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“Great friendly place to relax”

Coffee Bar Jota & Jota
Ranked #5 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Banos
Cuisines: German, Cafe
Description: Welcome,J&J Coffee Bar is a place in the extraordinary city of Banos de Agua Santa, this sweet corner wearing a German twist is administrated by Juliane Schmidt and Juanito Paredes, who have given to the place a familiar and cozy atmosphere. The decor, between a symphony of colours and a classic touch, draw the distracting atmosphere that our clients enjoy in contrast to the selection of coffee, wines and spirits that J&J offers. Taste the various culinary specialties as the “homemade cakes and cookies”, desserts, sandwiches and snacks typical of Germany is an experience second to none. Besides distractions (pool and the board games) that our clients can enjoy inside of our facilities you can enjoy a wonderful atmosphere with international exhibitions.At any time, not matter what the mood, you will live a unique experience in the J&J Coffee Bar.Come and visit us!Juanito & Juliane
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Description: Welcome,J&J Coffee Bar is a place in the extraordinary city of Banos de Agua Santa, this sweet corner wearing a German twist is administrated by Juliane Schmidt and Juanito Paredes, who have given to the place a familiar and cozy atmosphere. The decor, between a symphony of colours and a classic touch, draw the distracting atmosphere that our clients enjoy in contrast to the selection of coffee, wines and spirits that J&J offers. Taste the various culinary specialties as the “homemade cakes and cookies”, desserts, sandwiches and snacks typical of Germany is an experience second to none. Besides distractions (pool and the board games) that our clients can enjoy inside of our facilities you can enjoy a wonderful atmosphere with international exhibitions.At any time, not matter what the mood, you will live a unique experience in the J&J Coffee Bar.Come and visit us!Juanito & Juliane
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Jota & Jota is a really cute little coffee shop and bar just a block away from the main park in Baños. It is owned by a German lady who speaks Spanish, German and English and who makes the most beautiful cakes and cookies. It's lovely to sit and enjoy a beer and watch her make everything from scratch.

Jota & Jota has a sit-up bar, a couch sitting area as well as a pool table that converts into a table tennis table. There's always a huge bunch of fresh flowers in the sitting area and it's a great place to relax. Too many of the Baños bars, in my opinion, crank the music to a point where conversation is difficult but Jota & Jota plays a nice selection of music that is at a good background music level allowing for easy conversation.

I haven't eaten here but I have watched sandwiches being made and they looked fresh and delicious.

All in all it's a friendly, relaxed and pleasant place to visit. Oh, and free wifi !

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Thank CJD C
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JuanJulia, Manager at Coffee Bar Jota & Jota, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I visited as part of a tour group on the day when the go carts were racing down Luiz A Martinez. The bar provided the ideal atmosphere where to wait for the races to start. We are able to half stand in and out the venue as the race was in progress. I love the gallery, books to read and other distractions, making it feel like a home more than a bar.

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Our visit to J&J was marred by an attitude of disinterest by the staff. It was close to siesta and the place was dead so perhaps that explains why. The juices were really nice. Shame the garden was closed,

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Definitly the best mojito in Banos.The owners are charming,the decor is beautifull,always fresh flowers and very creative cappucinodesigns.....love the place

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JuanJulia, Inhaber at Coffee Bar Jota & Jota, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2013
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

If you're looking for a pool table with beer then this is your place, but for wine it's one of the most expensive places in banos. No doubt the owners will say it was 'great imported wine' but it happened be one of the cheaper of the very commonly available bottles available, so there was absolutely no need to charge London prices for a glass that you'd pay half the price for in La Tasca, a restaurant in the same town. $25 for two small glasses each and a game of pool, it's a rip off.

2  Thank Karen Q
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JuanJulia, Owner at Coffee Bar Jota & Jota, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

We really appreciate your comments and we will take them on board, also we will like to thank you for visiting our place.
I would like to clarify that our wine price range is from $5-$7 each glass and that all our wines are imported.
We would love to see you again and we hope you enjoyed your visit here in Banos.

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