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The 7 Best Coffee Shops In La Paz

A third wave of coffee has been sweeping over South America in the last decade, with great coffee fast becoming the norm. With amazing high altitude coffee growing in Bolivia, here’s where to find the best coffee in La Paz.

A whole range of passionate coffee enthusiasts have been redefining our expectations and educating both the consumers and other people entering the coffee industry. Those are the coffee shops we wanted to celebrate today. Some are big, and some are small, but they are all equally passionate about their product.

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1. Typica Cafe

With multiple locations they are known for their motto of blending the perfect science and art, to create coffee drinks that are simply out of this world.

Coming to drink coffee here is like a semi-religious experience; it’s gonna make you never be able to look at another cup in the same way again. Absolutely world-class – it’s hands down the home of the best coffee in South America.

2. Roaster Boutique

A great place to come for breakfast or brunch with a menu packed full of big, bold classics.

The food is good but the coffee is great. The team here take a lot of time ensuring the beans are sourced ethically from farmers and they tell that story wonderfully, both in-person and online.

3. Café del Mundo

This cute cafe is from a Swedish and Bolivian couple, who aim to have a great spot for people all over the globe to meet, change travel experiences and eat food from all over the planet. They certainly succeed, with coffee here super top-notch.

Choose from Nutella lattes or a simple but great American drip coffee.

4. The Writer’s Cafe

The Writer’s Cafe was the first specialty coffee in the centre of the city of La Paz and still knocks it out of the park. They use local coffee beans, helping coffee farmers and supporting Bolivian production.

The space itself is beautiful – old books line the walls and the aroma of fresh coffee hits you as soon as you walk in.

5. Higher Ground Cafe

Higher Ground Cafe is owned by an Australian, so you know this place knows what good coffee is all about. Their beans are locally sourced from Caranavi, Yungas Valley and are ready to go in the grinder just hours after being roasted.

As well as a brilliant core product, Higher Ground Cafe’s team of talented baristas ensure this cafe has some of the best coffee in La Paz.

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6. HB Bronze Coffeebar

From the first moment you walk into this stylish coffee joint, you’ll fall in love with the whole experience. Their iced coffees are a thing of beauty. If you need a hot cuppa, they also do amazing hand brews and flat whites. HB Bronze Coffeebar are masters when it comes to specialty coffee.

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Umawi is the sleek cafe-bar that’s part of creative vegan restaurant Ali Pacha, using local ingredients and a dose of excellence in all that it does. Choose from classic espresso or quality Chemex or French press and Aeropress brews. You can rest assured that no matter which type of coffee you order, it will be made exactly to your liking.

By night, it’s a popular cocktail bar.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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