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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
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been here twice for breakfast and love it! The food is fantastic, service is attentive and it has a very cool vibe. Cool music - not too loud - sets the tone as you sit on the patio. The bread is baked fresh daily and the food all seems fresh and organic. Great cappuccino too! Highly recommended!

Thank Robert M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going to Santa Teresa and not stopping by The Bakery would be a mistake, the food they have there is great and the service provided is even better; they really want to help you have a great time. Just monitor how crowded it is and calculate so you can get a table inside, if not, you may have to sit... More 

Thank Robert B
Burnaby, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The crispy avocado tacos were amazing. The servers are very friendly, helpful and speak great English. We didn't love the beetroot bread, but it was fine.

Thank 991sheilab73
Laredo, Texas
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This nondescript little building off the dusty main dirt road through the Santa Teresa - Playa Carmen area was within walking distance of Casas de Soleil where we stayed. The food was amazing, and would easily rank with the best breakfast/lunch places in the world. The selection of fresh fruit drinks, coffees, sandwiches, and pastries were outstanding. The bread used... More 

Thank vrmgi
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the best place in town. They are combining great taste with nutritious food. We had the open avocade sandwich for lunch every day during our stay. Service minded staff. Best recommondations!

Thank Martin B
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! I was blown away when I walked into the Bakery. The pastries all looked incredible! The breakfast was delicious and great coffee. A definite must try.

Thank Marissa B
Helsingborg, Sweden
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an international café that serves the best breakfast in town. It is quite expensive but definetly worth it. It´s getting busy in the late mornings so dont be too late. I can really recomend the "bakery breakfast" or müesli with yoghurt.

Thank Sofie K
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here everyday this week for coffie.. best coffie in santa teresa! But i also tasted a hazelnutcream donut, vanilla cream donut, chokolate croisant and the banana cake, they all was superb, but the banana cake with chokolate is to die for!! I had a few sandwithes for breakfast, they was okey, but nothing i will remember!

Thank Line H
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place for breakfast, lunch or supper. Tasty food and drinks, hot/cold/smoothies/juices. Only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because of the service. There seems to be quite a few people behind the counter but even if you are standing there it takes ages for them to notice you and sever you.

Thank L1v
Paris, France
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is Ok, prices quite high. The thing that bothers me the most in this place is that year after year they seem to be consistent with the really bad customer service (especially the girls at the register) they have a really bad attitude, i guess they just got too big & well known so now they can afford to... More 

Thank Monsieurandres

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, pastries, coffee and refreshing drinks! We are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time in between. Fusion cuisine with fresh daily products and original flavours.

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