10 Best Desserts and Coffee Places That Are A Must In Lima, Peru

Limenians love desserts. This is not new: official historic records mention that centuries ago there was a Viceroy that tried to put an end to what he used to call “an excessive consumption of sugar, that leads people to laziness, instead of using sugar for making medicines”. Centuries have passed but Limenians still have a very active sweet tooth, so there’s plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some of the best Peruvian and international desserts.

So we are listing our choices for the 10 Best Coffee and Desserts restaurants here. Most of these are located in Miraflores, such as Pasteleria San Antonio, in a strategic corner between Miraflores and Barranco. There are in fact three places surrounding the Miraflores Central Park (aka Kennedy Park) like Cafe de la Paz, Cafe Haiti and La Tiendecita Blanca; Cafe Café is only half block away;  and there’s News Café, in Larco Avenue (there's another in San Isidro), and of course Mangos Café, located at Larcomar Shopping Center.

If you are hanging around in Chorrillos, you could try Deli Bakery, that still prepares its own bread in the old-fashioned way; in San Isidro or in Surco you can find La Bonbonniere (there’s another in Miraflores, though) and if you are near Chacarilla (Surco) you can explore the desserts at L’Artisan, a place where pastry and art have blended.


In a city with lots of bakeries but where it can be a little difficult to find really good and freshly baked bread, Deli Bakery has become a referent in Chorrillos, a district pretty close to Barranco and Miraflores. As the name states, they...  Read More

This a two-floor large cafe that you can enjoy at any time of the day; you can have breakfast, lunch or even enjoy the evening with friends here; the diverse menu includes more than 25 types of sandwiches, pizzas, salads, desserts, and of...  Read More

La Bonbonniere was established in 1946 by a French couple, and has become quite a culinary institution in San Isidro: but it has also grown, and nowadays it four branches in another districts. Here you can enjoy French specialties like...  Read More

A great place, with top quality a la carte dishes but its buffet options (for breakfast, lunch, brunch and tea-time) have become famous, too, due to their large wide selection of salads, sandwiches, fruit juices and desserts. Other great...  Read More

With some more than 15 years operating in Peru, News Cafe is a thematic place that recreates the world of newspaper press and journalism; the format has been so successful that currently it has four branches in Lima and one in Arequipa. The...  Read More

Established in 1937, this restaurant and caf� has become a widely known landmark in Miraflores, which combines the best of Swiss and other European cuisines with Peruvian gastronomy, plus offering a superb pastry and desserts offer,...  Read More

This is another of the most traditional caf� places in Lima, Peru, with more than 50 years in the business. Undoubtedly this is the most popular cafe in Miraflores, among locals and foreigners as well: but more than that, it also offers...  Read More

Cafe de la Paz

This is a lovely and cozy thematic place, inspired in the old French street cafes: "paz" in Spanish means "peace", so, the d�cor features many symbols of peace: it even has a white dove in their logo. You will see many famous quotes...  Read More

A very traditional spot in Miraflores, Pasteleria San Antonio has become famous in Lima due to its excellent pastries and sandwiches: almost any kind of dessert (cakes, pies, chocolates, etc.) and fruit juices can be found here, and if you are a...  Read More

This is a place where food and desserts have become kind of art pieces. Located in Chacarilla neighborhood (a classy section of Surco district), the decor is absolutely artsy and original: you may find a large chocolate sculpture presiding the...  Read More


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