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El Viejo Cafe

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Cafe, Guatemalan
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3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 1576
07:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 22:15
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

One of the bakery staff was really helpful in explaining what we could order - and modify - so that we could both have exactly what we wanted. My football-starved husband was really pleased to be able to watch a Copa Del Rey match while enjoying his guacamole (etc) filled panini in the cafe! The coffee was particularly good, too.... More 

Thank VFLondon
EVCstaff, Propietario at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanyou for your visit we hope you visit us again More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I went there on vacation, and was told this was a good place to eat...went there and ill say ot was right. Awesome breakfast, really good service and a great decor in the place. Highly recommended

Thank frogman1084
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170 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here, the vegetarian pasta pomodoro, and is was fantastic. The noodles were tender and cooked to perfection, the sauce was savory and when it touched your tongue, your taste buds would celebrate and the shaved Parmesan and basil garnish was beautiful. The staff was really sweet and attentive. The ambiance and decore is beautiful, with antique wooden... More 

Thank BeautifulFernweh
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to Antigua I come back to this place. The staff are good, the baked goods fantastic, the food and coffee delicious, the atmosphere relaxed, and the wifi reliable. It's also not very expensive which is great for someone like me. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Chad v
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wait staff drifts off, have to be recalled. Don't know which menu items are available. You don't find out it's not available until you call them back. A few vegetarian friendly items available, but lately they don't have half to most of those listed. I'm ready to write this place off, only going here for coffee and to chat with... More 

Thank Edgar S
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

108Q for 2 sandwiches, 2 drinks and 3 baked goods. The Apple strudel was delicious!! I will be eating here often!

Thank Gigi P
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I came here for a cup of coffee and some breakfast. it was pleasant. coffee was good and breakfast was delicious. they didn't hover over me and the view was nice. I enjoyed it for a quick stop.

Thank Stacy B
EVCstaff, Manager at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive coment, is very important to improve our services! More 

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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I came here on a whim because I liked the name. My fish was fresh but a tad too salty, my veggies tasted as if they had been defrosted. For restaurant that touts itself as being Guatemalan, it was interesting that I had no choice but to have bread. There was no option for tortillas. Just buttery bread. Great street... More 

Thank A H
Dunsborough, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This place hands down has the best bang for your Q in all of Antigua. Away from the street food, this place is quiet and relaxing for breakfast with french pattiserie style pastries and coffee. You can also order American or Guatemalan style breakfast that are cheap affordable and come with OJ and coffee. A cafe for every occasion with... More 

Thank Owen S
Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. They serve great breakfasts as well as lunch and dinners. There is also a great looking bakery.The staff is very friendly and attentive. The restaurant has charm, good food, and great service.

Thank BaltoROberta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cafe, Guatemalan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?