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“Not a place I would go again.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Ginger Cafe

Ginger Cafe
Ranked #2 of 5 Dessert in Santa Teresa
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not a place I would go again.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Terrible breakfast. Good attention but the food is really not good at all. Sorry but I had to be honest.

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, Canada
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Another couple at our hotel recommended Ginger Cafe for breakfast. We gave it a try and were glad we did. The egg, ham and cheese croissant hit the spot and the coffee was great.

Service was a bit slow and they didn't have enough staff to clear tables to seat the guests waiting to come in. We cleared our own table and had to track the server down to get the bill and also to pay.

Other than the service, the food was good.

  • Visited February 2014
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Carbondale, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Had lunch with family and location is right on Main Street with cars, motorcycles and trucks zooming by within a few feet, resulting in much dust and noise. In Costa Rica, the 13% government tax is typically included in menu prices, and sometimes the additional10% service tax is added at the bottom of the bill and sometimes this latter tax is optional. At this cafe, the young waitress added a 10% "government" tax in addition to the 10% service tax, so you paid an extra 20% on top of menu prices. Asked the owner of our hotel if this was typical of a Santa Teresa restaurant, and his answer was no, and that the waitress was simply trying to take advantage of us. Customer beware!

Visited March 2014
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Sayulita, Mexico
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Coffee in Town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Ginger Cafe is a must to visit during your time in Playa Santa Teresa. They have a really friendly staff, a nice outdoor seating area, and free wifi to check in back home.. Plus they make the best coffee, and we liked their croissants even better than the French Bakery which is nearby. :)

  • Visited February 2014
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3 reviews
“Best breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

.best breakfast..that we've had in Santa Teresa so far! Iced coffee is excellent, French toast is worth the wait.

Visited February 2014
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