Initially we were walking towards the royal Durbar square, which there are 3 of in the city. However, when we got to the edge of the square we learned that there is an entrance fee involved. It wasn't that much, but it was almost dinnertime and so we decided to instead head back to more familiar territory and find some food. We would return to Durbar square on another day and give ourselves more time to properly explore it.
I did some research and a certain Buddha Bar came up as an option for some food and drink. It is located in Thamel, which was on our way back to our hotel.
We weren't really sure what to expect when we walked in, but the reviews told me that this was a "chill" place with good service and decent food.
This ended up being a very chill hangout indeed! Every table had couches on both sides you could basically lie down on and it was a bit dark in here, as you can see. The ambiance was excellent! Most booths had a hookah set up that patrons were casually partaking from while relaxing yet happening music played in the background.
After spending so many hours walking through the chaotic and dusty streets of Kathmandu this was the perfect place for us! We spent about an hour here reading, drinking, eating, and relaxing. For food I ordered several types of momos. They weren't as good here as they were back at the palace hotel, but they were pretty good.