Ali's Cafe (tel. 0941/667-1090), just before the turn to Sertri Gompa, offers a homey ambience, cheap prices, and an affable owner, Ali -- a great place to relax after a hike. Hearty backpacker fare is offered by Leisha's Cafe (tel. 0941/667-1179), near the bus stop. Fans of "competitive eating" should inquire about the Yak Burger Challenge. Another cafe worthy of note is Shanghai Times (Shanghai Shiguang), which offers freshly ground coffee with one refill for ¥10 and a decent spaghetti Bolognese. Shanghai Times is on the second floor of the building opposite the bus stop.

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