Balcon de Cafe

Balcon de Cafe

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Hours
Mon
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Does this restaurant offer delivery?
CUISINES
German, Cafe, International, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles286 reviews
Excellent
223
Very good
54
Average
6
Poor
1
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Shane G
Atenas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I have lived in Atenas for over 2 years but did not come upon this hidden gem until recently when my friend insisted we go for afternoon coffee. It is a charming little cafe sitting in a quiet, relaxing section of town. They have an impressive variety of European style pastries, imported meats and sausages, cheeses, spreads, and yogurts, many of which I buy to cook with at my house because the quality is unparalleled. The Russian cheesecake is perhaps one of the most delicious desserts I have had in all my culinary encounters; rich, creamy, and possessing a buttery chocolate crust. I too recommend the passion fruit cheesecake if you are going the dessert route, perhaps paired with a delicious coffee, one of the better cups available in Atenas. The restaurant is owned and operated by a lady named Melony; a sweet and enthusiastic character who makes every guest feel at home and who is clearly passionate about her product.
Written February 29, 2020
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Maranda C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
On our way from San Jose to Oslo, we stopped for lunch. Being a group of 8 with several kids in tow we know we were A LOT to throw at a small cafe, but Melani and her staff were so gracious and kind. Moving some tables together for us and tending to our high maintenance drink orders (we had agreed to let the kids pick a drink at this stop!). The kids got sandwiches and American style breakfasts that were delicious. My husband had the BBQ chicken plate and mom and I enjoyed a delicious spring salad that had fried feta cheese! Yum! Before leaving we stocked up on some pastries for an afternoon snack on our drive.
Written June 18, 2024
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas1348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 none
This attractive cafe offers tables indoors and outdoors (on a covered patio. Much larger menu than I expected -- lots of breakfast options as well as sandwiches, salads, pastries, fruit drinks, wide variety of hot & cold coffee drinks, breads, desserts, and more. It all looked delicious, so tough to make a choice. Everything we tried we freshly prepared and quite tasty. Service was efficient, friendly, and helpful. English readily understood; US dollars accepted. Enjoyed our first visit and will be back.
Written September 6, 2022
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Alissa
Kazan41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 couples
We stopped by just because we were so hungry and needed food asap. It’s a cute little cafe and has outdoor and indoor seating, it gets loud when big trucks pass by as it is on the uphill. Their parking is on the back. I ordered Nicose salad which was okay, it comes with two pieces of homemade bread and my husband ordered a bbq chicken with rice, they give you a good portion of chicken and he liked his dish more than I did my salad. They also sell many varieties of pastries made in house and some other random items. I would not go back there but it isn’t a bad place to snack if you needed a quick meal. Prices are average.
Written January 8, 2021
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Jennifer E
Owen Sound5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
We had a wonderful breakfast at this lovely little spot. I had the German breakfast with the sauce on the eggs. The homemade bread was wonderful, which is a real treat in Costa Rica, as I don't find the bread in Costa Rica to be very good over all. The ham and cheese that came with the breakfast was fantastic. Just a few bites, but perfect thin prosciutto type ham and swiss cheese. The eggs were great with the lovely tomato/onion sauce and the coffee was divine! Highly recommend.
Written March 20, 2023
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ve3ikv/w6
200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Just Wow! Best fresh mahi mahi (dorado) dinner we have had since the Hyatt in Key West. We happened to notice the chalkboard special during our brunch today (also consistenly excellent) - see pic attached. Couldn't wait to go back for dinner!
Written June 28, 2024
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jfracassi
Paris40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Food is simple yet good. The bad news was the check : 16400 colonnes for two cokes and two very simple plates. Impossible to get a sensible explanation for this price (and of course no paper bill available...).
Written February 15, 2020
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Mel628
Thanks for the info, which plates did you order? Please note that we have to charge by law like any other restaurant the 10% Service fees, and, of course, we have paper bills available. We are sorry about this misunderstanding, as we always try to bring best service to our clients.
Written February 23, 2020
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Nathan N
Frisco4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
We stopped in this place when the place we were going was closed. The place was immaculately clean. The pastry display made me hungry. They make everything here from scratch including the jams and jellies. The coffee stood out in a town where good coffee is the norm. The OJ was freshly squeezed and delicious. The whole breakfast stood out as amazing. I can’t wait to try the dinner.
Written November 2, 2021
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CarissaGinAL
Eclectic79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Simple cafe on a major road (easy access). My husband and I had ham sandwiches, an iced coffee (very good), and a pineapple turnover. Very clean, updated facility, and friendly staff. For lunch services this was a good quick stop.
Written February 5, 2022
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Likeness
Dallas627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Back again and again! This is our favorite place for breakfast. You just can't beat it anywhere else in Atenas. We come here to visit periodically about every six months. The food here is consistently good. We always buy bakery items to take home. My favorite is the American breakfast. Sometime switch the bacon for the germen sausage. Quiche is great! Lunch is also good! Great service and great people. Very clean and a really nice place.
Written March 31, 2023
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niterider56
Atenas23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We stop in for breakfast now and then and have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful, the staff is great. We also enjoy the salami and quiche to bring home. But the absolute best thing of all is the ciabatta bread, its to die for fresh.
Written August 8, 2021
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Odyssey529613
Marble Falls12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
The food was wonderful. German breakfast will keep you going all day. That German bread! As with most restaurants in Atenas, the open air seating leaves you vulnerable to the street noise- those motorcycles! Free wifi. Nice staff.
Written March 28, 2023
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youkillemwechillem
Craven Arms246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Great place for breakfast and lunch. Also became our go to place for getting some proper cakes and breads. Helpful staff and would definitely recommend.
Written August 25, 2023
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas1348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Don't go for the German food. The kielbasa with french fries came naked on a plate with some drizzles of bbq sauce under the sausage. Only ate half of the sausage, but the fries were outstanding. Also tried the pork schnitzel -- it came smothered in a tomato, onion, bell pepper sauce. Que??? And the mashed potatoes were good, but not great. Also got some rye with caramelized onion bread to go -- turns out it's more like hamburger buns. Not exciting at all. Going to stick with the Tico/American style lunch entrees in the future.
Written July 3, 2023
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Helen O
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Superb!!!! Warm welcome and the food was absolutely delicious. A must visit if you are in the area or passing through as we were.
Written March 13, 2023
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