You're not looking for a wild night out. You're looking for a quiet place, maybe with some music, or maybe not, but all you want is a place to sit comfortably and perhaps enjoy a nice conversation in good company... or maybe meeting some locals in a friendly, warm atmosphere.
Whether you want to while away an afternoon or are just jonseing for a cup of Joe, these are some of your go-to spots in Lima.
Most of these places are located in Miraflores, a nice district conveniently located. We suggest Cafe Milenium, and News Cafe, which not only serve coffees but also have very interesting and delicious options for lunch time.
While Haiti is a great choice anytime, Cafe Cafe is more lovely and and Antigua Bodega Dalmacia is a little more classy, thus they are better choices for the evening: you will love them.
For a more informal outing, Cafe de la Paz and Chocolat Cafe are good places: remember to try Cafe de la Paz's excellent cheese cakes.
Altomayo is a local chain that works with Peruvian coffees, and is present in some shopping malls, so you may want to give it a try.
T'Anta is also a mixing between a cafe and a restaurant, offering gourmet treats all the day, including creative drinks for the evenings; it's a great place to go with a bunch of friends, and it also sells take-away sandwiches.
Jirón Independencia 195
Modern cafe in Miraflores district... read more
Mártir Olaya 250
Santa Luisa 110-120
(at Av. Conquistadores)
Café and News in Pleasant Surroundings... read more
Avenida Diagonal 160
(On the Ovalo, near El Pacifico theater)
Gathering Spot for Lima's intellectuals... read more
Calle Lima 351
Pasaje Nicolás de Rivera El Viejo 121
Hot coffee in the downtown district... read more
Centro Comercial Real Plaza
A chain of cafeterias focused in organic coffee...