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San Sebas Cafe

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San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-3496
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08:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good Gringo food. Love their bacon lettuce tomato and avocado sandwich. The owners and the staff are very helpful. Their breakfast choices are excellent. The best bread that you have in Cuenca.

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Thank SEASIASTAN
California
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten at San Sebas several times and I keep going back for my favorite: the bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato sandwich. It comes with crisp French fries and a small salad. I like the house sauce that comes on the sandwich as well; it's flavorful with just a bit of a spicy kick. The bread was fresh and much... More 

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Thank Catherine S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They can cook and they give big portions. When you eat breakfast here it will last you the entire day, and it is delicious! The pancakes and omelettes will have you walking the hilly streets of Cuenca all day without feeling hungry again. The food comes fast and hot! The lunch with the giant sized burgers

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Thank Lula C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a bug in my food. It was at the bottom of my so called potato hash (very over-seasoned) I didn't seem to be the only one with an issue because a few minutes after complaining another customer complained to the waitress that there was something in their food as well. 0 quality control at this place.

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Thank Adonis M
Cuenca, Ecuador
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This casual eatery is one of Cuenca's older and more stable spots, set prettily in front of a cute plaza and fountain. The restaurant is a smooth blend of gringo and local cuisines, with fine tastes and steady management. It is worthy morning experience with a fine choice in breakfast fare and eclectic burgers.

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Thank Lorne G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, fast service and food quality always consistent. My friend make San Sebas one of constant breakfast locations. We have tried many and this is one of two we dine at.

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Thank Chuck S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the menu here is excellent, perfect for hangovers or lazy brunches. The ambience is lovely, and staff are friendly. My only gripe was the disappointing coffee. Maybe it was the barista in that day, but it was way too hot and so my lattee was basically a cafe con leche. But all in all, depaite my coffee snobbery, a great... More 

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Thank Billy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is actually very good you have a wide variety of dishes to choose from, great for those sundays when you sleep in and have a big appetite, owned by americans, so the food is totally american style, though the ambiance is very cuencano! enjoy!!

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Thank Valeria A
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the ambiance, and the burger I ordered here. Nice fries too! Right on the San Sebastian plaza, relatively centrally located in Cuenca.

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Thank Nora D
Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I'm boring! I always order either the big vietnamese salad (shredded cabbage, broccoli, carrots, onions, with peanuts!) or the Hippy Scramble with pan integral and fruit cup instead of potatoes. Just 'to die for'. And the service is great, and the coffee is great. Wish they were open 7 days a week, but they work hard...Hi Everyone!

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Thank sburkerd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 15:00
Thursday
08:30 - 15:00
Friday
08:30 - 15:00
Saturday
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-3496
Description
Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm.
Offering Great American Breakfasts and Daily Gourmet Sandwich and Salad Specials. Always Serving Organic Coffee Roasted Fresh Weekly. Come Relax, and Enjoy Our Tranquil Atmosphere and Views of the Gorgeous San Sebastian Park.

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