La Canasta Baguetteria

Should you be so fortunate as to visit Arequipa, Peru, don’t miss this adorable & delicious restaurant. It will be worth the hunt!

Canasta Baguetteria
The last day we were in Arequipa, I set out to find some of the bakeries listed in the tour guide. They were primarily located on Calle Jerusalen, which I affectionately renamed Bread Street. Our early morning proved successful on some levels, but one of the bakeries I most wanted to visited seemed to have relocated.
Canasta Baguetteria
Canasta Baguetteria
After a jaunt up Bread Street and a visit to a hole in the wall bakery and a conversation with a gal there. My questions provoked her to think I worked in a bakery somewhere. We left and were on a search for guaguas at the other end of the street. We almost passed right by the much-searched bakery.
Canasta BaguetteriaSure enough, once inside the courtyard, the sign for La Canasta was completely obvious. They were soon to open their doors to the morning visitors, of which we first in line. We were overwhelmed by the selection of breads and desserts and anxious to drink a hot cup of coffee. We sat in the courtyard area and ordered from a nice girl who hadn’t even had time to change into her uniform.
Canasta Baguetteria
Canasta Baguetteria
Everything was delicious and absolutely worth the wait. If you are in the Arequipa area, don’t miss out on a delicious bakery tucked away for the persistent bread lovers. They open at 8:30am and there is no sign on the street.

La Canasta Baguetteria
Calle Jerusalen 115
Arequipa, Peru
opens 8:30am

Originally Published on Canela & Comino on Dec 19, 2008.

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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5 Responses

  1. Darius T. Williams says:

    This looks like a great place to have a meal!

  2. Christina says:

    The food sounds wonderful, and the last picture looks beautiful! I’d love to eat at a cafe/bakery like that.

  3. breadchick says:

    OK, if that project that was suppose to take me to Peru comes back to life you are taking me there right?! right!!

  4. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Gretchen you really are a girl after my heart. What an incredible life adventure you are living. What a cup of coffee that must have been. Would that I could enjoy with you.

  5. Gretchen Noelle says:

    DTW – It was perfect!Christina – The food was great and certainly worth finding!Mary – Hehe! Well, it is certainly not in Lima! We may have to look for one around here.Tanna – Thanks! Oh yes, maybe we will have coffee one day over a table instead of the computer!

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