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Zwart Cafe

€€ - €€€South American,
Highway 160 north of Frank's Place, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
2 Jan 2016
“Great smoothies and nice location”
13 Dec 2015
“Funky little cafe/art studio/used book store”
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South American, Costa Rican
€€ - €€€
Highway 160 north of Frank's Place, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Located in Santa Teresa that little cafe is a great pla to get some lunch. We were a group of four and had all different smoothies and we could not decide which one tasted the best as all were soooo good! We never tried the...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Danni R
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Stopped for the art and stayed for the lemonade! Little of everything here. A working art studio/gallery, café, and used bookstore are all onsite. My girlfriend and I each partook of a different craft lemonade and argued over whose was better. We also split a...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I went their on Saturday - and order some type of fish dish. I say some type of fish because it was more like a rubber chicken. Now the smoothies are great! Would recommend Zwarf for this reason only.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Teresa n
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy this all white cafe with gallery and good food. I've visited here multiple times and go back every time. Recomments to chiapuddings and to french toast..it's huge :)

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Laura P
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I absolutely love this place. The owner Margriet is a sweet heart and all of her employees are very kind. The place is full of one of a kind art work for purchase or your viewing pleasure. They make a mean vanilla cappuccino and some...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank Pat R
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My boyfriend and I had lunch here on our way to the beach. Very cool atmosphere--everything is white, except for the vibrant art that adorns the walls. Great natural light, lots of books to read, coffee, food, and WIFI! We ordered a burrito (with extra...More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank Becca B
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Stopped in here as were were heading back from playa hermosa and very hungry. Stopped in because there were lots of people so we thought it was due to the good food. We both had chicken burrito's. Probably the worst ive ever had more rice...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Bonimay
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

The food & coffee are great, the WiFi works wonderfully, and it has a relaxing and artsy atmosphere. Lots of beautiful art on the walls and many books to read, you can sit here for hours (and sometimes I did)! The service was slow but...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Sandy-B2TB
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Restaurant Details

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South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 160 north of Frank's Place, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
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