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Top 5 Cafes in Cartagena

Top 5 Cafes in Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia is known throughout the world as one of the best coffee-producing counties. This isn’t just a thing of chance, but a large network of amazing people taking the care and pride in their work to create for you the very best liquid black gold you may taste in your lifetime. From the peasant farmers who handpick the very best beans to the highly trained barista pouring you the elixir of life. Colombia is a country with many cafes providing you with the perfect opportunity to sample the very best coffee around. So with so many to choose from, we’ve decided to make things a little easier for you and provide our choices of the very best 5 cafes in Cartagena!


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  1. Epoca Café
Source: Epoca Cafe
Source: Epoca Cafe

Epoca Café has two locations inside the Walled City and offers up great single-origin coffee from a partner farm in Risaralda, in the heart of Colombia’s coffee-growing region.  Available in a variety of roasts, they also have different methods of preparation to try.

In addition to the great coffee, they do a great breakfast and brunch menu. 

Source: Epoca Cafe

The menu has vegetarian-friendly options, as well as chicken and waffles.  In the afternoon, you can also order up a salad, sandwich, or pasta, and there’s a cocktail menu if some in your party like a different kind of afternoon pick me up.  That means there should be something for everyone at Epoca, landing it first on this list of best cafes in Cartagena.


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  1. Café del Mural
Cafe del Mural,
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Cartagena is well known for its colorful and charming, rather it is inside the Walled City, or in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Getsemaní, with its street art and narrow alleyways where locals and visitors mingle in a blend of trendy and traditional.

Café del Mural is the perfect representation of that.  On a quiet, little street in Getsemaní, Café del Mural is located across from a colorful mural of the city.  Even if you can’t snag one of the limited seats by the mural, the outside seating area behind the café or at one of the seats inside the art-adorned cafe itself will work just fine.  With a multitude of preparations on the menu, Café del Mural’s unique atmosphere makes it undoubtedly another one of the top cafes in Cartagena.


*Café del Mural also offers a coffee workshop that explains the process behind your cup of coffee, which makes for a great rainy day activity.  Learn more about how to enjoy a rainy day at our post on the 5 best rainy day activities in Cartagena.


Cafe del Mural, coffee tasting
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  1. Abaco Libros y Café
Source: Abaco Libros y Café

Next up on this list Cartagena cafes is another unique place to have a cup of coffee in Cartagena.  That is because Abaco is really more a bookshop that serves coffee.  There’s something especially charming and nostalgic about old, independent bookshops and how rare they have become.

Source: Abaco Libros y Café

Located in an old colonial building in the heart of the Walled City, Abaco’s tall ceilings and interior arches make it even more charming, and the mix of books and art are the perfect backdrop to the smell of your freshly brewed coffee.  A neat and unique experience, Abaco is another one of the best Cartagena cafes to have a cup of coffee.


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  1. Ely Café de las Novias
Ely Café de las Novias
Ely Café de las Novias

Located on Calle Larga in Getsemaní, Ely Café de las Novias is another great gourmet Cartagena Café.  Its name literally means bridal cafe, and it has a pretty, white, boutique décor to match.

They also offer a variety of teas, so if you’re a tea lover and already sampled the famous Colombian coffee at some of these other top Cartagena cafes, you can come here to get your tea fix.


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  1. Brioche
La Brioche,
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Finally, the last place on this list of best cafes in Cartagena is Brioche.  They also have their own line of terrific coffee, and great, freshly baked pastries.

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As well as doing a great brunch, have lots of fresh juices on offer, good sandwiches, and salads, and in perhaps a surprise for a French pastry shop on a list of best cafes in Cartagena, they have one of the best burgers in the city.  That makes Brioche a great option for a meal or just having a quick cup of coffee any time of the day.


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