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Cafe Illampu

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
Calle Linares 940 | 1st Floor, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 71920527
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
5 Aug 2016
“Brezeln & Rösti”
1 Aug 2016
“friendly, good location, chilled sport to enjoy cake and tea.”
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Swiss, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Calle Linares 940 | 1st Floor, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Authentic Swiss food and excellent service. The café is in the house of a person who obviously had a sense of style, you can tell when you observe the high ceiling and the beautiful paintings on it. There is also an indigenous art gallery next...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 August 2016

friendly, good location, chilled sport to enjoy cake and tea. What more can be said. Some information on the walls. Good basic menu.

Thank CPL199
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This cafe is on the east side of the main tourist shopping street, but is a bit hard to find unless you look up and see the Swiss flag on the first floor. It was very quiet when I went there for lunch. The service...More

Thank JOyston
Reviewed 22 April 2016

when I went here I really wanted a cup of tea and they had teased me with all the different flavours available as displayed by the boxes. As it turned out the boxes were just for show and the really nice tea wasn't actually available....More

Thank roamingjode
Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you go there for some swiss bread...don't do it as you will be greatly disappointed. If you want to try some typical swiss food than I would say it's okey. I had the Rösti with the Lama sausage wich was okey (nothing extraordinary). The...More

1  Thank Joel P
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Is where I go every time after walking through sagarnaga street. I always take the table in the balcony and spend hours watching people in Linares street while drinking their excellent coffee.

Thank sergiovelarde
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We have been in cafe Illampu a view times during our stay in La Paz. It's located in a beautiful building and surrounded of many outdoor sport companies (also in the same buliding). That means, it's perfect to decide your activity there while you get...More

Thank florian-616687
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I have to go back and try their dishes. Espresso is good and I was very happy with their peach marmalade crepe. Needless to say I felt like a tourist in my own city as most costumers are foreigners and the big Swiss flag outside.

Thank Ceckis
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This cafe is slightly hidden away, upstairs and only noticeable by the giant teapot sign and Swiss flag hanging along Linares street. The staff are very helpful and friendly, looking to practice their English as we do with Spanish. The menu is very good value,...More

Thank jgp1991
Reviewed 11 September 2014

we were drawn in by the sight of the painted ceiling. the cafe is part of an old family house with some features still intact. coffee was freshly ground, chocolate bonbons were flavourful and not too sweet. recommend for a light post-dinner dessert, or mid-afternoon...More

Thank sprite75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Swiss, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Linares 940 | 1st Floor, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: +591 71920527
In February 2012, was founded by a trained Swiss baker, confectioner and cook the CAFE Illampu in La Paz. It was named after the Cafe in Sorata after the 6356 m high mountain there with impressive twin peaks. It was opened in a historic house on the Calle Linares. Here was the beginning of the 20th century the residence of the Linares family, of which the ceiling painting still bears witness. Apart from the famous Cafe Munaipata there is food of predominantly organic farming without Pesticide and eutrophication. This concerns all the ingredients such as eggs, flour, yogurt, jams, honey and rabbit meat from our own attitude. The raclette is a special treat. Stefan and his staff endeavor to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
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