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California Cafe

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28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
+51 43 428354
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe was just what we needed after a long stint of local food in South America! Great variety, really fresh and reasonably priced! Would highly recommend.

Thank Berit R
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had really high expectations when we came to this place but sadly were'nt satisfied. The place itself is really nice with a confortable atmosphere. But the service was very poor. The waitress brought us the menue wearing earplugs and we had to wait really long until she came back to take our orders. We ordered 2 bottles of water... More 

Thank lacaminita
Montanita, Ecuador
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a French Press with Peruvian coffee and it smelled amazing. The place is cozy and they have lots to offer and many books & magazines. We'll come back!

Thank laurasegerman
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I visited for lunch and had a chicken, bacon and salad sandwich, it was delicious, fresh and reasonable price on a warm Turkish roll. I also had a lovely fruit juice and coffee and both were very nice. For a nice lunch it's definitely worth visiting during your time in Huaraz, if you don't want a local dish. The real... More 

Thank Mack W
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

While in Huaraz I went here for a latte one evening and for lunch the next day. The atmosphere is great, with a hip playlist and music volume set just right for socializing and reading. There are books lining the walls, a guitar available for public use, and the food was incredible. They also offer alternative milks like soy, and... More 

Thank Erin A
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice change from typical Peruvian food if you're looking for it. Good coffee and many food options. I got a sandwich and the bread was good but it was a bit pricey for what you get.

Thank Meg F
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The cutest cafe in Huaraz, amazing food all kinds, drinks, its really good. Service is incredible. You must stop here for any kind of meal they open at 7 am till very late at night. Family friendly, cheap options, veggie, everything. Good books selection and room to chill. 5/5

Thank Diandralp
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We had our breakfast at this Café and were really happy we chose this place!! The ambiance is very cozy. The food we had was super delicious. We had a breakfast that included coffee, fresh juice (so flavourful wow!), whole wheat bread (high quality bread, the best bread I had so far in Peru) and 2 crepes filled with fruits.... More 

Thank catherineccc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Another great cafe in Huaraz. Huaraz is filled with hidden gems in the form of delicious coffee and food. Great library and excellent breakfast

Thank Tealia P
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The coffee is made really well by the friendly staff. There's a great choice for big breakfasts, perfect after big climbing trips, which hit the spot. Breakfast is a little pricey, but probably worth it for the chilled out atmosphere of the place. Nice to lounge out on the sofas. And good wifi. The book collection is excellent and you... More 

Thank Billy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
American, Fusion, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: +51 43 428354
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?