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San Sebas Cafe

San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-284-3496
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Ranked #16 of 223 restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Offering Great American Breakfasts and Daily Gourmet Sandwich and Salad Specials. Always Serving Organic Coffee Roasted Fresh Weekly. Come Relax, and Enjoy Our Tranquil Atmosphere and Views of the Gorgeous San Sebastian Park.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Offering Great American Breakfasts and Daily Gourmet Sandwich and Salad Specials. Always Serving Organic Coffee Roasted Fresh Weekly. Come Relax, and Enjoy Our Tranquil Atmosphere and Views of the Gorgeous San Sebastian Park.
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English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to San Sebas. I ordered their oatmeal, banana nuts pancakes with an order of two eggs and a capuccino; enjoyed completely! My husband ordered the French toast sandwich, looked good and he enjoyed it! Come with an appetite, their portions are good, nice local atmospherean d friendly service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came here twice and loved the breakfast. There are scrambles, breakfast burritos, pancakes and more. Organic coffee, too :) Homemade breads and granola, it's well worth a visit...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We went around midday and were excited to find that we could still order anything off the menu -both breakfast and lunch dishes. We ordered an array of plates but the favorites for breakfast included the cinnamon roll pancakes and their house made maple sausage. For lunch the burgers were awesome and they even had a vegetarian option! The staff... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I've been there twice (lunch and breakfast) and i give a special price for their breakfast ! I'm kind a greedy (gourmand) person and like good food. There, i had the two things and within a really nice area in town, the decoration is really great and the staff lovely ! I couldn't try the cheese cake but i'd advise... More

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CuencaEcuadorCafe, Owner at San Sebas Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it! More

Holly, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Excellent food, nice, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Popular with both ex-pats and Ceuncanos. We have never felt anything but welcome and have never had a bad experience at San Sebas.

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The burger was good, but I suspect they use tap water to rinse the lettuce and my tummy grumbled afterward. Considering the number of gringos that pass through this place, I would have thought they would use boiled water (at least) to reduce that risk.

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CuencaEcuadorCafe, Owner at San Sebas Cafe, responded to this review

So sorry to hear your tummy grumbled after eating your burger! But because we are Gringo owned and are conscious of all the parasites and amoebas that can be transferred through food here, we take extra precautions to sanitize all our veggies. You may have picked up some friends before your visit to San Sebas. Hope you are feeling better! More

Cuenca, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Across from a park, sat outside on a sunny day. Had cup of chili and salad. cost is relative. Not expensive for gringos, but not inexpensive by Cuenca standards. Food was fresh and good, but i was looking for chili from back home and while it was good, it had rice in it, which I wasn't expecting. The salad had... More

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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We met some new friends here for lunch one rainy day. The location is convenient, and the space is comfortable. Three of our table ordered burgers & fries (they all liked them) and I ordered the Thai quinoa which came with a fried egg on it. (Although I've never understood the appeal of quinoa, I'm a sucker for an egg... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Having been in Cuenca for three weeks now, I am drawn to return to San Sebas every two to three days. The servers are warm, welcoming, and efficient in serving each patron in a timely fashion (the food is temperature perfect). The menu is balanced and imaginative so that both Cuencas and gringos have ample choices. The kitchen staff are... More

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trenton,nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Again, found this place while walking around in Cuenca. The plaza across is so charming and the Museum next doors a must. Food is simple but very tasty, mostly salads and "sanduches". Fruit juices fresh and plenty. Prices excellent, just a quite place to enjoy the day, the awesome weather and the plaza while having some good, whole lunch...

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