There are a number of cafes and restaurants around Cuenca known as gringo hangouts, even though many locals enjoy eating there as well. This is one in a series of “gringo hangouts” that we will be covering.
If you are looking for a nice place to eat and meet up with fellow expats/travelers in Cuenca, you might want to check out Cafe Austria.
Where in Cuenca is Cafe Austria?
Cafe Austria is located near the center of town and is easy to find, it’s right on the corner of Hermano Miguel 8-81 y Simón Bolívar.
It used to be located at Benigno Malo 5-45 and Juan Jaramillo. The photos in this post are from its previous location.
They offer a daily lunch special and they have a nice variety of meals on their menu. They also have some nice desserts on display at the front counter if your sweet tooth is acting up.
Good Fries and a Nice Atmosphere
Drew especially loves their pasta and french fries. Order a serving of fries and you’ll get a full plate – just the way it should be when you are craving fries.
If you are a big eater like Bryan or Drew, I recommend adding an order of fries, we always do. They eat their meal and share the plate of fries.
Each time we eat at Cafe Austria we hear people chatting away in English, Spanish and a few other languages. It’s a nice atmosphere and they have free wifi. You just need to ask the waiter for the code to connect.
Notice that one of the breakfast options is “Gringo“. 🙂 Here are shots of some of the breakfast, lunch and dessert (in that order) options.
There are other options on the menu, I included these shots just to give you an idea of what is available and the prices. I believe they have menus with more English on them and some of the staff speak English as well.
Have you eaten at Cafe Austria? What did you think of it? Please share your thoughts by commenting on this post.