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La Despensa

Santa Catalina 302 | Near the Convent of Santa Catalina, Arequipa Centro, Peru
+51 54 222104
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“eclairs” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Santa Catalina 302 | Near the Convent of Santa Catalina, Arequipa Centro, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lasagne (with complimentary bread and butter) and a chilcano. Personnel was very kind. The place is welcoming, rather small, feels family like. They also sell patisserie to take away. The lasagne was well served and tasty.

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by the white stones of the colonial buildings we indulged in fresh juices, quiches, salad and pasta. Could use good WiFi to connect with the family in Europe. And we finished eating an apple tart (sweet sour crumbled delicacy) and well brewed creamy coffee....More

Thank Dr Hermann Jose... T
Reviewed 11 October 2017

During our year in Arequipa, we had breakfast here quite a bit! I always had the Despensa which consisted of bread, avocado and a pastry. One of my favorite places for breakfast in the city. And they have great coffee! If I wanted to splurge,...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is a really good spot for lunch, great rolls, quiches and sweets. Brilliant juices and nice and cold. Good wifi. Excellent pastries and cheap. 2 juices and 2 pastries for under $10 Aus.

Thank Turkish49
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stop for fresh and delicious salads and sandwiches. The coffee is great, too. We had a quiche and a salad with avocado, which were perfect. Especially after the sometimes heavy Peruvian food, you find plenty of lighter options here....More

Thank Andreas C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We tried pain au chocolat, juices and quiches, everything was delicious, they cook nice and fresh ingredients. Plus the staff is lovely. I can only recommend to go there.

Thank Diego N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

In March/April of this year-2017-I dined a number of times at this lovely cafe.It must surely be one of the nicest places to dine at in Arequipa.The food was fresh and nicely presented-I loved the table service-and the place was super clean and attractive.The food...More

Thank Derry M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A great new little spot in Arequipa for sandwiches and quiches. Prices are reasonable, so while portions are small, you can order more than one thing. Desserts are also delicious here!

Thank MartitaAQP
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Cute little coffee shop right across from Santa Catalina Convent. We had capuccinos and pastries. The pain au chocolat was great, as well as the coffees. Good service with relaxed ambiance. Prices were fair, average for a cafe such as this, would recommend.

Thank Alejandra G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Found this gem on the walk back to my hostel. Picked up a Napolitana and a chocolate twist for 10 soles - far cheaper than anything else around and fresh! Loved it so much I went back for breakfast a couple of days later. Would...More

Thank Samantha K
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Catalina 302 | Near the Convent of Santa Catalina, Arequipa Centro, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 222104
La Despensa is a new european style coffee shop, where you will be able to taste either sweet as well as salty kinds of bread flavours, fresh pasta, delicious deserts, beers and offcourse good coffe! Our menu is made with fresh ingredients
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