Café MagicK– A Review by Miro Siegel
So for our first week here in La Paz, my mom and I stayed in a beautiful little cafe in Sopocachi named Café MagicK. The place doubles as a quaint hotel, chilled atmosphere cafe and cultural center by night. On top of all of these wonderful things the staff is always more than friendly and during our stay, the owners helped us immensely, giving us information about the city and what to do. In fact when our week reservation was up, we stayed another week. Then, you might have noticed, my mom and I traveled around Bolivia and then we came back here for our last week. So if that’s not an endorsement, I don’t know what is.
I’m going to go ahead and list the strong points:
The food is absolutely remarkable, and the menu is incredibly varied. Salads, pastas, and curries (among many other things) are offered and each one is prepared perfectly. Most days there are lunch menus offered which include a hearty soup, a main dish, a drink and a nice desert. Staying in the same building as the restaurant was almost dangerous.
Café MagicK boasts an astoundingly relaxed atmosphere, as there’s always some form of ambient music playing, and the furniture and decoration choices compliment it nicely.
Upstairs there is a lounge area always glowing with candlelight and situated with many cushions and fabrics. It’s an amazing place to chill out and enjoy the scene.
The Cafe is located in the district of Sopocachi, the ‘bohemian’ district of La Paz. Just one block away is the Plaza Avaroa, a lovely park surrounded by restaurants of many different kinds, galleries, sidewalk cafes and it’s walking distance from the Teleferrico (cable car) service. The night life in the area is also very vibrant.
It’s not uncommon to walk down into the cafe and see some form of cultural event happening, such as salsa lessons or film screenings, early morning yoga to night time live music. There’s always something happening in the space of the cafe and the doors are always open. (unless reserved for a private event.)
Overall I felt great about staying at MagicK. Not only are all of these things available to enjoy, but the people working the cafe (and even the owners) are all so nice and exude an air of kindness, and they’ll make sure you have a nice stay in La Paz.
When we return to La Paz, we’re coming back.
Presbitero Medina n°2526, Esquina Pedro Salazar,
Zona Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
T: +591 77553535
T: +591 (2) 2910625