In a beautifully restored colonial building that houses a school designed to preserve Colombian cultural heritage, this student-run restaurant and bakery is one of the best breakfast or lunch picks near Plaza Bolívar. The bakery specializes in typical breads like pan de bono and French pastries, and even roasts its own fair-trade coffee. The restaurant lists dozens of exotic fruit juices to pair with dishes like chuleta valluna, a pork dish from the Valle de Cauca, and mojarra frita, a Magdalena River–style fried fish. In both spots, the furniture and decorations were designed by the carpentry program located in the same building.
La Escuela Restaurante & Panadería
Calle 9 no. 8–61
Our Rating Neighborhood El Centro and La Candelaria Hours Mon–Fri noon–4pm (restaurant); Mon–Fri 7am–5pm (bakery) Phone 1/289-0951 Prices Main courses COP$12,000–COP$20,000 Cuisine Type Colombian Web site La Escuela
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