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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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San Pedro, Belize
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I read a couple reviews on this shop before arriving and went over to have some coffee a couple days ago! Worth it! Amazing coffee and the owners are fantastic! They roast the coffee right on site, have a crazy awesome story and know there stuff! Coffee talk for days - Thanks Mike! And if your having coffee you may... More 

Thank brookeinthewild
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

What a gem in the busy town of Pana! We enjoyed a great cup of coffee and delish macadamia chocolate pie. Mike is super guy who you can tell loves his customers and loves coffee. Unfortunately we had no room to bring back beans to Canada. Go there! Wish we had a place like this in our home town.

Thank mooloolababe
4Pilgrims, chief dish washer at Crossroads Cafe, responded to this review

Hello up there , michael here; Just want to say thank you for not only your kind words ; but also being part of one of those days ..when strangers become friends and share stories over a cup of coffee on a great fall day !! Hope you realize how much i too would like to have a neighborhood cafe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great coffee and Michael tells great stories and has lots of fun with everyone in the coffee bar. Get the tiramisu :)

Thank Steinar H
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A great place to have an amazing cup of coffee and chat with an amazing owner who loves life, his job and coffee!!! Like us, he drove down to Panajachel following his dreams. Would not come to Lake Atitlan and miss this amazing spot! His wife makes the cakes and pies and they are to die for! :)

Thank scollinscolorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I jumped into this place to pick up a coffee to go and wanted to stay for hours. The coffee is one of the best ones I ever had...I traveled up from Costa Rica to Guatemala with my dog (who was very welcome at crossroads too) and I would do the journey again for a coffee here :) My quick... More 

Thank Margarete S
4Pilgrims, Chief dish washer at Crossroads Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Margarete; Thank you for coming all the way up from C.R. ! Also thanks for sharing your stories and bringing some good fun to our lives that day! Your dog has it made..! hope you had a good journey home; michael My daughter really enjoyed the picture , thank you ! if you get the chance , do try... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

All my friends who had been to Pana before said that Crossroads Cafe had the BEST coffee. We stopped by to buy coffee beans to bring home. We were given not only coffee but live entertainment from Mike the owner. He's a wonderful conversationalist. The bonus was that a Northeastern University coffee mug was prominently displayed. My son is a... More 

Thank KyleMomBlake
Enterprise, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Crossroads Cafe is a treasure. I've been coming here for years now, and the coffee is always wonderful. Doesn't matter what you order, it's going to be great. Also, be sure to get there early for a baked treat! There's always something fresh, homemade and tasty to try. There's no other place I can think of where your barista is... More 

Thank moden1223
Port Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My friend and I stumbled upon this cafe by chance, tagging along with a lovely woman we bumped into at the docks. As a fan of iced lattes I had been largely disappointed by my experience thus far. I had thought every coffee shop in Guatemala would produce tasty beverages, given the country's export of coffee beans, however this had... More 

Thank AlyssaRaeMeg
Panajachel, Guatemala
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

One of the best places in all of Central America to go for great local Guatemalan coffee from the Atitlan region. The owners MIke and Adele and their 2 great daughters Kasia and Lungi have built this business from almost nothing over the last (nearly) 20 years into a thriving local hotspot where one can come enjoy the company of... More 

4Pilgrims, C.D.W. ( Chief dish washer) at Crossroads Cafe, responded to this review

Good morning Cointelpro ; Just want to take a moment , before i put on my shoes , hop on my motorcycle and go make the coffee , to say thank you ; you just made my day ! These last few days especially have been so worth all the dish washing and coffee hunting ( not so fun when... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went yesterday and will be coming back for more for sure! One of the best coffee cups I've ever had in Guatemala! Congratulations!!!! I also had the awesome homemade cheesecake!!!

Thank Mario André M

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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