El Quinde Café

Cafe in Ibarra

Run by a Colombian husband-and-wife team, this charming little spot on Parque Pedro Moncayo serves locally grown coffee, and cakes and pastries. The small second-floor perch is a good place to settle in with a book or laptop. New-agey without being pretentious, it also features the prettiest bathroom in all of Ecuador. More veggie options (empanadas, quiche) promised soon!