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California Cafe

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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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  • 56
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  • 7
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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
A Gringo Home Away from Home - In a Good Way

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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  • Address: 28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ancash Region  >  Huaraz
  • Phone Number: (043) 42 8354

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