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Balcon de Cafe

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$$ - $$$
German, Cafe, European, Costa Rican, International
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| 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
+506 2446 8592
08:00 - 18:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've had many excellent meals in CR during our 3 week trip, but this restaurant was by far the best! The service was impeccable and place was spotless. We had the German smoked ribs, schnitzel in a delicious sauce, mashed potatoes, fries, sauerkraut. The highlight was the lemon quark cake. And great coffee.

1 Thank iceqween13
Arvada, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, reasonable prices, great atmosphere, and great service...very friendly, with great menu items.

Thank darant3
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean place with many dessert options. Great breakfast as well as lunch or dinner. Has some German food along with Costa Rican fare.

Thank opensunroof
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our typical Tico brunch here, our last meal before leaving Costa Rica that afternoon. We were hosted by Fabio, who has a kind and professional manner and luminous personality. He looked after us and accommodated our specific requests with ease, then packed our lunch so it would be easy to enjoy on the flight. Meli the owner... More 

Thank mcpb2017
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

On the road to Poas, this is an amazingly good cafe serving sandwiches, entrees and lots of desserts. The fish and schnitzel were excellent, as was the coffee. One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica.

Thank Stephen H
Gordon, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Took family and friends for a mid afternoon lunch, We had so many choices ,everyone tried something different. We were waited on and served in good time. Had a liesurly time and a nice visit with the owner, Very relaxed place,very clean ,Will go back again and again.

Thank gourdlady2014
brooklyn, NY
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pastries are German and decent, but I've never been real impressed by them. But they have daily specials which can be amazingly good. Like the curried marlin. Accompanied by a delicious mango salad and yucca fries, this was a great alternative to the typical fare found in local restaurants.

Thank aspen89
Brazil, IN
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

It is right on the main road (route 3), with parking in the back. Very nice atmosphere. Good Tico breakfast. A very nice pastry selection. I would recommend it for breakfast or lunch.

Thank gwitham
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I recommend for a great experience in dining! Fabulous restaurant with exceptional dishes ! Had the especial and could not decide which was best rice ,entree , or salad?

Thank dkusske232
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Best food with some German influence mixed in with local cuisine. Great deserts also! Highly recommend the barbecue chicken or the schnitzel was extremely tasty!!

Thank luvcrtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European, Costa Rican, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 8592

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