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Cafe Ali Cumba

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12 de noviembre/martinez, Banos, Ecuador
032 743-413
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not the cheapest but the best!

Not the cheapest but the best lunch I've had in Ecuador. Try their turkey sandwich with white cheddar, made with homemade bread: it's delicious! Their Colombian coffee beans are of good quality as well and ground freshly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Dimi San K
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London, England
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch here and thought it warranted a good review. The coffee is really good and the smoothies are top notch. I had the cheese and tuna sandwich and it was great. I see other people thought the lady was rude but I found her kind of funny. Maybe it's the Danish humour...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not the cheapest but the best lunch I've had in Ecuador. Try their turkey sandwich with white cheddar, made with homemade bread: it's delicious! Their Colombian coffee beans are of good quality as well and ground freshly.

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Saratoga, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You would think, based on the reviews before us, that the owner is rude. But, REALLY, it is uncanny how rude she is. We hadn't read TripAdvisor reviews beforehand, but had we, we would have understood. Rant after rant. Perhaps that is why her restaurant isn't doing a great business? You think? Must be coffee as good somewhere else. Find... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were looking for a great cup of coffee... the cafe advertised just that... once inside we were met by the rudest woman we've ever met. She wouldn't let us sit outside, snapped at me when I asked for a guidebook and wifi. She also tried to force us into eating. Stay away!

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Estes Park, Colorado
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I stopped in the other day for a coffee and a snack.....Big mistake! While waiting for coffee, the owner came out to rant for 20 minutes about how terrible it is that she is doing such poor business. It seems to her that U.S. retirees should not come to her restaurant because they can't afford it. Since... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, had a ham and cheese sandwich and a smoothie drink Ther was one other person having lunch on the day I was in and when I asked for a type of smoothie and was told it wasn't a good smoothie you should order this one, I said ok and when the other persons order came out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The owner is the ONLY cook. So, yes your food may take a while to get to the table but it is worth it. And yes, maybe if you are used to eating arroz con pollo then the prices may seem expensive, but the food here is much better than the towny places that exclusively serve rice and meat. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice looking place but as soon as you walk in your greeted with a spiel about how good the coffee and bread is, which is okay to say but very in your face. The Sandwhich I ordered was really good but when I looked to see what veggies were in it, the owner told me there was no... More 

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The sandwiches and cappuccino in this small cafe were delicious. The group I was with had the turkey and cheese, ham and cheese and the vegetarian sandwiches. All were very tasty. Great artwork on the wall and just 1 block from the main town square. Also has some books for sale. I went back a couple of times for the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

When traveling in Ecuador I stopped here for breakfast. Owner was very kind and takes pride in her food and coffee. Had an excellent breakfast and they advertise best coffee around. I have to agree it was probably the best coffee I had in all of Ecuador. Also had a smoothie which was excellent. Owner takes great pride in her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 de noviembre/martinez, Banos, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: 032 743-413

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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