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California Cafe

28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
+51 43 428354
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (24 reviews)
“falafel” (9 reviews)
“yogurt” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Peruvian, Fusion, Cafe, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
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11 - 20 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Food was good but missing small plates to share on the menu. Service was slow. Disappointed only taking cash. Internet was not working well. Find this place expensive compared to others

Thank jutrasmarieeve2018
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We came in here several times while in Huaraz. The breakfast are huge, they have loads of fresh juices, and they’ll package your food up as a packed lunch if you’re going trekking. Good wi-fi.

Thank Bayonnaise
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We came in for a light meal in early evening, hardly any people. We ordered a quinoa salad (25 sol, not cheap) and a vegetables and noodles soup (18 sol) and waited for a very long time to get what we ordered. We had time,...More

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent waffles, fruit, cappuccino and cookies. The best book selection I’ve seen since coming to South America four months ago. Delicious, cozy, and welcoming! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Morgan C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

California Cafe is like the perfect neighborhood cafe just down the street from your house, but it’s located more than 10,000 feet above sea level and filled with people from all over world. My wife and I tried California Cafe because the highly rated coffee....More

1  Thank Grantravels2010
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The staff are so accommodating seeing as most people ( like myself for a while ) really use the internet they have. They greet you with a smile and engage in conversation. While working enjoyed the cappuccinos, sandwiches and lemon pie. Relaxing !!

Thank LazyDogInn
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast, shocked at the prices considering we were in Huaraz. The breakfast did not live up to its price tag. The 'English breakfast' tea was not English breakfast. Could have made better at the hostel for around a fifth of the price.

Thank Saloni M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch here and had the falafel sandwich and chips. We enjoyed the food and took some chocolate chip cookies away for our next day hike - would definitely recommend!

Thank TurtleTravellerUk
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great spot and easy to get to! Plus they have good coffee, which is hard to find in Peru; good WiFi; and an English-speaking staff who can help with everything from maps to directions. The bookstore/swap is the best I saw in Peru, too. Try...More

Thank Meander746341
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe. Yes, it's more pricey than most places but it's a really nice place to chill out and eat some gringo food. Really nice sofa area with tons of books to peruse as you go.

Thank SDRJvoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ancash Region  >  Huaraz
  • Phone Number: +51 43 428354
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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.
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