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Cafe Kahawa

300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2740 1081
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:45All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Kahawa to see the many birds but were met with such hospitality that we decided to stay for lunch. And what a treat it was! Very fresh (home grown vegetables and herbs) and great flavours. Together with the astonishing garden, the many birds...More

Thank HennieVanHeerden
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

You don't want to visit San Gerardo de Dota without visiting this absolutely beautiful and unique restaurant with delicious fresh food and exceptionally warm service.

Thank JWFDT
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear JWFDT, Thank you so much for a wonderful review of your visit to Cafe Kahawa in San Gerardo de Dota. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it. Thank you!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We walked up to the cafe, (which also has a small gift shop with some nice simple hand made pieces in it) as it is a good place to spot woodpeckers and stayed for a drink and then lunch. we were the only people in...More

Thank lazyboy52
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear lazyboy52 Thank you so much for your visit to Cafe Kahawa. We are delighted to hear how much all of you enjoyed it. Evelyn is definitely a great host. She is always making sure everybody is enjoying their meal and the service. We are...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The food was great and the coffee was amazing while sitting on the deck with river below. The hydroponic garden is what gives the food the extra edge. Service was great and we will be back soon. TYMore

Thank Rod S
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rod S, Thanks so much for a great review of your visit to Cafe Kahawa. I am truly honored to hear you are planning on returning soon! We do work hard to offer fresh ingredients, veggies from our hydroponic garden, local fruit and home...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

My boyfriend and I couldn't afford the buffet at Sevegre lodge each day so we found cafe Kahawa just up the road and the view and service were so amazing. We went in the rainy season so we had the place to our selves pretty...More

1  Thank Amelia O
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Amelia O, Thanks so much for your visit to Cafe Kahawa while staying here in San Gerardo de Dota. At Cafe Kahawa we strive to offer a good value menu, with fresh ingredients (most of them either locally produced or grown by us), a...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We walked here from Trogon Lodge as we did not want a $24 lunch. We had sandwiches and drinks which were reasonably priced and the service was excellent.

Thank Epmj
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you very much for your visit. It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the food and the service. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely location in this precious little valley. Great selection of trout dishes prepared in a variety of ways with a few other options as well. The view from the treetops overlooking the Rio Savegre is top notch and the service was great. Thrilled to see...More

Thank RKEHA
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hola RKEHA, Thanks so much for your visit at Cafe Kahawa. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed our location and casual menu. We strive to offer a high quality product with a good value and yes, as you mention, we open every day from...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We so enjoyed eating here, that we went back again! We loved the trout, tasty and reasonably priced, well presented and the setting was fabulous in the outdoors overlooking a small river. The service was excellent with the waitress kind to be flexible and organise...More

Thank Jules068
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hola Jules068, You are so very kind with your comments about the visit to Cafe Kahawa. It is so wonderful to know you came twice and enjoyed it both times. I am sure Evelyn will be happy to learn that you appreciated her taking care...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Hi guys, The road was not comfortable. But what a reward. A beautiful location. We saw a quetzal and a trogon. Wow. And the food is excellent. Even a simple wrap, tasted delicious. I will come back. Highly recommandable. Regards schliekMore

1  Thank schliek
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hola schiek, It is wonderful to learn how much you enjoyed your visit to Cafe Kahawa and the service and food we offer. The road getting to San Gerardo is very narrow and steep, so yes, we recommend driving slowly and using the strong shift...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My son and I both had one of the trout sandwiches and my daughter had the ham and cheese! They were fantastic. The setting was amazing - we are outside overlooking a stream and field with dozens of rabbits in it! We could also look...More

Thank robinmax11
EugeniaJurado, Director of Sales at Cafe Kahawa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hola robinmax11, Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your visit to Cafe Kahawa. We are truly happy to learn that all of you enjoyed your meal with us, as well as the setting! A pleasure to have had to you with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:45
Monday
08:00 - 17:45
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:45
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:45
Thursday
08:00 - 17:45
Friday
08:00 - 17:45
Saturday
08:00 - 17:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: +506 2740 1081
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Description
Cafe Kahawa is located in San Gerardo de Dota, at approximately 2 1/2 hours from San Jose, 09 kilometers off the main road, and on the road side in San Gerardo. The restaurant, opens for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee. Dinner might be arranged if reserved in advance. Regular schedule is from 8 am to 5:45 pm. The specialty at Cafe Kahawa is fresh trout, served in many different ways from appetizers, salads, pasta, and sandwiches. Try out our Smoked trout dip, it is really good! THere are also options for those who don't like trout, including chicken, and Costa Rican specialty of bean soup. We now accept credit card payments!
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