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Cafe de Nucallacta

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Hermano Miguel 562 | between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 98 619 0490
09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like supporting small businesses. The staff at Nucallacta always greet you with a smile! Their breakfasts are outstanding and their carrot cake TO DIE FOR. Coffee is freshly roasted and ground. I go there as often as I can! The only downside is that they close earlier than most places, so be sure to get there before 6pm!

Thank Caroline E
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stopped here for a snack when I realized the museum down the street was closed, and I had some great coffee and a brownie. I was really tempted to try some of their meals from the menu- next time for sure if I visit Cuenca again.

Thank 504to593
Springfield, Illinois
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a little spot that we visited the first day in Cuenca. Soup was OK, but the quesadilla was especially good.

Thank caringinthemoment
Cuenca, Ecuador
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cafe Nucallacta has moved a couple of times, each location getting better. They are currently located on a fairly quiet end of Hermano Miguel, near Calle Larga. The coffee shop looks small from the outside, but they have a beautiful courtyard that is (mostly) sheltered from the weather. It provides a serene stop for those who want to enjoy a... More 

Thank danrobe2007
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I love to stop in to Cafe de Nucallacta when I'm walking in El Centra and have a coffee to give me energy. They also have a wonderful menu full of delicious fresh foods.

Thank Sherry J
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to several places in Cuenca for a coffee and Cafe de Nucallacta is by far the best place to go.

Thank jacob a
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little cafe serving fresh and delicious coffee and super yummy chocolate chip cookies. Based on the other reviews, we also tried the carrot cake which was good, but to us the star was the cookie together with the coffee.

Thank Jingyi L
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this gem with a bunch of people for brunch and had everyone was very pleased! Delicious coffee, lots of tasty options (including almond milk which is rare in Ecuador!) and everyone really enjoyed our breaky. The pancakes were absolutely delicious and the hash browns also a must try! The lunch menu also looks amazing! They also catered to... More 

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Davis, CA
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Enjoyed good coffee and excellent carrot cake here first visit and then an amazing brownie and cream cake piece shared between us. Too many gringos is only complaint -- in fact probably ALL the customers were gringos when we were there.

Thank muirfan
Toronto, Canada
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was late morning and in need of a pick-me-up, we decided to try what we'd read was the best coffee in Cuenca. We were not disappointed. I had the frokuccino (iced coffee-chocolate smoothie concoction with chocolate chips on top) and my wife had an iced coffee. Both were delicious and fulfilled our need for caffeine. We so enjoyed our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hermano Miguel 562 | between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 98 619 0490
Cuenca's artisan coffee roaster. We roast small batches of premium Ecuadorian coffee, we also serve freshly brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks, both hot and cold. Try our coffee and other drinks with our breakfast or lunch menu.

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