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Cafe Forastero


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


$5 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

This cafe was really lovely, a bit out of the way of the centre of Santiago but they were able to accommodate vegan diet choices and it was a nice place to sit down and talk with friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joelyclark
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Hey! Thanks for this review! It's great that you had a nice time here. Hope you enjoyed the music too. See you ~

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This little café is the perfect representation of Santiago’s style: essential and friendly. There aren’t many food option but it’s all made at the moment. The raspberry natural juice with the add of ginger was very good. We only had a caprese sandwich with it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank liciatra
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hello! Thanks for this nice depiction of our place, 'essential and friendly'. I think I agree completely with that :P Now, regarding to items missing from the menu. We've been working hard on that so it won't happen again. It's difficult to have everything fresh...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

A small coffee/tea shop that doesn't offer a regular coffee (just espressos, mochas, capaccinos etc.). I have no complaints with the place, just don't think it should be ranked anywhere near a top place to eat in SantiagoMore

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris R
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Ouch, feelings hurt, man. But I understand. Happens that we're big fans of pourover and filter coffee in general, which is close to 'regular coffee'. We use special beans, close to the best you can find around. If you're around some other time please take...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

One of my favourite cafes in Barrio Italia, really nice atmosphere and really good coffee too. The staff are really friendly, they have an outside area for the summer too.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cemm0rgan
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Hey! Altho we have closed for good our place in Barrio Italia, we work hard to maintain the atmosphere, mood and coffee quality in our HQ in Ricardo Cumming, which is still open. Thanks for this review!

Reviewed April 27, 2018

These guys know their coffees and will present you with at least two delicious recently toasted varieties in a plethora of preparation styles. The bagels are delicious, I recommend getting the breakfast combo. This is a great place to stop by if you have a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank daniel_j_ettinger
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Went for a cappuccino and a snack (California bagel) today with my friend. The coffee was so good that we stayed for another one and also had a delicious cake for desert. All food was excellent, but the cappuccino was world class. Accompanied by great...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Heey! So glad you had a nice time at our place! We really strive to serving nice coffee, and Felipe, is most def. world class at making sweet sweet capps. We also love bagels so having nice salmon (which we make ourselves, ehem) bagels is...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Doubtlessly one of the best spots of proper good quality coffee. Several options of pastry, bagels and sandwiches. Amazing cold brew. They do pairings and tasting sessions. Absolute must go for coffee lovers.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Alfredo G
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Hey Alfredo, thanks for this great review. We'll continue working hard to never cease serving proper good quality coffee!

Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

If you are in Santiago this place is worth finding. An interesting ten to fifteen minute walk from the historic centre of town. The coffee is made with care and attention. Good temperature and consistency in milk. Well extracted espresso and the barista speaks English...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank chris8886
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Well, the wifi can be left as 'decent' ? Sometimes our provider flops hard on us. In summer we offer more cold options; our nice cold brew coffee, or our Nitro cold brew are always good options. Thanks for this nice review!

Reviewed April 30, 2017

Delicious mocha and bagel breakfast. We were staying in the area and wanted to get a nice cup of coffee before starting our day. Highly recommend. The service was outstanding and the bagel and cream cheese/jam hit the spot. My partner got the breakfast special...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank nmstravelling
Reviewed March 23, 2017

They have their own nitro cold brew coffee (which is top notch) and great sandwiches at very good prices. Lovely atmosphere, pleasant indie music, and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Daniel A
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