Located on the edge of Casco Viejo, the city’s historical district, Cafe Coca Cola is the oldest café in Panama City and the only one endorsed by the Coca Cola corporation.
It opened in 1875, making it one of the very first places outside of the U.S. to serve the famous beverage. This classic (air-conditioned) old school diner is where chess games are played, soccer matches are watched, and many plots have been hatched—some by Che Guevara. If only the walls could talk!
The menu includes hearty plates of rice and beans served with a featured meat of the day—and Coca Cola, of course—at super affordable prices!
NOTE: This is one of the stops on Victor Peretz’s A Local in PTY fabulous El Chorrillo Tour!