I read about Cafe Bodega Santa Isabel (the correct name) on the Daily Secret website. It's a simple and genuine local cafe frequented by nearby office workers and perhaps those people who still live in the Centro Historico. We stopped here for coffee, chocolate and sandwiches before sightseeing in the area.
The street-level entrance and storefront are very small but don't worry. After you order your food, you go upstairs to the 2nd floor and find yourself a table. The friendly waitress brings your food up. Or, if you know exactly what you want, she can always take your order. Specialties of the house include Chanchamayo coffee, Huaraz butter, Chiquián and Moquegua cheese and Cajamarca smoked ham. If you don't want to speak Spanish, just point at what looks good or have a look at the menu board.
I tried to take a picture of the sandwich but by the time I got my camera out, my son had devoured it. Maybe next trip...
Daily Secret link: http://peru.dailysecret.com/lima/es/lima---peru/comida/cafe-bodega-santa-isabel#axzz3Szm5MBlA
Cafe Bodega Santa Isabel's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Bodega-Santa-Isabel/514596118572545
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