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Avenida 7 | Casa 3166, Barrio Escalante, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
+506 4082 7006
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00 Hours
Cafe, International, Fusion, Healthy, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Avenida 7 | Casa 3166, Barrio Escalante, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast with very good coffee. Service was perfect and prices not as high as other places in Escalante

Thank tarigax
Reviewed 3 October 2018

After a quiet morning walking in the city we came by this excellent place that we had seen many times. We were starving for a good coffee and small bite. Once we saw the menu it was hard to decide as everything looked great. The...More

1  Thank Chacodel
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Loved it, loved it, loved it. The place is very nice, open spaces, trendy and confortable. The menu is also very good, several different options to please most palates. I could not describe exactly the type of food in a way that would honor the...More

Thank adrialvarez
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Recommended to us by a fellow coffee lover. It’s a pleasant place to have brunch or typical Costa Rican breakfast. The barista can guide you through a variety of coffee and offer different brewing methods.

Thank ClaudiaCS09
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great place with a simple decoration and enough dishes for everyone to choose a light meal with special twist from the chef. It is a simple place but we had a great time and enjoyed it very much

Thank Am M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect spot for a late morning breakfast or brunch on weekends! The vegetables and flavours are always fresh and flavourful! Everything is cooked to perfection. There are also yummy pastries and treats to snack on for a coffee break. The coffee was delicious in my...More

Thank Marjolaine G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you are just looking for a cup of regular costarrican coffee avoid this place. I understand that places can offer more expertise options, but it seems like they forget the simple details on the way! Or at least they should let the customer know...More

Thank Cosmic_Elf
Brandon M, Owner at Franco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi there! First of all, thank you for your comments. We’re a specialty coffee shop featuring coffees bought directly from small Costa Rican producers, and we love to share our passion and knowledge of coffee with everyone who walks through our doors. While all our...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Two months travelling around Central America I still hadn't found a decent cup of coffee, until today.. Jess the Barista was a legend! Amazing coffee, super friendly and knowledgeable about the product they served. Specialty coffee served up here in a homely environment! Seriously check...More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This place was great, we were looking for a cheaper lunch and found it. I got the Asian salmon salad and it was exactly like a Poke bowl and was amazing. The people were really nice and they had great drinks and coffee. Would go...More

Thank aschafer14
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small gem in the San Pedro area. My girlfriend and I were in the area while she was taking part in a training and came here to celebrate her getting the job. The flavor or the chicken burger is out of this...More

Thank Alberto N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 7 | Casa 3166, Barrio Escalante, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 4082 7006
  • E-mail
Franco is a space that brings together the best of Costa Rican specialty coffee, fresh and healthy food options, and a beautifully designed space to Barrio Escalante, the gastronomical center of San José, Costa Rica. More than just another restaurant, we're neighbors and friends, and we aim to increase the quality of life for anyone we get the pleasure of interacting with.
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