I happened upon this place while staying in Kathmandu, had one breakfast there, and dreamed of it for 3 weeks while I was on the Annapurna Circuit. When I got back I raced there for breakfast and it did not disappoint- my memory was correct- best breakfast I've had while traveling the world for a year and visiting 16 countries.
The full breakfast with grilled mushrooms, fried eggs, delicious home-baked bread, and perfectly seasoned grilled tomatoes will amaze you. The coffee is great. The cheesecake was really good- not like a cheesecake in the USA, it's really a yogurt cake, but it's delicious. The cookies are wonderful too.
The owners lived in England- the husband worked as a chef at the Ritz Carlton- and they know their stuff! They are so wonderful to sit and chat with- really thoughtful, caring people. The restaurant has a karma jar that gets used to help people in need- be they elderly or sick locals or sick foreigners. The family has done so much good to help others with this karma jar that contributing to it feels great! They won't take tips because "they already take their profit" when they set the prices, which are VERY FAIR AND CHEAP PRICES COMPARED TO FOOD THAT IS NOT AS GOOD IN THAMEL, but you can donate to the karma jar instead of leaving a tip and do lots of good.
Located near the Sparkling Turtle Guesthouse and the Monkey Temple.