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The Bakery

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50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0560
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bakery is a staple of the local food scene for good reason. The food, service, and ambiance are all excellent. Great espresso-based coffees, treats, and dishes. Air conditioning inside with non-air conditioned outdoor tables too.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel like in Starbucks there, but it's not a Starbucks, but even better. It's quite busy place, but will enjoy it and the food is great!

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Thank Khaira B
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so nice here! Think we ate breakfast here every morning, and some days lunch as well, if we didn't we took our afternoon coffee here. Real good coffee and nice food and the staff was very friendly and serviceminded!

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Thank Gabriella T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good coffee and great pastries, breakfast and lunches. Service takes forever however-so make sure your not in a hurry :)

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Thank Jaana L
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing pastries, hand down. The coffee was strong and smooth. Also went to the all you can eat pizza for 5000c and it was delicious!

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Thank MarloLeeanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for breakfast or lunch! We came here 3 times during our 5 days in Santa Teresa. Excellent menu and bakery selection. Friendly service.

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Thank ahn03
Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to stop in this bakery due to the delicious smells constantly wafting out of this lovely little building during our stay. Fresh pastries from eclairs to croissants. We had fresh healthy breakfasts and delicious coffee. This bakery is affordable and reliable for a great start to your day.

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Thank timothyf855
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best place in Santa Teresa! Well made coffee, pastries, sandwiches and salads. Everything is made (or baked) from scratch. Recommend the grilled focaccias and the fish tacos. They had pizza (all you can eat at ~10$ on Mondays) in the evenings as well but we never had a chance to try it.

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Thank Elias C
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best banana chocolate danish I have tasted. Best coffee in town, also. Nice terrace for people watching.

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Thank fazbert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

who can resist a bakery? Just got a few items but they were very good. Should have gotten more. Then I found out there is a Belgium influence in the baking, that explains a lot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, American, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0560
Description
The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.

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