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El Cafecito Quito

Dirección: Luis Cordero E6 43


El Cafecito is a cozy hostel setting with an equally charming café/restaurant. It poses as a house with a nicely kept garden from the outside, while on the interior appears as the perfect calm setting to grab a cup of our astoundingly high rated coffee. The atmosphere welcomes people into the family in a home style setting. El Cafecito is known to locals and travelers alike as the perfect place to taste some of Quito’s best coffee and tastiest treats in a mellow, relaxing atmosphere. We have a variety of coffee beans from around the country, including some of the most aromatic in Ecuador from El Cafecito’s own coffee bean farm. Our well rounded menu includes freshly baked treats, lunch and dinner courses and a variety of cold refreshments as well. Breakfast can be served daily upon request.

Our property sits on the edge of the main touristic area. We are within walking distance of everything in the Plaza Foch (restaurants, bars, etc.). For those wishing to explore some of the beautiful city by foot: Parque Carolina (20 mins), Parque El Ejido (15 mins), La Basilica del Voto Nacional (40 mins), and the rest of the Centro Historico (35-40 mins) are all easily explored. For those wishing to venture out a little further to El Teleferico, Parque Metropolitano, or even one of the neighboring cities, taxis and busses are easily accessible.

The rooms carry the same vibe as the accompanied café/restaurant. We have both dorm style rooms, as well as, single and double bed private.


  • Recepción 24 horas
  • Seguridad 24 horas
  • Translado de Aeropuerto
  • Bar
  • Barbacoa
  • Alquiler de Bicicletas
  • Parking para Bicicletas
  • Intercambio de Libros
  • Café
  • Sala común
  • Futbolín
  • Mapas Gratis
  • Acceso a Internet gratuito
  • Parking Gratuito
  • Wifi Gratis
  • Servicio de Limpieza
  • Candados
  • Comidas disponibles
  • Sala de reuniones
  • Parking
  • Restaurante
  • Caja Fuerte
  • Tours/Información turística
  • Alquiler de Toallas
  • Utensilios



Traveler Reviews

“Awesome language exchange meetup cafe every Wednesday!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 07, 2020

El Cafecito Quito holds a FREE polyglot meetup every single Wednesday where you can practice any languages you want using the Barden Linguistics app. Great location, great cafe, great people! You...

“Another experience”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on April 18, 2019

It is located in a very noisy area around there are many bars and restaurants for people who do not seek tranquility is perfect, this was not our case. The staff is very helpful and recommends what...

“Enjoy the calm and friendly ambiance”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 20, 2019

I was in Ecuador for my job, for several weeks, going on the field and back in Quito, several times ; I needed a friendship place to relax, not too expensive, safe, sany, and also to work in the...

Como llegar

From the south Bus terminal (Quitumbe): take Ecovia bus to the north of the city, get off at Baca Ortiz station and walk to Luis Cordero St (one block south) and follow this street for 3 short blocks. As a point of reference you are going to pass 'La Plaza Gabriela mistral'. El Cafecito is just a few meters from there.

From the North bus terminal (Carcelen): leave the station (do not cross the street) and take the 'Catar' company bus with a yellow and green sign which says 'Carcelen' (south direction). Ask to the driver to leave you at Colon and Amazonas ave. from there you have to walk one block south (following the bus direction) until Luis Cordero St. turn left and walk 2 short blocks. El Cafecito is just before Reina Victoria St.


1. two days before
2. no devolution of the deposit if cancelation less than 2 days the arrival date.

We have free complementary storage, for any things you might want locked away.
You have the 10% discount for your consumption at the restaurant and bar. Applied only to cash payments. Our apology but we do not “charge” consumption to an account.