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Cuesta San Blas is the name given to the narrow cobbled street that runs from the end of Calle Hutun Rumiyoc uphill to the Plazoleta de San Blas. This is the gateway to the San Blas district famous for its narrow streets and alleyways filled with handicraft shops, artisan workshops, boutique hotels and little restaurants and bars. Cuesta San Blas is the perfect introduction to this district and is lined with some lovely handicraft shops selling local ceramics and paintings. Its a steep little climb so if you've just arrived in Cusco you will certainly start to feel the effects of the altitude on your heart - try to take it easy and take plenty of rests.
At the bottom of Cuesta San Blas, on the corner with Calle Choquechaca you'll find Jack's Cafe. This is a very popular place and often there'll be a queue of tourists outside waiting to get a table. You can get a great full-English breakfast here, fresh juices, a highly recommended chicken and vegetable soup plus loads of other delicious dishes. About a third of the way up the road on the left you can find Granja Heidi (Heidi's Farm) which offers fresh, nutritious meals as well as a good selection of vegetarian meals including delicious stuffed peppers.
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