6 Must-Visit Coffee Shops In CuscoReading Time: 4 minutes
Cusco is one of the most enchanting colonial cities in South America. The graceful cobbled streets are ideal to wander on foot. You could spend days exploring Cusco’s incredible collection of restaurants, cafes and bustling markets. We always look for local independent coffee shops where you can have a unique coffee experience. That being said, we stumbled upon a superb choice of good quality beans.
Most of the places offer a warm and cosy setting where you can use the high-speed Wifi. The thing we love the most about coffee shops they are great to sit with a laptop, get some work done while sipping delicious brew.
The warm decor makes this place inviting on a chilly evening in Cusco. Interior design has been adjusted accordingly, you can find here beautiful photos and t-shirts from independent artists. Not to mention the lovely owner who is always happy to talk about photography and his artwork.
Not many cafes in Cusco offer this amount of plant-based milk, including the one from quinoa! They use local coffee and cacao beans from Sacred Valley. Slightly outside of the buzzing city centre, Uma Cafe is located close to the Arch of Santa Ana where you get the view of the entire city. Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle to get a free refill.
#L’ATELIER CAFE CONCEPT
Head to the 1st floor for the nicest ambience and enjoy the view of San Blas. You can chill out on the small balcony with a ginger tea and banana bread. Get there early in the morning and avoid the crowds. We think it’s probably the most cosmopolitan cafe in Cusco. Don’t forget to check their art shop downstairs for some cool souvenirs.
Don’t leave Cusco without having an empanada! With chic and bohemian furniture, artsy walls and great music the place looks like an art gallery. Also works as a good spot to plug in your laptop, plenty of power sockets and fast wifi. Great selection of herbal teas and cakes. Make sure you try their strudels!
#QURA BOWL BAR
So far it’s the only one spot in Cusco with Acai bowls! No wonder why it became expats favourite hub for healthy food and a friendly atmosphere. Fairly small but filled with lots of tables, a range of vegan options and cold press juices. Nestled in San Blas district it’s a perfect spot for breakfast and fantastic coffee.
#CREPERIA & BACKPACKER LA BO’M
We loved their decor, especially upstairs on the terrace. The place can get busy around breakfast and lunch so we wouldn’t recommend it for those wanting to work on laptops. Very friendly staff make a good atmosphere, even locals recommend to go and try their crepes! This buzzy foreigner-run place is also good for smoothies and vegan desserts.