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Hearts Café is situated in the charming village of Ollantaytambo – in the heart of the Sacred Valley and at the gateway to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. We offer healthy, homely and hearty meals with a warm and friendly atmosphere – and best of all, the profits go directly to supporting our sister organization, Living Heart.
The menu has been carefully prepared to incorporate many vegetarian dishes and a wide range of wholefoods – including home-made bread – along with international and traditional English recipes. It’s a great place for meeting like-minded people and chatting over delicious fare, whilst finding out about the work of Living Heart.
Hearts Café lives the ethos of Living Heart by training and employing local women in need and using locally grown produce to supply nutritional meals to the many passing tourists – whether starting or finishing a trek, climbing the historic Ollantaytambo ruins, catching the train to Machu Picchu, or simply looking for a beautiful corner of the Andes in which to relax and chill out.
Within the café, knowledgeable staff and up-to-date information raise awareness of the plight of the remote native Andean communities that Living Heart supports and provide fascinating information on all of their Projects. The cafe offers wi-fi, a book exchange, boxed lunches and take-away food, catering for customers who are in a rush, or those that want to sit on the terrace, soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy the view of the ruins.
Finally, Hearts Café supports two families by selling their exquisite, hand-woven Weavings to customers visiting the café. The prices are determined by the families with 100% of the proceeds returning to them. The sales help one family to care for their disabled son who requires 24-hour home care. The other family consists of a single mother previously subjected to domestic violence, and these sales allow her to provide for her two children.
Come in for a visit! You can see us on the road leading down to the station in Ollantaytambo. Click here for a Google map.