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The Happy Mondays Cafe

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Guayaquil y Morales | La Ronda, Quito 24 de Mayo, Ecuador
+593 2-228-2116
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18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Concitering ecuador produces so much coffee, it is a wonder why a good cup os so hard to find. Happy Monday Coffee will not disapiont. A bit more expensive then most places, but nothing that A US citizen would find over the top. I enjoyed the atmospher and the real caffine buzz!

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Thank opaleyezed23
Tucson, Arizona
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We didn't eat here, although our guide said the pizza is good. But, we did hit happy hour with a smoking deal. 3 cervaza for the price of 1. They let me and DH share (who can drink 3 beers?) Very funky place, quite small with weird seating. I am 'old' and it's geared for younger folks! Music was great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were looking for a place to grab a simple lunch and a beer. It was Monday, so we were drawn in by the name. The menu was very limited, but the place had a very fun vibe and the waitress was very friendly.

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Thank Kristin M
Brisbane, Australia
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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Small and crowded bar/restaurant in the Old Town. $2 for a Caneloza, a rum-based local drink that was good.

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Thank Selwyn C
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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98 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Very inexpensive drinks at happy hour. In the old town and close to ever watchful local police. The local drink here was very good

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Thank Robyn C
Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

New owner? The Pizza was a tiny (10cm) cold and tasteless piece of nothing, totally overpriced and 100% NOT self-made. Terrible.Then we asked for a Sprite to drink. They hadn't....OK a Fanta then...they also hadn't!! What is this for a bar where you only serve Cola and Beer? And then the music was so incredible loud, you weren't able to... More 

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Thank abdellauo
Colombia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This little swedish / ecuadorian place is a true gem! Homemade tasty food, great drinks, cool music and great staff made our visit here a real treat. Kept on coming back during our week long stay in Quito. Highly recommended!

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Thank THFCColombia
Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Everyday is a "Happy Monday" at "Happy Mondays"!! The cafe, owned by a friendly and welcoming young couple; Jakob from Sweden and his wife, susy, from Ecuador, have created a place with true ambiance. It's on the corner of the two main streets that cross through "La Ronda". Their place is located in the part of the Old Town that... More 

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Thank Mike R
Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

I went to visit this small café on my third trip to Quito/Ecuador and was really surprised to find a good alternative to the otherwise quite noisy places in Quito. The place is clean, relaxed and is run by a really friendly couple of ecuadorian and swedish origin. They serve a mix of ecuadorian and swedish food (with some, for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guayaquil y Morales | La Ronda, Quito 24 de Mayo, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-228-2116
Description
The Happy Mondays, a newly established café, is located in the centre of La Ronda - Quito’s most historic district. It is unique in its style and architecture. It is a popular hangout with locals and tourists alike. One can enjoy a cup of Loja Espresso, a cold beer (or two), canelazo (a popular, traditional, hot beverage), juicy hamburgers, original pizzas or some homemade breads and/or pastries. The Café is alive to the sound of Rock and sometimes Ecuadorian Folklore live performances. The establishment has WiFi, a small library of books for exchange and where information about Quito and Ecuador is shared.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?