Villa de Leyva has a little coffee and pastry shop that serves up some of the best cheesecake I’ve ever had. I love sweets, so I’ve tried my fair share of cheesecake. The Oreo cheesecake that I tried on this particular day definitely scored in the top 3 all-time cheesecakes that I’ve ever tried.
It looked so good I forgot to take the picture BEFORE I took a bite.
Not only does “La Galleta” (The Cookie) serve fantastic cheesecake, but they roast, grind, and brew to perfection a great cup of Colombian coffee. They have their very own solar operated Italian roaster to roast to perfection each bean that arrives green from the Coffee Zone of Colombia. To finish off that perfectly roasted bean they have an Italian grinder and espresso machine to bring that bean to your lips the way it was meant to be.
Pick your non-diabetic friendly option.
On this given lazy day in Villa de Leyva I ended up choosing the Oreo cheesecake to accompany my perfect cup of coffee and my Gabriel Garcia novel. It wasn’t, however, an easy choice. The display glass had enough options to keep me fat and happy for weeks. I think I’ll go back to try their nut pie. I’ve never tried one of those before.
The delicious options that are found at La Galleta.
Villa de Leyva is not a very big town, and this pasteleria is found just off of the main square. For Colombia, the prices aren’t cheap, but man are they worth it. Just look for the sign below to guide your way to tastebud heaven!
This is what you’re looking for.
Directions in Case You Can’t Find the Sign:
Address: Cr. 10 No. 11-23, Villa de Leyva
Phone Number: 314-406-8672