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De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
(03) 274 0592
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here two nights ago (I had a hindu curry and my girlfriend had satay) and really enjoyed it, the staff were really friendly and it was a nice family based environment. Came back for breakfast today and had an equally nice experience. It's pretty good value too I think. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank Cameron E
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was strangely empty on a Saturday night despite its good reviews and fantastic food. It was so far the best meal my family and I have had in Banos. It seems to be a family run restaurant, and the woman there was so nice and welcoming, the red wine was delicious, the service was great, and the food... More 

Thank Hannah S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Cafe good is very centrally located and offers a good selection of breakfast options. We visited a few times and I had pancakes both times. They were delicious and not badly priced, $4 for two pancakes, with a bowel of fruit and yoghurt. The chocolate, pancake is particularly good. In general the portion sizes could be bigger. Good wifi.

Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Have you ever passed by a restaurant, where you looked into through the window and wished to be inside? Have you ever been to a restaurant, where you were handled like a family member or a good friend? If not, try this one! Amazing staff, so lovely and the food is delicious! I wouldn't say, they have huge portions, but... More 

Thank Anna K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited Banos and enjoyed multiple visits to this restaurant. We had 9 people (2 families). The meals, coffee, etc. were great, and the staff very accommodating.

Thank Richard E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is one of the unique place in town open at 7:30 am to have a decent breakfast, good quality coffee, fresh bread and the service is very friendly.

Thank richardsimons86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and come here!!! Mains are around $8USD and dessert is $2USD. The portions are huge and they serve brown rice which is such a welcomed change. Everything was delicious and we will definitely be back.

Thank LaVidaViva
Ohio City, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Interesting place to enjoy vegetarian food with a good flavor, prepared with fresh products and with a nice presentation. In addition the service is very efficient. A place to return several times.

Thank lesliewest242
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Even though it looks like an ordinary place, its food is delish. Owners are really welcoming and even helped me out with a light candle on top of a pancake to celebrate my partner's birthday. Prize is reasonable and dishes are not that filling (its a little bit of gourmet-like), but each bite full of taste! I recommend and definetely... More 

Thank Diana C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Really good food, well prepared, charming small restaurant, we had steaks and all of them were delicious - plates not to big - but big enough for normal person to get full - really great value for the money you pay!

Thank Marcin_Mentel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
International, Thai, Vegan Options, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Ecuadorean, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: (03) 274 0592
"Café Good Books & Food " a place highly recommended in many important guides like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Reise Know-How, offers different types of breakfast with fresh organic coffee as well as international cuisine, Indian, Italian , Thai , delicious steaks and grilled chicken , variety of cocktails 2x1 8 pm 10 pm , juices, herbal tea and a cozy atmosphere. Free Books exchange for your bill.

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