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“a taste of the classic bakery!”
Review of Cafe Carola - CLOSED

Cafe Carola
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: all day different kind of Breakfast's available, Lunch, Cakes and much more...Every Wednesday Live Music with different kind of Dinner'sand every Friday Chinese Food night!
Reviewed 30 January 2014

this easy time bakery and live music venue has a great relaxed feel and Carol the owner makes every single guest feel relaxed and at home. with great fresh bread first thing on a morning, a must visit for any Europeans who like fresh bread first thing in a morning! x thankyou

1  Thank Spencer A
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We ended up at Cafe Carola on Friday night so it was a German chef making Chinese food...in Central America. Already sounds fun, right? We had a good time there. The owner was very pleasant and jovial. She had her own style for letting your order (ie she ordered for you!) but we didn't mind, it was part of the experience. The food was average at best but I have a feeling her baked goods and regular menu may have been more of what we were looking for. She was very kind to our kids and they enjoyed themselves! We liked the owner very much but number one in the area was a real stretch!

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Thank KJuneja
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Carola hails from Germany and she's part of the reason to eat here. Musical soiree on Wednesday nights, menu in English, German, and Spanish, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A little on the high side for the quantity and quality, but she does great bakery and has adapted some German favorites like wienrschnitzel quite nicely. She's a dynamo and knows the community better than some of the folks who grew up in it.

Thank JWrites
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Because Cafe Carola was rated #1 among restaurants in Playa Samara, we decided to give it a try with our group of eight (two families). We went on a Friday night, when the menu is all Chinese.

It was ok, but certainly not the best we encountered in Samara, not by a long shot. Maybe it was because we were at a German restaurant, serving Chinese food, in Costa Rica, and our expectations were a little off, but it was decidedly average. The restaurant itself is a bit out of the way, and the ambiance is nothing to write home about. The service was enthusiastic, but erratic, and the Chinese food was, well--interesting.

I only wish I had a photo to share of the two women--one the owner--smoking their cigarettes on a bench underneath the "no fumar" sign!

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Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Food was OK, nothing great, and we found it overpriced compared to other places in town.
The place is about 15 min walk from town and they don't serve dinner.

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Thank lcprieto
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