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The Kallari Cafe

) #88 of 1,272 Restaurants in Quito $$ - $$$ Cafe, South American,
Wilson E 4-266 | Sector La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-223-6009
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“truffles” (8 reviews)
“brownie” (6 reviews)
“dumplings” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Wilson E 4-266 | Sector La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped by here for a hot chocalate then returned every chance we got. There cocoa is spectacular. I believe it comes from the amazon. The way they make it is so good. We brought home two pounds. I wish we would of brought twenty....More

Thank Folk45
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We just wanted some coffee and cake and decided to go here because we had read a bit about it. Upon arrival the lady who was working there was very nice and attentive and answered all our questions. They produce all their own organic coffee...More

Thank Nagila M
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Hot cocoa was rich and nicely flavored, with a very generous portion. Food was lacking in flavor and texture. Per the waitress's recommendation, I ordered the green fried plaintain dumplings with peanut sauce. Sauce was green and did not taste of peanuts, and dumplings were...More

Thank tjbmarv
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very cozy atmosphere with beautiful wood tables and items for sale such as chocolate, natural seed jewelery and natural soaps. We had traditional Amozonian breakfast. The fruit juices were lovely and the hot chocolate was amazing!

Thank Rhea C
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I had high hopes after reading so many great reviews about this place. In almost every way it failed to live up to the hype. The atmosphere of the cafe was utterly lacking and looked like a rushed renovation that was more of afterthought to...More

Thank El_Gringo_Montana
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went here a hangover day to waste some time infront of the computer, and it was perfect. Ordered their special tea and brownie, best brownie I have had in Ecuador where you could really taste the chocolate. The tea is also a strong recommendation! This...More

Thank Josefina S
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was high on the places I wanted to stop at - but in the end, we walked out. I had tried to make dinner reservations via email and Facebook (we are bilingual), but the responses were never definitive. We went for lunch, only to...More

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I go to the Kallari Cafe because it is one of the few restaurants in Quito I can afford on a Peace Corps salary. Everything on the menu, with the occasional exception of a lunch sandwich, is vegetarian friendly. The hot chocolate is FANTASTIC, and...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We visited this restaurant a few different times for dinner. Every night we would have a juice, soup, dinner and dessert! Great food, great atmosphere, I'd recommend it again! We did a chocolate tasting with a woman named Judy and she was very knowledgeable.

Thank kfilipski
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great atmosphere and great food! Definitely worth a stop. Plus AMAZING chocolate! When I was studying in Ecuador my friends and I ate dinner there at least 5 times. We also did a chocolate tasting there and it was very educational yet interesting all in...More

Thank samfedy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilson E 4-266 | Sector La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-223-6009
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Description
Kallari Association has demonstrated that the revolutionary concept of local food applies to chocolate. Kallari cacao beans spend only three months between harvest and destination. This comparative freshness of the beans guarantees higher quality flavor to the consumer. Chocolate that is four times as fair as 'Fair Trade': Kallari's story is a giant leap ahead of standard Fair Trade practices, as it achieves higher levels of solidarity and income for all the families involved. The world at large benefits through participation; while perhaps paying a bit more for a little taste of heaven, end consumers of Kallari chocolate play a small role in increasing the standard of living in a developing nation, and in are in return rewarded with a higher quality product.
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