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Pucón has a good selection of cafes that serve onces, the popular late-afternoon coffee-and-cakes snack, in addition to a lunch menu. Café de la P, Lincoyán 395 (tel. 45/442018; www.cafedelap.com), has a menu with sandwiches, cakes, coffee drinks, and cocktails. It's a nice place to unwind with a drink in the evening and is open until 4am in the summer. Cafetería Suiza, O'Higgins 116 (tel. 45/441241), has a menu with everything from milkshakes to full-fledged entrees, and does a booming business with the Santiago crowd in the summer.

Patagonia, Fresia 223 (tel. 45/443165), holds the Cassis chocolate shop inside, and is a great place to get a tea and a piece of cake on a rainy day or a multiflavored ice-cream cone in the heat of the summer. Their outside patio is my favorite spot for onces, not to mention people-watching, as is the laid-back patio at California-style health food cafe Trawen (O'Higgins 311; tel. 45/442024). For Chilean comfort food, try RAP Hamburguer (tel. 45/443336), at O'Higgins 619, which serves up massive burgers stacked with eggs, avocado, or whatever else you have in mind.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.