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Cafe Danes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Cafe, Chilean
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Del Salvador 441, Puerto Varas, Chile
+56 (65) 232371
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to taste Old German's hand made pastry, Café Danés is the place! You can ask for delicious kuchen and cakes which keep the original taste. Eat them with a vapouring capuccino or cup of tea. You can also eat tasty sandwiches of different kind, I suggest the 'chacarero'. Or you can choose the typical Chilean empanadas, oven-cooked... More 

Thank Miriam O
West Palm Beach, Florida
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600 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avocado salad and famou empanadas were delicious after a day of traveling. Very helpful staff. English menu available.

Thank Mktpro99
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Danés Café in the centre of Puerto Varas is an iconic part of the gastronomy of the town. Great food in general but the Barros Luco (steak and melted cheese) sandwich is heaven, especially if eaten with the home made mayonnaise. Take care to carry cash though; no plastic works there. Small sacrifice.

Thank Bill A
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The atmosphere is lovely: feels like being in a German cottage. The cakes slices were massive but very heavy. The struedel was too sweet and pie limon very oily. Cappuccinos were good instead. It all came quite expensive.

Thank London_foodies
Santiago, Chile
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I went with a bunch of teenagers to breakfast on a monday am. They didn't have the cakes that shows the menu, the order came by parts first half if the coffes, 5 minutes after the tea 5 min the cakes and never the cookies. And the they do not receive credit nor debit card. I'll never come back again

Thank Yopne
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went twice. Once we ordered a cake and the other time we went for dinner. Both times the food was excellent and the service was very fast and friendly!!!

Thank Talasclara
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133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Cafe Danes did not disappoint. We went for lunch and enjoyed the outdoor patio overlooking the bustling del Salvador av. Our service experience was much better than many of the reviews have suggested. The young woman was both attentive and helpful. We decided on a couple of fried empanadas and the curascero. The sandwich was great. Lots of avocado with... More 

Thank Paul S
New Mexico
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had read online about Café Danes and went there for a late lunch. (It is not hard to find, but finding a place to park is not that easy. We parked up on top of the hill by the church.) It is a bright and comfortable place. There is an extensive menu of Chilean dishes. I ordered the empanaditas.... More 

Thank javi76NewEngland
Saint John, Canada
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244 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Well worth a visit to this venue for kuchen, amongst other things. Service is good, somewhat slow but good to soak up the atmosphere. Kuchen was superb. The rest of the order was great as well. Would go there again.

Thank AAleR
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Best empanadas we have had on our 4 months in South America. The carne had large chunks of beef, and egg, really good gravy, and some onion / olives. It's huge too. I'm sad there aren't more Dane's around!

Thank Lauren A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, Chilean
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Salvador 441, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Varas
  • Phone Number: +56 (65) 232371

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?