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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went two times to this very nice Cafe and always had good food and drinks. The bread is one of the bests I've tasted all over Perú, the egg sandwis is a must. The decoration os great

Thank Tiago V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here twice during our stay in Huaraz. First time was for the breakfast after a long night bus ride. They have plenty of choices, "combos", like eggs, crêpes, waffles combined with a drink. The plate is full! I personally really liked their passion fruit juice :) We came here again waiting for another night bus and used their... More 

Thank Dans notre S
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricey, but the breakfast is decent. Good juices, good menu selection, decent service. Overall ok.

Thank Fouad E
Hastings, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of breaky choices (including whole meal bread) Good coffee, excellent service and quirky style Would go back to try the salads and the ultimate frisbee they hold on a Friday morning

Thank jjjjake
Stuttgart, Germany
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast is really good. I chose the pancakes with fruits an I was really happy. The portions are big so you can start perfectly in the day. You can chose breakfast combos for about 20 soles and get bread with butter and jam, pancakes, an orange juice and tea. The place is amazing. There are very confortable sofas and... More 

Thank Chris T
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the California Cafe for breakfast and weren't disappointed by anything. The food was great and the atmosphere was a great place to read a book, drink a coffee or catch up on some emails. Highly recommended for fresh food in Huaraz. The coffee was great and i was really impressed with all of the homemade produce and... More 

Thank imdanandrews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Good cafe, good wifi, nice atmosphere, a nice place to relax after a trek There is a book exchange (only English books)

Thank Hélène G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Opens very early in the morning (7am) so it s perfect to have a DELICIOUS breakfast when you arrive in Huaraz. The bread and the jam are homemade and are indescribably good. The crepes are awesome too. The atmosphere is very relaxing. Best spot in Huaraz!

Thank Joséphine D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Except for the fact that my friend got an allergic reaction for the first time due to food there, I quite liked it! I had the vegeterian omelette; did it feel good to eat more veggies again ((Peruvians seem to eat very little veggies for the quantity they have). Of course the orange juice was fresh (love it). It's a... More 

Thank Chloé L

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?