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The 9 Best Coffee Houses in Santiago de Chile

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Updated: 9 February 2017
For many people, coffee is a drink of the gods. Some coffee drinkers rely on this aromatic beverage to kick-start the day, some to stay awake pulling an all-nighter and others drink it simply because they love the flavor. Whatever the reason, coffee has become part of day-to-day life, even in Santiago, a city in which citizens usually opt for tea. Look out for these excellent coffee houses to sample the best coffees in Santiago.
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Colmado

Located in a quiet courtyard inside a modest building is Colmado, a gastronimical creation brought to life by Spanish chef Manolo Aznar and designer Ina Olavarria. Colmado welcomes locals and tourists who are in search for an excellent cup of coffee: with its wide selection of coffees and numerous preparation methods, every coffee cup can be carefully prepared to each individual’s taste. Take a look at the wonderful food menu, which offers delightful goodies, some of which are even suitable for vegans and coeliacs.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: Sandwiches with Spanish ham

Opening times: Mon – Fri: 9 am – 9 pm; Sat-Sun 10 am – 9 pm

Colmado, Merced 346 patio interior.Barrio Lastarria. Santiago, Chile, +56 9 61703747

Coffee | Courtesy of Colmado
Coffee | Courtesy of Colmado
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Original Green Roasters

Original Green Roasters, a cozy coffee shop, is the ideal place for those looking for a unique touch to their coffee. Original Green Roasters roast their coffee in a copper roaster that is visible from the dining room, using coffee beans directly imported from a coffee farm in Guatemala, and for an attractive finishing touch, decorate their beverages with skilled latté art. The interior décor makes this coffee house special, with its books and plants dotted around the dining room to add to the friendly vibe and relaxed atmosphere.

Price: Mid-range

Opening times: Mon-Fri 9 am – 9 pm; Sat-Sun 10 am – 5 pm

What to look out for: Their Flat White coffee

Original Green Roasters, Avenida Rancagua 040, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 9 5636 5004

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Café Cultura

The scent of fresh coffee coming from Café Cultura, located just off the main avenues of Providencia, makes a stop at Café Cultura simply irresistible. This is a café which devotes itself to the art of coffee preparation serves some of the best coffee in the capital. The owner, José Mario Carvajal, aside from running this successful café, spends some of his time training baristas, running coffee tasting classes and even teaching coffee preparations internationally. There is a true passion behind Café Cultura and will certainly not disappoint any coffee lovers who step into the café.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: Their mouth-watering ‘mokaccino’

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Café Cultura, Suecia 0130, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2833 3183

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Café Triciclo

Café Triciclo was once a mobile café on plaza Perú, but has since opened up shop on Avenue Italia. Café Triciclo produces a range of locally-roasted coffees, all of them hot and aromatic and perfect for cool autumn days. Because of this little café’s success in coffees, they have now added teas to their menu.

Price: Budget

What to look out for: Their specialty pour-over coffee

Opening times: TuesdayFriday 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday Sunday 11 am to 8 pm

Barrio Italia, Av. Italia 1392, Providencia +56 9 9543 0623

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Faustina

Faustina is a café with heavy European influences, especially from Italy. When it comes to coffee, the bartenders at Faustina know what is best. The coffee which is brewed at this Italian café is either locally-roasted or imported from Italy, and always aromatic and perfectly flavorful. The menu offers other European culinary delights, bringing the flavors of the Continent to Santiago. Enjoy a fantastic blend of flavors in this comfortable and welcoming café, which offers seating inside as well as out.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: The colorful French macaroons

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8 am – 8 pm ; Sat 10 am – 2 pm

Faustina, Andrés Bello 2177, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 244 2129

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Cofi

Providencia is home to Cofi, a little coffee shop which prides itself for its excellent coffees. The staff at Cofi are all coffee connoisseurs and certified by the Chilean Coffee Institute and are ready to explain the differences between each type of coffee. Coffees arrive from all over the globe to this fantastic café, from countries such as Panamá, Colombia, Papua New Guinea and Rwanda. Alongside the coffee, enjoy the food menu which offers sweet and savory delights.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: Their delicious cappuccino

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8 am – 8 pm

Cofi, Pedro De Valdivia 0180, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 8505 5160


Café de la Candelaria

In the heart of Barrio Italia is one of Santiago’s best coffee shops, Café de la Candelaria. It is in fact located inside an old restored house which has become somewhat of a landmark in the Barrio Italia. At this café, coffees are imported from countries such as Brazil, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, each one with a full body of flavor and a luscious aroma which delights the senses. Keep an eye out for the musical events which take place at Café de la Candelaria.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: Café de la Candelaria’s iced teas

Opening times: Mon 12 pm – 8 pm; Tues – Sat 11 am – 9 pm; Sun 11 am – 8 pm

Café de la Candelaria, Av. Italia 1449, L4, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2880 4137

'Tea for Two' | Courtesy of Café de la Candelaria

‘Tea for Two’ | Courtesy of Café de la Candelaria


The Coffee Club

For 14 years, The Coffee Club has delved into the depths of the culture of coffee, searching for the best coffee beans – only those which have an international qualification of excellency – to be used for their beverages. The baristas are constantly striving to prepare each drink in the correct Italian manner. Combine this with a relaxed but professional setting and an attractive food menu to get a superb coffee house which must not be missed.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: The coffee with mint or honey

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8 am – 8:30 pm

The Coffee Club, Nueva Providencia 1955, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 223 1910


Fix

Even though there is mostly only room for standing, the owners of Fix have turned coffee into a drink of the gods. A range of coffees are available here but which always exceed expectations, whether it Is the iced coffee made from cold brew or their sweet coffees which suit the Chilean sweet tooth. There is also nothing stopping the baristas from preparing a coffee to the taste of the customer, so disappointment is not an option at this outstanding café.

Price: Mid-range

What to look out for: Coffee with condensed milk

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8 am – 6:30 pm

Fix, Avenida Apoquindo 3411, local 4, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2244 8151