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Coffee Dreams Cafe

££ - £££
Cafe, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Cnr Calle 1 Av 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2430 3970
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I would say if you want to sample typical Costa Rican food this would be a good choice.Big variety at reasonable prices and all our choices tasted good. Service was friendly. Also nice location to just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.Highly recommend.

Alajuela, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Located in the centre of Alajuela this restaurant has good food and of course coffee! The service is good, and the prices very reasonable.

Thank Robert_Hick
Santa Cruz, California
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232 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Nice cafe offering friendly service in a comfortable setting. Traditional meals like casados are available, along with fancier dishes like sea bass. Pork tamales are especially good -- though you will of course pay a premium for enjoying them here rather than on a stool at the nearby market. Coffee is also quite good. Definitely a nice place to relax... More 

Thank brocdog
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Highly recommended. Good variety of typical Costa Rican food, main courses or snacks. Coffee is wonderful and the place is very comfortable.

Thank ALucia S
Hanna, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

It was 2 blocks from our hotel, so we ate there most every evening. Food & service was great and it was clean & welcoming.

Thank Adeline C
Alajuela Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2015

free wifi, decent coffee - One of the more relaxed cafe's in Alajuela with an owner is is incredibly sweet.

Thank Spanish_Pura_Vida
Sao Paulo, SP
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The food here was great, it was really quick service, with a friendly server. I was impressed with how they helped their guests with any needs.

Thank Abbie C
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Thank you Lis and staff for two amazing group dinners at your restaurant. The food that was served was excellent tasting in large enough portions for high school kids. Perfection!

Thank Claire M
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We were looking for a 'traditional' Costa Rican place to eat and stumbled on Coffee Dreams. We were pleased with the menu selection. The server was very friendly and explained many of the dishes. We tried a number of different things. We found the appetizers large. The food was all tasty. The chalupa was big and delicious. The chi-fri (spelling?)... More 

Thank Republic1836
Gainesville, Florida
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This was our first meal in Costa Rica. The food was ok but the desserts were delicious! Our favorites were the bread pudding and the mocha cake. Would go again but just for dessert and coffee. :)

Thank ElkayEZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Calle 1 Av 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2430 3970

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?