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Balcon de Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
German, Cafe, European, International
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty lunch, very friendly and entertaining owner, good location, unusually good bread for Costa Rica

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank spitalfields_11
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

I went there for lunch twice during my short visit in Atenas. The food was excellent. High quality, great service. And the desserts are fabulous. I highly recommend Balcon de Cafe.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RosenbergTX77471
Reviewed 26 November 2018

A very comfortable café serving excellent speciality coffees in a very friendly atmosphere. It is on the main road that just touches the edge of Atenas, and, if you want to go grocery shopping, the main Co-Op Supermaket is just round the corner.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank james123griffin
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank denvernoles
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