Antigua is a beautiful colonial city in Guatemala full of charm, volcano views, endless cafes, and beautiful culture. It's a small city where you can walk around in one day. With cafes after every corner you turn, It quickly became one of my favorite places that felt like a dream.
I wanted to create a separate guide solely to the food and cafes in Antigua because it's where I spent the most time! Antigua is also a city that thrives off its daytime scene more than nightlife. As a coffee/coffee-shop lover, this place felt made for me, and for anyone who loves the same, I think this place is just for you. Not to mention, the coffee is top-notch and grown right in the country—something they take pride in.
I'm a vegetarian and found it quite easy to accommodate my dietary needs. I also eat a lot of vegan food and found it fairly easy. There are also alternative milk options at almost every cafe.
The cafe and coffee culture in Antigua is everywhere you turn. Being a big coffee lover - it's a great reason I love this city. There's nothing I love than sitting endlessly at a coffee shop.
Cafe Raiz is the cutest little coffee shop that you can't miss. It has the perfect little window seat looking out at the beautiful Antigua streets. Right across from Samsara and Antigua Bookstore.
Stumbled upon this cute little cafe on the main street (5a calle) and fell in love with its charm. The color scheme is right up my alley, the interior is gorgeous (look at that tile), and the coffee was great. This isn't a place to kick it and sip on coffee, but it's great for on the go
Artista De Cafe is my favorite cafe in all of Antigua. It's the most beautiful cafe that's simple, clean, and easy to get some work done or have a coffee date. The coffee and pastries are incredible. They have a beautiful outdoor area and great Wifi.
This was the first place we headed while hunting for Guatemalan coffee, and they didn't disappoint. Delicious coffee, breakfast, and desserts. They have locations all over Guatemala, and it's a great place to get pizza as well!
Fat Cat coffee shop reminds me of the ones all over Chicago. It gives me a comforting feeling when coming in. Great people and coffee!
One of my favorite cafes in Antigua. The people are friendly, the coffee is good, and the incredible pesto bagel sandwich.
This cafe opened up on my last visit, and I fell in love immediately. It's beautiful, the owner is so nice and gave me many recommendations, and the coffee is great. I came here two days in a row. It was that good! :)
I love 12 onzas. They have a few locations in Guatemala City that I visited first and one location in Antigua.
Cute cafe with great food and lots of vegan/vegetarian options.
Amazing little juice bar right in town. I always stop here when I need a little boost!
Antigua is filled with delicious restaurants and many plant-based and vegan options for people like me who don't consume meat. Here are some of my favorite places around the city.
One of my all-time favorite spots in Antigua is Caoba Farms. I found it on Google maps and didn't know what to expect when we arrived. I booked a farm tour, and we had breakfast beforehand. This place is magical, and the food is delicious. All farm-to-table, and you can literally walk around the farm yourself and see all the produce and poultry on the land.
Even if you're not a vegetarian/vegan, I can promise you that you'd still enjoy this vegan burger spot just as much (if not more!) I've tried many vegan burgers and nothing has hit the spot like this one. My order is: beyond burger with pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo.
entire menu is vegan
The cutest little cafe tucked behind the main food square where La Bruja is located. The avocado toast is so good, and it comes with yucca chips! *drool*
A great little spot for breakfast. They have a nice breakfast menu where you get juice, coffee, and breakfast for around 35q.
An incredible vegan restaurant with so many options. The mac and cheese, ribs, and cauliflower bites are to die for! They have a great selection of drinks and even offer tapas with wine purchase.
entire menu is vegan
This is probably my top place for a tipico (Guatemalan breakfast) in Antigua. The tortillas are made in-house using traditional corn methods. You can also order tortillas to-go!
I forgot to take pics, so here is one of the delicious Tamarindo juice that's my favorite. I love just getting rice with egg when I need comfort, but all the curries are pretty good! A great spot for cheap eats and drinks.
Also forgot to take a pic, but the food here is SO GOOD! The caesar salad, drinks, samosas, and more are delicious. Great ambiance for a group or date night.