The Best Cafes and Coffeehouses in Sucre

Church of San Felipe Neri, Sucre, Bolivia © cicloco / Shutterstock
Church of San Felipe Neri, Sucre, Bolivia © cicloco / Shutterstock
Photo of Harry Stewart
10 May 2018

Due to a relatively affluent local population and a steady stream of caffeine-hungry travelers, there are ample agreeable cafes to choose from throughout Sucre’s whitewashed city center. Not sure where to go? Culture Trip has compiled a list of the best coffeehouses in town.

Abis Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, European, $$$
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Something of a Sucre institution, this popular Belgian-run cafe gets plenty of business thanks to its convenient location on the city’s main plaza. The food and coffee aren’t bad either, including a few more hearty options such as wings, burgers, and some delicious European-style meatballs. Grab a chair on the outdoor patio for an al fresco experience or start up a conversation with the friendly owner in the elegant indoor space.

Coffee Click

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
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One for the millennials, Coffee Click has a tablet attached to most tables so their social media savvy clientele can browse Facebook as they wait to be served. Of course, anyone wealthy enough to frequent such a place would surely carry their own smartphone. Nevertheless, the coffee here is surprisingly good so it’s worth checking out for the true aficionado. The food, however, can be a little hit and miss at times.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Quirky, Casual

Cosmo Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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Goulash soup, Bolivian wine, Tiramisu, Mousse de limon and Trifle at Cosmo Cafe | © Cosmo Cafe

Another excellent option on Sucre’s Plaza 25 de Mayo, Cosmo serve up a tempting menu of international favorites and some mouthwatering Bolivian dishes as well. The highlight, however, is the full English breakfast, a hearty fry up which is the perfect antidote for travelers who may have indulged a little too heavily in the city’s nightlife the evening before. Hangovers aside, fast WiFi, strong coffee, and delicious pastries are reason enough to linger.

Cafe Time & Coffee

Cafe, Contemporary, Dessert, $$$
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A relative newcomer to Sucre’s cafe scene, this elegant old-world coffeehouse has built up a steady client base for its quality beans and delightful desserts (try the passionfruit cake). Situated across the road from Parque Bolivar, it’s a pleasant place to relax while visiting this part of the city, particularly for the outdoor seating that overlooks the park.

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Quiet, Traditional

Metro Cafe

Cafe, South American, Contemporary, $$$
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As the third and arguably the best coffeehouse on the city’s main plaza, Metro’s superb traditional cafe menu is a hit with its well-heeled clientele. Expect to find the usual sandwiches, wraps, and salads, as well as a few more exotic options such as goulash and Asian style soup. Still got room for dessert? The Oreo chocolate cheesecake is a winner.

Condor Cafe

Cafe, Bar, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, Contemporary, South American, $$$
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Sucre, Bolivia healthy restaurant
Gluten-free pancake | Courtesy of Condor Cafe

As the culinary arm of a well regarded local NGO, Cafe Condor offers a wide range of ethically sourced and environmentally friendly vegetarian fare which is tasty enough to satisfy even the most militant carnivore. Just after a coffee? Their freshly ground beans really hit the spot, while the friendly and inclusive ambiance make it a great place to hang out and soak up the traveler vibe. Best of all, all profits go towards supporting disadvantaged local communities.

Café Mirador

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
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More famous for its panoramic views than the menu, Cafe Mirador is a hit with locals and tourists alike for its stunning vistas of terracotta roofs and whitewashed edifices which characterize this magnificent colonial city. Situated on a hill alongside the picturesque Plaza Recoleta, the cafe serves up a solid selection of pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, and some decent distilled coffee.