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Cafe Forastero

Av. Ricardo Cumming 54, Santiago, Chile
+56 9 7799 9115
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Av. Ricardo Cumming 54, Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A small coffee/tea shop that doesn't offer a regular coffee (just espressos, mochas, capaccinos etc.). I have no complaints with the place, just don't think it should be ranked anywhere near a top place to eat in SantiagoMore

Thank Chris R
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Ouch, feelings hurt, man. But I understand. Happens that we're big fans of pourover and filter coffee in general, which is close to 'regular coffee'. We use special beans, close to the best you can find around. If you're around some other time please take...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

One of my favourite cafes in Barrio Italia, really nice atmosphere and really good coffee too. The staff are really friendly, they have an outside area for the summer too.

Thank cemm0rgan
Reviewed 28 April 2018

These guys know their coffees and will present you with at least two delicious recently toasted varieties in a plethora of preparation styles. The bagels are delicious, I recommend getting the breakfast combo. This is a great place to stop by if you have a...More

Thank daniel_j_ettinger
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Went for a cappuccino and a snack (California bagel) today with my friend. The coffee was so good that we stayed for another one and also had a delicious cake for desert. All food was excellent, but the cappuccino was world class. Accompanied by great...More

Thank Navigator732584
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Heey! So glad you had a nice time at our place! We really strive to serving nice coffee, and Felipe, is most def. world class at making sweet sweet capps. We also love bagels so having nice salmon (which we make ourselves, ehem) bagels is...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Doubtlessly one of the best spots of proper good quality coffee. Several options of pastry, bagels and sandwiches. Amazing cold brew. They do pairings and tasting sessions. Absolute must go for coffee lovers.

Thank Alfredo G
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hey Alfredo, thanks for this great review. We'll continue working hard to never cease serving proper good quality coffee!

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in Santiago this place is worth finding. An interesting ten to fifteen minute walk from the historic centre of town. The coffee is made with care and attention. Good temperature and consistency in milk. Well extracted espresso and the barista speaks English...More

Thank chris8886
lejacobo, Manager at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Well, the wifi can be left as 'decent' ? Sometimes our provider flops hard on us. In summer we offer more cold options; our nice cold brew coffee, or our Nitro cold brew are always good options. Thanks for this nice review!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Delicious mocha and bagel breakfast. We were staying in the area and wanted to get a nice cup of coffee before starting our day. Highly recommend. The service was outstanding and the bagel and cream cheese/jam hit the spot. My partner got the breakfast special...More

Thank nmstravelling
Reviewed 23 March 2017

They have their own nitro cold brew coffee (which is top notch) and great sandwiches at very good prices. Lovely atmosphere, pleasant indie music, and very friendly staff.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I was recommended this place. The people were so friendly - we had a great conversation with them about Santiago, immigration and brownies (which are the best in South America in my opinion). The coffee is also delicious. Prices are very reasonable....More

Thank greengreenjelly
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had a lovely cappuccino here - and happened to start chatting with the owners. They were so kind and warm - and I really enjoyed my conversation with them and the general atmosphere of the cafe. I hope to return. Definitely a stop to...More

Thank Solveig P
lejacobo, Gerente at Cafe Forastero, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Hey Sol, thanks for this review! We loved having you here! I hope you had the most fun new year and your trip through Chile is a total blast. Great Hug and hope to see you again here! :D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Ricardo Cumming 54, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago
  • Phone Number: +56 9 7799 9115
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Be welcome to visit our Specialty Coffee Shop in downtown Santiago.

Enjoy our fresh roasted, carefully prepared coffee beans along with delicious cheesecakes and cakes. Our sandwiches are to die for too.
We all speak english and are willing to aid you have a nice time here in Chile.

Close to hotels and hostels in Ricardo Cumming and Barrio Brasil.

Bienvenido Forastero!
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