“Himalaya is colour, Himalaya is love, Himalaya is flavour, Himalaya is therapy, Himalaya is Community.”
This quote features on the Facebook Information page for the famous Edinburgh eatery Himalaya Café. Often said to serve the best Chai tea in Edinburgh, Himalaya Café resides at number 20, South Clerk Street and offers authentic, home cooked Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan cuisine.
Himalaya Café provides a serene and relaxing environment away from the constant bustle of the Edinburgh streets, with soothing Tibetan music and tranquil authentic décor, the café really places itself well above all other places like it.
The café has an interesting history. It was founded by a woman named Reka whose dream had been to open a shop. After meeting the Dalai Lama in 2005, his words inspired her to open the wonderful Café in 2007.
I often frequent Himalaya Café when in Edinburgh. Thick, creamy and topped with cinnamon, their mango lassies are a delightful and refreshing treat. Their menu is full of feel-good food that tastes delicious and it is obvious when looking and tasting that much care and thought has gone into preparing every meal.
I would recommend trying one the Himalaya’s delicious wraps.
Stuffed and packed full of flavour with a delicious home-made salad and a pot of crisps on the side, these wraps will leave you feeling full and happy.
Himalaya café also sells hand-crafted jewellery, bedding, stationery, clothing, pottery, and incense. This means there is now no excuse to not visit this lovely place. The staff are knowledgeable, happy to talk, and very efficient and friendly.
Himalaya Café’s aim is to “Bring a piece of Tibet to Scotland” And they have achieved this beautifully.