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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve | Near reserve entrance, Costa Rica
07:00 - 17:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Ok for coffee but for 3000 colones I would have hoped for a reasonable chicken sandwich - but got a rather sad greasy imitation of a sandwich with chicken shreds as a filling. I would move away towards town rather than go here if you would like a reasonable snack. There are many better places. Plenty of hummingbirds though.

Thank Angus C
Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The birds were awesome to see. The coffee was good, the pastries were fine, the service was so-so. But, the main reason to stop by this cafe is to see and photograph the dozens of hummingbirds buzzing around everywhere.

Thank Rachel L
Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This cafe is located conveniently near the gates of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve so it is an easy place to stop by on your way to or back from the forest. We ordered delicious hot chocolates and sat outside to admire the hummingbirds that were eating from several feeders placed all around the garden. The hummingbirds seemed not to... More 

Thank titipounamut
Manassas, VA
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511 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just outside of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is the Hummingbird Cafe. You can get a cup of coffee and a bite to eat (we enjoyed the empanadas) while you are there. However, sitting outside watching the innumerable hummingbirds coming up to the feeders, we were not pressured to go inside and purchase anything. The hummingbird garden at Selvatura is... More 

Thank TravelerTP
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this place because we'd heard it was a fantastic place to see hummingbirds and we were not disappointed. Maybe 10 feeders all around the cafe were simply inundated with birds and you could get so close up. Probably the best place in the whole of Costa Rica to see these amazing birds. As far as the cafe goes... More 

Thank Blu C
Longueuil, Canada
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went to see if it is true that there is so many hummingbirds and I can definitely say yes. They pass so close to your head you almost feel the wings. Bonus the coffee was excellente. Was one of the best lattes I had and belaive me had many in the past. Didn't really eat there, but would really... More 

Thank Melanie L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a real gem! The number of hummingbirds is unbelievable, and there are lots of different species. The best thing was nobody seemed to be there! We found the owners to be very hospitable and friendly and the cake is amazing. Definitely recommend visiting if you go to Monteverde.

Thank springy87
Seattle, WA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Do stop by this cafe after visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. They serve pretty good Costa Rican coffee, and the bonus is that you get to see lots of hummingbirds getting their sugar fix from the feeders and flowers around the shop. Even if you don't want a coffee, visit the cafe to see the hummingbirds. The cafe is... More 

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San Antonio
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Staff was very attentive and provided good service. Food was simple, nothing to brag about especially for the prices charged but helped fuel us up after 4+ hours of hiking around the Monteverde Reserve. The lattes were good as was the strawberry drink we ordered. The different varieties of hummingbirds we saw was a real treat. We were not expecting... More 

Thank tuffnail
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Avoid this café with horrendous service and medicore food/drink at all costs. Instead, visit the cafeteria run and operated by the park 20 meters further down the road by the entrance to the park. The quality isn't dramatically better, but at least the servers are nice and don't try to cheat you. Somehow, buying only once coffee with milk, one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
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: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve | Near reserve entrance, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 506264555532
This coffee cafe is located near the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It is linked to the Common Cup coffee shop in nearby Santa Elena, which is listed.

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