Lonely Planet

#4 of 189 things to do in Kathmandu

Helena's is deservedly popular for its set breakfasts, one of the highest rooftops in Thamel, cosy interior and super-friendly service, with a wide range of coffee, good cakes, tandoori dishes and steaks. It's warm and cosy in winter. If you are heading off trekking, consider breakfast on the 8th floor a form of high-altitude training.


Trip Advisor

"Free WiFi - great rooftop - nice food"

That's it. It's so pretty on the roof! It's like a little oasis from the chaos that is Kathmandu. Highly recommend. Across the street is Tranquility spa and they have a great yoga instructor there. I"ll recommend that in another review.

Bring your laptop, get a cup of java and you have all the internet you can get for less than a dollar. They don't bother you or kick you out. (as long as it's not rowded... don't be a jerk if their are people looking for tables, of course!)

You can hardly hear the beeping of taxis. Or smell the exhaust from the cars.. and you don't see any of the tiger balm salesman.... if this isn't heaven... I don't know what is! ;-)

Visited August 2011