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El Gato Negro - CLOSED

Calle del Tropezon at the intersection of Avenida Central, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 8819 7093
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bagels” (69 reviews)
“granola” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
07:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle del Tropezon at the intersection of Avenida Central, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pastel colored 1960s decor, with shelves of books lining the walls. There was also a sitting area of faded sofas, oversized pillows on the floor, and a coffee table strewn with magasines. I had a nice breakfast at this establishment. I imagined Jim Morrison, Janet...More

Thank Vatche V
Reviewed 16 May 2017

No longer in SJDS. Closed May 1, 2017. SO VERY SAD! This was an institution and will be Greatly missed!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Breakfast is awesome. Go there and enjoy! They have an incredible design, you will feel comfortable and relaxed. The owner of the Café helps their employees to go to school. So if you eat there, you will help also the local people to get educated....More

Thank Mehrad M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A great selection of delicious foods and beverages with a choice of settings indoor and out. Excellent books to choose from to add some literary enjoyment to your visit.

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Very good coffee. The shop is really nice with a lot of books and lot of colours. I would recommend this shop.

Thank Lia I
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great little place. The girlfriend and I enjoyed the ambiance and tranquility of the place. We ordered some coffees and sat in the back garden while we cooled off and caffeinated. We would definitely recommend this place and plan to stop by on our next...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Our favorite place in San Juan! This place has it all, very big variety of food, fresh, healthy and delicious. The coffee is great and the environment is so calm and nice. If you are in San Juan - this is a must!

Thank Shira B
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here several times during our stay. Even went during one of the many power outages and service was still awesome ;)

Thank robjl3
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Awesome little café offering vegan treats that are better than non-vegan sweets-hard to believe but it's true-I am NOT A VEGAN. They have such delicious muffins and brownies and smoothies. I L-O-V-E- this place and not only for that-they have the largest book selection in...More

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The food is less than average, very expensive and they add an automatic 10% tip (which wasn't deserved). Go elsewhereMore

2  Thank Laura V
Kelly T, Owner at El Gato Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

We are not overpriced. We operate at a 50 percent food cost. Your meal includes a 17 percent tax. I also pay $600 a month in social security taxes for my staff. I pay $500 a month for electricity. Things cost money. By the way,...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Tropezon at the intersection of Avenida Central, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 8819 7093
  • E-mail
El Gato Negro is a Bookstore/Coffeehouse providing locals and travelers a comfortable place to enjoy whole foods, interesting conversation, amazing coffee, the best selection of books in Central America, and an ambiance which will make you forget that you have spent four hours with us.We source organic and whole foods locally and import what we cannot find here. Our friends are our bakers, yogurt makers, lettuce growers, bee keepers, coconut oil pressers...... We offer an experience unique in Central America.
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