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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, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa

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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 coffee stop

Surprisingly, the coffee is good in PR. I am not a coffee drinker, but through our travels, I have tasted Kona, Jamaica BM, Costa Rican... I would say that PR coffee is like Kona, not too much body, smooth, low bitters. Café Sombras was an easy dash in/out for a good cup. Staff was friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Austin, TX
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly, the coffee is good in PR. I am not a coffee drinker, but through our travels, I have tasted Kona, Jamaica BM, Costa Rican... I would say that PR coffee is like Kona, not too much body, smooth, low bitters. Café Sombras was an easy dash in/out for a good cup. Staff was friendly. Café was a little hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The cafe con leche here tasted great like many places in San Juan, but what set this place a part was the service from the baristas. They had a few minutes to talk to us about our planned travels around Puerto Rico and gave us recommendations on local favorites on places to eat. The frozen iced latte here was my... More 

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Premium Coffee is exported to the world from Puerto Rico!!! this place is incredible to taste before you buy any bag of Coffee in Old San Juan.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

One of the best coffee in Old San Juan. Perfect when you finish your theater visit or walk through the historic places.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Consistent sweet coffee with excellent service. Tried others in old San Juan and still 4 Sombras is SUPER Very nice atmosphere clean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and hospitality. Smooth coffee aroma as well as the best coffee in town. The hours are very flexible around my work and my coffee addiction...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The coffee is smooth and very rich in flavor and Aroma, consistently perfect. I enjoyed it every time, their Paninni sandwiches are excellent, also their locally made pastries, coffee is roasted in house daily. 👍🏼

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Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Coffee with an excellent bouquet, flavor and consistency. Best with the cilantro sandwich. I like the ambient. They can improve the service delivery by providing table service, but since I came for the coffee it does not take points from the overall feedback.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Best café Americano ever! Very smooth. Bought some beans and brought them home, can't wait to brew them!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel as a good place to get a cup of coffee. What a hip nice place with great coffee. If you want a good cup of coffee in a great atmosphere, this is the place. Much better than Starbucks.

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Additional Information about Cafe Cuatro Sombras

Address: Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-724-7145
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Puerto Rican

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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, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?