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“Quick , cold pequena Club after a long hike up the mountain” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe del Cielo

Cafe del Cielo
Caserio Runtun Km 6, Banos, Ecuador
+593 3 274 0882
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Ranked #17 of 72 Restaurants in Banos
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Bar, Creperie
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Café del Cielo is a unique attraction in Baños and surrounding areas. This enchanted spot offers 34 varieties of coffee and tea accompanied by delicious all-natural sandwiches, crepes and desserts.Enjoy the spectacular view of Tungurahua volcano, the charming town of Baños and the Llanganates National Park, while sipping a cocktail or a glass of hot spiced wine.Open to the public all year round 13 - 22 h. Capacity: 37 peopleFrom Baños: 6km, 10 minutes, asphalted road.Walking: 1 hour aprox. by the path "La Cruz"By bike: 2 - 3hrs.Taxi: $5, there are 100 taxis in town
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Quick , cold pequena Club after a long hike up the mountain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Can't say anything at all about the food but the view was wonderful and the beer was welcome.
I recommend the long, very wonderful hike about two hours over all from the cemetery. Go first to La Virgen.
Turn and return to the sendero marked Cafe de Cielo and keep going up and up -- in good weather it is long but not very arduous and at the top, disfrute la vista! I saw a suite of rooms where friends were staying at the Luna Runtun spa. It was extravagant. Did not stay at this place however and cannot recommend it or the Cafe. Definitely worth a visit..

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe del Cielo, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your visit and comment about Café del Cielo by Luna Runtun.

SPA Volcánico with 25 treatments and Runtun Restaurant are open to the public too.

You are cordially invited to check our new designed web page, the hotel is under renovation and we have new beautiful rooms and suites.

We look forward to attend you in the future.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
“OK food...awesome view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food was standard cafe food. Very beautiful building. I highly recommend simply because it is an incredible view of Banos. After lunch, I spent time at the Spa while my husband spent time in the hot tubs near the restaurant. We did not stay the night in the hotel but felt like we got the "resort experience" for a fraction of the price.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe del Cielo, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your visit and comment about Café del Cielo by Luna Runtun.

Thanks again for your visit to SPA Volcánico. Runtun Restaurant is open to the public too.

You are cordially invited to check our new designed web page, the hotel is under renovation and we have new beautiful rooms and suites.

We look forward to attend you in the future.
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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“View to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The food is quite good and beautifully presented. The desserts, oh my god, don't go if you're on a diet. 34 different coffee drinks! The view is amazing. You can see the entire town of Banos. If the clouds clear away at the top of the volcano that's a great view too, but just the view down the valley of Andes is enough to bring you back over and over....and over

Visited February 2013
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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe del Cielo, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Thank you for your visit and comment about Café del Cielo by Luna Runtun.

SPA Volcánico with 25 treatments, Runtun Restaurant and our new shop in the lobby with ecuadorian products such as clothes, chocolates and organic marmalades; are open to the public too.

You are cordially invited to check our web page, the hotel is under renovation and we have new beautiful rooms and suites.

We look forward to attend you in the future.
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Thousand Oaks, California
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“Fabulous view, gorgeous grounds, 5 star food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a must see! Panoramic view of the city, excellent service, excellent food, beautiful grounds...what more can I say!

Visited January 2013
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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe del Cielo, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your visit and comment about Café del Cielo by Luna Runtun.

SPA Volcánico with 25 treatments and Runtun Restaurant are open to the public too.

You are cordially invited to check our new designed web page, the hotel is under renovation and we have new beautiful rooms and suites.

We look forward to attend you in the future.
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A bit more expensive, but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The view is the best thing about this place, with its sweeping panorama of Banos. The service was excellent and the food quite well prepared and tasty. I had some excellent crepes and a good cup of coffee.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe del Cielo, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your visit and comment about Café del Cielo by Luna Runtun.

Prices in Café del Cielo from $1,50 - $7.

SPA Volcánico with 25 treatments from $17 and Runtun Restaurant with menus from $20 are open to the public too.

You are cordially invited to check our new designed web page, the hotel is under renovation and we have new beautiful rooms and suites. A night 92 p.p. with dinner and breakfast.

We look forward to attend you in the future.
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