California Cafe

California Cafe

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Hours
Mon
7:00 - 21:30
Tue
7:00 - 21:30
Wed
7:00 - 21:30
Thu
7:00 - 21:30
Fri
7:00 - 21:30
Sat
7:00 - 21:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American, Peruvian, Cafe, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
features
Is this a juice / smoothie bar?
About
The California Cafe is famous for its fresh roasted coffee and great food all day, North American style breakfasts, Lunches and specials diners (Gluten free and Vegetarian). We also have a free book exchange and library boasting the best selection in Huaraz. Need some advice for trekking or climbing, we can help!While you enjoy a breakfast, coffee, or just to sit and read for a while, you can enjoy our large music collection. There are also a variety of games to pass the time away. The WiFi is always free.
CUISINES
American, Peruvian, Cafe, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles349 reviews
Excellent
196
Very good
104
Average
30
Poor
11
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

siena h
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Such a nice cafe to chill out in! The food was very fast and yummy, and we relaxed there for the morning, enjoying the cafe buzz and mini library! Thank you for everything
Written 1 April 2024
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daniela s
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
The breakfast was very good. They bake their own bread, which is soooo good, coffee is really yummy too. Juan and the owner were super nice to us.
Written 28 January 2021
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BBianca B
Sydney13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
This place was open nice and early which suited us very much. The menu was very extensive and had something everyone wanted. The waffles were a great portion with some lovely fruit salad to accompany. The coffee was also very good. Will certainly come back!
Written 17 January 2020
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Marc Van Roy
Peer3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
The minimum for breakfast was s/16 , in the local market s/6 for a good breakfast. The portions were not big. The hot chocolate (s/11) and coffee (americano: s/8) is good, it's just not the right price. Very expensive, for Peru...
Written 29 December 2019
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Jess
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
We came here on our rest day and because I read in a review that there is Gluten free bread. We got an omelette and a cheese toasted sandwich all on glutenfree bread. The bread is thick and nice a little crumbly as the sandwich. Coffee was nice. Gringo prices! You can also buy gluten free bread as a loaf for future travel. Which we dont find very often. Staff were nice and friendly. In the cafe there's books and games to keep you occupied. Enjoy :)
Written 19 December 2019
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mainegnome
Jackson135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 friends
It definitely has a gringo vibe. The prices are close to common western prices which is outlandishly expensive by Peruvian standards. The coffee was good but I had better coffee at some other cafés in town. I will say the bread was fantastic. Most certainly the best bread I had in Peru. It has a classic coffeehouse vibe. Although I must say I found my breakfast food to be rather underwhelming and certainly not up to standards for the price they were asking. If you want to place with good Wi-Fi that feels like a standard coffee shop in the United States or Europe go here. Other than that you can skip it.
Written 8 November 2019
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Ursula
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
The place is nice but seriously, everything is just too expensive, I thought I was going to eat something delicious but instead I got really normal stuff that didn’t correspond with the price. The cup of chocolate was fine, although it seemed like cocoa powder with milk; the chicken sandwich didn’t have any particular flavour, it almost felt tasteless.
Written 26 October 2019
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LDN49
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
We loved this place and went back several times. Great coffee, breakfast, sandwiches and cake. Cosy place to hang out with fast WiFi and good music.
Written 2 October 2019
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MichelleBrighton
Brighton232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
A lovely space to relax with the most incredibly friendly staff! The food and drink were also exceptionally good, including the best pot of English tea we had in Peru! The amount of books to sit and leaf through or swap is also fantastic. Great atmosphere!
Written 15 September 2019
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carolinav613
Lisbon District35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Coffee shop used mostly by travellers with an excellent vibe and food. The employees were very nice and all the food well cooked. Since it opens at 7 am and there is not much to do in Huaraz, it is the perfect place to spend the afternoon relaxing and eating.
Written 2 September 2019
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David G
Bend55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 solo
Found California Cafe via the internet. Turns out the owner is from Santa Cruz. They roast their own beans and understand what coffee is about. Same with juice blends actually. It became part of my morning routine in Huaraz as the staff was so friendly and accommodating. My only wish would be to have decaf espresso. Got to keep the doctor happy. 😉
Written 19 August 2019
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JoannaGrimwood-Read
Brighton17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
The lemon tart here is absolutely out of this world! You will want to go back and get more as soon as you taste it. The cafe has a really great space to just relax and LOADS of books that you can swap. They even lent us their climbing book to read while we were there. The staff are really friendly and chatty. Great coffee, great soup, great cake, great place.
Written 14 August 2019
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Sam
Philadelphia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 solo
I spent a day here catching up on emails and getting some work done in between hiking trips. The WiFi was some of the fastest I have seen in Peru. Lots of different seating options, from tables to couches. Several outlets near the couches in the back where I sat. Nice book exchange and a large library of books and magazines to peruse. Also, the bathroom had toilet paper, soap, AND paper towels (a rarity for Peru!!). The staff was super friendly and made me feel really welcome to spend the day here. I got a coffee, falafel sandwich, and brownie, and all were excellent. Highly recommend!
Written 3 August 2019
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nadiadr
Melbourne24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 solo
I’ve been going to this café almost everyday since I arrived in Huaraz. They have the best wifi in the city (really!) and have created a nice atmosphere. Music, decoration, staff, food and drinks are all excellent (I specially recommend the “huarazino” tea). I’ve read many comments saying they are “too” expensive, but, as a Peruvian, I have to say that, while it’s true that prices are above average for Huaraz, I prefer to pay a little extra if that means that employees will get fair salaries and conditions (please take into account that more than 70% of jobs in Peru are informal, meaning they don’t get holidays or superannuation, among other rights. That’s why other places are so cheap).
Written 22 July 2019
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Trish
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 solo
This is a nice place to get a cup of coffee and a tasty snack and chill for a bit if you are in town and need to get caught up on doing tasks. The WiFi is fast and the service is friendly. Prices are definitely tourist prices (a bit high, is what I mean) but the food is tasty so it's worth it.
Written 12 July 2019
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