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US$4 - US$11
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, South American, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

Fab food, good service, most decadent hot chocolate I've had in a long time, if I was local it would be my regular haunt

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 July 2021

Popped in for a takeout coffee - was so good so went back for another and stayed for lunch. So yummy! I had the vegetarian burrito and my husband the breakfast burrito - full of flavors and big portions. Kids had chocolate milkshakes which they...loved. Great service, great coffee, great food - we will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

We were so glad we found this place early on. We visited at least once a day and found service and food consistently amazing. It is a place that shows how good fresh produce makes the meals beautiful. Simple food done at its best. We...were sad to leave our holiday and have to go home and cook. We will be backMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

Great coffee and delicious breakfast, not the usual boring menu.. Cosy little cafe, friendly owner. Well priced.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

100% consistently good coffee, decadent milkshakes and delicious authentic food. Healthy but very tasty! GF options

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

I wanted a coffee, and thought I should have a little snack too, so had their amazing lemon, coconut muffin, and it was the best! My flat white coffee was perfect too, thank you El Cafe!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

We just popped in for a quick late lunch. The food was fantastic, coffee was great and the smoothie was out of this world.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Good food good service their burritos are kickass. Didn't have to wait long for food the menu was straight forward the staff are great will bring my family back for lunch sometime 5 stars

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 28 June 2020 via mobile

Whenever in Paihia we always make sure to stop by for coffee or a meal. Subject line says it all. The team never miss a beat and the flavours are sensational. Meals are hot. And a really relaxing atmosphere. See you next time!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 7 June 2020

We visited Paihia for the weekend and the breakfast was so good we ended up going there both days. Great food, friendly service and well priced. Fantastic 😎👍😎

Date of visit: June 2020
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Yes, El Cafe offers takeaway services.

El Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5