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Cafeteria Giaccomin

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Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2288 3381
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this place several chances. First time had too dry vanilla cake at barrio dent location. Second time had overrated chocolates. 3rd time had the cookies with chocolate ends. They are very nice I would say. 4th time came for a brunch and they just ruined it. Too dry and tough bread. I could use a cutter (I ordered sud... More 

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Thank Mohit S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best places for coffee and amazing authentic Italian pastries! The ambiance is nice and the goodies are without compare. A great place to buy your birthday cakes and Italian chocolates as well. The Giacomin family has been making delicious food in Costa Rica since the 60's, so don't miss out on this one!

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Thank joepent
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If I want to relax with a good cup of coffee and dessert, this is where I go. The trees and plants surrounding the property provide a barrier from the street noise creating a peaceful ambiance. The service is courteous and efficient. They have an ample selection of desserts and lunch items.

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Thank DDLLB
Escazu, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very comfortable escape right in the middle of San Rafael. Wide choice of delicious delicacies and good coffee including decaf. Guinea fowl running around add to the charm.

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Thank Theesein
Prescott, Arizona
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was excited to find this beautiful place to relax, eat and enjoy the surroundings. Such a nice location. I wish the food was better. This place has the potential of being wonderful. Tried it a couple of times wishing I could find something I really liked.

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Thank RainyDaysAZ
Escazu, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is an upscale pastry and candy shop with all confections made on the premises. Giaccomin has been a international level provider of sweets for many decades. Their marzipan is the best in the country, as are their chocolates and cakes. Expect to pay $25 to $35 for a cake here. They also have good coffee including espresso bar as... More 

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Thank Michael R
Escazu, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I'll preface this by saying I'm not a huge fan of desserts or sweets. That might make me a lot more picky than others in the flavors of such sweets. When it comes to chocolate, I'm not a dark choco fan, I like a good milky chocolate, and I want to TASTE the chocolate, not the sugar! I don't go... More 

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Thank Gringo T
Escazu, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Giaccomin Escazu is a small treasure hidden somewhere in San Rafael, Escazú. It has cozy gardens with birds and coffee is good. Panninis and pastry is excellent. If you are a backpacker, perhaps this is not the place you are looking for thou. Prices are a bit high.

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Thank MarcoAmador
Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

this place have a good lunch and delicius bakery , is nice place to have some coffee with friends and family.

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Thank yorlenyfitch
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is one of the most traditional Costa Rican cafeterias... great pastries and cookies, great place to have coffee or even lunch. Nice setup too! I think you´ll like it!

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Thank Gaby S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Italian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2288 3381

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