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Magnolia Cafe

Av Paseo November 3 Otorongo 1-48 and Square | Otorongo Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-0240
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Av Paseo November 3 Otorongo 1-48 and Square | Otorongo Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Good food, great coffees, good service, comfy atmosphere. Sit outside under the awning or inside at tables or in the reading nook. A welcoming and enjoyable place to eat, drink, think, and be merry.

Thank BarbeSnow
Reviewed 22 September 2017

A little different take on restaurant review: Meeting Space. We hold 2-3 casual meetings (ranging from 5-30 people, mostly writers) each month at Magnolia. Simon, Gaby, and staff are wonderful, caring, and accommodating hosts; it's always a pleasure to see their smiling faces. The light...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Just had some waffles and a cappuccino. So good!!! Just a tip... start with the banana side of the waffle and end with the strawberries. The strawberries are so good that it's best to end with them!!!

Thank WagnerQuito
Reviewed 4 July 2017

During the afternoon, it is a great place with soft music to have a snack or a coffee. The wifi is great and we come here after classes to work on our essays and projects. Staff is friendly and accommodating, we will be back soon!

Thank madisonhoover4
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Simón and Gabriela own the restaurant, prepare the meals, tend the bar and are there to welcome you when you walk in. Wonderful food, a mix of typical Cuenca home cooking and international fare — exceptional service. There is also a refined exhibit of local...More

Thank oravlaolam
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Magnolia for lunch. The food was great. Typical cafe food. The cinnamon roll I had for dessert was to Die For!

Thank krp87b
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The cafe is beautifully decorated, has wifi, and is very comfortable. The service is friendly and English speaking; while the coffee and food is delicious. I highly recommend this cafe to all gringos passing thru Cuenca!

Thank Nikki603
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We enjoyed our food (waffle & huevos rancheros along with coffee, juice and hot chocolate) but found the service slow and prices high. Waffle (with butter, syrup & a tiny bit of fruit) $5.00, Huevos Rancheros was $6.50, cup of coffee $2.00, juice $3.00 and...More

Thank Sammi C
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Chose this restaurant over another, both of which we had eaten in before, on this particular day as it was very cool outside and we decided Magnolia Cafe would be the warmer place to eat! The hamburgers and fries were excellent - the fries being...More

Thank SnowHost
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Located along the river this place serves food Americans will recognize. Seems like a better menu for lunch than dinner. We had the lasagna. It was a huge piece served with a small salad. It was not the best I've ever had but it hit...More

Thank Jane O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Paseo November 3 Otorongo 1-48 and Square | Otorongo Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-0240
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