The Best Cafés in Puerto Varas, Chile

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Mary Katherine Gwynn

Visiting Puerto Varas, Chile and want to check out some local coffee shops and cafés? You’re in luck. This charming colonial destination is loaded with cozy nooks with delicious food and drink. Here’s our guide to the best spots in town.

1. Café Mawen

Cafe, Chilean, Coffee

The top café in Puerto Varas is lakeside with an incredible view, big windows, and great staff. Here you can indulge in home-style breakfasts, healthy and hearty lunches, evening tea or coffee, or nightime dessert. A wonderful place at all times of day, Café Mawen is the local’s favorite.

2. Café Puerto Madero

Cafe, Chilean

Located near to the shore, Café Puerto Madero is a great place to meet friends, indulge in a creative sandwich or just sip coffee and read the papers. The cozy environment and tasty treats make this café one of the best in Puerto Varas.

3. La Gringa Bakery Café

Cafe, Chilean, Coffee, Vegan, Vegetarian

Looking for lunch with a view? Head over to La Gringa Bakery Café. Here you’ll find an internationally inspired menu that has both vegan and vegetarian options. Come for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner of salad, sandwich, baked goods and made from scratch bread -all of which pair nicely with an espresso, natural juice or tea.

4. Daruma Tea House

Tea Room, Tea , Chilean

Modern, hip and super cozy, Daruma Tea House is where to go if you’re a lover of tea and minimalistic décor. With natural wood, natural food (including vegan) and a welcoming atmosphere, you’re likely to stay a while. This place is perfect for a rainy day.

5. Café Haussman

Cafe, Bar, Chilean, Pub Grub

For a German-inspired lunch or coffee break, head over to Café Haussman. Here you can fill up on crudos, the Haussman burger and a local beer. Or, if you’re in the mood for something sweet try the hot cocoa – super rich!

6. El Barista Caffé

Cafe, Bar, Chilean

For sweet treats, good beer and great coffee, El Barista Caffé is a must. Close to the lake shore and the center of town, it’s a great location for a mid-day pick-me-up or an evening pause. Make sure to try the German dessert – Kuchen.

7. Café Apié

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Chilean, Coffee

While not a coffee shop, this coffee-cart sells the best Americanos and espressos. Conveniently parked in the town’s center park, Café Apié is the perfect addition to a shopping day or walk along the like. With great prices and a delicious brew, you’ve got to grab a cup of joe from here.

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