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Abaco Libros y Cafe

Calles de la Iglesia yy Mantilla 3 - 86, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6648338
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Calles de la Iglesia yy Mantilla 3 - 86, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A gorgeous cafe serving good coffee surrounded by floor to ceiling books. This spot is full of character.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LindsCC777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful cafe away from the hustle and bustle with a pretty bookshop. We bought a tote bag and some notebooks as souvenirs, a beer, coffee and water and it seemed quite expensive at about 22 dollars. Clean toilet. Wifi available but not strong. Worth a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gimboeek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a neat little book store with a selection of English language books. They have a small coffee bar and tables both inside and out where you can sit and relax and enjoy your coffee drink. If you’re In the middle of old town...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TH226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first discovered Abaco through trip advisor reviews prior our trip to Cartagena. It is a wonderful bookstore and cafe in the historical old town. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They have great books in Spanish and English. Love their cafe selections, specially...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee and selcted drinks with all trimmings. Great selection of books. Relaxed jazz music. In short: GREAT!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 202Countries
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

After the heat and hectic atmosphere of Cartagena old town full of cruise ship passengers, it was an absolute pleasure to cool down in this bookshop/cafe. The atmosphere is calm with bookshelves right to the ceiling and six small round tables where you can enjoy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mingalaba11
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Such a delightful cafe and bookshop. We took refuge from the rain here one stormy day, and it's the perfect place to get a coffee and sit with a book. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kelsey G
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Stinking cute little corner caffe which servers yummy Colombian cold brew coffee quickly. We went three times during our stay and while $6 USD per cup is steep, the coffee is GOOD! Not so much in a lot of the Colombian places around town.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jenna P
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Cozy, innocent, stuffed full of books (for purchase) and 6ish round tables that could fit about three people. Still, service was great, the coffee was excellent and prices were fair, on a 1-10 scale of expensiveness I would rate it a 3.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Miguel G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Great little spot to relax, look at some books (altho looking at the photos on here I guess they're remodeling or something, there weren't nearly as many), and sip on an ice-cold, super-refreshing Limonada de coco - the local limeade with coconut milk. SO yummy....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sjgiants
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calles de la Iglesia yy Mantilla 3 - 86, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6648338
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An emblematic site in Cartagena, a space dedicated to literature adorned with our exclusive radio dedicated to jazz (recognized worldwide) and where you can enjoy good coffee and good wine.
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