Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Masa
Masa is a bread and pastry-centric café in the El Nogal district of Bogotá serving everything from well-made coffees to delicious sandwiches.
Taller de Té
Taller de Té is a little spot of tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle of Bogota serving a selection of finely crafted teas from around the world...
Michel Patissier
Michel Patissier has provided Bogotá with high-quality croissants and pastries for over thirty years. Be sure to stop and refuel.
Segafredo Zanetti
Huge red umbrellas characterise the area of Zona T, and shelter the ebullient crowd here at Segafredo Zanetti.
Il Pomeriggio
You cannot walk past Il Pomeriggio and resist the urge to enter.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
Gato Gris
El Gato Gris is packed with an eccentric crowd of locals, and with great food and a quirky aesthetic it's well worth the visit.
Rausch Patissier
Rasuch Paitssier is owned by Criterion's chefs, but this time Mark Rausch takes the reigns as pastry chef in a more relaxed, informal setting.
Harry’s Bakery
Harry's Bakery may be simple and minimalist, but the food it serves is decidedly lavish.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
Xoco
Xoco crafts gorgeous gourmet chocolates that raise the beautiful brown stuff from comfort food to high-end delicacy.
La Puerta Falsa
La Puerta Falsa is the oldest confectionary store in Bogotá, and the 400-year-old building holds a treasure trove of sweet treats.
Bagatelle
Bagatelle is the bastion of Bogotá brunch and the ultimate choice for a dessert hounds.
Myriam Camhi
The all-white interior, sweeping marble staircases and large bouquets of roses at Myriam Camhi provide an elegant setting in which sample some of Bogotá's best desserts.
Kathmandu
Bursting with eastern promise, Kathmandu was the first place to sell hookah in Bogotá.
Tabula
Tabula has a very natural feel, with plants scattered along the floor and bamboo walls, and the casual philosophy is matched by exceptional cuisine.
Artesano Gourmet
Artesano Gourmet is a tiny café that specialises in cakes and richly sweet desserts.
NY Deli
NY Deli is an authentic slice of New York overlooking Bogota's Parque 93.
Pasteleria Jacques
Pasteleria Jacques is not just the best bakery in Bogotá, but arguably possibly the best bakery in the whole of South America.
Tienda da Café
Tienda da Café boasts a beautiful mural of mythlike creatures that colourfully wrap their way around the café's walls.
Liberty Café/El Patio
Liberty Café, Caffe and El Patio are a trio of adjoining cafés headed up by the same owner.
Cava y Café
If you want to experience true Colombian coffee, then Cava y Café this is the best café in Bogotá.
Café Para Dos
Café Para Dos is an atmospheric cove where many couples come to sip coffee or smoke houka on romantic dates. Those flying solo need not apply.
Café la Boheme
God is in the details, as they say, and that's certainly the case at Café la Boheme, where simple food and a carefree environment have made it something of a success story.
Café de la Estacion
Café de la Estacion is an old train carriage that's used as a unique café for a memorable snack experience indeed.
Café de las Letras
Café de las Letras is a modern, dynamic café that combines a good dose of culture with an excellent menu of gorgeous gourmet food.
Brot Café
Brot is not particularly special to look at, but its few specialities are made very well and its staff are bursting with charisma.

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