Category Restaurants

Where to have an air-conditioned break in Cartagena


An insider guide to Cartagena certainly can’t exist without tips on how to survive the brutal heat! So the key is knowing about the nice quiet cafes where they don’t try to get rid of you and there’s no pressure to move just because there are too many people waiting. On this trip I’ve discovered […]

Best cafe in Bogotá


  I’m biased. I’ve been drinking Cafe Cultor for 2 years (on and off). No word is needed. Simply the best. It’s a small business that sources directly from coffee farmers. It’s the best coffee and café in Bogotá. The baristas are great. There used to be Sebastina and Moesis although they’ve moved on to […]

Brunch in Bogotá


There are different kinds of people. The meat lovers who love a big fat piece of steak, the sweet-tooths who can’t finish a meal without something sweet. And I am one of those breakfast people who love anything made with eggs. So it’s about time for a breakfast/brunch review! When it comes to breakfast, there are plenty of options […]

Where’s the best Pancakes in Bogotá?!


Recently I was going through a bit of a pancake phase, craving for the kind of soft fluffy American pancakes. So, I went on a holy grail of pancakes. With such big American influence in the country, I still find it surprising that it’s not easy to find good pancakes. I guess Colombians still prefer their scrambled eggs, […]

The new Mexican joint


The other weekend I was lucky to get a table at Cantina y Punto, the hottest ticket in town, the relatively new Mexican restaurant on the edge of Zona G that makes you book 3 weeks ahead if you want to go during peak times. The trick, I found out, is to go at the unpopular times and […]

Bogotá’s best kept secret


El Chato, a new comer to Bogotá’s foodie scene, is the new must-go place in the city! Still  very much unknown to its residents, it’s real serious about food. Actually there isn’t a restaurant in Bogotá at the moment that’s on a par with it. I’m excited to have found the BEST restaurant in the city at […]

Croissants & baguettes in Bogota


  I’ve mentioned previously that bread in Bogotá tends to be sweet, fluffy and soft, a bit like brioche, and even the brown bread often lacks assertiveness. The hojaldres (puff pastry) family is widely consumed, such as chicken/beef puff pastry, or Hawaiano (pastry filled with guava jam, cheese and pineapple). The problem is, the supposedly buttery pastries generally don’t taste quite the same here, nor […]