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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Puerto Rican
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Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-7145
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dessert

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  • 275
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Warm not hot coffee, good talent tho

A friend took me to that coffee place since I was visiting PR and wanted to have a good coffee. Coffee is not hot but it is like room temperature, service is not the best. Employee are mostly are talking with their co workers and not really paying attention. Must admit their talent in the designs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Alma234
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Lake Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Lake Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A friend took me to that coffee place since I was visiting PR and wanted to have a good coffee. Coffee is not hot but it is like room temperature, service is not the best. Employee are mostly are talking with their co workers and not really paying attention. Must admit their talent in the designs on the coffee are... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Said the coffee addict. Breakfast croissant was pretty good too. When at other restaurants and bars we could over staff recommend this place. Go.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a place to do a little bit of work in Old San Juan with wifi, a relaxed atmosphere, and good lattes and drip coffee.This place delivers on all fronts. Amazingly good coffee -- the baristas know what they are doing. Plus, excellent pastries. I'm shocked this isn't higher on Trip Advisor's rankings.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great coffee!!! Good food. Service really needs improvement. No table service you need to pickup food and coffee. Employees talking and joking in the service area seems their conversation its more important than customer service. Service is slow, and it was empty when we arrived.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A lucky stroke that we asked a local if there was a good coffee shop nearby and she replied, "Oh, the best!" Yeah! This is the real deal. They also serve yummy quick food, organic options as well. Clearly a favorite, as it was busy indeed (but no so busy that we waited long and easily got a seat).

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Fellow Old San Juan visitors, let me share my latest experience at Cafe Cuatro Sombras at Old San Juan.. On this visit to the Cafe Cuatro Sombras, I ordered a mocachino. upon receipt, instantly I noticed that the cup was not hot and confirmed that indeed the coffee inside was room temperature. Went back to the baristas area and told... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The service was great and the coffee tasted good! Thank you for offer free wifi and nice atmosphere! The location can't be better! Continue the good quality of service.

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Falmouth, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am a coffee fanatic and have high expectations, and this place was great. It is a very cute little cafe that has a lot of drink and food options. We only stopped in for a quick cup of coffee, but it was delicious and had wonderful flavor. You could tell they were fresh beans grown right on the island.... More 

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Humacao, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The coffee was exquisite, the ambience is completely peaceful, the decoration is on point and i can't complain about the service. Also, the outdoor space is the best part about the coffee shop. Brilliant! Will definetely go back when i'm around!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is fun, casual cafe with great decor and even better coffee. This is way better than Starbucks. They serve light sandwiches as well as other snack options.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-7145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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