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California Cafe

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28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Lima, Peru
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for a coffee, found this place in the middle of Huaraz. Surprisely they had banana bread! Really nice after a long day around Huaraz.

Thank wendela50
Zeals, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great range on the menu. Had an Omlette with cheese which was delicious and a coffee. Comfy sofas so a great place to relax after getting off a night bus! Thanks!

Thank aliciafuller56
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Serves delicious breakfast and lunch foods. I recommend Tim y Byron if you want breakfast with a bit of everything. There are books for exchange or as a library and some puzzles too.

Thank rrrrojo
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

California Cafe is exactly what you need up in the high altitude of Huaraz. The menu is varied and diverse, filled with a mixture of home comforts with a Peruvian twist. There is a book exchange and couch area, which is perfect for a lazy sunday or post-hike downtime. If you're looking to meet other travelers in Huaraz you'll most... More 

Thank TheBritishGiraffe
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there a late breakfast. Ordered desayunos (breakfasts) #3 and #4 (eggs and bacon, and crepes with fruits). The meals were excellent. The bread is amazing and home made, real butter and none of that margarine crap, the jam is home made and great. Machine coffee was good, real milk, great fried potatoes, all the ingredients were good and... More 

Thank Jablonx
Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 2 different breakfast meals, and they both were really good. They have a big variety of breakfast, it's even hard to choose.

Thank Rita Y
Antwerp, Belgium
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157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A nice place to have breakfast! I had the biggest one, consisting of yoghurt, crepe with strawberry and manjar, eggs with potatoes/mushrooms. Very good!!! Two drawbacks: - based on other tripadvisor reviews about their bread and the mentioning on their menu that their bread is wholewheat and homemade, they gave us each two slices of toasted homemade bread... I was... More 

Thank NelVerbeke
Luisa N, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit! We are glad that you liked the breakfast. Please note that most of our menu items *are* homemade from scratch, including the bread, the yogurt, the chocolate cake and pretty much everything you can order. You are welcome to ask for the bread without toasting if you doubt its freshness, we never serve bread that is... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had such a delicious breakfast at California Cafe! Amazing homemade wholemeal bread (rare find!) And jam, followed by two huge fruit filled crepes, juice coffee and a smoothie - which all came to around 22 soles each.

Thank Lyds94
Luisa N, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit and are glad that you enjoyed your breakfast! Just in case, we also sell the bread by the loaf. If you are heading to the mountains you can take it with you. happy travels Luisa and Tim More 

Redwood City, California
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you need to refuel after your trek you won't do better than a stope here, great breakfast options, very nice coffee, cookies and pie! Books abound, you many have a cat or dog to pet, and the staff are very nice (in addition to being busy as this is a popular place).

Thank Sbrmatt
Luisa N, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stop! safe travels Luisa and Tim More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for almost a whole day. Came here to relax after 7 days of Huayhuash hicking. Nice food, nice and helpfull staff, nice music, nice wifi. Gr Jasper & Feike

Thank Feike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
American, Fusion, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ancash Region  >  Huaraz
  • Phone Number: 5143428354
The California Cafe is famous for its fresh roasted coffee and great North American style breakfasts all day. We also have a free book exchange and library boasting the best selection in Huaraz. Need some advice for trekking or climbing, we can help!While you enjoy a breakfast, coffee, or just to sit and read for a while, you can enjoy our large music collection. There are also a variety of games to pass the time away. The WiFi is always free.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?