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“Aruba Experience Cafe”

Aruba Experience Cafe Patisserie
Ranked #3 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Description: Aruba Experience Cafe Patisserie is established in a traditional old-fashioned Aruban construction style cunucu house, dating back to the mid 19th century. This traditional Aruban architecture is known as a cunucu house which means country-house / farmhouse. In the earlier days, cunucu houses were built using interlocking coral rocks to a perfect fit that didn’t require any mortar. Amongst others, materials used for building was caliche, a durable calcium-carbonate substance found in the island’s southeastern hills. Cunucu houses were simple structures with very thick walls and high saddle slanted roofs built in the east-west direction of the wind for cross- ventilation, so that without air-conditioning the house was still cool. The inspiration to create this Beautiful cafe was due to technology. (Aruba Experience was a magazine for 30 years) The world of Internet and devices made this magazine expensive 2 print and easier for advertisers to find digital platforms 2 advertise.
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Description: Aruba Experience Cafe Patisserie is established in a traditional old-fashioned Aruban construction style cunucu house, dating back to the mid 19th century. This traditional Aruban architecture is known as a cunucu house which means country-house / farmhouse. In the earlier days, cunucu houses were built using interlocking coral rocks to a perfect fit that didn’t require any mortar. Amongst others, materials used for building was caliche, a durable calcium-carbonate substance found in the island’s southeastern hills. Cunucu houses were simple structures with very thick walls and high saddle slanted roofs built in the east-west direction of the wind for cross- ventilation, so that without air-conditioning the house was still cool. The inspiration to create this Beautiful cafe was due to technology. (Aruba Experience was a magazine for 30 years) The world of Internet and devices made this magazine expensive 2 print and easier for advertisers to find digital platforms 2 advertise.
Reviewed 18 June 2021

Went here for lunch and I love all the small details everywhere in the restaurant. The service was amazing and the Coffee was fantastic the food is a very healthy choice, I went with a croissant and I can say 100% something as simple as that is the best on the island.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank MHumberto
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Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

What a cute place! In the heart of downtown ( a bit rundown around it, but don’t get deterred). The place is like a beautiful little cave with a sunny yellow courtyard. We got two arepas (Yukon one was best), pancakes ( not typical but delicious) and a croissant with salmon and avocado (which my 9 year old gobbled up). Highly recommend for a more authentic experience.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

Found out about the Aruba Experience during our 2019 trek. A great offering with a unique property. Service is great. Food is tasty and affordable plus there is a parking lot. The staff adheres to Covid guidelines.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thank fredyt3
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Very nicely decorated café in a renovated Cunucu house in the city center of Oranjestad. Wide selection of refreshments and friendly staff members make it a great place for an morning or afternoon snack.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank orhorak
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

This is a great location for a quick bite, great coffee or juice,

The staff were very friendly creating a relaxing and warm atmosphere.

Would highly recommend if you want to experience something different from the tourist traps.

Loved it

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank lorcanm842
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