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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reviewed before and pleased that the place has survived the pandemic. Service and food remains excellent and great prices. A cooked (eggs any style+ extras) breakfast remains incredible value at 180 npr. Great coffee, selection of fruit juices and lassi drinks. However the Cafe is...now starting to look very ‘tired’ and a little broken. Naturally with so little business in recent years the place has suffered. Previously it was very well frequented by the (mostly) foreign paragliding fraternity which added a lot to its character. Sadly solo paragliding is no longer allowed in Pokhara and that semi-resident community will be forced to move to pastures new. Hopefully Cafe 17 will get a well overdue refresh that will retain its French street cafe appeal. Regardless.. the staff there continue to serve travellers with excellent breakfasts and great coffee. Recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 15 November 2021

Have to set the record straight since this place has gottne good reviews. Maybe it's because there are fewer tourists in town, but the croissants were very bad! Few places in town are baking fresh daily. They didn't have a coffee machine that could make...freshly ground coffee, like almost every other place has in Pokhara. Sadly disappointing. Maybe if tourists return, their bakery will return. But right now, nothing French about it!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Love coming to this popular little cafe. Small menu with all the food done perfectly, including the super yummy baguettes! It’s the best value cafe in Pokhara and the service is spot-on too! Thanks guys, will see you soon 😊

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2019

Good fresh ground coffee, fresh bread, friendly atmosphere and the price cant be beat, Ate here several times

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

They have a lot of tasty and crispy baguettes. They’re freshly baked, so sometimes it smells great! Their coffee is ok too. I didn't really enjoy the ambiance (a lot of loud paragliding instructors), but I guess that depends on when you visit. Their sweet...breads are good, although the croissant was a bit small.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Manu H, Owner at Cafe 17 French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

Their coffee is the best in Pokhara, rich, smooth, and zesty. The set breakfast is a great deal but only served until 12:00. I was late one day and disappointed to miss it so ordered the German potatoes with onions, bacon, and cheese instead (pictured)....To my surprise, it was fabulous, the best thing I ate in several days stay in Pokhara. Great food, great prices. Wifi is good when they're not busy but lags on video during busy times.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Manu H, Manager at Cafe 17 French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

Thank you so much for your review.It means a lot. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Everything fresh amd delicious.they make the breads themself and lots of Europeans cime here .good to go

Date of visit: February 2019
Manu H, Owner at Cafe 17 French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

Thank you so much. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Simple breakfast for under 200 rupees including: - fresh warm baguette (absolutely gorgeous, it is so hard to find nice bread in Nepal!!!) - Egg - Hash Brown potato’s (not like the standard ones you usually get. These were like sautee and warm) - Fresh...coffee (no Nescafé rubbish!!!) I could not believe this deal and thought this was amazing. We found this place on last day otherwise we would have been there every morning. Small pot of fresh filter coffee is extremely cheap. Also best pain au chocolat ever tasted plus they warm it up for you!!! Will definitely be back when we come back to Nepal! Keep doing what you’re doing!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Manu H, Owner at Cafe 17 French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here every day since I’ve been in Pokhara. The organic filter coffee is lovely. The baguettes are delicious and the fillings are generous and tasty. I also like that the bread tastes freshly baked and it isn’t that sweet-tasting bread you get in...some establishments. Located on the main road but it’s still an undenyingly relaxing spot to watch the world go by.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Manu H, Owner at Cafe 17 French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for your comment. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 28 April 2018

By chance, this place was near our guesthouse our first day in Pokhara. We checked it out based on convenience and based on the visible bread oven and the affordable menu, we tried it. We came back for every single breakfast for nearly a week...(a few days before and a few days after the ABC trek). The set breakfast is a great deal (and includes delicious fresh-baked bread), the coffee is better than the average instant coffee found at many restaurants around here, and the pastries are all delicious (our favorite was the pan-au-chocolate). Service was friendly and prompt. Oh, and it was the fastest Wifi we found in Pokhara. Gonna miss these breakfasts.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Manu H, Owner at Cafe 17 French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you so much for your nice review on us and thank you for choosing us while ur stay in pokhara. Hope to see you again.

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Cafe 17 French Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5