Local Culture & Etiquette
Yolaidy Ochoa Lores
Café Extra is an idyllic place, where you can find elders gathering for their afternoon coffee. I have very much enjoyed interacting with elders at this coffee shop. They usually talk about their memories of past time; they are also an open book to learn about Cuzco before the earthquake, as well as the many social and architectural changes after 1950. This coffee place was opened up back in 1901 and is the oldest in town. You can order a coffee or any other drink; more than a luxury place, Café Extra is part of Cuzco’s history. It is located half a block from the main square of Cuzco.