It can be quite an adventure to get to the ancient city of Cusco and after many hours of travel, flavourless airplane food and sleepless flights, we suggest you begin your Cusco journey with a good hearty meal from Jacks Cafe Cusco – especially their breakfast! Each day from around 9am the infamous Jacks line-up will begin, testament to the quality of their hearty, western style menu and popularity among visitors to Cusco.

This is one of our favourite cafes in Cusco but don’t expect the traditional Peruvian dippings at Jacks, most of their food is western and catered towards expats and travellers who have a hunger for American-styled home comforts, or just want to cure a bad hangover!  Dishes at jack’s will cost you between $3 and $8 (US), they cater for vegetarians and most plates arrive piled high with filling food that will keep you energized for many hours.

Popular choices include the ‘el Gordo’ breakfast complete with home-made beans, eggs, fried potatoes and bacon and Pancakes which are served heaped high with a variety of toppings, our favourite is the sinfully sweet caramelized banana….

If you want a good lunch option their sandwiches are tasty and filling. We also recently tried the bean and cheese tortillas with guacamole which were delicious and served with a crisp, fresh salad.  Before you leave, follow your eyes and nose right to the end of the bar where you will find the most delicious chocolate brownies this side of the world. Team a gooey brownie with one of the best coffees in Cusco for a delicious mid-afternoon treat.

Jacks is a great place to get a large serving of hearty, western style food and I mean let’s face it, we all have those moments of weakness where we crave a good burger or a giant portion of fluffy pancakes piled with cream…

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  • This is definitely the spot for people who love a great coffee. Flat whites and cappuccino are the house specialties!

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