Reported to have become vegetarian during 2018. Menu includes faux tofu meats and kofta, of which some can be adapted to vegan. Free Wi-Fi. Floor and bench seating. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-11:00pm.

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31 Reviews

First Review by newspanishvegan


Points +171

08 Aug 2023

Fantastic vegan omelette

Went here several times. Tofu curry, vegan omelette and breakfast fruit bowls are fantastic. Mostly vegetarian dishes but the vegan ones are spot on

Pros: Decently priced , Really flavourful , Decent portion size



Points +244

26 Apr 2023

Best menu in town!

This place has the best menu in town. So many vegan options, ingredients listed clearly. Nice garden space. I couldn't decide what to eat.
Ordered a pizza and the vegan cheese was more like a cashew cream but it was tasty and I will return.

Pros: So many vegan options! Best menu in town!, Cosy space, Affordable prices


Points +1164

13 Nov 2022

Love the food!!

Been here many times over the years and always impressed with the taste, portions and quality. The staff is always friendly and welcoming when I come here.


Points +174

29 Aug 2022

Tasty smoothies

We came here for the sushi bowl, but it was out of stock 😏 we ordered smoothie bowl instead and they were fantastic! Super tasty, fresh and really cold! Great place to relax, chill and play with the little puppy they have


Points +343

09 Jul 2022

Smoothie bowls

Enjoyed the smoothie bowls and kambucha

Pros: Vegan labeled options and ingredients , Kambucha , Good service


Points +208

19 May 2022

Temporäre Karte

Wir waren heute im Café und haben uns u.a. auf die Pancakes und das vegane Omlett gefreut. Leider gibt es derzeit eine temporäre Karte, welche kein der zuvor genannten Gerichte umfasst. Es gibt quasi nur smoothie Bowls und 2-3 weitere Hauptgerichte. Wir bestellten daraufhin eine Smoothie Bowl, diese war okay aber nichts besonderes. Hat so gut wie nach nichts geschmeckt und das Granola war leider nur angebrannte Haferflocken.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-19

Pros: Preis okay

Cons: Fast nichts von der Karte online verfügbar


Points +307

14 May 2022

Many vegan options

I visited this place twice, in both cases i was the only customer what was a pity and created a not-so-cozy-atmosphere. The food was okay, i would give three stars for it and one star in addition because the service was excellent.

Pros: Many vegan options, Good location, Very friendly staff

Cons: Taste should improve


Points +1476

01 Dec 2021

Nice place

I tried vegan chickpea omelette, it was great and the place was nice.


Points +123

20 May 2021

Nice location

Nice location with good vegan options and the possibility to join yoga classes


Points +391

18 Mar 2020

So, so good!

The raw Vegan bortscht is incredible!!! I also had the chickpea-tofu curry which was yummi too.
I went there for breakfast again and the spiced pumpkin bowl - 🤤🤤
The chocolate balls are a delicious small treat after dinner!
Highly recommended!

Pros: Portions are good for the amount of money

Cons: You have to ask for filtered water


Points +162

04 Feb 2020

Lots of vegan options

Umbrella Café is a cozy café with lots of vegan options, friendly staff and delicious food. Some of my favourites: mango smoothie bowl, vegan breakfast tacos, pumpkin soup (weekly dish).

Pros: vegan options, good value, cosy


Points +229

19 Jan 2020

Best vegan place in Pokhara

So fresh, so tasty, so many options! This place offers indoor and outdoor seating, extra friendly staff, very delightful foods and an abundance of drinks. Try their chocolate balls at the checkout but be careful, they are highly addictive...


Points +82

27 Nov 2019


Enchiladas were delicious. Veggie burger was good too. Good value for money and very relaxed vibe


Points +2107

12 Oct 2019

Great Comfort Food

During our week in Pokhara, we visited Umbrella many times - lunch, dinner, and once for breakfast.

The outdoor space at the front has several tables, covered by what I can only describe as one very large umbrella, which came in handy during the many evening thunderstorms while we were there. It’s beautifully laid out, and the area also houses a small shop, and yoga centre.

We worked our way through most of the vegan-friendly options on the menu, including two types of burger (I had one made with soya, which was delicious with their creamy cashew cheese sauce), the amazing sliced, fried potatoes with garlic tofu mayo, curry, chickpea omelette, pizza and more!

Location-wise, this is a great place to eat in before catching a 7pm film at the nearby Movie Garden.

The people working here are lovely and very attentive. Food and drinks are very good value.

Pros: Lots of vegan-friendly options, Great value for money, Lovely location and people

Cons: Not 100% vegan

Chris W

Points +404

12 Oct 2019

Loads of vegan options

We visited this restaurant many times during our extended stay in Pokhara. We loved the fact that this place doesn’t only offer many vegan options, but also seems to have an ethical dimension regarding animal welfare with the lovely waiting staff wearing HART T-Shirts.

We pretty much went through the menu and can particularly recommend the huge Vegan Burgers, the Perfect Roast Potatoes and the Vegan Omelettes. Sadly they never had the vegan chocolate cake while we were there!

This restaurant is also one of the best value places in Pokhara - neither adding an extra 13% tax or service charge (the service is great though, so make sure you use the sometimes well-hidden tip box!).

One of the best places in Pokhara for reliable vegan options.

Pros: Great vegan options, Lovely Space, Staff wear HImalayan Animal Rescue Team T-Shirts

Cons: Not entirely vegan


Points +30

30 Sep 2019

Cool but improve taste

Nice place to chill out, yoga classes, veg curries and international foods. I had the vegan stroganoff special and it could have done with a bit more seasoning/taste.


Points +478

19 Sep 2019

Good place

Vegan items were clearly marked on the menu and most things can be made vegan. Mains and entrees we tried were super yummy and my burger was massive. I ordered the special apple pie and it came out cold and felt like it was old. Maybe stay away from the special dessert but everything else was freshly made delicious

Pros: Many vegan options, Lots of veggies, Tofu dishes

Cons: More pricely then local places-worth it


Points +32

18 Jul 2019

Best Vegan Food in Pokhora

Each day I try something different and it’s all amazing. Last night’s vegan pizza was the best I’ve ever eaten. This morning’s vegan smoothy bowl - AMAZING!!! I can feel the life goodness flowing in me from my food. Totally recommend!!!

Pros: Big and spacious, Great big servings, Many options


Points +2655

16 May 2019

Bad experience

Only two staff serving a full restaurant, they were run off their feet. We waited nearly an hour and a half for our meals and when it finally came out it was disappointing. The food also came out at different times, so my boyfriend had nearly finished his burger by the time my pasta arrived. I had the carbonara which seemed to be missing half the ingredients described on the menu, and was really bland and dry. Have made way better pasta myself at home! Such a shame as the menu looks awesome, but I don’t trust that the food is as nice as it sounds. I don’t think we’ll bother giving it another try.

Pros: loads of vegan options, staff were nice despite being so busy, good kombucha

Cons: long wait for food, bland, missing ingredients, cold chips


Points +34

09 Apr 2019

Nice restaurant

Been eating there quite a few times and I really like to do my own sallad. The sweets are super. And the staff! ^^ A bit smal portions need to order bread on the side. Had the burger and it was super dry. Nice atmosphere and the animals are the sweetest!

Pros: Vegan options! Got healthy food!

Cons: A bit smal portions.


Points +452

03 Mar 2019

Beautiful place but not the best food.

The restaurant is looking beautiful, chill hippie style, the service is friendly, the menu is interesting but the food is served in small portions, and is not super tasty or fancy, I mean its good, but the few dishes I tryed was missing a bit of presentation and I wish the taste and textures would be more balanced.
I went there few times and the food experience was good but didn't match my expectations since I was expecting better from this beautiful and a bit pricy place. I will try again later to see the evolution.

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly staff, Cool hippy place

Cons: A bit too expenssive, Small portions, could be more tasty and with better presentation


Points +31

Mostly Veg
26 Feb 2019

We loved Umbrella

We can only hope you're experience at Umbrella is as wonderful as ours were (plural!). The place is welcoming and friendly with lovely staff, it has a Canggu/Ubud feel to it. The food was so much fun and serving sizes were great! You can definitely sense that there is a lot of heart being poured out onto every plate here!

Gorgeously Vegan foods that even the non-v will enjoy (guaranteed), and not overpriced. Most meals 2-350 rupees. Service charge already included.

We loved the potato chips (!!), sandwiches, raw balls (!!), burritos, and tofu mayonnaise (!), and really just wanted to try it all despite the health and veg cafe abundance in that area of Pokhara, Lakeside. A beautiful (not to mention fresh!!) break from lovely street momos and daal baht.
Give it a gooooo!


Points +26

24 Feb 2019

Not as good as we expected

The place is cute and have big potential.
We went there 2 times and both were ok but not worth trying. The budda bowl was small, lacked love and taste. Beside the tofu that was too oily and sugary.
The pumpkin soup was big but had overpowering ginger taste,that I didn't like. Pumpkin curry was quite good but nothing special.

Pros: Lots of vegan option, decoration is nice, Nice servis

Cons: Quality is not the best , Unbalanced flavour , Expensive


Points +20

22 Nov 2018


Nice place lots of vegan option the portions are not very big but the prices are including all service fees and taxes unlike most places. They also have yoga.

Pros: Lots of options, very laid back

Cons: Small portions


Points +188

15 Nov 2018

Vegetarian & vegan restaurant

My boyfriend and I went here for breakfast this morning. I ordered the breakfast combo with scrambled tofu instead of eggs & really liked the dish! It comes with roasted potatoes and veggies, 2 slices of brown bread, tea and a fruit salad. Lovely breakfast!

Pros: Good value, Many vegan options, Nice rooftop

Cons: Not a lot of herbs in scrambled tofu


Points +91

30 Oct 2018

all vegetarian and vegan

Dont serve meat. Description should be ammended. Nice cute place with friendly dogs. Has a balcony with on the floor sitting for larger groups

Pros: all vegan or vegetarian. menu clear about them, large variety

Cons: western. could be more 'nepali'


Points +244

13 Jun 2018

new all veg & vegan menu!!

I came here once, went trekking for three weeks, came back and they now have a new ALL VEG & VEGAN menu!!!

Pros: L0TS of vegan options!! , healthy, fresh, and wholesome ingredients, super kind staff and great atmosphere!

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