My search for premium Colombian coffee landed me in front of Velvet Cafe on a Thursday morning.
I had read about this cafe a few times while looking up “best cafe’s in Colombia”. Naturally, I was really excited to check it out.
Across the street from The Velvet Cafe is Pergamino Cafe, another incredibly popular cafe in Medellin. With two highly regarded Colombian Coffee shops next to each other, I found myself just a little over excited to drink coffee this morning!
We had to catch the Metro so we weren’t able to sit down.
My sister ordered for us. I don’t even know what she got. But mine was sugary, and hers was not.
I knew I’d be back another time, so I didn’t take the time to take better pictures of the place.
I found Velvet Cafe very friendly and chill. I saw a lot of Colombians as well as Gringo’s enjoying their beverages inside. Many people were on their laptops. I’m going to guess this place attracts many people who work out of their laptops.
I didn’t know this at the time, but we ended up visiting Velvet Cafe 3 times during our one week stay in Medellin! Each time was an opportunity to try something new!
We had a lot of frappes! Not exactly coffee, but sugar we lust! I had the red tea on the right one evening though.
Velvet Cafe serves all the typical drinks you’d find at any coffee house, like coffee (of course), frappes, tea’s, and a variety of pastries!
I found this place really nice to just hang out and chill in. The back of the cafe has more chill area, and it’s cozier there. Out front there are a lot of 2 seater type tables for people who are probably more on the go or when the place fills up.
The washrooms are located upstairs. I took an elevator up. I think that would be the first time I’d ever done that.
Their menu’s are pretty cool. It’s made out of paper and folds together like a little booklet.
Their frappes were very delicious, and the coffee’s we had in the morning were excellent too.
On our last day in Medellin, we went around to various Coffee places and purchased coffee beans. Velvet Cafe was of course one of the places I had to hit up. There was only one lady who worked there who spoke enough English to answer my basic coffee buying questions. She was such a lovely girl.
She was concerned about me flying and how the elevation could affect the taste of the coffee. She pulled out a curling iron. I had no idea what for. Turns out she wanted to seal the coffee bag as shut as possible. The curling iron didn’t turn very hot. But it was okay. I was really appreciative everything.
Velvet Cafe Coffee
Velvet Cafe sells two types of coffee beans. Both are medium roast and were only packed a week ago. I bought 2 bags of the one the girl recommended. She said she liked the taste of this one better.
I haven’t had time to try it yet. But I’m excited to dig in.
If you’re visiting Medellin and you want to experience amazing Colombian coffee, Velvet Cafe is one place you should stop by.
Velvet Cafe is located in the EL Poblado district of Medellin. Poblado is the upscale and hilly side of Medellin, where most of the tourists typically stay.
The street Velvet is on is a very cute street with small shops and quiet atmosphere. It’s right beside amazing night life and restaurants, so I you may very well find yourself visiting Velvet often! I highly recommend staying somewhere close to this area.
Cafe Velvet Medellin
Carrera 37 8a46
050021 Medellín Colombia