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28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
(043) 42 8354
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Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't forget the toast!

My wife and I had breakfast here the other day, and are planning on returning. It wasn't the cheapest we've had, but it was fantastic. The toast is made from bread that they make there and is amazing - don't miss it! We also had a pot of chai - the best we've had in a month and a half... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Dan G
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I had breakfast here the other day, and are planning on returning. It wasn't the cheapest we've had, but it was fantastic. The toast is made from bread that they make there and is amazing - don't miss it! We also had a pot of chai - the best we've had in a month and a half... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was okay coffee, better then regular coffee in south america. The atmosphere is okay, wifi is so so, & the food I didnt try, but it was expensive. U can walk around & get meal of the day for 5 soles at peruvian restaurants. A place to relax for an hour or two

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Looking for expensive, but delicious, coffee? Looking for overpriced, but very tasty, treats? Looking For books, ultimate Frisbee and a super cool staff to help you acclimatize before your climb, and chill after it? California Cafe is it! Clean bathrooms, comfy couches, lots of tables, and french press! They open early, but also close by 6:30pm (and all day tuesday).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Soooo nice place! Warm and friendly, you can find people from every part of the world, eat a piece of cake, reading a book and drinking a cup of tea. Excellent food and above all excellent hospitality. A big hug to Giancarlos ;)

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Shoham, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great juises, great nut bread, good coffee and decent service. A really nice place to spend the morning.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had a great, relaxing time in California Cafe. Ate a breakfast with scrambled eggs, potato salad, pancake with strawberries and dulce de leche, passion fruit juice, yogurt with jam and delicious bread. There are books everywhere, smiling people, a lot of goodies to choose from the menu... Great coffee and tea, amazing desserts. Comfortable sofas. Loved everything. Go there!!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was feeling the effects of altitude sickness and the vegetable soup was perfect, the bread was some of the best I'd had for a while too. Friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Lima, Peru
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20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great little spot! It feels like the homey hangout/clubhouse for travellers in Huaraz. Unlike Cafe Andino which is usually empty (maybe it's the bad coffee or the weird service?) this space has a much more user friendly atmosphere. The staff are into what they do (which is so refreshing! like they actually want to be there...) and the food is... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very good restaurant/coffee place! The staff was nice and the food was very tasty !! Also, there is some couches and wifi to chill before the night bus. Oh, and the music changed everyday, always good choices !

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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The couch area feels just like you're in your own living room. You can order coffee and cafe and sit here all day reading or using the good wifi. The portion sizes are large (and the meals are delicious) and the wholemeal bread is so much better than sugary white bread rolls.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ancash Region  >  Huaraz
  • Phone Number: (043) 42 8354

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