Café del Lago (English)

by Fundación Huilo Huilo, 6th junio 2019

SUMMER (JAN-FEB): EVERY DAY: 8 AM – 9 PM

WINTER (MARCH-DEC): MONDAY-SATURDAY 9 AM – 4 PM

LOCATED NEXT TO THE FERRY STATION IN PUERTO FUY

+56 9 82919874

IntroductionCafé del Lago, como sugiere nuestro nombre, está ubicado, convenientemente, a la entrada del terminal de transbordadores de Puerto Fuy en Lago Pirihueico. Les ofrece a los clientes una variedad de especialidades culinarias incluyendo cazuelas, para los días más fríos, y bebidas refrescantes, para la temporada más cálida. Somos un negocio fundado, organizado y gestionado por mujeres y hemos recibido el apoyo y el financiamiento de diversas fuentes como Capital Abeja, que es un apoyo diseñado específicamente para promocionar a las mujeres emprendedoras. Esperamos verle pronto y que podamos mejorar su experiencia en Puerto Fuy.Café del Lago, as our name suggests, is conveniently located at the entrance to Puerto Fuy’s ferry port on Lake Pirihueico. We offer a variety of delicious, carefully selected treats from hot “cazuela” (soup) to cool refreshing beverages, depending on the season. We are a business founded, organized, and run by women — we have received support and funding from various sources, including Capital Abeja, a fund specifically designed to promote budding female entrepreneurs. We hope to see you soon, and make your visit to the stunning Puerto Fuy even more magical.

Introduction

Café del Lago, as our name suggests, is conveniently located at the entrance to Puerto Fuy’s ferry port on Lake Pirihueico. We offer a variety of delicious, carefully selected treats from hot “cazuela” (soup) to cool refreshing beverages, depending on the season. We are a business founded, organized, and run by women — we have received support and funding from various sources, including Capital Abeja, a fund specifically designed to promote budding female entrepreneurs. We hope to see you soon, and make your visit to the stunning Puerto Fuy even more magical.

Our Story

In 1996, during very high levels of unemployment, we were inspired to start a business: we wanted to create a source of stable income for ourselves, while also providing for the community and the increasing number of hungry tourists. As women, most of us have not had the opportunity to be formally employed in the past. Our group of founders consisted of 12 women, all above the age of 50, who are still involved to this day.

We originally planned to create a bakery, but saw that there was a greater need for more substantial food services. By 1998, we had garnered support from the governor to establish our first location in the community center of Puerto Fuy. Here, we offered a selection of empanadas, hot dogs, sandwiches, and french fries to our customers. We have since expanded our menu to include many more options. Also in 1998, we received funding and training opportunities from other sources, such as La Fundación para la Promoción y Desarollo de la Mujer (PRODEMU). This prompted us to purchase new equipment and create our reserve fund to help establish ourselves in the market. In 2013, we received funding from Sercotec, which runs the Capital Abeja fund. This grant is designed to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to improve and expand their businesses. Throughout our history, the Huilo Huilo Foundation and Ivonne Reifschneider have also contributed significantly to our efforts.

During the busiest times of the year, especially during the summer, we like to give back to Puerto Fuy by opening positions in cooking, cleaning, and other jobs to community members.

Menu

SOUPS AND STEWS
Cazuela (soup)
Chicken
Beef
Turkey
Carbonada (Italian-style vegetable soup, minestrone)

PLATES
Rack of pork ribs
Salmon
Grilled chicken
Chicken and peas
Pickled chicken
Meatloaf
Pot roast
Grilled turkey **
Trout **

SANDWICHES
on freshly-kneaded bread

Fried meat with cheese
Melted cheese with ham
Meat, avocado and tomato
Green beans, peppers, and meat
Chicken or turkey with avocado
Tomato and avocado (Italian sandwich)
Empanadas (baked or fried with meat or seafood **)

SIDES
Rice
Mashed potatoes
Potatoes with mayo
Papas bravas
Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots)

DRINKS
Mineral water (with and without carbonation)
Nectar
Soda
Hot beverages
Coffee (instant), tea, enriched milk, mate

DESSERTS **
Daily offerings posted on the door

** only available during the summer

Please come visit us!

We only speak Spanish

Cash-only