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Cafe San Rafael

Ave. Centro America | Barrio El Centro, Copan 00000, Honduras
+504 2651-4546
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese plate” (28 reviews)
“sandwiches” (27 reviews)
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French, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ave. Centro America | Barrio El Centro, Copan 00000, Honduras
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We only came here once on our last day in Copan for a very late lunch/early dinner, but we loved this place. We ordered a bottle of wine, the BBQ cheddar sandwich and grilled cheese sandwich. We also shared a strawberry milkshake and a cheesecake...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you're a cheese/wine lover like me this is a must-to-go place. Staff is very well trained in all the delicacies...cheeses are great and definitley are a one of a kind in a place where the usual lunch is our "plato tipico"... I'm coming back...More

Thank Oscar D
cafesanrafael, Manager at Cafe San Rafael, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for choosing Cafe San Rafael as your place to eat and drink coffee while in Copan. We have read your comment about the Cafe and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write it, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

International tourism experts concur that Copan Ruinas is among the safest towns in Central America, this quaint metropolis is the seat of the ancient Maya Culture and it is well known for its archaeological park and its variety of local cuisine. Among its more well...More

Thank Julio E
cafesanrafael, Owner at Cafe San Rafael, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We thank you very much for your visit and your comment. It comes with a lot of effort behind doors, to provide customers with good quality products. Cheesemaker Carlos Guerra is happy to announce a new line of cheeses coming up this winter, and Chef...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I ate a Buffalo sandwich, it was delicious, flavor was unique, the coffee smothies refreshing. The place was cousy. Be patience, it was full when we went. Specialty in gourmet sandwiches.

Thank Diseño C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

BEST COFFEE ROASTERS IN THE WORLD. Charming and natural los he style COFFEE bistro. Good Wine, cheese and beer producers. This place is a MUST BE! in Copan Ruinas!

1  Thank Danilo F
cafesanrafael, Manager at Cafe San Rafael, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My friends and I really missed cheese, as there wasn't really much in central america, we stumbled upon this place and couldn't resist a cheese platter. It was amazing and a real anomaly in an area that doesn't really have much cheese. Would recommend. Cost...More

Thank Charlotte12358
cafesanrafael, Manager at Cafe San Rafael, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for your visit, we do realize we have become a small cheese Oasis! In Central America, so far, we are the only ones producing this types of cheese. Regarding the price, producing cheese in the tropics is challenging, hence the price...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Nice patio. Very good expresso. Excellent Turkish coffee (with cardamome). Prices a bit high but normal for a tourists place. You can also eat or buy coffee, chocolate, cheese etc. Closes at 9 pm.

Thank isabelleb948
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We visited here for breakfast. The coffee is the best I've had in Latin America and the omelettes were substantial. Very pretty setting and friendly service make this one a winner

Thank Rose L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Beautiful patio area, great service (though when we went no one spoke English, it was fine, I speak Spanish), the cheese is TO DIE FOR. Seriously, go here. The coffee here is the best in Copan and they have a cute gift shop. We also...More

Thank Fariba A
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

A good place to spoil yourself while traveling. Beautiful cheeses and good wine in a lovely garden setting make a great afternoon. After weeks of travel and basic outlets this gives you a good treat to relax and enjoy simple pleasures

Thank DaiRod
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Centro America | Barrio El Centro, Copan 00000, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Copan Department  >  Copan
  • Phone Number: +504 2651-4546
  • E-mail
Established 2001. Cafe San Rafael produces strictly high quality coffee and cheese. Trained baristas serve you the type of coffee you want. San Rafael also works as a deli/bistro - serving cheese platters you can pair with any wine from the list. Friendly staff, english spoken and completely affordable. Open everyday at 8 am.
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