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Some of my favorite things are a good cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry. So, whenever I visit a new city, one of my first goals is to find the perfect café. After living in Chile for two years, I think I’ve finally nailed down my list of the cutest cafés in Santiago. 


cafésDaniel’s is my biggest obsession in Santiago. With its trendy décor, delicious desserts, and brunch menu, this café is not to be missed. Another reason I love Daniel’s? It’s pet-friendly! Furthermore, the shop offers creative workshops on topics such as embroidery, meditation, and wreath making. It’s a crafty girl’s dream come true. You can follow Daniel’s Instagram for more information.

cafésWhat should I order?

This a difficult question to answer! My recommendation is to go for brunch and order the Eggs Benedict. If you’re a chocolate lover, don’t forget to try the homemade hot chocolate. It comes with loads of marshmallows and is probably the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. Got a sweet tooth? You can see all of Daniel’s bakery options here.

Closest metro station: Príncipe de Gales


cafésEl Taller is a café, restaurant, bakery, and ice cream shop. On a hot Santiago day, nothing can beat El Taller’s pie de limón ice cream. I also love the environment at this cute Providencia spot. They typically have soothing oldies music playing in the background, making this the perfect place to start your day, catch up on work, or read a book. The adorable decorations make this spot one of the cutest cafés in Santiago.

cafésWhat should I order?

I’m a huge fan of El Taller’s breakfast menu. They offer breakfast combos with a mixture of pastries along with coffee/tea and fresh-squeezed orange juice. If you’d like to see their full menu, click here

Closest metro station: Manuel Montt


img_1413-1Malva Salón de Té is the perfect place to go in any weather. On a warm day, I particularly recommend enjoying one of their lunch meals while sitting on the bright patio. The food is fantastic, and the bread is actually made in the shop. I was delighted with the “bang for my buck” at this tea house. For example, you get a massive lunch, including a soup, entrée, salad, ice cream, and a drink for CLP 5900 (USD 9). Wow!

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Anything from their bakery is fantastic, but I’m partial to the pie de limón. I also recommend going in the afternoon because of their lunch specials!

Closest metro station: Plaza Egaña

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Café de la Candelaria is located in the heart of one of Santiago’s oldest neighborhoods: Barrio Italia. This part of the city is known for its antique furniture and trendy shops, all of which are located in what used to be marvelous houses. 

img_1372What should I order?

Café de la Candelaria is quite popular for its brunch menu and its desserts. My favorite? That has to be the Kuchen. This dessert is a German cake, typically with fruit on top. It’s kind of like what you would get if you mixed a cake together with a pie!

Closest metro: Santa Isabel

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Sunday 7th of May 2017

Thanks for the new cafe recommendations! I also love Colmado in barrio Lastaria and cafeteen near metro el golf.

Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

Just found this lovely post! I live on the same road as Daniel's so it's the perfect place for me, I love it, especially as it's a 5 min walk away :) I haven't been to any of the other places so I am adding them to the list!!

Steph Dyson

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Love this! I live in Santiago and I'm embarrassed to say I've not come across any of these cafes! Thanks for the heads up :)


Monday 26th of September 2016

Awww this is so amazing! I left Chile 6 years ago and at that point there were only 2 cute cafes! We are moving back in January and I can't wait to go to explore all the new things Santiago has to offer

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