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Place where you can taste the Guatemalan Coffee Varieties in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by antiques that make the place a unique experience. We offer everything from breakfast, entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches, snacks, typical, evenings clogs, desserts and a variety of drinks. We also have a French bakery. Visit will be an unforgettable experience!
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Guatemalan
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

This little cafe is such a treat with its delicious ice cream and good assortment of french style pastries. I ordered their "tartaletta de fruta" (pear/walnut) and it was so good I ended up buying 4 more to hand-carry home! Check it out...nice little break...from the shopping!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021

I went to the cafe for breakfast twice with family. Both times I ordered a croissant and a cafe frappe. The place offers a charming interior and exterior. I definitely recommend!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

I can only speak for the desserts but they are among the best in Antigua. The cheesecakes in particular ere exceptional. I've tried them all and the maracuyá is the best. Nice semi outdoor atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

Just a block from Calle del Arco. We visited por lunch (family of four). Our first time to this corner Antigua house, and certainly not our last. We had the chicken soup, salad, Chiltepe steak, and a couple of sandwiches. All of it was Delicious!!!...From presentation, tasty and well seasoned soup, huge portions (particularly their sandwiches). Did not have a chance to taste their desserts but Will Come back for sure!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2020 via mobile

We had breakfast here with the Family. Food was good. The best part of our breakfast was the coffee what a great cup of coffee. And super delicious bread right out of the oven. GOOD attentive service.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

Located not far from the Arco de Santa Catalina they make a great coffee and there is a great choice of pastries too! They also have a lunch menu. Set in a courtyard

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

This is a beautiful cafe (at the front) bar beside it and a restaurant in an outdoor area (pictured) to the rear. Classy place, little or no Spanish spoken, but Spanglish works!. Lots of staff, with football on the tv in the bar.... professional outfit...just north of the main square. You get warm tomato salsa with tortillas if you just order a beer. Of course a little more money than the standard, but local wealthier patrons eat here..... Romantic to take your other half to. Live music of Guatemala at the right level in the background....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

This is one of the best cafes in Antigua! An amazing assortment of delicious breads and pastries line the walls, and the coffees are strong and absolutely delicious. Prices are reasonable, and the cafe has a cozy, warm vibe. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

We enjoyed taking our breakfast over here. nice place, nice food, nice staff and what a good café ! definitely a place to recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Finally read up on this place..had never realized it has a lovely garden and now that I have been for breakfast this place will be the first place I eat when I’m in town. It’s a bit pricey compared to other places but well worth...it given what you get. The highlight was the avena (oatmeal) which comes with breakfast (not at all common). Sooo good and the traditional breakfast was delicious with a mini loaf of bread along with and refillable coffee. My only comment is that most people can’t eat that much bread and so a lot must go to waste which is sad. Cut it in half 😊 Can’t wait to return..highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Yes, El Viejo Cafe offers takeout services.

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