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California Cafe

28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
+51 43 428354
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (10 reviews)
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American, Peruvian, Fusion, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, desserts and food. The staff were incredibly nice and there were a few board games to chose from. They have some couches to relax and a really large book swap shop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank searik
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We had our best breakfast here since traveling in South America for the last month. I had desayuno #4 - homemade bread with butter and jam, coffee, juice, scrambled eggs and potatoes. My husband had the same plus yogurt, a veggie potato hash, and a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HShev
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Cali cafe had great food and all the comforts of a North American or European breakfast! At a relatively cheap price as well :) The staff were friendly and offered tips for local day trips as well as a good place to watch the sunset...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zandrus3
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place, it has a good atmosphere, we were sitting on a nice couch and it was great! I loved the creppe and there was a lot of choises.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NaomiCat12345
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast I've had in South America. I was in heaven, highly recommend. A little pricey for Peru (around 25-30 soles) but it makes sense when you get the food. So good!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kristina025
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, cakes and a super chill cafe with lounges and books. Staff are super friendly. We visited the cafe a couple of times while in Huaraz. Great place to meet and chat with other travelers.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kel_fry_87
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I went to the California Cafe wth my partner for brunch during the week. We ordered the ‘Inglés Desayuno’ and the ‘Huevos Revueltos’ with two teas and juices. The food was small portioned and the difficult to eat as the textures were gruel-like. However, the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Food came with a coffee and a juice which was nice! So the food was value because it came with those things. Food was good but nothing too special. Would reccomend for a breakfast stop!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 273dougb
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Food is delicious, large portions. Can split a meal with a loved one as we should have. Oye! Now I'm filling space because trip advisor wants a novel written for reviews...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stephen O
tibben, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the time and food!

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Positive: French waitress is super sweet. The brioche was yummy but portions are ridiculously small. The coffee is good. Negative: It’s not because the owner lived in California that she can charge American prices for food that doesn’t meet the level (quality wise and portion...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Deborah F
tibben, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the brioche and the coffee. We are sorry to see that you did not leave satisfied. If you come back, please let us know what you do not find satisfactory when you are here so we can...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $10
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ancash Region  >  Huaraz
  • Phone Number: +51 43 428354
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The California Cafe is famous for its fresh roasted coffee and great food all day, North American style breakfasts, Lunches and specials diners (Gluten free and Vegetarian). 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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