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5 coffee places you HAVE to taste if you are a #foodie

As we talked to you a couple of posts ago, Coffee Time in Costa Rica is VERY important, and it isn’t just about coffee but about sharing a conversation with family, friends or coworkers around some bread or pastry along with a heart warming cup of delicious silky Costa Rican coffee. Most people have it at their workplace or home, but if you are looking for a good place to have a great service, baked goods and yummy coffee, here I give you some ideas of good options:

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L’Artisan Café

Conveniently located in San Rafael in Escazú, this place offers lots of cute corners to have stylish selfies with your food. I tried the Almond Croissant with an Americano and I must say I was in bliss, the filling of almonds and honey was warm and sticky, the outer layers of croissant were crispy and golden. I liked this spot very much.

They offer also smoothies and full meals in case you are more hungry or have special diets.

A little more about the options at L’Artisan, at their Instagram

Café Miel

This is a more urban coffee shop, you can get your cup of dark deliciousness and take it with you, Café Miel is a small space in Barrio Otoya & Barrio Escalante where you can find cakes and empanadas as well as coffee. My recommendation will be ANY of their special cold coffees and the mint cream brownies.

Want to see what you could taste? Check their Instagram

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Café Saint Honoré

Traditional french pastries in an old house in Rohrmoser, this place has wonderful french toasts, macaroons and coffee at a very low price with a good quiet environment. Also, if you go there you can take a walk around since the Rohrmoser boulevard is GORGEOUS this days with the blooming pink trees.

See and start craving their Instagram


Cool, contemporary and healthy option for anyone craving german baked goods. It’s one of the only places in Costa Rica where you can find pretzels, and they also serve fresh sandwiches and soups that have no comparison. Also, brunch menú is so attractive you won’t be able to choose. Whenever I go there I feel the urge to order one of everything.

See a little more about their menu in their Instagram

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PicNic Deli & Café

Now from the list, this is my favorite. Everything is chosen with particular good taste, from the mugs, the floors, and every option in the menu. Actually I made a promise to not order the same thing every time, because I still haven’t tried something I don’t love.

If you want to see some of their specialties check their Instagram