Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Ushuaia

Almacen Ramos Generales

With its quirky memorabilia and postings about local environmental issues, this warm and cozy former general store is a peek inside the real Ushuaia. Locals hold their powwows here. Croissants and crusty baguettes a…
Top Choice Cafe in Piura

Capuccino

The real deal. This modern cafe offers gourmet sandwiches and salads that are great for lunch (though it’s shockingly empty). There’s more sophisticated fare for a fine night out with a bottle of wine at dinner.
Top Choice Cafe in Otavalo

Cosecha Coffee Shop

Owned by a young American expat, this contemporary cafe with Santa Fe–like adobe walls and minimalistic design wouldn't look out of place in a cool outer borough NYC neighborhood (it even serves bagels!). Sandwiches…
Top Choice Cafe in Sucre

Café Gourmet Mirador

Settled in a lounge chair looking out over the city's rooftops and surrounding mountains you'll likely be inspired to scour the classifieds for Sucre real estate. No matter the time (though bring a hat and sunscreen…
Top Choice Cafe in Mindo

Beehive

Run by Ingo and Genny, a German-Ecuadorian couple (and their two lumbering Great Danes), the Beehive is a cool hangout with a Scandinavian design perched over a river in back. The smorgasbord plate of falafel, hummu…
Top Choice Cafe in Tilcara

Ma'koka

With a gloriously eclectic music mix and interesting texts on the area and the Andes in general, this excellent bookstore-cafe has the best coffee in town, tasty cakes and top sandwiches on bread made from coca or l…
Top Choice Cafe in Potosí

Café la Plata

The city's most sophisticated cafe by far, this handsome, high-ceilinged place is comfortable and chic in a restored sort of way, and a good place to hang out, especially at one of the window seats with views of the…
Top Choice Cafe in Lençóis

Cafeteria São Benedito

This modern coffee shop is a welcome newcomer to Lençóis, serving good coffee, gourmet sandwiches, soups and wraps, and homemade desserts that hit the spot after a day of hiking. The original location is inside Pous…
Top Choice Cafe in Campos Do Jordão

Baronesa Landscape

This striking glass structure tucked away high above town on forested grounds is worth the trip up to Alto da Boa Vista. Besides being the best cafe within miles, it's humbling views of the surrounding mountains and…
Top Choice Cafe in Salvador

Cafélier

This quaint hideaway café, located inside an antique house that's positioned dramatically on a cliff top over the ocean, is one of a kind. Come for the views, plus beautifully prepared cappuccino, rich chocolate cak…