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Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

This is exactly the type of place we have been looking for. Relaxed atmosphere with very friendly welcome from Bictor who worked there. Extremely friendly customer service and our 3 kids were welcomed and able to play with toys under the big patio. He was...helping us with our Spanish and asking questions to help his English. It was super! The food was delicious and prices were reasonable. We will be back for sure before we head back to Canada! GraciasMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Los precios son excesivamente caros para todo, no admiten mascotas, la gran mayoría viaja con sus mascotas, para sentarse a tomar un cafe o comer algo en el exterior no te permite tener la mascota contigo, es mas cochino el ser humano, la calidad de...lo que venden no está acorde a los precios exagerados que tienen, no es recomendable venir aquí The prices are excessively expensive for everything, they do not allow pets, the vast majority travel with their pets, to sit down to have a coffee or eat something outside they do not allow you to have the pet with you, the human being is more filthy, the quality of what they sell is not consistent with the exaggerated prices they have, it is not recommended to come hereMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

One of the ways to know if the service of a place is good is seeing their response to adversity. Today one of our diners asked for 3 minutes to be able to put his order and was completely forgotten. We had to call them...so we could put their order. Although the mistake was the waiter's, the waitress's response to the complaint about the long wait (for the food), was rude and said there was nothing to do. My family and I frequented this place on vacation, now I don't think we'll come back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

Cute and quaint, big portions of well done local style food. It has a very nice atmosphere. The baked goods (my favorite being the chocolate cake) Mmmmmmm

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

I wish I could give this place six stars! Possibly the best food of my trip to Costa Rica. The juices and smoothies were so fresh and delicious. My husband ordered two of the banana, orange, papaya one! The panini sandwiches were generous in size...and so fresh and wonderful. The ham and tomato had the best cheese. The bean sandwich was outstanding. I would eat here once a week if I could. Great place to stop after hiking in Cabo Blanco. The little roadside sign is easily missed, but a beautiful and extremely clean restaurant awaits under the trees!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022

I'm really concern about all the people mad about a simple mask, we still in a pandemia and the ministry of health continues with the mask mandate, believe it or not, if many business don't ask for the masks it doesn't mean that the mandate...is not in place, I visited this place many times for years and the food was and still delicious, the service is very good, if they are full... of course food its gonna take longer, its not a fast food restaurant, they were never rude in any moment with me, if you are a respectful person and follow the rules, your gonna have and awesome experience here and in anywhere you go, the problem maybe is not on the business, it could be on the onpolite people, that's how the things are, I encourage you to check it out for yourself.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 10 February 2022 via mobile

Very rude service and accommodations. It’s all outside, and they will insist that you wear a mask. Only restaurant in the world that will make you wear a mask between sips of water while you wait for your food 🤣

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

The smoothies, entrees, and desserts were delicious. Sometimes you have to wait for food, but it is worth it. This is not pre-made fast food, so a wait is going to happen. We ate multiple times here and would go again. The atmosphere is great-mellow...and outdoors.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Adorable place, extremely rude customer service and I felt like they did not want us there and couldn’t care less about our business. It was the first time I felt this way in Costa Rica and I had did not read the other reviews before...stopping but wish I had. I am a nurse, and know much about hygiene an infection control. We washed hands when we arrived and sat down at a table. They insisted we put a mask on sitting chatting with no one else anywhere around, this is low season, and did not ask nicely about it. I’m with a child who will not be reducing his oxygen consumption sitting at a table in Costa Rica as we are healthy asymptomatic and would not travel if we were not anyway. Again the delivery was more important than the message here although the message was clearly estupido.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021

I have been to this restaurant numerous times. I guess I am an eternal optimist. I keep giving them a chance, but every time I go, whether it is crowded or whether there is no one there but me, I am given the distinct impression...that they do not like gringos. For reference, my wife and I are older and very respectful . Although we are residents, we consider ourselves guests and act accordingly. Yet as polite as we are, the service is always poor, acting as if they are doing us a favor. The food takes a long time, and you have to hunt down the wait staff if you need a refill on a drink. I have never given a bad review to a restaurant in Costa Rica. Most of the time we enjoy dining out. Unfortunately, this restaurant will not be getting any more of our business, as well as several friends who have been with us and got poor service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

I waited 35 minutes for a veggie ommelet and they gave me this... They don't offer wifi and the menu is kinda overpriced...

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Ever watch a movie where it just keeps on getting better? Like your mid way through the movie and you possibly couldn’t imagine how it could get any better, but it still does? Yup, I’m not talking about GoodFellas, it’s Cabuya Bakery. Starting off the...place is beautiful! The wood furniture, the house and the Cabuya breeze. Really good location if you’re on your way to either Montezuma, Santa Tere, Cabo Blanco, Mal País, or Cabuya Island. The smoothies are a MUST, and the homemade yogurt and deserts just make you want to watch this movie over and over again. I had the rice with shrimp which they prepare with coconut oil (when have you heard of that before? yup never probably, and it’s amazing!). The service was great, not to mention the congo howling as our live music and several iguanas as our new friends. It’s simply watching a movie that you never want to end.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 March 2021

My partner and I stopped in here spontaneously after leaving the nature preserve and we were amazed by the quality of food and service. Not only is it the most charming Cafe with blow your mind delicious food, but our server really made the lunch...special. Stop here for quality and authenticity.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 January 2021

I heard so much about this coffee, so I decided this is my place to go. I went there today on a Sunday. Surely it was busy, but there was only this one waiter for all the tables. I asked him to be seated, it...took him already very long to fulfill this task. Finally he started to clean a table fro me and I had to ask, if he kindly could give me a menu. I told him while he is cleaning, I will be parking my car. Coming back I found that in the meantime, he has seated two others on my table. He let me wait and gave me a table in the back. I thought this was already rude, but said Ok and asked him to come back to take my orders. He said he will be back in an instant. What he did, was coming back to the two girls he had given my table to and started to take their orders, when they even haven't decided yet. I told him, that I have the impression that he does not want to serve me and he even started to make fun of me in Spanish to the women he gave my table to. Unfortunately I understand Spanish and I stood up and left this place. So I really don't know what the problem was, either that I was having coffee on my own or I am a woman or I am a tourist or that he wanted to impress the girls he seated. I didn't get it. But this was the worst experience in whole Costa Rica.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Clean (even despite all the dry season dust). Great fresh baked goods, good coffee, good batidos Great service with a smile. What more could one ask for in a sleepy little village bakery.

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5