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“Niko's”
Review of Niko's Cafe

Niko's Cafe
Ranked #9 of 12 Coffee & Tea in Panama City
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Niko's”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

You will find Niko's Cafe in several parts of the city. It is a cafetiera style cafe. Food is so so, prices are pretty good. It's OK once in awhile, but you would not want to make a habit of it! Breakfast is probably the better choice.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
“Great value”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

The food was great and it's cafeteria style so you can get in and out quick. Lots of typical Panamanian food at a great value.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Substandard”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Niko's Cafe is a large restaurant chain in Panama. Most of it's locations are open 24-hours a day. It's really hit or miss on whether or not you'll get a good meal on any given visit.

I used to only eat the sandwich meals here, until they served me old meat, with a bad smell and rubber-like texture, in a club sandwich I ordered. That one experience was enough to put me off from eating any other sandwich from this place, which contains meat.

The regular meals are ordered cafeteria style. In other words, you pick and choose what you want from large trays, and the server will add it to your plate. Like I mentioned earlier, it's hit or miss on whether or not you'll get a good meal on any given visit. There's some level of consistency in terms of the quality of non-meat food items. I say some level, because the taste is usually the same, but you can't always count on these items being fresh.

Regarding meat food items, you'll find that the quality is more consistently mediocre than good. I've had the turkey breast about 4 times, and on three occasions the turkey was room temperature, very dry, and hard. The only good meat food item I've had here was the honey glazed ham, which was surprisingly tasty.

The only reason I continue to eat here from time-to-time, is because of the convenience of being available 24-hours a day. Every time I visit, I worry if I'm going to get a good meal that day or not.

  • Visited May 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love Niko's”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Great Food, love their gyros and their fries are top! They also have great pastries in their coffee shop. Niko's is a definite stop any trip to Panama City.

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Thank Thekla924
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Panama City, Panama
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A basic place for typical panamanian food or sandwiches”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is not fancy food but your basic cafeteria style food and sandwiches. It is cheap and it is fast, clean and no frills. There is bread and desserts too.

Visited December 2012
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