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Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop

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€€ - €€€
American, Cafe, Costa Rican
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Contiguo al Banco Popullar | Santa Elena, 222, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6850
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All made in house with super fresh produce and the coffee is epic. The staff are awesome! Good vibes! Thanks!!!

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Thank Michael B
Brooklyn
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely cafe in downtown Santa Elana. Good vegetarian options. We had the smoked salmon panini and the tomato soup and grilled cheese. Both were great. We didn't have smoothies, but they seemed very popular.

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Thank Erica G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this cafe was a surprise. It had a great menu, great coffee and some very nice desserts. Tip: Try the traditional Coffee and see how it's prepared and poured. Even the humble 'Hot Chocolate' gets a special treatment. Con: The cafe is very busy, hard to find a seat and the staff seem stretched & over-worked

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Thank OzTrottingGlobe
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family lunch great success, as menu offers something for everyone. Coffee and food all excellent. Wished that we had the opportunity to return.

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Thank shakenit2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is quite amazing! Most importantly - they have great coffee. The breakfast menu have so Many delicious choices, that it's hard to choose. And they are all as good as they sounds (was here 3 days in a row and had something different every time) if you're looking for something authentic Costa Rican, this is not the place.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Santa Elena for two weeks and ate there almost every morning. Everything on the menu is great. The ambience of the restaurant was great even totally full. The staff was professional and personable. Their coffee and espressos were wonderful.

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Thank D59na
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best café we have been to in Costa Rica. My cappuccino was good and strong. I ordered the salmon panini and it was bursting with rich flavor. Tha avacado was perfect. I really would recommend this place. Also the cheesecake was delicious ;)

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Thank Lukas T
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, incredible coffee (best we had in all of Costa Rica), nice ambience - I think that says it all. We tried everything from the pita+hummus, salads and panini sandwiches to the crepes and desserts. Plus, I am vegan and got soy milk with my tea, which was very nice.

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Thank KrisShankar
East Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy atmosphere, lots of art and "things" to look at, great pancakes and Costa Rican breakfast. Delicious smoothies. The kids loved it, too.

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Thank Ruth S
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there after our coffee tour at Don Juan and this place was perfect. They serve breakfast dishes the whole day and one of my sons had the CR traditional breakfast. Smoothies were excellent. Crepe was the best. They've lot of vegetarian options which was good for our family. Panini was great. Service was very friendly and prompt. English... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contiguo al Banco Popullar | Santa Elena, 222, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 6850
Description
Specialty hot and iced coffee, crepes, salads, paninis. Home made bakery

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