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Café review: Hotel Bhutan

Location: Chubachu, below Royal Textile Academy

The place is small so it’s best to reserve seats in advance. There is space to stay outside as well, if that’s what you’d like. The place has a rustic vibe with a lot of bamboo used for the ceiling and other areas.

Cost: $$$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

Momo Platter
Momo Platter

Main course

  • It’s a vegetarian restaurant so a downside for meat lovers.
  • Mostly Indian dishes, few Italian and Bhutanese food options.
  • The momo platter was a unique twist to the local dumpling, with three different flavors (one stuffed with potatoes, one with spinach and the other one with the usual cabbage-onion combo).
  • The food was tasty and visually pleasing, but the portions were less.
Non-alcoholic Mojito
Hot chocolate


  • They serve various drinks from cocktails to mock-tails but we couldn’t try the alcoholic drinks since it was a weekday. Would prefer to be sober for office.
  • The hot chocolate was one of the best I’ve had in Thimphu. They topped it with vanilla ice-cream, an unusual but good combo.
  • The non-alcoholic mojito had a fresh, minty flavor with a moderate sweetness despite the high content of lemon in it.
  • The lemon tea, however was definitely not worth the price.


  • The chocolate cake was rich and creamy with just the right amount of chocolate coating.
  • The banana fritter was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup, perfect for your sweet tooth.


The service was really slow so we had to wait a lot for our food to arrive. They even took a long time to get the bill ready after we finished our meal.


On a scale of 1-5 with 1 being “wouldn’t go there again unless it was the last restaurant on earth” to 5 being “would eat there everyday if I could”, would rate it a 3. I wouldn’t go there on my own but if my friends planned an event there, I wouldn’t have a problem.

Disclaimer: We are in no way affiliated with the restaurant and the opinions expressed above are based on our own experiences.


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