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De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 3-274-0592
08:00 - 22:00
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Xiamen, China
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pancakes are wonderful, crispy outside and fluffy inside. Veggie omelette was also great. They have a special tea for stomach problems and it worked wonders. Also, the waitresses were kind and efficient.

Thank annie6688
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow, but the food was good, I had the fillet minon with mushroom sauce, very delicious. The price was good as well, for a family of 6 the price came to $61, for drink I had a chocolate milkshake and that was very tasty.

Thank Matthew H
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were with 3 persons and had 3 different breakfasts, they al were great and really good! The prices are fine, WiFi is good and it's a quiet place. They also have lunch and diner.

Thank j1ll88
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a friend who wanted to go here. I had Many bad things from the locals so had so say I avoided it... Pleasant surprise a really good breakfast (with Hot sauce that is actually HOT!) Good coffee. The place was clean, busy, but not loud. Clean bathroom ( when you travel... iT'S IMPORTANT!! They had several veggie options... More 

Thank Ron S
Kenwood, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times for dinner and have tried the veggie taco; veggie curry; veggie satay; the garbanzo bean dish; and the garlic bread. My favorite is the veggie curry with brown rice, but everything is good and made fresh. The portions are kind of small, but so good that we keep coming back.

Thank lesliecamarri
Halifax, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here a number of times and tried something different every time. Coffee is freshly ground and a large Americano is only $1.00. Very popular with backpackers and other hotel guests because it's good reasonably priced food with good, friendly service.

Thank Sparkster55
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

As an ovo-vegan-pescatarian most of Ecuador's restaurants left me with few choices. I ate so much fish during my trip I almost grew gills. But Cafe Good turned out to be Cafe Great thanks to offering some alternatives. It also has an easy hang, much like to dining room of a hostal, with wifi and a used book collection. Our... More 

Thank Cap'n_Crunchy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here. 2 excellent fillet steaks. A frozen chocolate shake and a large beer for under $20 Best value in Banos

Thank DublinGypsyTraveller
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The restaurant is clean, spacious and simply but nicely decorated. The wait/cook people are genuinely friendly. Not a lot of vegan options on the menu but the cooks are happy to accommodate your request. The portins are plentiful and the prices very reasonable. I ate lunch there a couple of times during my stay in Banos.

Thank Kenlbroz
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is always of really high quality. The milkshakes (batidos) are delicious and at $2 they're a scrumptious go to snack. It's across the road from Santa Cruz hostel so still in wifi range.

Thank Jess J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
International, Thai, Cafe, Ecuadorean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Diciembre 16 | Luis A. Martínez, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-0592
"Café Good Books & Food " a place highly recommended in many important guides like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Reise Know-How, offers different types of breakfast with fresh organic coffee as well as international cuisine, Indian, Italian , Thai , delicious steaks and grilled chicken , variety of cocktails 2x1 8 pm 10 pm , juices, herbal tea and a cozy atmosphere. Free Books exchange for your bill.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?