The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Quito

Most people think that great coffee comes mainly from Colombia, but there are high-quality coffee producers all over Ecuador. And, they send some of their coffee to the best coffee shops in Quito.

The country’s capital city is one of the most diverse in South America, offering up sweeping views of the Andes Mountains and a unique fusion between various different styles of architecture and culture.

If you’re headed out for a day of sightseeing here, there’s so much to see that you’ll eventually need to stop and refuel. When you do, check out one of these seven best coffee shops in Quito.

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1. Isveglio

Back in 2012 when specialty coffee started to become a thing in Ecuador, Isveglio was the first coffee shop in Quito to offer it. Now, they’ve become synonymous with great coffee and even better service. Isveglio roasts their own coffee and the baristas here are highly-trained and extremely knowledgeable. 

Best Coffee Shops in Quito

2. Botánica

Ramble on over to the vibrant La Floresta neighbourhood and make your way into what seems to be a local house. Here is where you’ll find Botánica, one of the best coffee shops in Quito if you’re looking for quality local flavour. This specialty cafe is as cosy as it gets, and their coffee is served to perfection.

Best Cafes for Travellers in Quito

3. Traviesa

They roast the coffee here on-site, which means that the intense aroma of coffee beans might naturally pull you toward the cafe regardless of where you’re at in Quito. Here, they only serve coffee from five different regions in Ecuador, making it highly local, and that’s something we love. If you’re in town long enough, attend one of their coffee trainings or tastings.

4. Café Galletti

Café Galletti is one of the coolest spots for coffee in Quito. The laidback atmosphere mixed with the trendy decor and Teatro Bolivar locale positions it as one of the most Instagrammable spots in Quito for sure. The fact that they serve some of the best coffee in Quito doesn’t hurt, either.

5. Tres Gatos

If you’re a true introvert who loves nothing more than cosying up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a Saturday afternoon, then Tres Gatos is going to feel like heaven. This quaint little cafe is one of the best coffee shops in Quito simply for the fact that you can browse tons of books as you sip on your cappuccino.

Cafe Bookstore in Quito

6. Anaconda

With a menu designed to incite nostalgia amongst locals, Anaconda specialises in serving up traditional Quiteño favourites. While this cafe is famous for a porridge drink called morocho and other traditional drinks from Ecuador, you can also order great coffee here and sip it amongst the locals enjoying their afternoon break.

7. Coffee Factory

Coffee Factory is a great place for a lot of things. Locals and travellers alike love to enjoy the quiet atmosphere, comfortable tables, and superb coffee here. Head here to get some work done or visit simply to taste great coffee. The vibes are great, so you’ll probably stay longer than expected.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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