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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 1 week ago via mobile

We went for breakfast. One of the stafmembers felt hangover so he decided to drink a coffee with baileys. The other two staf members were hanging at the bar. The sandwiches were expensive for what they serve you. The taste was good thought. On our...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Suzanne v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place with great staff. We went as it looked good for vegetarians and it was. There were no other customers. We were surprised that our bill came to 143 soles for the four of us as we didn't order that much....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank canadianfamily17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from Sydney, Australia & I'm addicted to coffee. California Cafe was my morning treat. I stayed in Huaraz for 5 days and went there every single day to savour a warm cappuccino with a different breakfast each day. They have a wonderful breakfast selection...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Julie N
Reviewed 4 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
1  Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 21 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
1  Thank reehv
Reviewed 20 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
1  Thank Sidseldahl
Reviewed 11 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
1  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
1  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
1  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
1  Thank NaomiCat12345
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