Cafe Jesus Martin: "just about perfect" Top 5 Page for this destination Salento Restaurant Tip by richiecdisc

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Cafe Jesus Martin is a very nice upscale cafe just off the main square in Salento that has just enough local charm to avoid being an obvious clone of the big chains spreading such places around the globe. With memorabilia hanging from its ceiling, paintings on its walls, and open shudder-clad window opening to the street, this is a place you can really kick back in. The furniture is comfy and low to the ground, making you sink deeper as you contemplate another cup of their excellent java. They are in no means pushy and you could probably sit here all day over one cup but many will venture for a second due to their great value menu.

Favorite Dish: I had an espresso which was robust, roasty, and featured signature tan crema on top and D had cafe Angelica which was an espresso with sweetened condensed milk. This was very different for Colombia but since we eat in Vietnamese restaurants a lot, D has always loved this version of coffee, and she was very happy to find it here. It was 3500 COP ($1.75) for the two coffees. While this is quite a bit more than a couple of tintos in a small town similar to Salento, there is probably ten times the amount of coffee in the cup, not to mention the quality of the beans used. Everything served at the cafe is roasted by the cafe's owner in their factory, and is of excellent quality. We sadly never got back here. There were so many great places to have coffee in town, we had only a few days, and there's only so much coffee you can drink. Well, and still sleep!

Address: Carrera 6A No. 6-14
Price Comparison: about average
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 12, 2010
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