Café o Té? The Best Cafés in Valparaíso, Chile

Jean Rust is a student at Wichita State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jean is currently studying with Veritas Abroad in Valparaíso/Viña del Mar, Chile.


I absolutely love cafés. Especially cute hole-in-the-wall locally owned cafés. Thank goodness there is no shortage of cafés in Chile. I’ve been to quite a few and wanted to share some of my favorites.

1) El Baúl Cafe (5 Norte 433, Viña del Mar)

El Baúl Cafe

This is a favorite. It’s definitely a great place to hang out.  Brightly colored, comfortable seating, great menu.

2) The Teapot (5 Norte 475, Viña del Mar)

The Tea Pot Cafe

This is definitely a wonderful place. It’s super small and cute. The tea is great and everyone raves about the cheesecake.

3) Color Café (Papudo 526 Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso)

Color Cafe

Color Café is probably one of the most known cafés in Valparaíso. It’s known for the decorations: napkins that visitors decorate and tape up on the wall. My first trip here was one of the best dining out experiences I have had here. The second time was a little more spotty. However, the tea was incredible. It’s definitely a place to visit while enjoying the street art in Valpo.

4) Mangos (Libertad and 6 Norte)

Its a chain café. I’ve seen a few locations around. But it’s a great place to catch up with a friend over some hot chocolate. Definitely more of a European feel, but great service.

5) Café Subterráneo (Av. Condell 1198, Plaza Aníbal Pinto, Valparaíso)

Great place. Chill atmosphere. Interesting art on the walls. There’s even a giant couch downstairs.

Tea and coffee not your thing?

Go get some ice cream. Literally everywhere. Get some Bravissimo. You will thank me, I promise.


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