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Daily Grind

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Sucre y Juan Montalvo (Esquire) | Parque Bolivar, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 99 198 7761
08:30 - 20:30
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coffee at the Daily Grind was one of the best cups I've had in Ecuador (Quito and Banos). The place is small and seats just a few at the counter, but felt like you were somewhere in Europe sipping coffee near the square. There was a large menu including sandwiches, bagels and English muffins, which looked good to try.... More 

Thank MN_Lanie
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the corner of the historic plaza of Otavalo within sight of the sculpture of Intirami is this New York style coffee shop with an English name! Coffee is local and excellent. Service is great. Catch up on local gossip here - and get a breather from the busy marketplace. Now that the new market is open, the crowds have... More 

Thank NewViewTours
Cotacachi, Ecuador
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great specialty coffees in an outdoor setting off the main square in the city. Enjoy a view of the park, city hall and the great church while sipping on the drink of your choice. Also has some food items great for a light lunch.

Thank Robert H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and good family run business with stools in front and tables in back with a great restaurant upstairs. Treated like family whenever we visit. Best location to people watch in all of Otavalo.

Thank Grant J
Erie, Colorado
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a small stand overlooking the Parque that only has stools for several people, but is great place to order a coffee drink, and take a break from the Mercado.

Thank WJD_CO
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

On one of the more peaceful squares in Otavalo is this coffee/cappuccino stand frequented by expats and locals alike.

Thank Peter69_96
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Daily grind is the second best coffeeshop in Otavalo. Why not the first? La Cosecha is simply unbeatable. However, Daily Grind is fantastic as well and its location in the main plaza is truly wonderful. While they are known for their coffee, their Kallari hot chocolate is quite simply the best hot chocolate I've ever had.

Thank Dan L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The location is just great, next to the parking lot at the corner of the beginning of shopping street. Coffee is okay, nothing special. The homemade cake and cookies are more interesting

Thank May L
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Good fresh coffee on a barstool with a great view on central square. To sit and watch a little. This place has only seven stools and a great stylish cups :) Americano is 2$. WiFi is fast and free.

Thank Евгений Р
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting the market in Otavalo, I was surprised to come across this upscale coffee bar. It had a San Francisco vibe more than local and prices to match but the coffee was great and a pleasant surprise.

Thank TravelbugNYC2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Seating
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Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sucre y Juan Montalvo (Esquire) | Parque Bolivar, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 99 198 7761
This terrific little espresso bar is right in the middle of Otavalo on Parque Bolivar. It serves the best coffee in Ecuador and fresh baked cupcakes and pastries every day. If you're lucky you'll be there when the zucchini nut bread comes out of the oven. It is served warm with whipped cream. The rum cake is like heaven on earth and worth savoring. There is a private garden behind Daily Grind where you can sit at tables and enjoy the flowers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?