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Appettito Bakery / Cafe in Cuenca Ecuador

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Food

Cuenca is famous for its bread, there are bakeries all over the city. We love walking around the city and catching the smell of fresh bread in the air. It’s hard to resist stopping in and picking up something.

We recently went for a walk down Avenida Don Bosco in Cuenca and stopped in to have a snack at the Appettito Bakery / Cafe.

buns with jam and rasins at Appettito cafe Cuenca

Appettito Bakery / Cafe in Cuenca Ecuador

Yummy Bread And Sweet Treats: At the Appettito Bakery there is a large selection of different types of buns and breads.

cheese and sweet buns at Appettito cafe Cuenca buns at the Appettito cafe Cuenca

They even had a few different kinds of whole wheat buns, that is hard to find at the bakeries in Cuenca.

cheese buns at Appettito cafe Cuenca Ecuador

You can get buns filled with cheese, sweet fruit fillings and even figs and cheese. They also have sweets, cookies, pastries and some grocery items.

buns with jam and rasins at Appettito cafe Cuenca sweet and cookies at Appettito cafe Cuenca

We went around with a little basket picking out what we wanted to try, then we payed at the counter and sat down to enjoy our snack. They have coffee and tea as well.

The Appettito cafe in Cuenca Ecuador

They only have a couple of tables but there is a park (Parque Iberia) right across the street. So if they are full when you stop by you could always sit and enjoy your treat at the park.

Inside the Appettito cafe Cuenca The-Appettito-cafe-sign

Have you enjoyed the bakeries in Cuenca? Do you have a favorite? Please share your thoughts by commenting on this post.

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14 comments… add one
  • Jack Lovett Sep 14, 2014, 6:57 pm

    I live just 20 metros from that bakery. Im lovin it here.
    Do you know of Iberia broster? Across from the park?
    Thanks for all you guys do.


  • Beverly Heckford-Hopkins Karger Apr 2, 2014, 7:05 pm

    We are here at Casa Reyes Cacique Chaparra, Cuenca 010150
    til Tuesday using a computer with a mouse that sticks !
    phone 998919039
    Beverly age 74
    Walter age 77

  • Justin Feb 27, 2014, 7:04 pm

    I just stumbled upon your website and I’m really happy I did. I’m planning a sabatical in Ecaudor, somewhere along the coast. Anywho I’ve found your blog to be quite informative and helpful. Thanks

    Oh and to the sugar nazis.. it’s not complicated. You put energy into your body you then have to burn it off somehow. Easy enough.

  • Al Feb 26, 2014, 6:15 pm

    Achtung Erika…even the German Bakery is full of those ohhhhhhhhhhh…so delicious baked goods we should not have.:)) However, moderation of anything is a good thing…we should just look into the mirror and be responsible to the one that looks back at you.:) Don’t use and abuse all that this great country has to offer.
    Let’s not spoil such good things as heath/medical coverage in Ecuador….yes, decipline in our good or bad habits is very important for all….too many N. Americans do have an over weight problem that can be cured with the opportunities of walking and enjoying all the Cities and country has to offer.
    Remember the Mirror……….

  • Rafael De Leon Feb 26, 2014, 10:26 am

    Bryan Deador na and the rest of the people that like pastry.Knock youeself out .You can not violate the laws of your creator.Eventually you willhaveto pay for trasspassing.By the way here in America I got all the pastries I need and even healthier ,why to spend so much money to visit Ecuador to eat sugar.At any rate the country shouldhave some other amenities.

  • Suzy Feb 21, 2014, 5:22 pm

    I love all your information. I just returned from Ecuador , and I must say, everything you’ve said was very accurate. How refreshing! So much still to explore there, I hope we will be able to return soon! I will continue to follow your blogs, to keep abreast of what’s happening in Ecuador. My new favorite place!
    Thank you for all your advice!

  • Erika Feb 21, 2014, 4:08 pm

    Why are you encouraging us over-weight and sick Americans to even eat more of the things that got us this way. Sure, they taste good because sugar is addictive, the more sugar the better it tastes to Americans. I suspect that goes for Canadians too. Add to that, white flour that has been stripped of all nutrients, plus hydrogenated oils and you have a disaster in the making.
    As a self described “health nut,” the only bakery item I would recommend, is the “Fitness Bread,” at Maria’s German bakery.
    Next, are you going to recommend your favorite “Fast Food Place?” I am dismayed to see them popping up all over and contaminating this country.

    • Bryan Haines Feb 21, 2014, 7:11 pm

      So, you are suggesting that because some people are overweight that no one should enjoy an occasional treat?

      • Erika Feb 22, 2014, 9:14 am

        No, I am not suggesting that. It is a fact that sugar, to most people, is as addictive, or even more so, than cocaine. Why do you think two thirds of Americans are overweight? Certainly not from an occasional sweet treat, but because of their addiction to sugar. Food companies know this and that is why all processed foods contain sugar, even spaghetti sauce.
        You and your family are lucky that you can indulge in occasional sweet treats and not be tempted to make it a daily habit.

      • FABBY May 7, 2014, 11:10 am

        Ecuadorians are not obese, for very few exceptions in the coast and still there, people are not 200-300 lbs. as you see in First WC. The main reason is because lunch is the heavier meal of the day and people have lots of fresh veggies included in their meals every day and fruit. Dinner is very light around here. The custom I love here in Cuenca and all Ecuador, actually, is the coffee brake at home with friends and family if they are available at 5 pm…with fresh delicious bread of all kind and I always buy wholewheat and even the pita type, you can find in Super-Maxi and yes, it’s great! Ok, this goes along with coffee or tea, nothing fancy, but most people I know have no dinner after this, as it would be enough and some who do not have time for the coffee brake, have maybe just a bowl of some soup at dinner time…so maybe that’s a reason for staying mostly on the thin side.
        I love your blog and loved your Uzhupud video, it is a gorgeous and enchanting place…we go there often just for a weekend on holidays.

        • Bryan Haines May 7, 2014, 7:47 pm

          Thanks Fabby – Uzhupud is an amazing place. We are eager to go back…

  • Kevin w Feb 17, 2014, 5:39 pm

    I think that place could become my favourite hangout. Looks great, very clean and nice selection of goodies.

  • Dennis A Feb 17, 2014, 9:26 am

    Bakeries in Cuenca are not where the rest of the world is but then, I’m not in the rest of the world. All that I’ve visited in Cuenca “smell” good, but they all taste the same and somewhat lacking in flavour. On the other hand, a little butter goes a long way in adding a missing element.

    • Kevin w Feb 18, 2014, 4:03 pm

      Hey Dennis, just a thought, maybe that taste that you are missing is all the additives, chemicals, sugar and salt that they stick into baked goods in North America to make the shelf life last into the next millennium. 🙂

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