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Cafe Cola'o

Pier 2, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-725-4139
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Ranked #11 of 581 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stopped here on my last trip to Puerto Rico in November and it ruined all other coffee for me, nothing else is good enough now. I have been dreaming of this cafe since I left and cant wait to get back. They will not disappoint!!

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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Best coffee place in San Juan. Excellent service and very good prices. Don't buy a $7 coffee with more milk than anything if you are in Old San Juan and go try place.

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Small coffee house that provides good Puerto Rican coffee and a few pastries. Service was good and expedient.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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126 reviews 126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This place does make good coffee, but so do many, (as in a lot) of places all over OSJ (and PR, in general) The hype the place receives is, in my opinion, due to its location. Being right there where thousands of cruisers disembark to explore the Old City, gives Cafe Colao exposure that other locales do not enjoy. May... More

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san antonio
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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Indeed one of the best. coffee lovers please don't leave Porto Rico without vising this place. If you cruising then you have no excuse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Ask for Pedro for the best, knowledgable service about the best coffee in Puerto Rico. Prices are cheaper than all of the other coffee places we visited and the quality is higher. I wouldn't go anywhere else in old San Juan.

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's puertorrican coffee at its best...Very knowledgeable staff...They explain everything from the picking of the bean to its toast...Served beautifully either to stay there and enjoy overlooking the bay or to go.....Only problem I have is with service...Too small for the volume of consumers that visit Café Colao.... Something to look into. Other than that, if you truly want to... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The coffee was warm, I like it that way specially in places like Puerto Rico with an average 85 F temperature. The taste of coffee was amazing and bold, I visit the place with my wife and dog and even he got a beverage, the people from Cafe Cola'o gave him water in a bowl, that was an excellent idea... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stopped in for a latte. Small coffee shop. We ordered lattes and small pastry to share. Not much of a food stop. Friendly service. Located on the pier.

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Gatineau, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I have discovered this place on my first trip to Puerto Rico in 2012, I was desperatly looking for a good coffee place and a place to buy good coffee beans to bring back home. Tried this little place, accross the street from the Sheraton in Old San Juan and next to the Cruise Pier. Tried a cup a coffee... More

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