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Balcon de Cafe

| 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
+506 2446 8592
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (14 reviews)
“bread” (24 reviews)
“schnitzel” (9 reviews)
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08:00 - 18:00 Hours
German, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Balcon de Cafe is a lovely bistro with an excellent staff. They cater to the local ex-pat community but offer traditional Costa Rican dishes as well. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is refreshing, as they offer tables both inside and...More

Thank avbrannen62
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner and breakfast here during my week stay in Atenas. Pleasant and accommodating staff (met my vegan needs and modified some dishes). Food was plentiful and delicious. Central location. Clean and beautiful atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

Thank Sunshine800930
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Whether it is Mellony herself or one of her friendly staff Balcon de Cafe is always a pleasant experience. The food is great all day long and the creps, pastrys and deserts are to die for, to eat in or take with you

Thank haydenfred1
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had lunch here. Very nice, clean place with great food. I had the chicken with white sauce and my husband had the schnitzel. Both were soooo good. We took home the apple crumb cake and some sausage. Also excellent. Great service.

Thank Likeness
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had already been in Costa Rica for a week when we came here. The food was excellent especially the chicken in white sauce (Travis special?). We’re traveling with my 2 young kids (ages 3 and 6) and they were very accommodating. Everything was so...More

1  Thank rbryaniv
Mel628, Owner at Balcon de Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

thank you very much, it was a pleasure to meet you all, hope to see you again one day, siempre bienvenidos...

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I have now been to Balcon de Cafe 4 times and have been delighted with their meal options and pastries! I encourage anyone in Atenas to stop their for a meal or to bring home some pastries if you haven't already made that a destination.

1  Thank Casey K
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This location reminds of a feel of Europe within Costa Rica. Atenas as a whole can have a bit of a Mediterranean vibe to it, and Balcon de Cafe is no exception. We came here multiple times in just 4 days in Atenas. Our group...More

1  Thank denvernoles
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent, lovely quiches and fruit drinks.Service is slow. Excellent value for money and very clean.

2  Thank Cork_IrelandScm
Reviewed 7 April 2018

this is my go to place! multiple visits weekly and order the special of the day! always Happy with choice HIGHLY RECOMMEND BY A PICKY EATER AWESOME

2  Thank dkusske232
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had some of the best food of the entire trip .Good food, good service, friendly people, especially Melani the owner. If you get to Atenas, you must stop here.

2  Thank brcsaund
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 8592
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