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“Great coffee and friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe La Parada

Cafe La Parada
6a. Avenida Norte No. 42 | Frente a Iglesia de la Merced, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
502-48181419
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Ranked #49 of 239 Restaurants in Antigua
Price range: $1 - $3
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Description: We are a very small shop with such a good coffee, located right in front of La Merced church, one of the architectonic icons of this colonial city. Tree blocks from the central park and one from the famous arch. We specialize in espresso brew, prepared in the traditional Italian way and using only hundred for cent Guatemalan coffee beans, grew and harvested by small coffee producers. Our recommendation: Espresso, Capuccino and Caffelatte and if you like cold coffee drinks, try our famous Ice Mokaccino.
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great coffee and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Spent a fair amount of time looking for a good coffee place in Antigua. When I found this place my search was over. The coffee was great, the location and view was also great. We started talking with the barista and he was very friendly and very good company. He provided excellent service and helped us with the sampling to bring a bag of coffee beans home.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The chilled out coffee spot in Antigua”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We kept ending up at this coffee shop when we needed to refuel. Excellent coffee and excellent chocolate. Great views of le merced and people watching. We had mochas, black coffee, and cafe au lait's and all was good. Staff are nice for the large part. Definitely on our map of Antigua.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen
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“La Parada coffee rocks! Go there and taste it yourself!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It is the very best – you’ll have to go and taste for yourself though!
I stay at a hotel near La Merced Church whenever I am in Antigua (which is quite a few times since I started visiting Guate in 2009) and this time I am amazed to find the very best coffee right down the street, across from the church La Merced. (There is some very good energy right there: a nice park, a beautiful church, an excellent restaurant and now this terrific coffee shop). A friend tipped us about La Parada which is similar to the coffee shops in Milano (and other Italian cities) where you stand at the “bar” and take a quick shot of espresso, or sit in the sun and sip your latte or whatever your favorite coffee drink is. My boyfriend is an espresso drinker and a little more connoisseur than I and two days before his return to Denmark we had coffee at La Parada. We were in total agreement that this was THE BEST WE´D HAD! And it wasn’t just that one time. I have now made it my morning coffee stop (which is what it means in Spanish La Parada= stop) and it is consistently excellent and the barista is sweet and good to talk to and I love it when people are dedicated to their work. GO GUATEMALA – WIN THE BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antigua, Guatemala
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“i love it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

i lovethe location, perfectly situated infron of la merced church, great staff and good prices, i will highly recomend la parada toeverybody , best coffe in town, so rico!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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