Most people think that good coffee comes mainly from Colombia, but there are high-quality coffee producers all over Ecuador. And they send part of their coffee to the best coffee shops in Quito. The country’s capital city is one of the most diverse in South America, offering panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and a unique fusion between several different styles of architecture and culture. If you’re heading out for a day of sightseeing here, there’s so much to see that you’ll eventually have to stop and refuel. When you do, visit one of these seven best coffee shops in Quito.

Top Cafes in Quito

1. Isveglio Cafe

isveglio cafe in quito

In 2012, when specialty coffee started to become popular in Ecuador, Isveglio was the first coffee shop in Quito to offer it. Now, they have become synonymous with great coffee and even better service. Isveglio roasts his own coffee and the baristas here are highly trained and knowledgeable.

2. Botanica Cafe

botanica cafe in quito

Ramble onto the vibrant Barrio La Floresta and head to what appears to be a local home. This is where you will find Botánica, one of the best coffee shops in Quito if you are looking for quality local flavor. This specialty cafe is as cozy as it gets, and their coffee is served to perfection.

3. Traviesa Cafe

traviesa cafe in quito

They roast the coffee here on site, which means the intense aroma of the coffee beans can naturally draw you into coffee, regardless of where you are in Quito. Here they only serve coffee from five different regions of Ecuador, which makes it very local, and that’s something we love. If you’re in town long enough, attend one of their trainings or coffee tastings.

4. Galletti Cafe

galletti cafe in quito

Cafe Galletti is one of the best places to drink coffee in Quito. The relaxed atmosphere mixed with the modern decoration and the location of the Teatro Bolívar position it as one of the most instagrammable places in Quito for sure. The fact that they serve some of the best coffee in Quito doesn’t hurt either.

5. Tres Gatos Cafe

tres gatos cafe in quito

If you’re a true introvert who loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a Saturday afternoon, then Tres Gatos will feel like heaven. This quaint little cafe is one of the best coffee shops in Quito simply for the fact that you can flip through tons of books while sipping a cappuccino.