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El Cafeto

#75 of 1,142 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Chile 930 & Flores, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Definitely try the coffee at the Cafeto. Tucked within the exterior walls of the San Agustin monastery, it has great coffee, Ecuadorian style snacks and nice setting to take a break while exploring Downtown Quito.

Thank Carlos S
Victoria, Canada
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Finally, a coffee lattes that make time stop and makes you go ah! Just wish they had a almond croissant and I would have been in heaven

Thank NickInTofino
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great omelette. Good fruit bowl. Good atmosphere. Damn good coffee. The service was fine. It's in a good location for walking around lazily after breakfast.

Thank jeffrey d
Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee. This is 100 characters if I stretch the sentence out a little bit longer and add another phrase and now.

1 Thank Damon B
Ballarat, Victoria
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was our first espresso coffee in three weeks whilst in Ecuador. A reasonable drop too. Don't forget to try the cakes

1 Thank kibnedyo
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

A nice cafe. Service was attentive. Menu had limited vegetarian options but the Caprese sandwich was good. Coffee lacked strength, so would choose a non milk coffee next time.

Thank Kim B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I love that El Cafeto is a chill spot with great coffee. I enjoy good drip coffee and pourovers, but most of the coffee I tried in Quito was mediocre. El Cafeto was the one exception. I had their drip coffee (called the "cafeto"), and it was great. This review loses one star because service at the cafe is somewhat... More 

Thank Tim M
Detroit, Michigan
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Couldn't stay away from this place. Where else do you find employees sorting coffee beans by hand to winnow out bum beans?! The coffee is spectacular. Their chocolate decadence (from their own recipe) is truly...decadent...and wonderful. Breakfasts are good, too. Want to spend some time gazing into the courtyard of San Agustin monastery over a cup of great Ecuadorian coffee?... More 

Thank alanrL6853ZO
Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is a super cute cafe in Old Town. It's not the cheapest spot around for breakfast (in Ecuadorian terms), but it is really good. We ordered the fruit bowl and an omelette. Both were very good. The owner here also speaks great English which is helpful for travelers. Try the passionfruit cheesecake!

Thank TA-Hannah
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Guided by excellent reviews of the coffee quality, we were disappointed with the cappuccino, which lacked the strength of espresso. The hot chocolate also seemed to have more milk than coco, but the tiramisu was excellent. Beautiful view of the inside convent courtyard.

Thank Aleksandra57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile 930 & Flores, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?