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Pancito Cafe

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French, Cafe, European, South American, Central American
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Plaza Los Delfines | Entrada de Ojochal, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5774
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07:00 - 15:30
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Denver, Colorado
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened to drive by this little French bakery in the middle of the afternoon and stopped in for coffee and dessert. WOW... Even in mid-afternoon, the coffee was fresh and the passion fruit and coconut torte was simply amazing! We noticed she had one more piece of the torte and took it back to our condo for later. We... More 

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Thank Mirth60
philippe m, Propriétaire at Pancito Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit, it's a pleasure for us to make you happy and make you enjoy our exotic pastry créations. We hope to see you back soon at Pancito Cafe and surprise you with new pastrys and more créations to come!! Have a nice Holidays in Costa Rica. PURA VIDA !! More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I was staying in Ojochal for one week and visited Panchito cafe several times, to buy the bred, have a coffee and beignets for the breakfast. Panchito's cafe beignets are a must have. Me who doesn't like deserts, I had several of them at once :) The bred also is of a good quality, stays fresh for 2-3 days. I... More 

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Davis, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great cheesecake but plain and saltless pizza. Nice out door patio seating. Friendly service. A place where you will meet the locals.

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Melbourne
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

There are not that many choices when it comes to finding good pastry in the southern zone of Costa Rica. I've tried Cafe Dota in Dominical and their cinnamon rolls are excellent. However, we were invited to a friends house and wanted to bring some pastry to them and several people told us to take a run down to Pancito... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the cafe for breakfast and as I'm writing this I'm wishing I was there right now for lunch...I had the breakfast with eggs and bacon (good quality bacon!) and exchanged my toast for a croissant (which was amazing)...my boyfriend had the French toast...which was just as delicious. Great service, great atmosphere... you must eat here!!

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Thank Arezo S
Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

A French bakery on the Pacific coast in costa rica. Need I say more? All of the food is amazing, and the owners are so nice but seriously... It's a legit french bakery in the middle of the jungle, like a carbohydrate oasis. Go. Go there now. Are you reading this and wondering what you'll do for breakfast? Stop. Just... More 

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Oakville, Ontario
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Great salads for lunch and wonderful baked goods. Cash only, as many smaller places are. Free WiFi, if you want to post pics of your lunch to Facebook. Yea, we did it too.

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San Francisco
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Stopping by to pick up Pancito's baked goods was recommended by the host at our Villa. We did so about 9:30 yesterday. The experience was mostly positive, and more French than expected. The baked goods (croissants, baguettes, turnovers and quiche) were quite good, especially in view of the relatively remote location. The croissants were a bit dense, but this is... More 

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sierpe
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

In my opinion,this is the best french baguette in the south.They also serve a very nice breakfast and lunch.Always very fresh and the attention of the owners is very good.Do not miss the apllepie.The rillette is very teasty....a must in Ojochal

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Thank Kokopelli S
The Villages, Florida
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We love stopping here for an awesome cappuccino or iced coffee, but they have much more... pastries, breads, cakes even pizza! You can get a great breakfast cooked up fresh and delicious or just pop in for a drink. Free High Speed WiFi.... a real plus here in the "dead zone" of internet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:30
Thursday
07:00 - 15:30
Friday
07:00 - 15:30
Saturday
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Los Delfines | Entrada de Ojochal, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5774
Description
Bakery and French Pastry, We sell Different types of French Bread like Baguette, Rustic and Integral Bread, Ciabatta, in addition to Croissant, Cinnamon Rolls among others .... We serve breakfasts and Lunches for all tastes with fresh and organic products of the region . Gourmet menu with exotic flavors and always the French gastronomic style. Open on Wednesdays at night with Happy Hour from 5-7pm offering a Gourmet Gastronomic Menu.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?