The Meeting Place Cafe exists to reach out to the community of Cusco by giving all of their profits from the business to a handful of specific projects including Altivas Canas. The purpose of the project is to provide a place for children of single mothers to come and be supervised in a loving and wholesome environment, which allows the mothers to be able to go out and work. This helps the mothers to be able to provide for their children and household needs.
They house volunteers and missions in their guesthouse upstairs, they open their doors to a local writer's group who meet and share their journeys and jottings each week, they hold Sunday evening discussions and they operate a mini book store in their back room (you can essentially do a swap or direct purchase).
The atmosphere is friendly, the setup cozy and the food delicious. If you wander to The Meeting Place often enough you will start to recognise familiar faces and be taken into the fold of a very friendly local and expat community.
Or if it's just a great coffee you are seeking, then you have come to the right place.
You can learn more about The Meeting Place Cafe on their Facebook page or website.