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“Fantastic food and environment!”
Review of Ace Cafe & Bar

Ace Cafe & Bar
Ranked #82 of 857 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$4
Cuisines: Nepalese
Description: Here at the Ace Cafe Food-Kart, we believe that food is the essence of life. We aim to serve fresh, authentic and delicious dishes every time you visit. However, good food is only one thing we do well. We're a social enterprise operating on a triple bottom line model to benefit people, planet, and profit... Because if we're not part of the solution, we're part of the problem! PEOPLE: "If we can conquer space, we can conquer hunger." Ace Cafe is an inclusive community to relax away from the hubbub of Thamel. We treat our staff fairly and donate food to stop kids going hungry. PLANET: We endeavour to minimise waste by donating uneaten food. Most of our ingredients are sourced locally with 'low food miles'. We offer an assortment of plant-based meals that are good for you and the planet. PEOPLE, PLANET, AND PROFIT: Every few months we select three charities in need of support. Each time you purchase a meal, we'll give you a counter to drop into the charity box of your choice. At the end of the month, we donate 10% of profits on your behalf. Know a great charity? Feel free to nominate them!
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Description: Here at the Ace Cafe Food-Kart, we believe that food is the essence of life. We aim to serve fresh, authentic and delicious dishes every time you visit. However, good food is only one thing we do well. We're a social enterprise operating on a triple bottom line model to benefit people, planet, and profit... Because if we're not part of the solution, we're part of the problem! PEOPLE: "If we can conquer space, we can conquer hunger." Ace Cafe is an inclusive community to relax away from the hubbub of Thamel. We treat our staff fairly and donate food to stop kids going hungry. PLANET: We endeavour to minimise waste by donating uneaten food. Most of our ingredients are sourced locally with 'low food miles'. We offer an assortment of plant-based meals that are good for you and the planet. PEOPLE, PLANET, AND PROFIT: Every few months we select three charities in need of support. Each time you purchase a meal, we'll give you a counter to drop into the charity box of your choice. At the end of the month, we donate 10% of profits on your behalf. Know a great charity? Feel free to nominate them!
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The food and environment are amazing. You are treated like family as soon as you walk through the door.
It's a great place to hang out. Expect to make new friends! Frodo the pup might even make an appearance.
Like most restaurants in Nepal your food might take a minute. That's because it's being made fresh.
Last, but definitely not least, it is so fun to hang out with people who believe in giving back to the community.
Just an all around positive experience. Food, ambiance, people.. It's a must visit.

Thank AJ W
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Ashim G, Owner at Ace Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you AJ,

It was a pleasure to hang out and have you in our restaurant. We hope forward to have you again at our table meanwhile, thali and beer awaits. Cheers.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

People: Staff were excellent and engaging. Our waiter had excellent english, fun social manner, engaging and friendly. Eating here was a highlight from 5 days of eating in restaurants around Thamel.

Planet: They attempt to reduce waste and prioritise low food mile foods etc.

Profit: Social profit model advertised in menu explains they donate 10% of profits each month to 3 charities in need of support.

Extras: The restaurant is enclosed which is a nice break from street noise and dust whilst the windows allow the keen observer to still enjoy the musings of the street.

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1  Thank JoelGreen7
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Ashim G, Owner at Ace Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you Joel for your kind review. We believe in society and this business is more about being social and having fun along with customers with proper service. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that he visit wasn't the last.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We felt very welcome coming to this place. The owner treats everyone like a friend, helping you without personal interest. We came back here several times for breakfast, lunch and tea. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Hanna d
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Ashim G, Owner at Ace Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you Hanna, and we are really glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We tried our best to enjoy our moments with guests, hence the friendship.

Thank you for your kind review and hope that you will remember us in your other visits.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Very affordable prices.
A staff with a lot of history's to tell.
A puppy was also a member of the staff.

1  Thank Rune C
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Ashim G, Owner at Ace Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thank you Rune,
Frodo says hi. And it was a pleasure to have you here and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Loved the place! Never much into writing reviews but he deserves one. The MoMo Soup was rich, yummy, every bite was delicious and it was my best MoMo Experience in all of my 15-day Nepal stay! The concept behind the place is "paying it forward" to community and organizations supporting those in need. Highly admirable! The prices are very decent. Masala tea also very yummy. Would go back and recommend to anyone. Free Wifi for those who want / need it while hanging out and eating! Go for MoMo!! <3 Namaste. Nicole.

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Thank nicolespaar
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Ashim G, Manager at Ace Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank You a lot Nicole,

That was a very kind review, it's sad that we only got limited chances of conversation. Hope to see you soon again. :)

Cheers, Namaste from Nepal.

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