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Kay's Gringo Postres

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American, Cafe, South American, Costa Rican
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Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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09:00 - 13:00
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Washougal, WA United States
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sweets in Costa Rica are not very well received by most Gringos. They can really make you never want a doughnut again. But Kay 's is not that way. Enjoy.

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Thank Ryan J
Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four friends and my husband and I had a wonderful breakfast here this morning. The owner was friendly and charming. The food was delicious and the portions large and the staff happily split them for us. The prices were better than reasonable. The staff sang happy birthday to the birthday boy among us. We'll definitely return and It also includes... More 

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Thank jps1353
Evanston
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened upon this adorable restaurant on a walk into town.. owners were so nice and friendly and made me feel so very welcome. Food was good and smoothies were refreshing. Met some nice patrons and enjoyed my stay. I will be back.

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Thank Dudesmommy11
Brazil, IN
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate breakfast there twice. The owners were very friendly and welcomed us personally. The Tico breakfast was very good, but the chocolate cake we had was outstanding. There is also a lending library we used extensively.

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Thank gwitham
South Carolina
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were lucky enough to discover Sunday brunch on our first full day in Atenas. The brunch buffet hit the spot, and everyone in the cafe (staff, owners, and customers alike) were welcoming and friendly. Thanks for a kind welcome and a full belly during our first Costa Rican adventure!

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Thank mimi722
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gringo owned so easy for non Spanish speaking to know what you are ordering. Had lunch there a number of times and also took friends for lunch. Food was great and we all had different food and were happy with the variety. As well they have Wednesday lunches where you can meet others living in the area as ex pats.... More 

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Thank cvmcd0nald
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We returned to Kay's for breakfast having eaten lunch there about a week ago. Second time round it did not disappoint. Our boys had the full breakfasts and said they were yummy. Our Breakfast BLTs were very tasty too. First time round we all had burgers which were the special and came with a delicious slice of brownie too. It's... More 

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Thank jostevenson91
harold b, Owner at Kay's Gringo Postres, responded to this review

We at Kay's are so thankful for our guests. They are what makes our efforts worthwhile. We really enjoyed our time with your sweet family. Thank you for your kind words and your patronage. May your great adventure be all you wish it to be, and if you ever return to C.R. by all means please stop by and tell... More 

Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Lovely owners, lovely service, delicious breakfast and a very welcoming atmosphere. It was the perfect mix and best of both worlds - Southern hospitality with a Latin American flair!

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Thank marionikken
harold b, Owner at Kay's Gringo Postres, responded to this review

So glad you could join us during your stay. We are thrilled to know we have met or exceeded your expectations. Please come again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by the homeowners at the house we rented. Wonderful relaxing place with a great wait staff and owner. All speak English, but I tried to practice as much Spanish as I could. Food was really good, and will be our go to breakfast spot while we're here. Highly recommend!

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Thank Jon D
harold b, Owner at Kay's Gringo Postres, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words. See you next year! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a slice of "La Pura Vida" is the heard Atenas. The service is prompt but not bothersome. The desserts, Postres, are always tempting morsels of tastee goodness. The people are friendly, the place is immaculately clean and a wonderful place to join friends for impromptu meeting os goo dining.

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Thank mjkphd2016
harold b, Owner at Kay's Gringo Postres, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We at Kay's appreciate the kind words. Pura Vida! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
Description
Kay's Gringo Postres roughly translated means Kay's NorthAmerican Sweets. Kay and her husband, Tom, from South Dakota, started out as a tiny pastry and coffee shop and grew into the only place in Atenas and for miles around that serves real American soul food - heavenly cheeseburgers and crispy fries, several types of grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's, amazing breakfasts as well as an all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet. The cakes, cookies and pie are homemade and defy description.It's a gathering place for locals as well as expatriates, They also maintain a lending library with English, German, French and Spanish books.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?