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De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 3-274-0592
08:00 - 22:00
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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 

Thank Cap'n_Crunchy
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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

Thank DublinGypsyTraveller
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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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.

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.

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.

Thank alyweathers1357
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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! :)

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.

Thank Alek C
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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

Thank EduardUtrecht
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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 :)

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 

Thank Hannah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
International, Thai, Cafe, Ecuadorean, South American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
"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?