The Deli Monasterio Cafe Bakery on Palacio Street next to the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, is one of Cusco’s only delis selling a selection of excellent breads and pastries, jams, chutneys and luxury meats including foie gras and prosciutto.
Owned by Hotel Monasterio, you can expect the same high quality as the hotel. This is a small little cafe with just enough room for three people to sit at the counter. They also have a small lounge area in the back where you can watch sport on the big screen and three small tables in the couryard if you want somewhere a bit quieter to tak a rest after all that sight-seeing!
Deli Monasterio is an ideal stop for take-away snacks or for putting together a picnic. They have some items you don’t find in many places around Cusco such as grilled vegetarian and chicken wraps or cheese and olive bread rolls but by far the highlight is their excellent baguette and bread selection. They also do juices, Cafe Britt coffee and herbal teas by Fidelia and delightful pastries including lemon meringue pie and strawberry tarts made by their in-house French pastry chef.
The Deli Monasterio vibe is ‘laid-back sport’ and will make you feel like you are in a sports bar back home with two big television screens and sports memorabilia decorating the walls. If you are looking for something a little stronger they also serve 25 different Peruvian craft and international beers if you feel like trying one of the local beers that have sprung up in recent years while you watch the game.
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- It’s a great place to pick up a few things for a picnic or light snack including sandwiches, cakes and pastries.