Best Cafes in Colonia, Uruguay

Best Cafes in Colonia, Uruguay

August 14, 2018 Food and drink 0

After rambling through the cobblestone streets of Colonia and a relaxing lunch with a glass or two of Tannat wine you might be in the mood in the afternoon for a coffee before boarding the ferry back to Buenos Aires.  Lucky for you Uruguay has a big cafe culture and there are several nice cafes in Colonia with high quality coffee drinks.  Here are some of our favorites:

Ganache Café – Located on a beautiful street in old town Colonia, Ganache is our go-to place for a coffee break in town.  The cafe has great coffee, baristas and ambiance.  The homemade cakes and sweets are delicious, and if you are a little hungry they have nice sandwiches and lunch specials as well.  Open 7 days a week, Real 178.

Colonia Sandwich Coffee Shop – Just a few blocks from the historic center is Colonia Sandwich Coffee Shop, a hole-in-the-wall cafe run by couple Laura and Ezequiel that lived several years in Europe and Australia training and working as baristas.  This third-wave coffee shop has expertly prepared coffee as well as tasty sandwiches at reasonable prices.  Open 7 days a week, General Flores 272.

Pintoresco Cafe – This simple cafe has good coffee, pastries and a friendly owner.  Prices are very reasonable for Colonia.  The cafe’s homemade empanadas are also good and ideal for a quick snack.  Open Tuesday-Sunday, Ituzaingo 159