We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

San Sebas Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
See all hours
Wed - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 323: English reviews
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The surroundings are different, setting is available up stairs and outside. Paintings are on Wall for sale. The food is good but the prices are high. The clientele is from different parts of the world.

Thank 63lorraine2015
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me my dad and my brother went to cafe San Sebas for breakfast, but unfortunately we had to wait a long time to get our food due to some temporary problems in the kitchen. As we grew anxious and hungry while waiting, the owner came personally to apologize for the delay and offered us the meal on the house! it... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
187 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

San Sebas bakes the best bread, (nutty and delicious) That i have ever tasted, bar none. Eat some eggs or butter with it. Wow. Their berry jam is to die for. Their sandwiches, just about exerting is fantastic. It has inside outside dinning. It is about an 8 minute walk from the main square. This place is a gem.

Thank bgerber948
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Especially for breakfast, but know that if you go on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you better get there EARLY because they get PACKED!!!

Thank Rebecca S
Barranquilla, Colombia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. We got the yogurt parfait, hippie bagel, and biscuits & gravy. All were excellent and the biscuits & gravy were some of the best I've ever had. We would definitely visit more if we were staying in Cuenca longer.

Thank Rob F
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

I have bought bread here and it is delicious. Pretty much the equal of other great bread bakers here and way above the typical panaderias. The food at the Christmas party was truly as good as home made. I've been several times and don't hesitate to return. Service is good, friendly and a bit quicker than what I would call... More 

Thank ramorristoo
Level Contributor
68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at San Sebas twice and it's been great both times. The food is delicious and creative. Make sure you're hungry when you go! The other 2 bonuses of San Sebas are (1) amazing nutty bread that is made at the restaurant, and (2) the setting is in the beautify San Sebastián square, one of the prettiest squares... More 

Thank Paul S
Level Contributor
126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Really good Gringo food. Love their bacon lettuce tomato and avocado sandwich. The owners and the staff are very helpful. Their breakfast choices are excellent. The best bread that you have in Cuenca.

Level Contributor
95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at San Sebas several times and I keep going back for my favorite: the bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato sandwich. It comes with crisp French fries and a small salad. I like the house sauce that comes on the sandwich as well; it's flavorful with just a bit of a spicy kick. The bread was fresh and much... More 

Thank Catherine S
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

They can cook and they give big portions. When you eat breakfast here it will last you the entire day, and it is delicious! The pancakes and omelettes will have you walking the hilly streets of Cuenca all day without feeling hungry again. The food comes fast and hot! The lunch with the giant sized burgers

Thank Lula C

Travelers who viewed San Sebas Cafe also viewed

Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca, Azuay Province

Been to San Sebas Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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, Reservations
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of San Sebas Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from San Sebas Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?