Cafés in Bogotá aren’t all as lucky as El Gato Gris when it comes to location. Set in a wonderfully historic building with plaster walls, heavy wooden beams, rounded archways and large windows, this is a charming place to enjoy a bite to eat. Small rooms are linked by winding corridors and rickety wooden staircases that create the vibe of a children’s den. An assortment of tables, battered sofas and piles of cushions along window seats create different effects depending on the room; you may find yourself at a dining table beneath a chandelier, or perhaps in a tiny room with just space for one sofa and a small table. Upstairs is a wooden roof terrace ideal for sipping on a margarita as you overlook an incredible view of red-tile roofs. Food-wise, the café specialises in crepes and pasta dishes, although it’s great fun to order a fondue and sit by the fire.