Nepal has long been a favored destination for the French, and that’s exactly what brought us this little gem in the bustling streets of Kathmandu: Délices de France. Owner and Nepal-adventurer Christine Regnier started this French hotspot 4 years ago in the heart of backpacker area Thamel, tucked away on the first floor of an office-like building. They managed to turn this large open space into a cosy bistro with swanky Nepali furniture, wooden walls covered in black-and-white photographs, lots of greenery and French chansons playing softly in the background. Christine was determined to let the Nepali people experience the joie de vivre and taste of the French cuisine. Order yourself a goat cheese hors-d’oeuvre with a basket of warm sliced baguette and a perfectly cooked entrecôte. And although your eye might wander to the crêpes for dessert, try the apple momos instead. This variation of the Nepali specialty is not only yummy, it will take away some of the guilt for running off to a European restaurant when you should be experiencing some local cuisine. For people who just can’t get enough of the quiches and pâtés at Délices de France, it offers the possibility to order certain items online too.