Salvo Patria

Cafe in Bogotá

Image by Jacqui de Klerk Lonely Planet

This Chapinero Alto stalwart of coolness and quality helped pioneer Bogotá's now well-established farm-to-table food scene (local producers are listed on a chalkboard at the entrance).

It's one part very serious coffeehouse (the bogotano owner honed his barista skills in Australia, so even Australians don't complain about the coffee!), and one part bar-restaurant dishing up sophisticated Mediterranean-French bistro fare to artsy hipsters in the know. Great cocktails, rarer Colombian craft beer and great-value menú del día (from COP$22,000).