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Crossroads Cafe

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0-27 Calle del Campanario, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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Coimbra, Portugal
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a cup of coffee and we ended up staying for more than 1h listening to all the stories the owner had. And he had quite a few of them that will leave your mouth open... The coffee is great! We also had a cheesecake made by his wife, which was awesome!

Thank JoaoBaltazar
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great cup of coffee and coffee cake at Crossroads. Mike actually let us in before he officially opened and gave us our coffees on the house. He also helped us secure tickets for the shuttle to Antigua. It was one of those travel moments where you needed a helping hand and Mike was there for us. Place... More 

Thank amchale
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105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cute little place full of tourists and expats. Service was friendly and the cakes looked tasty, I did not try any though. The coffee however, was nothing special at all. I love coffee and wherever I go I try to find the best in town - and this was not it. The cappuccino comes in a fairly... More 

Thank doedae
University Place
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful coffee for this Seattle traveler. Often difficult to find outside of Washington State. Also great home made carrot cake. Fresh daily! Owned and run by Americans. Roast their own beans. Even while you wait if you've got the time.

Thank Vasaul
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossroads was at the top of our lists of places to visit around Lake Atitlan. Coffee inspired the lake as a honeymoon destination, and when we read the reviews about Mike's cafe we knew it would be the perfect place to learn more about the Coffee culture and meet one of it's local enthusiasts. We experienced that and more! After... More 

Thank Chapin J
San Pedro, Belize
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read a couple reviews on this shop before arriving and went over to have some coffee a couple days ago! Worth it! Amazing coffee and the owners are fantastic! They roast the coffee right on site, have a crazy awesome story and know there stuff! Coffee talk for days - Thanks Mike! And if your having coffee you may... More 

Thank brookeinthewild
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem in the busy town of Pana! We enjoyed a great cup of coffee and delish macadamia chocolate pie. Mike is super guy who you can tell loves his customers and loves coffee. Unfortunately we had no room to bring back beans to Canada. Go there! Wish we had a place like this in our home town.

Thank mooloolababe
4Pilgrims, chief dish washer at Crossroads Cafe, responded to this review

Hello up there , michael here; Just want to say thank you for not only your kind words ; but also being part of one of those days ..when strangers become friends and share stories over a cup of coffee on a great fall day !! Hope you realize how much i too would like to have a neighborhood cafe... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee and Michael tells great stories and has lots of fun with everyone in the coffee bar. Get the tiramisu :)

Thank Steinar H
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to have an amazing cup of coffee and chat with an amazing owner who loves life, his job and coffee!!! Like us, he drove down to Panajachel following his dreams. Would not come to Lake Atitlan and miss this amazing spot! His wife makes the cakes and pies and they are to die for! :)

Thank scollinscolorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I jumped into this place to pick up a coffee to go and wanted to stay for hours. The coffee is one of the best ones I ever had...I traveled up from Costa Rica to Guatemala with my dog (who was very welcome at crossroads too) and I would do the journey again for a coffee here :) My quick... More 

Thank Margarete S
4Pilgrims, Chief dish washer at Crossroads Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Margarete; Thank you for coming all the way up from C.R. ! Also thanks for sharing your stories and bringing some good fun to our lives that day! Your dog has it made..! hope you had a good journey home; michael My daughter really enjoyed the picture , thank you ! if you get the chance , do try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 0-27 Calle del Campanario, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
This is one of the most popular coffee shops in Panajachel especially with the ex-pat population. Run by Michael, he finds, buys, roasts, grinds, and serves the best beans in Guatemala! And then washes the dishes and loves every minute of it. We hope to meet you soon over a cup of coffee and hear your story!

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