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Norling Cafe

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Norbulingka Institute | PO Sidhpur, Dharamsala, India
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Bengaluru, India
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After going around the Norbulingka institute, we ended the tour with a quick cold coffee break at the café. They have cakes, muffins and fresh fruit juices too. Very calm and peaceful place, with fluttering prayer flags all around. Nothing monastic about the prices though! The prices are high for a regular type of cafe, ordinary serving crockery and plastic... More 

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Kolkata, India
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

After a tour of the Norbulingka Institute, which comprises of the various crafts workshops, and of course the Monastery, this is a perfect place for refreshments. So on this October morning we visited, the place was overrun with tourists and the staff was literally running to get the orders to the tables. The place has both indoor and outdoor seating.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Norling cafe in the outdoors of Norbulingka institute is buzzing with vibrant tibetan music and bakery of sweets and savouries .. Along with a good variety of drinks I loved their fresh apple juice and variety of cakes from banana to chocolate, just the right sweetness, they are very well made here. Whether it is patties or cakes or juices... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We visited it during our visit to the Tibet Art gallery. A beautifully done up cafe with some of the amazing, cold coffee, hand made cookies, Masala Chai and Lemon Iced Tea. We also tried its sandwiches and veg momos and they were also very good. The whole experience was really refreshing specially for my in laws after a walk... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is a new place come up a month ago. Visited yesterday. Nice interiors with wooden flooring overlooking greenery. Owner was friendly. We found Pizza to be really nice. Even Salad was good (small!) It is on a small road going beyond Norbulingka Monastry. Parking can be an issue but you can always park near Norbulingka and walk about 50... More 

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Thank Charaveti
New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

we like there some of item, service is oky not very fast, location is good, cost is not expensive . better if they could make clean & nice management, we found they dont have enough manpower because we wait bit long for our food, hope they can improve coming days,

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Thank Robot M
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

When visiting the Norbulingka monastery, you cannot miss the cafe. The taste of tibetan dishes is pretty decent, and there`s also a lot of the usual continental stuff for those who don't like surprises for their taste buds.

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Thank Div2604
Mumbai, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I heard about the Norling Cafe on Highway OnM y Plate and went there with great enthusiasm however was a tad bit disappointed. The place is not at all fancy - and i hadnt expected it to be either - but the food let me down slightly. The Thukpa's were very tasty - they over did the noodles - but... More 

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Thank ShruBi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

very good range. friendly staff. great fish chili. Best fried mutton momos in the county! certainly worth a visit!)

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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361 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

When on a visit to the Norbuligka Monastery, you cant miss the Norling Cafe and a pit stop here wont disappoint you. Though the service is a bit slow, we did not mind it as we sat outside and were busy absorbing the different views of the monastery. There menu has a good selection of items to choose from. Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, Asian, Tibetan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norbulingka Institute | PO Sidhpur, Dharamsala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Kangra District  >  Dharamsala

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?