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El Viejo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Guatemalan
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3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 1576
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 22:15
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I go to Antigua I come back to this place. The staff are good, the baked goods fantastic, the food and coffee delicious, the atmosphere relaxed, and the wifi reliable. It's also not very expensive which is great for someone like me. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Chad v
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wait staff drifts off, have to be recalled. Don't know which menu items are available. You don't find out it's not available until you call them back. A few vegetarian friendly items available, but lately they don't have half to most of those listed. I'm ready to write this place off, only going here for coffee and to chat with... More 

Thank Frank S
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

108Q for 2 sandwiches, 2 drinks and 3 baked goods. The Apple strudel was delicious!! I will be eating here often!

Thank Gigi P
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I came here for a cup of coffee and some breakfast. it was pleasant. coffee was good and breakfast was delicious. they didn't hover over me and the view was nice. I enjoyed it for a quick stop.

Thank Stacy B
EVCstaff, Manager at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive coment, is very important to improve our services! More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I came here on a whim because I liked the name. My fish was fresh but a tad too salty, my veggies tasted as if they had been defrosted. For restaurant that touts itself as being Guatemalan, it was interesting that I had no choice but to have bread. There was no option for tortillas. Just buttery bread. Great street... More 

Thank A H
Dunsborough, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This place hands down has the best bang for your Q in all of Antigua. Away from the street food, this place is quiet and relaxing for breakfast with french pattiserie style pastries and coffee. You can also order American or Guatemalan style breakfast that are cheap affordable and come with OJ and coffee. A cafe for every occasion with... More 

Thank Owen S
Baltimore, Maryland
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. They serve great breakfasts as well as lunch and dinners. There is also a great looking bakery.The staff is very friendly and attentive. The restaurant has charm, good food, and great service.

Thank BaltoROberta
Antigua, Guatemala
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Nothing beats a huge cup of tea and slice of something delectable! This adorable bakery offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a great selection of pastries good any time of day!

Thank Belinda W
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My husband and I had breakfast here on our last day in Antigua. What a way to end our stay. The place is charming, the servers are super friendly, and the food was delicious. Seriously recommend it. You can sit near the street to watch the people go by, or go inside to the inner courtyard. Either way, a wonderful... More 

Thank chromachord
EVCstaff, Gerente at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your opinion! You are always welcome! More 

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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for breakfast here, at first I thought it was just a small restaurant but when I went in turns out it has a great big courtyard at the back with loads of tables. Obviously popular with locals as well as tourists, great varied choice for breakfast, traditional to continental to simple cereal, something for everyone. Service was excellent... More 

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EVCstaff, Gerente at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for your visit and for your opinion. You are always welcome More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cafe, Guatemalan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 1576
Place where you can taste the Guatemalan Coffee Varieties in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by antiques that make the place a unique experience. We offer everything from breakfast, entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches, snacks, typical, evenings clogs, desserts and a variety of drinks. We also have a French bakery. Visit will be an unforgettable experience!

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