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El Viejo Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 1576
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (11 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Guatemalan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed an early breakfast with good coffee and lovely croissants! nice homely feeling cafe. juices are a bit thinned down for my taste.

Thank Wiebke F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in a few times at this place. The venue is lovely but so are most places in Antigua’s touristy area. The Chapin soup was delish but not enough to make it a meal. Added pastry and hot chocolate-it was ok. Pesto pasta was ok...More

Thank liliflores07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had several meals at El Viejo Cafe including coffees and desserts. The breads are wonderful. Breakfast was great. Pasta was excellent.

Thank FranComiskey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great environment, great service, and the food is excellent. In my 5 week stay, I visited almost daily for coffee and croissants. They open at 7:00 a.m. and that's the time to be there to get them fresh out of the oven. If you decide...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We talk about you when we are not in Antigua. Breakfast here multiple times each visit is a must. Fresh, flaky croissants (arrive early or they’ll be gone), lovely coffee, and fabulous breakfast options. We’ve never had anything we didn’t like here. This time the...More

1  Thank Kristiaan L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I stopped by for a light dinner, and wasn't disappointed. The seating area was a lovely room with a garden feel. I had their steak sandwich, which was served on a hoagie roll (think short baguette) with an interesting sauce and some veggies. Quite good!...More

Thank LarryB_in_FL
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The breakfast was outstanding in a really nice atmosphere! Highly recommended. The smoked chorizo was delicious!

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I enjoyed everything I tried from the menu. The burger with egg was delicious. Waldemar on the service staff was a wonderful representative for this restaurant. He was warm, helpful with the menu choices and my inadequate Spanish, and really friendly. l felt like I...More

Thank Chari B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for affordable breakfast. We had a great breakfast inclusing coffee overlooking the antiguan streets for 75 quetzales. Good coffee and the croissants / pain au chocolate are FANTASTIC!

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I went to this restaurant because it was top ranked. I received very little attention after I sat down to the point that I had to go up and get my own water more than once. The worst part of my meal was I got...More

Thank Erudite_journey
EVCstaff, Manager at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Erudite, Thank you for your comment, it is strange that you say that the vegetables were frozen because we only work with fresh vegetables and not frozen, here in Our country is not useful to frozen the vegetables because we have them all the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 1576
  • E-mail
Place where you can taste the Guatemalan Coffee Varieties in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by antiques that make the place a unique experience. We offer everything from breakfast, entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches, snacks, typical, evenings clogs, desserts and a variety of drinks. We also have a French bakery. Visit will be an unforgettable experience!
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