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La Casa de Intag

Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean
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Ca. Colon 465, corner with Ca. Sucre, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-0608
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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They offer chocolate in may different flavors ranging from chocolate mixed with fruit, coffee, ginger, lemon verbena, etc. The coffee is strong and good.

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been going to La Casa de Intag for many years now, for the great fair trade organic and totally delicious coffee, which is actually the coffee served at Casa Mojanda and in my home. (I am so lucky to live near Otavalo). Usually we go in for a cappuccino, and then stock up on shampoo, conditioners, creams, soaps,... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

After completing a long trek through the Intag valley, descending through the Paramo to the cloud forest, we were recommended by Chasqui Treks' owner and main guide; Peter and Milton, to visit their coffee and gift shop in Otavalo. It's ran by Milton's family, and the profits go directly to their village and help them in the battle to preserve... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Hungry for pancakes and a smooth soothing cup of coffee, this is the place. Highly recommended. Buy some Intag coffee to go and for gifts. Very comfortable and welcoming, good location

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Bremen, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I had heard about the Intag community that is located about 60 km from Otavalo, so when I saw the shop I went in. They sell cosmetics, coffee among other things. I bought a bar of soap and a small bag of coffee. Nice presents to bring back home: fair traded and unique.

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Thank Ka L
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

With so many options, I did not know what to go with! I I ended up having a delicious cafe con leche! I was also able to learn more about how to visit the coffee fincas which I did end up doing in Apuela. The store has a lot of artisan work from Intag like the soaps from El Rosal,... More 

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Thank Genesis M
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Charming cafe with Intag coffee. A larger menu would be appreciated. The coffee is very good, but overpriced.

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Thank L P
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This small and very friendly oasis provided me and friends with a magnificent lunch of crepes and blackberry sauce, followed by a scrumptuous apple pie, plus fine and much needed café con leche, and with charm and readiness.

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bournemouth
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

A artesanel cafe pushing the "If you shop here you´ll save the world" message. Coffee was good, chocolate good quality but expensive as it was fairtrade.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

We enjoyed the trail walks, the generous meals and the warmest hospitality. Very simple here which was to our liking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 4
Cuisine
Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ca. Colon 465, corner with Ca. Sucre, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 6-292-0608
Description
A fair-trade coffee shop, La Casa de Intag sells delicious coffee (both whole bean and ground) from the beautiful Intag region, an area of cloud forest a few hours north-west of Otavalo. Sit down and sip on a steaming hot cup of coffee, or buy some to take home. La Casa de Intag serves breakfasts, pancakes, lunch, sandwiches, cakes, and chocolates. You can purchase artisan crafts, handmade soap, and natural shampoos and creams, all of which are made by the people of Intag. La Casa de Intag also has wifi available for customers to use.

This store and cafe was formed when the threat of mining projects in the biodiverse Intag Valley spurred the Intag communities to develop sustainable economic alternatives to mining. A collaboration of Mujer y Medio Ambiente (a womens' handicraft cooperative), AACRI Coffee (an organic fair trade coffee cooperative), and DECOIN (Defensa y Conservacion Ecologica de Intag) work to make La Casa de Intag possibile. All profits benefit the communities in the Intag region.

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