Cafe Mosaico - Since 2003 -Best View in Quito

By far the Best view in Quito, with excellent menu offerings and the best coffee in town. A must visit for locals and foreigners who like to enjoy coffee or a full meal while witnessing Quito in its fairest light.

Come to our place and witness of the most amazing sunset! Watch the city light up before your eyes while you enjoy the best coffee in town, hot wine or a traditional Canelazo. If you need directions to cafe Mosaico click here

Our Story

Where It All Began

Cafe Mosaico is the pioneer on showing locals and foreigners a place with a view of Quito since 2003. Alex and Lidia Karras opened cafe Mosaico over 15 years ago and have received almost a million visitors, locals and tourists from all over the world.

“Cafe Mosaico is a place that represents a mix of ideas, people, great food and great music. Mosaico is the perfect experience.”
Alex Karras (owner)

In the Spotlight

cafe Mosaico Facts

Cafe Mosaico is a tradition for locals and a must visit for tourists. Awarded by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Five Star Diamond Award for World Class View of the Heart of Quito in 2017.

Location and original owners since 2003

visitors from all over the world

star diamond award 2017 "best view of the heart of quito"


of our menu is vegetarian


What We Offer


We have a selection of local and international dishes. Prepared with Ecuadorian fresh ingredients. Recipes from our grandmother’s comfort food inventions.

Live Music

Fridays and Saturdays, the best view of Quito can be enjoyed with the best live music featuring our house band The Time Tracers, from 8:30 pm till 11:30pm. The band plays our favorite songs of all times, from the 40s to the 90s all classics!

Pet Friendly

Cafe Mosaico is one of the few pet friendly places in Quito.  Pets are welcome with a cracker and fresh cold water! Cafe Mosaico’s Mican project has helped shelter, feed and sterilize almost  100 dogs from the street.

Group Menus

We are experts on hosting groups. We offer special menus and discounts for travel agencies.


Our famous canelazo is a must-drink for all who come to witness the most amazing sunset.

Best Coffee in Town 100% Ecuadorian

We make the best coffee in town, a house blend made with Ecuadorian coffee grains from the Intag Region.


Celebrate your birthday with us and get your complimentary dessert with candle and your table specially decorated.


We got packages for couples and special occasions. Write to us about it and let us make it sensational.

Traveling to Ecuador?

We got our own online travel website with amazing packages to meet the best of Ecuador. Go to Cafe Mosaico Ecuador Travel


What People are Saying

“Great views over the city, with the Basilica in pride of place. Elevated above the old town and about a $2.00 taxi ride the cafe serves great coffee, cakes, snacks and main meals. Well worth the journey up hill. First restaurant we have found that is not only dog friendly, but includes a menu for your furry best friend, and of course comfy beds for them to while away their time. Having wondered around the city we have found a hidden gem.”

Stevenage, UK

“Wonderful Restaurant”

“My daughter and I were on vacation in Ecuador and discovered this wonderful restaurant. The owner was so nice and what made him even more wonderful is that he had rescued so many precious dogs that were there in the restaurant and we could spend time petting and playing with. I highly recommend this restaurant not only for the amazing view, but also for the good food and the wonderful people!.”

Shawn, US



“I would 100% go back in a heartbeat. My husband took me here for my birthday for drinks. We had a flight to catch that evening and the owner opened early just so we could enjoy the beautiful view and play with the dogs. The view honestly cannot be beat. Add a room full of sweet dogs to love on, delicious drinks and a super friendly staff and you have the perfect setting. Go here! you won’t regret it!”

Lauren, Germany

“My Favorite Spot”

” I always come with friends, and also send my tour groups to enjoy the amazing view. Great staff, pet friendly, great food. “

Alejo, Blue Door Housing, Quito

“The food and the view never dissappoint”

“I have been here several times with sizable groups. Now it is almost a tradition. The view is amazing but beyond that, the hospitality is also excellent.  I only have fond memories of this restaurant. “

Stephanie,  US

Opening Hours

4:00pm – 11:00pm

Thursday to Saturday
1:00pm – 11:30pm

1:00 pm to 10:30pm

Always open

Drop Us a Line

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