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San Sebas Cafe

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San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-3496
Wed - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cafe serves excellent coffee and breakfast. I can't speak to their other meals because I only had breakfast here. This is a place where you will find a mix of locals and gringos. Try the yogurt parfait - truly fantastic. I wish I could have that everyday. I ordered from this restaurant take out the first time I tried... More 

Thank canoeberry
Cuenca, Ecuador
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I came for lunch and the positive experience I had brought me back a second time to try their breakfast. After reading all the positive reviews I started to wonder why I hadn't checked this place out yet. So, one Sunday, I decided that would be a good place to try for lunch. The place is run... More 

Thank El_Gringo_Montana
Cuenca, Ecuador
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and always had a great meal. Whether it is breakfast or lunch the food is always good. They are usually busy because of the great food so don't come here looking for a fast food experience. If you are lucky you will get one of the seats outside so you can... More 

Thank Dona D
Warrenton, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

An interesting menu and venue....nice, quiet location. A wide variety of food styles which appeal to all. Good for breakfast and lunch. Loved it! Came back more than once!

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Kitchener, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very good food, including the best cream of broccoli soup I've ever had. Very popular with the expats.

Thank D F
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We always visit the cafe at least once per trip to Cuenca. Better food, prices, and service than most places around. Gluten free options are not a problem. Love this place.

Thank Chama6
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've eaten at San Sebas cafe three times now. It's top quality food and there's a good selection of good beer. If you want a great snack or Tapas try the Onion rings. The decor is comfortable and the seating outside overlooks Plaza de San Sebastion. I would have given it a five but I feel it's a little over... More 

Thank Blaine S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The surroundings are different, setting is available up stairs and outside. Paintings are on Wall for sale. The food is good but the prices are high. The clientele is from different parts of the world.

Thank 63lorraine2015
Munich, Germany
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Me my dad and my brother went to cafe San Sebas for breakfast, but unfortunately we had to wait a long time to get our food due to some temporary problems in the kitchen. As we grew anxious and hungry while waiting, the owner came personally to apologize for the delay and offered us the meal on the house! it... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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187 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

San Sebas bakes the best bread, (nutty and delicious) That i have ever tasted, bar none. Eat some eggs or butter with it. Wow. Their berry jam is to die for. Their sandwiches, just about exerting is fantastic. It has inside outside dinning. It is about an 8 minute walk from the main square. This place is a gem.

Thank bgerber948

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-3496
Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm.
Offering Great American Breakfasts and Daily Gourmet Sandwich and Salad Specials. Always Serving Organic Coffee Roasted Fresh Weekly. Come Relax, and Enjoy Our Tranquil Atmosphere and Views of the Gorgeous San Sebastian Park.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?