakes and others, but it is also a meeting place for many people in the capital. The cafe also sells one of the most original coffee

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 May 2020

this is a great lace for brunch, lunch or just to met for a cup of coffee, they have good toasts and croissants and also good cappucinno and black teas. Very relaxing atmosphere and also a newspaper or good book available

Date of visit: May 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 March 2020

The atmosphere is cosy and the food too is not bad, the location is perfect, it is right in the heart of the town.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon in Thimpu, the menu is fairly extensive, the atmosphere really relaxing, the service fairly quick. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 January 2020

I was looking for getting a real espresso that's tasteful, not burned or too strong, here I found it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff and good food. They also have homemade pastries. Hot chocolate was delicious. Small menu but everything was great.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Amazing food , but the owner serves the food with a pathetic attitude .. their sorry makes us feel guilty ! Kindly keep reminding them ur order cos they forget and say , we are sorry we were busy .. can't serve .. Food is...definitely Amazing 🤗More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 25 December 2019 via mobile

It’s a cosy place to meet up friends, coffee is good, snacks too is good. The location is perfect as it is in the center of the city.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 December 2019

I liked their English Breakfast, however their coffee was not as good as I expected to be. I would say a bit over rated in terms of food and pricing. But a great place to hangout and enjoy your time.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

This place is very nice on the main Market, U will get wifi connection free of cost here and u can complete ur work on laptop with coffee and 🍕 as this place has nice and modern sitting arrangement. It is the best and cool...place in Thimpu.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Galingkha
128 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Thimphu Towers
589 reviews
.09 km away
Taktsang Hotel
52 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel Ghasel
33 reviews
.10 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Zone
318 reviews
.12 km away
Zombala2 Restaurant
219 reviews
.05 km away
Rinchenling Cafeteria
20 reviews
.13 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Bhutan Post Office Headquarters
483 reviews
.32 km away
Clock Tower Square
455 reviews
.12 km away
See Bhutan Travels
6 reviews
.01 km away
Mysterious Bhutan Tours and Adventures
7 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
BrianS392
20 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from 429rajeevc | Reviewed this property |
Bhutan is a place where you can really stretch your Dollar! And so are prices at Ambient Cafe, fairly reasonable..
1
Vote
rsn9000
16 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BKSJackson | Reviewed this property |
Should l be +975 17116661
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

AMBIENT CAFE, Thimphu - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Ambient Cafe

Yes, Ambient Cafe offers takeaway services.

Ambient Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5