A young Swiss born Tibetan woman staying in Paris, abandons her humdrum life to pursue her dream of making a film. She discovers Royal cafe, a small Sri Lankan eatery in the 19th arrondissement of Paris near the metro station ‘La Chapelle’. It serves Tibetan food and is frequented mostly by exile Tibetans.
As she passes time in the cafe, looking for inspiration and cast for her film, her life unfolds alongside the desires, disappointments and loneliness of her fellow diners. Royalcafe eschews stereotypes of Tibetan living in exile to portray the simple realities of there lives.