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California Cafe

28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
+51 43 428354
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (26 reviews)
“falafel” (10 reviews)
“yogurt” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Peruvian, Fusion, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
28 de Julio 562, Huaraz, Peru
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21 - 30 of 215 reviews

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.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank salonim12
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!

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank HLR719
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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank DGGmo
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It is a small and very expensive place. Food and coffee are very expensive. and of bad quality I do not recommend this place .. there are better places in the city at a lower price and unsurpassed quality. the place this is highly recommended...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Nir W
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Catering to tourists as many places here do, there was good help if you need it with the language and lots of board games. My friends and I found fancier food and coffee elsewhere in Peru but here we found a place to stay and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank lwarner03
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Went here both mornings I was in huaraz and didn't have a trek, great food, awesome atmosphere, really enjoyed my time there

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Twinsfan2424
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I always find it hard to feel cozy somewhere away from home in a city like this. California cafe is a nice place to come and relax. I ordered food (waffles) which took 30 mins to come to my table. However there’s a library with...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 46annalisaw
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

During our 5 days in Huaraz, myself and my partner came here almost everyday. The breakfast choice is large and really well put together. They make their own bread which is delicious and you can buy to take away. Huge range of teas as well....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Angeline S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We are here twice during our time in Huaraz. Great breakfast options, and lovely sandwich options for lunch. Fruit and granola for breakfast was fantastic, as was the falafel for lunch. They serve great coffee and it's a great place to chill out and relax...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank pasta85
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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