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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.
$2 - $7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch burger breakfast burrito huevos rancheros chilli fries open days a week food is excellent the wait staff el centro plaza ecuador lettuce servings
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Reviewed January 25, 2021

One of the great things about eating in Cuenca, Ecuador is the many places one can eat outside. The weather in Cuenca is as close to perfect as possible. The temperature is usually good enough to be outside, and enjoy your meal and drinks. That...is why despite the ominous gray clouds, my wife and I ventured to Plaza de San Sebastián. It is on the western side of historic El Centro, and the plaza gives one the feeling they are in Italy, Spain or France. The setting is so peaceful with the stone walking areas and the gorgeous landscaping. Add the beautiful pigeons, and it is a great place to spend a couple of hours. There are some good places to eat at this plaza, but certainly San Sebas has to be at the top of the list. Besides the great environment, the food and service is excellent. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. He seemed to know English, but we used our very limited Spanish to convey what we wanted. Both of us had grande Pilseners for just $2,68 per bottle. Both of us think that would have set you back about six bucks in Estados Unidos. Apparently, we both had a hankering for a good burrito thus we ordered the "King Ranch Burrito." It was one of the best we ever had! One reason it was so good is that it was 'not' full of filler (i.e.; rice). Better yet, it came with "very slow cooked meat," cheddar cheese, tomato, caramelized onion, lettuce, and salsa, in a flour tortilla. Yum! Guacamole and salsa came on the side. Now remember... Ecuador is an exporter of avocados so you know that guacamole is going to be good. We ended up with papas fritas on the side. They had some skin on them, and they were fried to perfection. The whole meal with the very big burritos and two large bottles of beer set us back a mere $19. Neither one of us knows why we took so long to check out this very good restaurant, but we certainly know we will be back soon!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 25, 2020

Met some friends for breakfast. All the food looked yummy. I had bacon and eggs and they were really good. All my friends loved their dishes. Excited to go back and try out some different dishes. Service was commendable.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

A group of us visited for breakfast, large selection of food. Beautifully presented. We all enjoyed our breakfast, very nice location.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I love this place! The food is great, the Cobb salad, the burgers, the scrambles, the breakfast burrito,the Cuban quesadilla rocks! With the pandemic on it is also a lot less crowded than it used to be. While lots of gringos like...it, we always speak Spanish when we're there and it's never seemed to be an issue. The waiters are great and the laid back feel of the place make it a great option for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Currently they are open 7 days a week 8 til 3.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 22, 2020

I walked down to this Cafe last Sunday to enjoy breakfast made by others before the pandemic lockdown in Cuenca. It did not disappoint! While business seemed to be down it was still attracting a continuos stream of diners. The service was great, The food...was excellent and the setting was interesting. What more could you ask for? Hope you survive the shutdown to continue to feed yur guests.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Food is very good. Ordered Chile Burger and fries. Both burger and fried were delicious. Chairs were not comfortable. Minor complaint, but lower back support was an issue if I didn’t sit straight throughout the meal. Recommend. Would return. Price is good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

The food was great, huevos rancheros are my favorite. It's very gringo friendly which for me is a little tiresome. I live here, I speak Spanish, I like speaking Spanish. Still good breakfast/lunch place wed to sun, 8:30am till 3pm

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

I had a delicious brunch here. The food is excellent. There's a very varied selection. The servings are copious. The service is very pleasant as is the atmosphere. There are a variety of places to sit - inside, outside, 2 floors, a courtyard. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020

The food here is excellent and the wait staff are friendly. We will definite Eat there again. My husband had the BLT which was excellent and I had the taco salad which I would definitely order again.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2020

This is a friendly, low-key restaurant locals and in-the-know touristas. The menu is loaded with fresh and tasty options and I'm partial to the breakfast fare. Tables are spread about in various sections of the restaurant so groups don't disrupt the entire place and romantic...corners can be found also. Located on the San Sebastian plaza a quiet stroll is readily available after your meal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Dona D | Reviewed this property |
Hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday Closed Wednesday 8:30AM–3PM Thursday 8:30AM–3PM Friday 8:30AM–3PM Saturday 8:30AM–3PM Sunday 8:30AM–3PM Monday Closed Suggest an edit
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sí, se aceptan todas las tarjetas de crédito
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Sebas Cafe

  • Yes, San Sebas Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, San Sebas Cafe offers delivery services.

  • San Sebas Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5