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Crossroads Cafe

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Calle del Campanario 0-27, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
09:00 - 13:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This little place was recommended to me from a lady I met in Mexico who spoke highly of it so me and my friend decided to check it out. So glad we did as it's one of the best coffees I've ever had, sourced from the local area. Not only this but Mike the owner is so entertaining while serving... More 

Thank jessicajane44
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is an awesome coffee shop. Had the pleasure of visiting in October 2016. Even bikers from Peru, In could feel at home here.

Thank Angelique S
Ham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Cosy little coffee shop selling some of the best coffee in town. We were won over by Mike, owner and manager at Crossroads. He has an incredible story and is obviously very popular. He seemed to have a great relationship with everyone who walked past or came in - we just sat and watched him fly about laughing, joking and... More 

Thank lovetolife298
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Crossroads Cafe is by far the best coffee shop in Panajachel. The coffee is wonderful, but Mike is even greater! He connects with everyone, has plenty of stories to tell, and knows exactly how to make coffee the way you like it. Highest recommendation in Panajachel!

Thank ztrigg
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in on recommendation of our Airbnb host to pick up some coffee for ourselves and a friend as a souvenir. Michael (the owner) was so kind to provide a sample of his top bean, and then proceeded to share his story of how he came to Guatemala and got into the coffee business. Truly a memorable experience and... More 

Thank Tony M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Before I get into things, yes the coffee here is fantastic and Mike makes it any way you like it. But you stay for much more than just the coffee. Going to Crossroads Cafe is an experience in itself and in my opinion the best experience you can have in Panajachel. Mike is one of the most passionate, friendly and... More 

Thank Dennis L
Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Mike, the owner, keeps this place lively and fun while maintaining a high standard of coffee beverages. Mike hand selects his beans from the regions coffee plantations and roasts them in house, selling the beans by the pound. Take some home with you-I'm sure he'll send more when you run out. He is a really friendly, genuinely nice person.

Thank Chris C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I came in here to treat myself after having a difficult day. As soon as I entered I was greeted by a huge friendly smile that instantly lifted my spirits. Michael is just full of warmth and good energy. The cheesecake is the best on the lake hands-down! I left feeling full of joy and delicious cheesecake of course! Thank-you... More 

Thank EmilyK83
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I finally had the opportunity to visit this place. The quality of coffee from the region as well as Huehuetenango was fabulous plus the homemade desserts. What really makes the place special is the spirit that Mike puts into it. It's a great, friendly environment where people get together for conversation over the best cup of coffee in the country.... More 

Thank Greg E
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I could not have liked crossroads coffee more! The carrot cake was the best I have ever tasted and I include my own in that ranking (and I think mine is pretty good!) It was so good I took another slice home to have for my breakfast the following day and it was still delicious and moist 24 hours later,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Campanario 0-27, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
This is one of the most popular coffee shops in Panajachel especially with the ex-pat population. Run by Michael, he finds, buys, roasts, grinds, and serves the best beans in Guatemala! And then washes the dishes and loves every minute of it. We hope to meet you soon over a cup of coffee and hear your story!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?