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.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Kathmandu Nepal | Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4261633
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

888 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 706: English reviews
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and attentive staff, good prices, wide range of food. Nice little garden. Sometimes we eat there every day.

Thank GabriellaRobin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although they have local cuisine, after weeks of travel I was ready for a break. My friend and I loved our dinner so much (I had Pad Thai- not exactly like the Pad Thai I know but I'd say it was almost better- TONS of veggies) that we went back for lunch the next day. I had the vegetarian penne... More 

Thank jenntutu
Split, Croatia
Level Contributor
229 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice green oasis with excellent service (no waiting!) not far from Seeing Hands massage parlor. The place is ideal for a short stop after most relaxing massage ... We have done it 3 days in a row ... Sheer heaven (both)!!!

Thank Nen608707
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love Gaia. The staff are wonderful, the food is delicious and lots to choose from. It's a bit more on the expensive side, but not completely unreasonable. Always good wifi, so I love to grab a coffee (which comes in big mugs), and read or get some work done. Mint-lemonade is very good, as is their pad Thai. I've... More 

Thank Melissa S
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As always Gaia restaurant was the place where we have been eaten during our stay in Kathmandu. Wonderful food and lovely people!

Thank Monique D
County Clare, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant with tasty food. It has a nice courtyard which is great to sit and eat in. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit.

Thank Greachan M
Blaenavon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good food at reasonable prices. Wide range of coffees. Outdoor garden seating. Fast service for a Nepali restaurant.

1 Thank taffbryn
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and breakfast on separate occasions. There an outdoor and inside area, if you sit outside in winter just take a jacket. Great service, & food came out quick too. Try the Ginger cooler or Ginger warmer if your feeling unwell - both are delicious. Eggs Benedict is delicious, huge portion too

1 Thank Kelly_May1234
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic cafe with exceptional service and delicious fresh and well presented food so glad I discovered this little cafe so close to Holy Himalayan Hotel where I was staying before my trek yummo 👍🙏

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gurgaon, India
Level Contributor
86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were received well when we entered, despite the dinner rush hour time. Great Ambience, servers were prompt, quality of food was great, food preparation time took some time as it was rush hour, check out was fast. The Toilet was dirty but was cleaned after we asked them to do so.

1 Thank LazyoneBird

Travellers who viewed Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop also viewed

Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley

Been to Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 7
Indian, Cafe, International, European, Asian, Nepalese, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kathmandu Nepal | Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4261633
Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop is specialized in Eurasian cuisine. We offer various breakfast sets and a large choice for your lunch or dinner. Besides that, we offer fresh, organic coffee and various teas, salads and cakes. Inside & outside dining In the sun, in the shadow or inside. Alone, as a couple or with a group. We provide you plenty of seating options, both in- and outside. Various daily newspapers At Gaia you can catch up with the daily news from Nepal and the world. Next to a number of Nepali newspapers we offer three English dailies: The Kathmandu Post, The Himalayan Times and Republica. The Kathmandu Post The Himalayan Times Republica Free Wi-fi Check your e-mail, update your blog and keep track of your Facebook and other social media with our free wi-fi. Ask our staff for the password.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?