This is a cafe and a bookshop. Here you can find specialty coffee, homemade deserts and sandwiches. This coffee shop sells books from the Kabbalah Center and literature related to consciousness and positive living. They hold occasional workshops for consciousness and personal development topics. Do ask the staff at the cafe about their event calendar. Proceedings support local youth groups from a nearby town called Jocotenango. You can learn more about this while sipping some really good coffee and trying the only carpaccio sandwich in town. They are also a great co-working space with a cute garden at the back with zen inspired accents.
“In an unfamiliar town brimming with coffee shops, HOW does one decide where to co-work for the day? When I am traveling, I always prioritize spending my money at places where it can have the greatest positive impact on the local community. In Antigua, Guatemala I was recommended to spend my work day at Siena Luz – a social enterprise coffee shop and bookstore. Their space is perfect: beautiful, comfortable and peaceful. It was a welcome respite from the hustle of Antigua’s busy and bumpy cobblestone streets. Siena Luz operates in alliance with a remarkable, locally-led nonprofit organization El Patojismo and directly supports their dignified community development programs by providing ‘first jobs’ to young Guatemalans. And the coffee + food were fantastic, too. Definitely get a chocolate chip cookie.” -aubrie campbell canfield
“I love the peaceful environment here and the well-kept garden is lovely. There are some interesting books to read and the coffee and cakes are delicious. The service was excellent. the highest score. I love the quiet vibe here and the careful garden is lovely. There are some interesting books to read and the coffee and pastries are delicious. The service was excellent. full marks.” -Aurora Chen
Established in 2021.