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California Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$4 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Peruvian, Fusion, Cafe
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wine and Beer, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Visited California Cafe for lunch. Food and drinks were excellent, with a really nice atmosphere, and the staff were lovely; even helping us with some questions about Huaraz. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 20 December 2018

We had read great reviews about this place and also Andino Cafe (the 2 cafes are rated the best in Huaraz), so we tried both. California Cafe is easily the better of the two. The coffee is amazing, probably the best on our trip so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank reehv
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Nice cafè with good coffee and hot chocolate. The atmosphere inside is really good and service is excellent. If you want to you can exchange a book or two. Enjoy your cup of coffee.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sidseldahl
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, desserts and food. The staff were incredibly nice and there were a few board games to chose from. They have some couches to relax and a really large book swap shop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank searik
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We had our best breakfast here since traveling in South America for the last month. I had desayuno #4 - homemade bread with butter and jam, coffee, juice, scrambled eggs and potatoes. My husband had the same plus yogurt, a veggie potato hash, and a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HShev
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Cali cafe had great food and all the comforts of a North American or European breakfast! At a relatively cheap price as well :) The staff were friendly and offered tips for local day trips as well as a good place to watch the sunset...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zandrus3
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place, it has a good atmosphere, we were sitting on a nice couch and it was great! I loved the creppe and there was a lot of choises.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NaomiCat12345
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast I've had in South America. I was in heaven, highly recommend. A little pricey for Peru (around 25-30 soles) but it makes sense when you get the food. So good!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kristina025
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, cakes and a super chill cafe with lounges and books. Staff are super friendly. We visited the cafe a couple of times while in Huaraz. Great place to meet and chat with other travelers.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kel_fry_87
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I went to the California Cafe wth my partner for brunch during the week. We ordered the ‘Inglés Desayuno’ and the ‘Huevos Revueltos’ with two teas and juices. The food was small portioned and the difficult to eat as the textures were gruel-like. However, the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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