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El Cafe de Mama Oli

Plazoleta Nazarenas 199, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #57 of 400 restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Vegan, Organic, Sandwiches
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93% Recommend
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A small but lovely café on the peaceful Plazoleta Nazarenas very close to the Pre Columbian art museum. We went for a coffee before visiting the museum and thought it was so good we returned for lunch. The coffee was piping hot, and the banana/chocolate cake was delicious. Does great quiches, salads and sandwiches for lunch and has great freshly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been twice so far since we have been in Cusco. We cannot recommend it enough. Salads, sandwiches and juices are all made fresh and taste fantastic. If you want a light bite or more, this is the place for you! very close to MAP in the same square.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I would highly recommend this cafe in Cusco, Peru due to the friendliness of the owner and also the freshness of the food. Unfortunately I could not taste their desserts since they were finished which means that there were a lot of people coming to taste them. The teas we had were nice and the owner has lived in France... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Wonderful meal. All ingredients freshly prepared and quantity excellent too. Value for money is 10 out of 10. And the equipment used was spotless.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Best coffee during our 20 days in Peru, it was hot hot hot!!! Great homemade lemon pie too... it was so good that we returned a few days later. Great place to chill away from the hectic Plaza de Armas.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is one of my favorite lunch places in Cusco as they make great quiches (broccoli, spinach, aubergine), which with a salade is for me an ideal healthy lunch. I do love Peruvian food, but it can be a bit too much carbohydrates at times, especially for lunch when you have things to do in the afternoon. The juices are... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went in here on a whim for some lunch and it was delicious, a nice selection of sandwiches which were delicious and the salads also looked really good. We returned later for hot chocolate and home-made cakes which were really good and it was all very reasonably priced and nicely located on a pleasant square by the pre-colombian art... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Been there at almost the closing time, maybe that was the reason there was only one waitress /cook. Although the service was prejudiced by the number of people working, the girl that served us did her best and even in a rush was polite. I had a simple tuna sandwich that was really well filled and tasted great. Also had... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in here for a light lunch. Had a vegetarian quiche and it was delightful. The woman working at the counter was very sweet and eager to help/serve. It was such a cute little shop with great food. Loved it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ended at this little place by chance the first time but we kept coming back for the good and inexpensive breakfast! We even got to have a lovely conversation with Mama Oli. What a lovely and charismatic woman! She even took the time to give us a tour about the plaza!

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