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“Great Spot in Mindo”
Review of The Beehive

The Beehive
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Mindo
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: German, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: You will find a little but cozy cafe with a corner for fine crafts and arts from Ecuador. The coffee is prepared with a Gaggia Nera, and the fine foods by the owners.
Reviewed 20 May 2014

My family and I recently traveled to Mindo and found ourselves frequenting the Beehive much more than we intended! It is a wonderfully situated bar / restaurant towards the edge of the main street in Mindo. The owners are friendly and welcoming (as are their giant dogs) and the space is clean, open, and inviting.

More importantly (for us), the food is simple and delicious. They have family style tapas, where the amount of food you are served is based on the size of your group. The menu is small, but delicious--meatballs, falafel, sausages, coleslaw, German style potato salad, homemade bread and jams, hummus, cheese. My favorite was the picante jelly, which you can purchase and take home with you. It was a great option for our group, which was comprised of three New Yorkers (one of whom is a vegetarian) and four ex-pats residing in Guayaquil who were longing for better quality food. If you are looking for traditional Ecuadorian food, then this is not the place to go. But if you want a delicious, simple, and reasonably priced meal, then it's a must.

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Thank ladyxlaw
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Thanks a lot guys for the nice words! We are glad you liked it here. Have a good time wherever you go next. Ingo and Genny

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

.... coffee.
I came in on recommendation. And it turned out to be a good one.
I had a coffe - the best on my trip so far. Double Espresso Cappuccino with hazelnut DaVinci sirup.
Then i did the most awsome tour ever. Ingos Beetour.
Then i had a double espresso with a carrot cake.
Then i went in my hammock at the hostal.
Ingo and Gennys coffee place The Beehive is a must in Mindo.
Everything is cozy and warm, the atmosphere relaxing and very clean. I used the cleanes bathroom i have seen in South America so far.
Good coffee for good....beekepers. And all travelers.
The food they served looked realy delicious too, but i could not do any more after all this cake :-)
Keep it up guys - i will tell every traveler i come across about you guys!!!!

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Thank Mike L
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Thanks for thew nice words. And as you know there is more important things than great coffee - the little lady-bees. Maybe see you again one day!

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

In the small but beautiful Mindo, there is a gem called the beehive. You can't miss it, coming over the bridge into town it's on the right. We visited this place 2-3 times a day over a 4 day period. The couple that run it our very friendly and open. It has a great atmosphere with views of the river one end, they do home made honey, simply fabulous! We had a meal there a platter for two beautiful with loads of variety. The couple speak many languages. Give then a visit! You will love it!

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Thank anthony p
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

There was a guy sitting exactly in the same chair you sat in the days you came and he had 2 double espresso in a row. Looks like you got challenged. Glad you like being with us and in Mindo. Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

the coffee is good and the vegetarian plate just excellent: homemade bread and different "tapas" for a very reasonable price. highly recommendable

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Thank Maibrith
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Guess what: planing on buying a second grinder for coffee to give a choice of bean. How would you like that? Thanks for the nice words.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The first adventure of the bee tour was the beekeeper uniform, including gloves and head! Haha, it was fun to wear it! After this prepartion we went with a small group to the bee hives in town. We were realy part of this mission: we all got some tools in our hands and we hold the frames with the bees so we got a close look to their habitait.
We were very lucky: we put some queen bees in different bee hives. An unforgettable adventure!
The food and coffee we orderd afterwards was delicious, specially the bread, butter and real cheese!

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Thank Kaat W
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Very glad you enjoyed our trip to the most important creature on this planet. And now i will have a coffee for you :-)

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