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El Viejo Cafe

3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 1576
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“baked goods” (3 reviews)
“great cafe” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, Guatemalan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3ra. y 6ta. Ave Norte 12, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 18 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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We discovered this lovely location by chance. The coffee was fantastic and the food was prepared with love and heart.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wandering around Antigua with two friends from Canada and were happy that El Viejo was right there. I had been there before on a trip and had breakfast (which was great!) but this time it was dinner and I loved the restaurant section - which...More

Thank webklan
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We ate here several times. I recommend it for breakfast. The courtyard is very nice. One nite we were there for dinner and wee seated next to a large local group. I think it was a church meeting, but my Spanish is only so-so. Still...More

Thank reformguy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 22:15
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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