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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

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Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-7145
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07:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you love cafe/ coffee, this is the place! I have visited Cuatro Sombras for a few years and have always enjoyed it! Their guava butter on the toasts is great!

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Thank Carlos A
Stockholm County, Sweden
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic coffeplace with lovely coffe, tasty spongecake and serviceminded staff. Very nice and cosy

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Fort Myers, Florida
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to specialty coffee shops all my life. Coffee here might be good, but I waited 30 minutes for a cup. We were ignored, and just stood waiting. If you think this is such a great place I'd rather go someplace else. 1barista for a packed place. With these prices, and lack of concern for people's time, I'll never... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I had read good reviews for this place and we weren't disappointed. We didn't eat, but each had a variation of coffee. I had a frozen mocha which was really good. There was a neat little patio off the back of main store. The bathroom doesn't lock from the inside, so take a friend. They were giving some type of... More 

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Thank Jen M
Chelsea, Michigan
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here twice during my stay in OSJ, and both times it was enjoyable. Really good coffee -- both hot and iced -- and an atmosphere to match. Nice location and helpful people, too.

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Thank psa2
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to grab a coffee before we walked around Old San Juan. Cool little coffee joint. Though we didn't eat, we all enjoyed a specialty coffee. Really enjoyed. The prices were surprisingly reasonable also and the service was on point.

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Thank Richardmhe
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

There are a few Cuatro Sombras shops offering light meals and great coffee. I was told the Cuatro Sombras coffee has been locally grown for generations, so I preferred to support local than to go to a Starbucks. Good ambience. Good service. Good food. Great coffee (Puerto Rican coffee is among the best in the world). I had a panini,... More 

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Thank George C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This quaint and charming place offers great coffee and sandwiches. Excellent puertorrican coffee is served here for many hours a day, one of my favorite details is that they open early and stay open until late afternoon. A definite plus in my espresso fulled world

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Thank Franco R
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I visited the Cafe to get some work donned and enjoy a good Cafe Latte. The coffee was good and the food (breakfast ) ok. But the service is a bit slow. Yet it's worth a visit if you are in Old San Juan

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while shopping in Old San Juan. The cafe is super quaint. The staff is very knowledgeable of their coffee--it is actually their own bean they grow, roast, brew and sell. The coffee is delicious! You can only buy their coffee on their shop or online. The coffee was so delicious that I bought two bags to bring home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-7145
Description
Coffee Shop, Single Origin Coffee, Restauratnt

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