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Vivero y Cafe de la Escalonia

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5a Avenida sur Final # 36 C, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 7074
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Quebec City, Canada
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201 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 678 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went there to join some friends that had lunch earlier. I had a beer and my wife had a Capuccino and it cost us about 50Q (7$US). The pizza my friends ordered seemed very good and they liked it. The decor is very nice with beautiful gardens. There are also a couple of little shop that have a lot... More 

1 Thank Marco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a wander out of town, but once your here you will be blown away. Small tables situated around a garden and patio area, super friendly staff and tasty food leads to an unforgettable experience. Couldn't recommend more.

Thank Ben C
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We decided to visit the vivero one evening around 5:30pm. They have so many beautiful flowers and plants, but the vivero closed at 6pm, so we didn't have enough time to enjoy them. We weren't able to eat at the cafe, but the surroundings are very nice. It's much quieter than the rest of Antigua so it would be a... More 

Thank dklinda
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to have a meal. Soft music, good service, reasonable price. The market behind the restaurant has a lovely selection of organic groceries and sundries. And is cheaper then the organic shop in town. Located on a large property with a gardening establishment as well. So take a walk around after your meal.

Thank A H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast. It was ok. Would not come back. Service was terrible, unfortunately. Very slow. Waited and waited for leche for coffee. Coffee was cold before leche arrived.

Thank D B
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem in Antigua Guatemala, you will be impressed as you walk of how beautiful their gardens are and how delicious their food is. I came here for breakfast and I left wanting more of this yummy place.

1 Thank antoniocastillomzs
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

When I lived in Guatemala I bought my plants at the Vivero there. I always loved walking through the grounds and choosing what flower or plant I wanted. Even if you aren't buying, you are always welcome to browse their grounds. The last time I was there, my spouse was stung by a bee. Have a coffee or lunch and... More 

Thank honeym_11
Port Allen, Louisiana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

An oasis of peace on the outskirts of Antigua. I had a wonderful pizza in a garden with beautiful music. Charming!

1 Thank annatpoplargrove
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely garden cafe (only open during the day) serving breakfasts, lunches (soups, salads and sandwiches) and a good selection of deserts. I enjoyed 'la escalonia' brunch (eggs, beans, a red pepper sauce, plantain and bread) which was very nice. The service was also good. The only slightly disappointing aspect for me was that the cafe purports to... More 

Thank Liz D
Alpena, Michigan
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236 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Somewhat off the beaten path, about a six block walk from the central square, is Cafe Escalonia. The parking lot is full of cars for people there to buy plants from the plant nursery. The restaurant is tucked amongst the trees, flowers, and shrubs in a very inviting setting. The service was excellent, providing racks for coats and purses. The... More 

Thank Rockytoo2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, Guatemalan, South American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a Avenida sur Final # 36 C, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 7074

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?