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Leaf Eaters Cafe

First Street | Carenero Island, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 00000, Panama
+507 757-9543
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“zucchini cake” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
First Street | Carenero Island, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 00000, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this is one of my favourite restaurants in bocas, very unique vegetarian cusine, fresh and healthy food and soo delicious, theres so much love put into the decoration, the food and the place itself, your surrounded by cristal clear water just a 30sec boatride away...More

Thank Jeaninne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We call this place a "little piece of heaven". You start by getting on a small water taxi and you go for very nice, 5 minute boat ride a hop, skip and a jump over to Carenero. It takes you immediately right out of your...More

Thank SolarRanchGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views of the water, and comfortable seating...delicious food and great service! My daughter and I did not think we would be able to eat it all, but we did!

Thank Elizabeth Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Leaf Eaters Cafe for lunch with my girlfriend. Food was incredible, staff really friendly, and it’s in a lovely spot on Isla Carenero overlooking the sea.

Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is always excellent and the atmosphere is perfect for a tropical experience. The staff are attentive. There are many interesting options on the menu. The short trip in the boat make eating here an experience.

Thank nairdoowell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must you are in Bocas del Toro. We had the tacos and the hippie bowl and they were both so delicious. I found several locally made beautiful gifts for friends at their store. A great place-Thanks!

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while on vacation because it was the only dedicated Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant in the whole area. The food was amazing! Not just for vegetarian food, but was more flavorful and fresher than most of the other restaurants we tried on our trip. Staff was...More

Thank mozambiquetilapi
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great food, good prices and you can't beat the view! Located right off of the town of Colon on the island of Caranero. This restaurant serves quality, vegeterian dishes at good prices with a relaxing atmosphere over the water. Try it!

Thank Mike O
Reviewed August 10, 2018

A wonderful place to sit eating great veggie and fish food whilst watching the hustle and bustle of Bocas Bay. Alex the waiter was terrific, good cocktails, nice little shop on the side, all in all highly recommended.

Thank DanB-123687
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Great vegan/veggie food. Great ocean front views. Quality service and very reasonable prices. Cute little shop on site too. Lucky the dog is a highlight along with the zucchini cake!! Caprese panini is lush

Thank Vics75
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Laura S
October 3, 2018|
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Response from FrancescaP3949 | Property representative |
Leaf Eaters has 2 separate kitchens. The Leaf Eaters Kitchen is purely Vegan and Vegetarian dishes. The Big Fish Kitchen Serves Fish Sandwiches, Tacos and grilled Fish Salads. They both share the over the water dining area... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: First Street | Carenero Island, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 00000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9543
  • E-mail
Leaf Eaters café is a very cozy and stylish lunchtime eatery that specializes in remarkably flavorful vegetarian and vegan dishes, whole food beverages, delicious snacks and specialty cold brewed iced coffees. This hidden little waterfront bistro with refreshingly warm décor and friendly atmosphere offers a varying and changing menu that always guarantees freshly prepared food from the highest quality ingredients available. Come and enjoys a delicious and heart healthy lunch in one of the most pleasurable atmospheres in town for a truly unique dining experience.
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