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Snowman Restaurant

Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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11 - 20 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2016

Independently run, spooky , weird , dark little cake and coffee shop. Once you get used to the interior, the locals are friendly and chatty and the cakes are quite simply divine. Those who like their Starbucks will hate Snowman. Those who hate Starbucks will...More

Thank onlyonematclark
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Some of the best cakes I've ever had, definitely try the chocolate love. The atmosphere is a bit dark, but it makes for a surreal Casino Royale kind of scene.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The most amazing pies and cakes! The coconut cake is to die for! While it's a bit for the younger crowd, it's still worth a visit. Even ordered two pies for a recent Thanksgiving get-together that everyone went crazy over. Much better than the over...More

1  Thank Kim N
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Apparently this place was big back in the hippy heyday of Kathmandu. Now it's just as good for the munchies. I stumbled across it by accident and if you're not looking for it its easy to miss. Quite a large selection of cakes. I'd recommend...More

Thank chriiis55
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Walking past the pitch-black cafe with the strong stench of cigarettes, it's not the typical place I'd think of stepping inside, much less eating at. Nonetheless I took a chance, and for only 80 rupees the chocolate cake was quite good. Snowman makes for a...More

Thank tch77
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

When I arrived there it's a really tiny cafe, dark and full of super strong smell of cigarette inside, I even can't breath and stay one second. But I took a long walk to arrive there so I made decision to take a cake away....More

Thank 27lunay
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Apple curd is deliccciiiious:) Atmosphere is hippie style, the only ting, that smoking is allowed there and it is uncomfortable for non-smokers. Interior is good for photo shooting!:)

Thank Sabina K
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I loved this little cafe. Hidden away in Freak Street, Durbar Square. Its been open since 1965 and passed from father to son. They serve great coffee and cake and the gloomyness inside is exceeded by the interesting people your sure to meet there. Locals,...More

Thank JofromWorld
Reviewed 22 November 2014

It's dark, smoky and packed with local students - I doubt it has seen a lick of paint since 1980.But if you fancy apple pie it's the best in Freak Street.

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The Snowman cafe is almost an institution - it has been around forever and many hippies ate their cakes there in the heyday of Kathmandu...there dont seem to be many hippies anymore but the cakes are still very good - the place was a little...More

Thank shiva1961
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Brunch
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Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freak St | Basantapur, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
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