Rent The Runway

In the changing scene around Gyaneshwar and Naxal, there is now a boutique where you can rent a dress and all kinds of clothes you might need for parties and weddings. Opened only five months ago, Rent The Runway gives you the option of borrowing a dress instead of splurging on one outfit that you will wear just once and never use again. For the moment they are focused on women’s wear but Anita Dahal Paudyal, the Founder & MD plans to include men’s wear like suits in the near future. The concept is new for Nepal, and people may take time to accept it, but once they realize how much they can save and the fact that waste is avoided, they should come around. “People spend up to Rs 20,000 on a dress for one wedding, never to wear it again; it’s such a waste,” says Paudyal. “You can wear five different dresses for that amount of money,” she adds. For the moment there are lehengas, saris and dresses that people can rent out for a fee and return once the event is over. Located close to Bhagwati Bahal in Naxal on the way to Sano Gaucharan, Rent The Runway is open Sunday to Friday (11am to 6 pm).

Phone: 9862251241, 98411235817.

Nook Cafe,

They say there are around 4000 coffee shops around the valley, yet more are springing up all over town and some are found in unexpected locations. Opposite the Ananda Bhairav temple of Gyaneshar, close to the German Embassy is the latest addition which may have in their sights, staff from nearby banks and of course people coming to the embassy. Opened in the first week of January, they serve everything from Espresso to Americano, Cappuccino to Café Mocha and Caramel Macchiato. You can also try their milk shakes in vanilla, strawberry and more or go for herbal tea, green tea, mint tea and Darjeeling tea. Other choices include Blended Cold Coffee, Caramel Frappe, Crazy cookies, Drip Coffee and Cold Brew. There are more choices of course. Spacious and well designed with more glass than bricks, there is also space to sit outside. Food choices include Fish & Chips, burgers, Grilled Bratwurst, salads, fries, American Salute Corn and much more. Open from 8am to 10pm
Phone: 9849397957