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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
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm boring! I always order either the big vietnamese salad (shredded cabbage, broccoli, carrots, onions, with peanuts!) or the Hippy Scramble with pan integral and fruit cup instead of potatoes. Just 'to die for'. And the service is great, and the coffee is great. Wish they were open 7 days a week, but they work hard...Hi Everyone!

Thank sburkerd
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

when im in vacation i usually wake up pretty late, and ecuador isnt a country with lots of locations with brunch. i ran into san sebas. they have a great menu with lots of diversity. the enviroment is really cool, it doest get crowded because you have of locals eatting here too. nonetheless, highlyrecomended for its brunch menu/

Thank Alejo H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent food, we came here for brunch and it was really good. The place is really nice, the service was fast and it was a full house. It's a most place to come.

Thank Carlos S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

After getting all our money stolen on the bus to Cuenca, we were feeling rather down. This lunch just restored our optimism:) ABSOLUTELY delicious burgers and a great location. Recommended for tourists needing a large, tasty, American style burger!!

Thank Sam H
San Antonio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

Thank Debra B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $7
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?