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Cascanuez Cafe Bar

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Puga 554, Cajamarca, Peru
(076) 36 6089
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5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 34
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a sweet treat

Cascanuez should be on the list for any traveler with a taste for sweets. The cakes are amazing and the cafe is a nice oasis in the chaos of the Cajamarca streets. Sandwiches are decent, but nothing special. The service is standard Peruvian - indifferent and slow, but not rude or unfriendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Kerry D
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Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I think this is not a good place for breakfast. It took more than one hour to get all our order, but there were people in only two other tables. The breakfast included a cafe latte, it was the worst I had in a long time. I may try the cakes as other reviewers have advice, but I will stay... More 

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Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Cascanuez should be on the list for any traveler with a taste for sweets. The cakes are amazing and the cafe is a nice oasis in the chaos of the Cajamarca streets. Sandwiches are decent, but nothing special. The service is standard Peruvian - indifferent and slow, but not rude or unfriendly.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Had lunch twice here. Staff is very friendly. They are well known for their fresh desserts. Good for vegetarians.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A great place for cappuccinos and a nice selection of cakes, pies and sweets. We tried a number of the offerings and found most to be excellent. Seems like the more complex, the better it was (don’t bother with the “house cookies”…just go with the cakes, pies and puddings). The proper 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 cap was “good-plus”, but not excellent—with... More 

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Lima, Peru
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One word: mouth-watering! The best cakes and desserts in Cajamarca can easily be found here. Recommended: pecan pie a la mode (scrumptious!), chocolate cake (to die for!) boreal de fresa (strawberry foam which actually melts in your mouth) and oh! the coffees! 100% recommended!

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London
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cortado is a rare find in South America: strong, fresh milk, good crema. Share a cake as they are around 9 soles a slice and are quite large. We tried pecan pie and cheesecake . Cheesecake wasn't really cheesecake but was tasty. Staff are really friendly. We want to try the brownie but they never have any :-( Breakfast was... More 

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Sudamericano por el mundo
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After my arrival to Cajamarca I came one afternoon and after that I was obliged to return every day since. 3 visits. Almond cheesecake and Brazilian Cake simply mindblowing both. So far, traveling in Peru, without considering Lima, the best cakes I have eaten, in this trip.

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

An inviting storefront with a large display case of baked goods & helado. Small dining area can be a real issue at prime times but the staff is generally friendly & accommodating. Entrees can be inconsistent and take far too long to prepare, but it's usually better than other choices-especially on slow week nights. A great place to have a... More 

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Cajamarca, Peru
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This cute restaurant has good food and amazing desserts. The atmosphere is great and the service was good. Also a great place to stop in for coffee or tea and a sweet. Don't miss the sponge cake with manjar blanco and coconut!

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Santiago, Chile
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This little coffee shop has a wide variety of cakes, pies and desserts and a selection of sandwiches, including creations with peruvian plates. Great food and pricing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puga 554, Cajamarca, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cajamarca Region  >  Cajamarca
  • Phone Number: (076) 36 6089
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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