My cousin asked me if I wanted to see the biggest oven to make bizcochos here in Cayambe. I said sure lets check it out.
First of all the place is owned by a priest. This is his private business. It appears that he gets alot of flack being supposedly he is a man of God and he shouldnt have this business...blah blah blah. So many people talk about this priest and "his business" that it has drawn quite a bit of publicity for this place. He also has the largest oven for his bizcochos.
But not only that, they are really good and very inexpensive!
There was literally a line here to get our bizcochos and queso.
This small family owned pizza place serves up expensive but absolutely incredible pizza. Most times, Tamia herself will be there to make you feel right at home. You can either stay there, or take out. Like I said, the pizza is expensive ($10 for a pizza that will feed 2), but is REALLY good!!!
The atmosphere and the food is great at this original restaurant. Built as a wind mill (=molino), and with a great garden including a fish pond, it's worth spending a few minutes before you eat exploring the area. Don't forget to go to the very top of the wind mill and look around.
Favorite Dish: Ask for the combo with soup and then the grill with meat. Not sure what it is called on the menu (somebody else ordered for me), but this is the dish everybody comes here for. Essentially, they bring out mini grills (about one for every two people) with the meat on it (ranging from sausage, chicken, and beef) which keeps the meat nice a warm. To this you are served potatoes and an excellent salad.
While this place is more expensive that avarage, the amount of food they give you is enough to keep you full for a while!
A german run café right next to the main plaza (and right next to AndyNet). The atmosphere is great and the service friendly. There is indoor and outdoor seating, and they offer several magazins you can borrow and read (which encourages longer stays). You can choose everything from their lunch menus (btw$2-$5), a nice filling sandwich (I recommend the "sanduche mixto"), one of their excellent pastries, or just a cup of tea/coffe.
Colombian and Ecudorian food served in a simple and a little noisy, BUT clean establishment. The courses, which all include meat, range from about $2.50-$4 (tip included). They grill the meat (which is excellent!) while you wait and the staff is young and alert. When they saw me take notes, they gave me a dessert for free!
Sodas are about $0.8, and bottled water $0.7.
Favorite Dish: The cheapest plate with chicken, rice, and potatoes is more than enough to fill you up.