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“A Funky Place to Be”
Review of Cool Beans Cafe

Cool Beans Cafe
Ranked #5 of 47 Restaurants in Flores
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$7
Cuisines: American, Guatemalan
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Description: Search Cool Beans, Flores, Guatemala and you'll find a few references online about this restaurant. It's run by a wife/husband couple. Janette is employeed with a local NGO, Concern America, that provides health care training in Guatemala. Her husband is from Guatemala and is training the be an architect. He cooks and she often helps with serving. They've got two fantastic girls and their restaurant is often a hangout for locals after work. Looking forward to having this place added to Trip Advisor so I can post a great review.
North Wales, UK
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7 reviews
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“A Funky Place to Be”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were put on to this place by word of mouth, and dropped by for breakfast, which turned out to be a good move. Service was good, everyone enjoyed their meal, and the fruit juice and coffee were excellent.
It's a great place to eat, but what sets it apart is the relaxed atmosphere. You can find a table, or a hammock, or a cushion in the corner and just sit back and relax. The space is decorated with some pretty wacky decoration that makes it a great place to hang our. There's good wifi access for those who can't live without it, but we could have happily spent the rest of the morning there. It looks like it should be a pretty good venue for the evening with the promise of some entertainment from communal guitars, but sadly we had to move on.
Well worth checking out.

  • Visited October 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant, Staff and Island”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stumbled upon this restaurant while touring the city and found it be a great find. The food was good, the Belikin beer chilly cold, and the views from the restaurant onto the walkway and water were great. I believe they also had Wi-Fi at the restaurant. A visit to Flores is a must do for anyone heading to Tikal. The little island of Flores has a lot of charm and character. Many of the buildings are colorful, reminding me a bit of La Boca in Buenos Aires. The taxis were quite interesting as they reminded me of golf carts in the states.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank YO_LOOK_AT_ME
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Colorado, PR
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13 reviews
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“Could stay all day! ”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Amazing place. Free coffee refills! Free shot between 5p-8p. Three levels in the restaurant. First is a bar and lounge for guests to socialize or kick back and watch a movie. Second, more of a dining area with a free canvas hanging and paints offered for guests to leave their mark. I got to paint...which I love! Third, steps down into a beautiful garden setting that overlooks the lake. You can see roaming wildlife: lizards, chickens, roosters, & baby chicks! The atmosphere is peaceful, with music fueling the ambience. The place has a "stay awhile" feel. :-) Great breakfast dishes too. Generous portions. Eggs, homemade bread/jam/salsa. Fried plantains- local to the region and a side on most dishes. Staff is warm, inviting and friendly. Costs are also reasonable for everything you are not having to pay for. Definitely worth a stop!

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vancouver
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“try the cool beans coffee drink”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Great place for a good sandwich, breakfast or coffee drink. Had the veggie sandwjich on homemade bread and for being a non-vegetarian it was pretty amazing. There coffee drinks are great with booze ... your half in a forest so wear your bug spray! Def check it out

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank blondeandthebuff
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London
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“Cool beans!”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Went here first for breakfast then later for drinks. Breakfast was good with generous portions. Drinks were tasty - we had mojitos which were delicious and very strong, also the free 'shot' on entry- a glass of squash with grenadine and supposedly some rum - is a nice touch. Nice chilled out atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank killtacos
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