BRIEFING

DON’T MISS
Douse yourself in culinary brilliance with a visit to Nikkei restaurant Osaka, or a trip to the only mozzarella bar in town, León Mozzarella Bar. Alternatively, grab some homely Colombian cuisine at Club Colombia or enjoy some nibbles at Gringo Cantina.

THE CLASSICS
A whole host of ‘bogotano’ dining staples is located on Carrera 13 between Calles 83 and 86. Top of the list are French favorite La Brasserie and exquisite Italian trattorias Di Lucca, Primi, Bellini and Luna, as well as Mediterranean restaurants Casa and Niko Café.

THE BREAD AND BUTTER
Indulge in a ‘croquant’-on-the-outside, deliciously- soft-on-the-inside loaf, some mouthwatering pastries or an afternoon snack at artisanal bakeries Brot, La Cesta, Bagatelle or Masa.

TIME OUT
While away the afternoon on the city’s best terraces, as you overcome a delicious dessert, enjoy a coffee, or sip a glass of fine wine. Be sure to try Upperside, Lina’s, Il Pomeriggio, Wok, Pravda, Crepes & Waffles and the Irish Pub.

READING THE MUSIC
Booklovers and record enthusiasts on the quest to expand their collections should begin their journey at Librería Lerner before heading to Taschen, Villegas Editores, Librería Nacional and RPM Records.

SHOPPING
With a whole host of upmarket shopping centers located in one convenient cluster, allocate some time to peruse the shops. Walk between Andino, El Retiro and Atlantis Plaza and stop in at some boutiques to see some of the best in contemporary Colombian design.