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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00966, Puerto Rico
787-724-9955
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Ranked #12 of 542 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I had a double espresso here and it was great. Sweet and smooth, the way it is supposed to be! Not bitter like at Starbucks. The owner grows his own beans on a farm across the island and roasts them in house. I Highly recommend for the coffee aficionado .

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Springboro, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have taken yearly vacations to Puerto Rico for the past few years and we never miss the opportunity to visit Cafe Cuatro Sombras in Old San Juan. It was recommended to us by a local police officer and I'm so glad he did! The designs they create in the foam of your coffee are cool, but the best part... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was the best coffee I have ever had and I admit I am a coffee snob! The foam was a beautiful design as well. I loved it so much I brought home their ground coffee and I am drinking it at home as a special treat!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you want to take a break and have an excellent cup of coffee this is the place! Great coffee, air condition to cool off! Better place that commercialized ones like Starbucks !

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Every time I visit Old San Juan,a visit to Cafe Cuatro Sombras is a must. The coffee is delicious, the ambiance is cozy and the service is excellent. I am a repeater to this coffee place

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stopped here on the Food Tour of Old San Juan. It just may be the best coffee I have had. The shop was amazing and the history of Puerto Rico was all around. It was so good and the desire to have more took us back later. I bought a pound of coffee to bring home. We have not... More

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a great cup of coffee in Old San Juan, this is the place! If you are looking for your Starbucks triple non-fat, soy, vanilla, mocha-choca latte with whip, this is not the place for you. If you enjoy drinking an espresso, cappuccino, or latte made with milk in a traditional way, you will enjoy this... More

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Best coffee I've ever had! If you are in the neighborhood I would definitely visit. Home grown in PR!

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The location of this place is perfect. The coffee house atmosphere was perfect. It is definitely one of a kind and is a great place to sit and have a cup of coffee. The coffee wasn't bad, just wasn't remarkable.

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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

An amazing location, ok coffee, and so-so food. The service is horrendous! Things they got wrong: 1. Cuatro Sombras panini. Our order was specifically requested to be made without tomatoes. They still placed tomatoes. They then asked for the sandwich back so that they can fix it. We gave the sandwich back and they returned the panini with fragments of... More

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