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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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm. Offering Great American...
Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm. 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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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast Gringo Hangout

Our breakfast started off with a great cup of coffee and fresh squeezed juice. The food was great, the staff friendly and many expats meet there in the morning for breakfast. We met several people their and exchanged a lot of information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Michael C
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Corona, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

their food is mediocre on a good day and priced for gringos the service is lacking and most of the staff are non-english speakers

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Corona, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our breakfast started off with a great cup of coffee and fresh squeezed juice. The food was great, the staff friendly and many expats meet there in the morning for breakfast. We met several people their and exchanged a lot of information.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant is owned by gringos, serves breakfast and lunch, and is known for its American breakfasts, though there are also soups, salads and sandwiches. My husband and I come for breakfast. He orders the pancakes which come with different toppings (cinnamon, strawberry, etc.), as well as maple syrup, while I get one of the egg dishes which has a... More 

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minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Lots of menu choices, excellent service, tasty food. We have gone to the Intercambio lunches and practice Spanish with gringos. Lots of fun. As well the location of this restaurant is on a beautiful and quiet square with outside seating. Lovely!

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Lima, Peru
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A great place to have breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Please make a reservation as if you try and just drop in too often the nearby alternatives are a grave disappointment. Nice furniture & fittings, lovely cakes on offer and very good service. The breakfasts are great.

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Dublin, Ireland
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137 restaurant reviews
757 helpful votes 757 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Went here for breakfast. Great choices- pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs, French toast, bagels, yogurt... A lot! Nice little place. Good value for what you get too. I had the french toast breakfast which came with 2 eggs (fried or scrambled) and 2 pieces of bacon (you could chose sausages or something else if you wanted). It was lovely. Cappuccino was... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This was a return trip for us, the service was friendly and effecient. The food arrived in a timely manner, prepared as requested and looked appealing. The only criticism I would give is that the chili burger had way to much chili on it, I would suggest ordering the chili on the side. I ate the burger with a fork... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A favorite place for us to eat breakfast. Food is always good and one of the few places you can find maple sausage! The service is always good, prices reasonable, and food is excellent. You will find old friends and make new friends. Also a great place to sit and have coffee with fellow gringos and maybe learn something you... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This little restaurant has pretty close to authentic N. American food. Pretty wide menu selection. Mostly know for breakfast. Check their hours before you go, as they are limited. There is a large Gringo population that visits daily, and you will find it a good source to meet fellow Gringos, and get much information concerning the city. It is situated... More 

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ecuador is not a country of dining out; as a result, service can be less than ideal. San Sebas has learned this and provides an experience bar none in Cuenca. The servers are quick, and the food is spectacularly down home comfort. Snuggled in a beautiful old 14 century building in Plaza San Sebastian the experience of eating here while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-3496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers

Description

Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?