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El Viejo Cafe

3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 1576
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (8 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Guatemalan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We talk about you when we are not in Antigua. Breakfast here multiple times each visit is a must. Fresh, flaky croissants (arrive early or they’ll be gone), lovely coffee, and fabulous breakfast options. We’ve never had anything we didn’t like here. This time the...More

Thank Kristiaan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by for a light dinner, and wasn't disappointed. The seating area was a lovely room with a garden feel. I had their steak sandwich, which was served on a hoagie roll (think short baguette) with an interesting sauce and some veggies. Quite good!...More

Thank LarryB_in_FL
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The breakfast was outstanding in a really nice atmosphere! Highly recommended. The smoked chorizo was delicious!

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I enjoyed everything I tried from the menu. The burger with egg was delicious. Waldemar on the service staff was a wonderful representative for this restaurant. He was warm, helpful with the menu choices and my inadequate Spanish, and really friendly. l felt like I...More

Thank Chari B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for affordable breakfast. We had a great breakfast inclusing coffee overlooking the antiguan streets for 75 quetzales. Good coffee and the croissants / pain au chocolate are FANTASTIC!

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I went to this restaurant because it was top ranked. I received very little attention after I sat down to the point that I had to go up and get my own water more than once. The worst part of my meal was I got...More

Thank Erudite_journey
EVCstaff, Manager at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Erudite, Thank you for your comment, it is strange that you say that the vegetables were frozen because we only work with fresh vegetables and not frozen, here in Our country is not useful to frozen the vegetables because we have them all the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years when I hit Antigua for my yearly visit. Best croissants in town which is a big deal for someone like me who lives in a small rural village in Honduras - having a good croissant and a nice cafe...More

Thank Mochilero22
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The place is sometimes referred to as "La Paneria". Tried several breakfast places in town during my 3 week visit to Antigua. Prefer the Cafe since it has a great variety of excellent daily fresh baked viennoiserie pastries and breads. The different coffees are also...More

Thank denOuwe
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Fab place for breakfast - we loved it so much that we went twice in our 3 days in Antigua! The amount of great food and coffee you can get for under £6 is unbelievable! Lovely place to sit and service is great too!

Thank 2015ht
EVCstaff, Manager at El Viejo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your review, it motivate us to continue working for our clientes!! Your always welcome

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great cafe with indoor and outdoor space and is beautifully decorated. It is a little bit more pricey than other cafes, yet still frequented by locals and the service is great. Good stop for a nice coffee and pastry!

Thank VereKi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:15 PM
7:00 AM - 10:15 PM
7:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 1576
  • E-mail
Place where you can taste the Guatemalan Coffee Varieties in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by antiques that make the place a unique experience. We offer everything from breakfast, entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches, snacks, typical, evenings clogs, desserts and a variety of drinks. We also have a French bakery. Visit will be an unforgettable experience!
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