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De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 3-274-0592
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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LA, CA
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an ovo-vegan-pescatarian most of Ecuador's restaurants left me with few choices. I ate so much fish during my trip I almost grew gills. But Cafe Good turned out to be Cafe Great thanks to offering some alternatives. It also has an easy hang, much like to dining room of a hostal, with wifi and a used book collection. Our... More 

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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here. 2 excellent fillet steaks. A frozen chocolate shake and a large beer for under $20 Best value in Banos

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Thank DublinGypsyTraveller
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The restaurant is clean, spacious and simply but nicely decorated. The wait/cook people are genuinely friendly. Not a lot of vegan options on the menu but the cooks are happy to accommodate your request. The portins are plentiful and the prices very reasonable. I ate lunch there a couple of times during my stay in Banos.

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Thank Kenlbroz
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is always of really high quality. The milkshakes (batidos) are delicious and at $2 they're a scrumptious go to snack. It's across the road from Santa Cruz hostel so still in wifi range.

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Thank Jess J
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I visited this place 4 times and always was excellent, great variety of breakfast options, good choices for vegetarian seekers, the atmosphere is very relaxing for staying long time having a good conversation with a delicious fresh ground coffee.

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Thank alyweathers1357
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very tasty, satisfying and healthy dinner for very reasonable price! Definitely recommend this place for other travellers. Had 2 starters, 2 mains (one of which was a v nice steak), a beer, water & cup of tea & expresso for $24. Will be going back before we leave for sure! :)

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Thank grothster
Melbourne, Australia
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371 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Cafe Good twice and both times the food was good, service was quick and the prices reasonable. There is a fair variety of choices on the menu as well. We'd eat there again.

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Thank Alek C
Utrecht
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place . A little more pretentious than it lives up to. Decorations, service and hygiene are OK but not excellent. Food looks very good though. Prices are in accordance so it is a good deal all in all

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Thank EduardUtrecht
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ate dinner here two nights ago (I had a hindu curry and my girlfriend had satay) and really enjoyed it, the staff were really friendly and it was a nice family based environment. Came back for breakfast today and had an equally nice experience. It's pretty good value too I think. Would definitely recommend :)

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Thank Cameron E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was strangely empty on a Saturday night despite its good reviews and fantastic food. It was so far the best meal my family and I have had in Banos. It seems to be a family run restaurant, and the woman there was so nice and welcoming, the red wine was delicious, the service was great, and the food... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
International, Thai, Cafe, Ecuadorean, South American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-0592
Description
"Café Good Books & Food " a place highly recommended in many important guides like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Reise Know-How, offers different types of breakfast with fresh organic coffee as well as international cuisine, Indian, Italian , Thai , delicious steaks and grilled chicken , variety of cocktails 2x1 8 pm 10 pm , juices, herbal tea and a cozy atmosphere. Free Books exchange for your bill.

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