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San Sebas Cafe

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San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-3496
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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San Antonio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cozy atmosphere with some outdoor seating. The breakfast menu is one of the most extensive in Cuenca. I have not had anything that was not prepared well and everything is very tasty. Really great hamburgers. The restaurant is located across the street from a lovely park and cattycorner from Cuenca's Museum of Modern Art.

Thank bolderbrod
Cuenca, Ecuador
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best place in Cuenca to go for a flavorful lunch or breakfast. My current favorite is the pot roast sandwich. Delightful!

Thank Pat J
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always stop in at San Sebas when craving American breakfast with real bacon (smoked and flavored like in the USA). Big breakfasts with reasonable prices. The kids loved the pancakes. Service was good, and the place was hopping. Nice artwork on the walls. Room to bring a crowd.

Thank JulioJulia
Cuenca, Ecuador
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful service and great food. Breakfast and lunch. You won't leave hungary as their portions are generous. I especially enjoy their specialty salads and pancake and waffle breakfasts.

Thank Wendell T
Cuenca, Ecuador
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really love the breakfasts served here, the pancakes are the best, If u visit Cuenca do not forget to go to San Sebas Cafe, a english and spanish spoken place ;)

Thank Jorge B
Cuenca, Ecuador
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location on the San Sebas Paza, this restaurant is always busy with locals and gringos alike. The food is fantastic!

Thank Debra B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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327 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stopped in for lunch. A cheeseburger and fries sounded good ($5.95), so that's what we ordered. We were very pleased. A big burger, (and I mean big) perfectly cooked, with all the trimmings. Fries also were very good and well seasoned. Service is friendly and attentive. And the place is very pleasant, with some nice jewelry for sale in... More 

Thank Arthur H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

A great location, excellent food, wonderful staff. Right in the center of the historic district, the restaurant had such goodies as "hippie scrambles," bagels, good juices -- a perfect breakfast. A great first stop in Cuenca.

Thank David S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Hubby had the burger with fries. When I asked how he liked it, he said "Well, the burger is big and the fries are good but it's not as good as I'd hoped it would be". I had the "Hippie Scramble". Scrambled eggs with onions, zucchini, avocado, tomatoes and cheese. It was a nice dish but nothing special. It came... More 

Thank Sammi C
Cuenca, Ecuador
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Excellent breakfast and lunch selections. Friendly and efficient staff. Satisfies your craving for "back-home" cooking, with an Ecuadorian flair.

Thank Tom L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $7
American, Cafe, Healthy
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-3496
Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm.
Offering Great American Breakfasts and Daily Gourmet Sandwich and Salad Specials. Always Serving Organic Coffee Roasted Fresh Weekly. Come Relax, and Enjoy Our Tranquil Atmosphere and Views of the Gorgeous San Sebastian Park.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?