El Quetzal

Ecuadorian in Mindo

This laid-back coffee shop and restaurant, easily the largest in town (for better or worse), has excellent coffee plus locally grown beans and chocolate for sale (with a handy tasting table), a selection of breakfasts and sandwiches, and some Ecuadorian main courses. The American owner’s pride is her famous brownie.

The hourly chocolate tours ($10 per person) feel a bit jaded.