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Cafe Ali Cumba

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De Noviembre/Martinez 12, Banos 010151, Ecuador
+593 3-274-3413
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dublin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aggressive owner, racist and rude and very slow service (we were the only customers). It's overpriced and feels like you've walked into an episode of Twin Peaks. Many better options in Baños

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Thank doniemac
Dungarvan, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We arrived into this little cafe and were browsing through the menu as the owner came up and started explaining how her food, her cheese, her smoothies (we had smoothies in our hand from the market at the time) were much better than the "crap ones that the Ecuadorians make." We love Ecuador and the Ecuadorian people have been some... More 

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Utrecht
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221 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Although nothing really wrong with the place, it is a bit strange for the Danish owner that pushes forward too much her political opinions. No dinner, just sandwiches that we didn't have but looked good.

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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560 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

A nice and quiets lace just outside the big rush of Baños. The lady of the house is a bit strange but friendly. The coffee is good.

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Hometown, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Because the owner described us a hiking route the day before, we chose to have breakfast at her place. I had a muesli with fresh fruits and a fantastic smoothie. If you wanna have a good and huge smoothie, check this place out. The prices are rather on a European level.. but still, it's worth to visit this place. If... More 

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Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a smoothie which was made of fresh fruit, and a delicious chai late! What is clear is that the ingredients are of the highest quality. Although it is a little pricey, you get what you pay for. Had the vegetarian sandwich - all the veg was fresh, and the bread was freshly baked, yum. The Danish owner was good... More 

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Thank atat1995
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The homemade smoothies were the best in Ecuador! And the whole wheat rolls? Incredible. Eggs were peppered well, coffee was delicious, and the atmosphere was beautiful and quaint. Cutlery and plates were cute as a button. The owner was friendly to us - she could come off as abrasive to some, and did talk about American politics, but the food... More 

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uk
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Like another reviewer, I wish I'd checked the Tripadvisor reviews before coming here. I was lured in by the cute appearance, and the sign outside saying it was a Danish owner, so I expected the sandwiches would be made with Scandinavian style bread. Well the 'real' bread was just baguettes, and for two sandwiches, one juice, and two chai lattes... More 

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Thank giddy2g
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I never write reviews, but knew I must warn people after my experience. I stopped in what I thought looked like a nice coffee shop, only to be bombarded by the owner who insisted I MUST have her chai Latte. I ordered an overly priced sandwich for $9 (that came with only one thin slice of meat on an overbaked... More 

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Thank Spencer D
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

First off, we should of read reviews before entering and saved us the experience. We were two family's (total of 9) with young kids/teenagers. The restaurant actually had a beautiful feel, and we enjoyed the different coffees on the couches with the gentleman serving us. They were fine. We then had lunch with minimal choice on the menu and picked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Noviembre/Martinez 12, Banos 010151, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-3413

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