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El Cafeto

#81 of 1,191 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Chile 930 & Flores, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The café is in the building of the monastery and some tables offer a lovely view on the monastery's garden. I didn't try the coffee, but they have some delicious hot chocolate (apparently the monastery has its own chocolate production) and the food looked really good. The service was a bit slow, even though the café was by no means... More 

Thank Windfahrt
Madison, Alabama
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and our two boys stopped in this great little cafe to have an cup of coffee after a morning in Old Town. The boys had smoothies that were very good, and my husband and I each had coffee with cream. It was delicious, and well worth the stop in!

Thank abneyt
Cafeto, Owner at El Cafeto, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind review. We hope to see you soon. Safe travels!! More 

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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Definitely try the coffee at the Cafeto. Tucked within the exterior walls of the San Agustin monastery, it has great coffee, Ecuadorian style snacks and nice setting to take a break while exploring Downtown Quito.

Thank Carlos S
Victoria, Canada
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Finally, a coffee lattes that make time stop and makes you go ah! Just wish they had a almond croissant and I would have been in heaven

Thank NickInTofino
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great omelette. Good fruit bowl. Good atmosphere. Damn good coffee. The service was fine. It's in a good location for walking around lazily after breakfast.

Thank jeffrey d
Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee. This is 100 characters if I stretch the sentence out a little bit longer and add another phrase and now.

1 Thank Damon B
Ballarat, Victoria
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was our first espresso coffee in three weeks whilst in Ecuador. A reasonable drop too. Don't forget to try the cakes

1 Thank kibnedyo
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

A nice cafe. Service was attentive. Menu had limited vegetarian options but the Caprese sandwich was good. Coffee lacked strength, so would choose a non milk coffee next time.

Thank Kim B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I love that El Cafeto is a chill spot with great coffee. I enjoy good drip coffee and pourovers, but most of the coffee I tried in Quito was mediocre. El Cafeto was the one exception. I had their drip coffee (called the "cafeto"), and it was great. This review loses one star because service at the cafe is somewhat... More 

Thank Tim M
Detroit, Michigan
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Couldn't stay away from this place. Where else do you find employees sorting coffee beans by hand to winnow out bum beans?! The coffee is spectacular. Their chocolate decadence (from their own recipe) is truly...decadent...and wonderful. Breakfasts are good, too. Want to spend some time gazing into the courtyard of San Agustin monastery over a cup of great Ecuadorian coffee?... More 

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  • Address: Chile 930 & Flores, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?