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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

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Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00966, Puerto Rico
787-724-9955
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 18
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice small cafe

good turkey sandwich and has been love the coffee very small but the seating was comfortable downside is they had no breakfast sandwiches not Wednesday which included eggs so I wouldn't recommend for breakfast but if you were your husband like Coffee midday then I definitely would recommend it to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
ErikaC1984
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South Eastern, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dessert
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South Eastern, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

good turkey sandwich and has been love the coffee very small but the seating was comfortable downside is they had no breakfast sandwiches not Wednesday which included eggs so I wouldn't recommend for breakfast but if you were your husband like Coffee midday then I definitely would recommend it to go along with a nice sandwich

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best coffee. Every coffee I've had here has been excellent - from expresso through frozen coffee with almond milk. Like everywhere in Puerto Rico they don't have decaf so my wife brought Starbucks Via. Unlike that place, Quatro Sombras has a slower pace with real hand crafting of coffee happening. It has the small feel of... More 

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Ashfield, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautifully presented, complex flavor. Great atmosphere and wonderful product. We brought home some whole beans and hope to be able to capture the flavor and the memory of Café Cuatro Sombras. Don't miss it!

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and me wanted to have a nice cup of puertorican coffe, so we headed to Cuatro Sombras Cafe in Old San Juan. Since you enter the place you will be received like an old friend. The staff is friendly and will answer any question regards coffee, they are experts in this matter. They actually have the big coffee... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went there on a Saturday morning. They serve good coffee and very nice sandwiches even though I consider it a bit pricey. Over all it was ok.

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Drink some there and buy some to enjoy at home!!! If you want to make surprise a coffee lover with a Caribbean coffee bang this is the place!!!!

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Boston, MA
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Cafe Cuatro Sombras 259 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico Phone:+1 787-724-9955. This is the real deal for the ultimate coffee-lover. All Puerto Rican hand-picked beans from the family’s plantation in Yauco. Yauco is one of the celebrated towns with the finest of PR coffees. The menu generally favors the Italian tradition with the great espresso machine in... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Having been here two years prior several times with my husband, I was eager to take my sister after raving about it. We love coffees and wanted a light bite. This, I thought, would be a great way to start to our first day In Old San Juan. What a disappointment. The staff could not have been less interested in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Puerto Ricans will proudly tell you that the Pope drinks coffee made from Puerto Rican beans. And so they should. The coffee here is rich, complex, full-bodied and delicious! This café only highlights that rich coffee heritage, and has a hip, fun vibe to compliment the artsy crowd. ¡Que rrrrrrrico!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Good turkey sandwich and husband loved the coffee. Very small however but seating was comfortable. Down side is they had no breakfast sandwiches. Not one sandwich included eggs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00966, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-724-9955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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