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

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  • 50
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Feels like home

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Kate L
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The location is near main square ,Plaza de Armas. Very nice corner to sit. Have good coffee and have breakfast. People who work here are very friendly.

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Memphis, TN
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142 reviews 142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Located just one block from the central plaza, this place is the gathering spot for hipsters and travelers from all over the world. Every time I am in there, seems a predominance of German and English speakers. The foods and coffee are on the high side but very good. Fast internet. A good place to meet, work, relax.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Huge library with traveling books and language books. It was a great way to spent a relaxing afternoon with coffee and banana cake! The coffee was really good for Peruvian standards.

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Haifa District, Israel
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To whoever don't care to spend money can go here and enjoy a special quite environment and good coffee.. meat people or learning Spanish..They have WiFi. Enjoy

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is definitely one of the best hang outs in Huaraz and felt just like home to this Californian abroad. This is one of the only places in Huaraz you can get good quality coffee, in addition to a wide variety of great teas. The food menu is amazing, offering excellent meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner in true cafe... More 

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LIma, Peru
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great coffee, breakfasts and yes - actual home-made bagels. Chill atmosphere, wi-fi, excellent library of books to borrow.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had a late breakfast at California. The service was a little bit slow, the food was expensive, but the quality was good. So overall we were satisfied with the meal. Would go there again, but is not very "local"

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Lima, Peru
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

California Cafe is my favorite place to go for a yummy breakfast in Huaraz! The fruit-filled crepes are my absolute favorite, and you can't go wrong with a cup of their coffee, or fresh-squeezed juice. There's also free wifi, clean bathrooms, and bookshelves filled with books for travelers to read! They're open early, so that's another plus. Staff is friendly... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Finally a cafe that opens at a decent time: 7:30am! Very spacious with tables and sofa area, huge book exchange and great food. Coffee is good but tea selection is better (I felt spoilt with a pot of Assam!). Menu is compressive, staff friendly and a brilliant notice board for meeting other hikers/climbers and getting involved in the local area.... More 

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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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