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“Bangin eats”
Review of California Cafe

California Cafe
Ranked #2 of 7 Coffee & Tea in Huaraz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$10
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Food is delicious, large portions. Can split a meal with a loved one as we should have. Oye! Now I'm filling space because trip advisor wants a novel written for reviews...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stephen O
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tibben, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed the time and food!

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Positive:
French waitress is super sweet.
The brioche was yummy but portions are ridiculously small.
The coffee is good.

Negative:
It’s not because the owner lived in California that she can charge American prices for food that doesn’t meet the level (quality wise and portion wise).
I am not a big eater but at 20 soles the vegetarian omelette, I was expecting something more filling. The portion size of the bread size was so small.

My boyfriend had a croque monsieur that looked like it was made by a five year old and tasted quite bland. It cost over 20 soles and was tiny. This is scandalous given the local prices.
I asked for a fruit salad with no granola and not yoghurt and they would not lower the price despite the fact there were less ingredients. This is not “Californian” at all. It’s being bad at business.

Finally the barista was incompent as we were alone in the restaurant and he was incapable of bringing our coffee on time. I had to ask again after our dishes had arrived. Also there were like 5 people behind the counter (and more in the kitchen) and it took ages for the food to arrive.

The whole experience is just giving California a bad reputation.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank deborahf402
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tibben, Owner at California Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the brioche and the coffee. We are sorry to see that you did not leave satisfied. If you come back, please let us know what you do not find satisfactory when you are here so we can serve you better. In any case, enjoy your travels wherever they may lead you.

kind regards
tim

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious food the coffee is fantastic. Incredibly friendly happy staff. Such a good book exchange. Love this place! would definitely recommend, we will be back

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Francesca N
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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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jutrasmarieeve2018
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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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bayonnaise
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