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Cafe de las Sonrisas

Calle Real Xalteva | Iglesia de la Merced, media cuadra al Este, Centro Social Tio Antonio, Granada 43000, Nicaragua
+505 8559 8315
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef burrito” (2 reviews)
“smoothie” (5 reviews)
“crepes” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Calle Real Xalteva | Iglesia de la Merced, media cuadra al Este, Centro Social Tio Antonio, Granada 43000, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the heat and bustle of Granada is a peaceful courtyard, where quiet reigns. There is a reason for this - this social enterprise is staffed by Nicaraguans who are deaf mute. You go in, point to what you want on the menu, customise your...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch as we like to support community projects. Liked the bicycle smoothie machines- great energy saving idea. Nice cool courtyard dining with hammocks around,made on site as part of the income generation. I don't eat pork and daughters are vegetarian and there...More

Thank Vic B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of the staff here are deaf and the owner also sponsors work programs for disadvantaged folks. Great smoothies, generally light fare, money spent here is well spent.

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This place was really cool. We stopped in for breakfast and got much more out of it then we expected. the staff are deaf and rely on sign language/pictures on the menu/table. The walls are lined with different sign language you can learn and practice....More

Thank leah_mar
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Others will tell you the history of this place. Ask to speak with Antonio, the founder. He is a remarkable man. Our visit was the highlight of my week in Central America.

Thank halaji
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Applaud what they are doing. Much to the delight of our waitress we attempted sign language. Recommend the Iced Tea!

Thank rim572832
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was one of my favorite stops in Granada. It was an easy place to visit on our own (two young daughters and I). Our first trip we got to try out the looms in the front. The young men who are there weaving are...More

Thank Jeni H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The café proposes ok basic food, but you mostly get there for the social interactions. The café sponsors social actions (employing deafs for service and youth for hammoc making). You can also mix your own juices en bike (how ecofriendly) and learn how to do...More

Thank Lucie S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Fun place to have lunch and help a good cause at the same time. The food was good and it was great to hear about the history of the cafe and the good things they have been able to do.

Thank panzaverde4
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went there multiple times because of the reasonable prices and large menu selection. Would recommend the smoothies!

Thank albutler1178
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Teshla N
15 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Real Xalteva | Iglesia de la Merced, media cuadra al Este, Centro Social Tio Antonio, Granada 43000, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +505 8559 8315
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