Coolest small businesses in Centro Historico: Places in Centro Historico where you can buy coffee: beans or ground.
Cafe Galletti Bolívar
Nice ambiance, spacious cafe with nice view of Pasaje Espejo and fun people watching opportunity. I ordered Caffè Americano ($2.25) and Cheesecake de Maracuyá ($3.50). I gave barista $20 and it took her a while to find change for me, otherwise customer service is friendly, ordered items arrived promptly.
Cafe Galletti Bolívar located between streets Guayaquil and Flores, hall of Teatro Bolivar
Monday - Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm
Pasaje Espejo entre Guayaquil y Flores.
(Hall del Teatro Bolívar, Centro histórico)
Atendemos de lunes a domingo de 09h00 a 19h00
Teléfono: (02) 258-9703
Café Aguila de Oro, small shop on Benalcazar Street near the Presidential Palace. This is a small tienda where you can buy coffee, whole bean or freshly ground.
You can read about it here ecuadorean-coffee-in-quito
address: BenalcÁzar N3-123 Y Espejo
2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled