Rainbow Cafe

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 8 reviews )

7ma. Avenida Sur 8 (at corner of 6th Street), Antigua, Guatemala

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has vegan options like Israeli falafel with hummus, salad, and pita bread, rice and beans, tofu stir fry with vegetables and white rice.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, International, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by Patabugen

Delicious Healthy Food, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Options, Funky and Chill Atmosphere in Antigua! - Edit

I ate at Rainbow Cafe twice for lunch during my time in Antigua and loved this restaurant!

They have a great menu and serve a variety of delicious Guatemalan and international cuisine including lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well.

There is also a small used bookstore inside the building at the front of the restaurant and a shop with local and handmade products (purses, chocolates, coffee, natural beauty products, postcards and more). In the evenings, they host NGO lectures and live music.

The seating is at rustic wooden tables which are situated around a central courtyard. I loved the super chill, comfortable and funky atmosphere here. I ordered the vegetarian tofu stir fry, fresh fruit smoothies, and a salad during my visits and would recommend all of these dishes. They were all delicious and flavourful!

This small cafe is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a tasty meal in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely eat here again next time I am in Antigua!

Pros: Chill and Relaxed Atmosphere, Tasty Vegetarian Options and Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Beautiful Setting

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Find some peace here! - Edit

Really liked this place. Such a laidback atmosphere, very relaxing. Had lunch here: myself a sandwich with grilled vegetables, my boyfriend one with hummus and avocado. The day after we got dinner: I had the tofu stir fry and my bf the vegetarian (not vegan) nachos which were really loaded. Very tasty food, nice service, there was also a singer-songwriter that night and we stayed to have a beer. Would really recommend!

Pros: Nice food, good portions, Friendly staff

Cons: Limited vegan options

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Colourful, Calm and Creative - Edit

Relaxed setting and a few good vegan choices. Thank you.

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Fresh and Delicious. - Edit

My husband and I visited this cafe for lunch. Easy to find. Very hipster feel to the cafe (great decor). Menu clearly outlined vegetarian and vegan options with lots of choice. Food was fresh and very tasty. My husband ordered the lunch special which included a tomato and tarragon soup with a eggplant and salad pita which also came with salsa and salad (a slightly small sized dish for him) for Q35. I ordered the tofu stir fry for Q49. Both absolutely delicious. Moderately priced. Would definitely return again. In fact we did! This time I had the tomato and basil soup with baguette and he had the vege nachos - these looked impressive. I managed to have a couple of chips not covered in cheese and yes, they were delish!
Updated from previous review on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Updated from previous review on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Pros: Menu also in english, Great atmosphere, Wonderful staff

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Nice Breakfast, Decent Lunch - Edit

The breakfast at Rainbow is nice and at a good price. I had the Desayuno Chapin which has two eggs scrambled or friend, black beans (that are delicious) fried plantains and tortillas. Comes with delicious Guatemalan coffee and fresh OJ. The prices are pretty good too.
Lunch is alright but not as good as the breakfast.
The service is super friendly and the atmosphere is lovely as the seating is in an open courtyard/garden.

Pros: Yummy Breakfast, Cheap, Lovely Atmosphere and Service

Cons: Lunch is a bit overpriced, Lunch portions can be small

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Disappointing stir-fry - Edit

I went for a dinner the other night and gave a try to the tofu stir-fry. The rice and veggies were fine. The tofu was good. Unfortunately the cook ruined it by pourring half the bottle of hoisin sauce, which gave the whole plate a sticky candy sirup taste (excessively sweet and liquid) Wouldn't have been of that, it would have been good. I doubt the cooks ever tasted their own stir-fried. That's the only way they could have make that mistake.

Pros: Room & Lighting , Music band , Service

Cons: Bad vegetarian food, Low comfort - Chairs, Low choice of appetizers

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Tasty food in a very veg-friendly place - Edit

A wide variety of vegetarian/vegan options, including nachos, falafel, soups, rice & beans, garlic bread, etc. Prices are reasonable and about what you'd expect in a place like this. My kids loved the food so we ended up eating here a couple of times. A Westerners hangout in Antigua (for better or worse) with open-mike night, and regular musical acts starting around 8pm. Can be quite crowded on some of these nights. Centrally-located in Antigua.

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A nice place with good food and board games! - Edit

The falafel may not be presented in the Israeli style, but it was sure tasty. The atmosphere is also great, though it was empty while we were there. And they had a wide selection of board games available :D

Pros: Vegan Options, Wholesome, Board Game

Cons: Small-ish portions

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