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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00966, Puerto Rico
787-724-9955
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Ranked #10 of 604 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Flavors of San Juan Tour (with fabulous Victor as our guide) took us here to sample their yummy coffee! We returned to buy the beans to take home! Worth a visit!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Place looks good, but coffee was served cold and too white for my taste. When I requested to pour more black coffee in it, the assistant told me that an extra charge will take place. Too expensive, taking in consideration that there is a lot of different places in San Juan where you can have coffee and toast cheaper and... More

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Belleville
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was our second stop on the food tour. They have the best coffee I have ever tasted. Our tour guide gave us a lesson on coffee which included a power point presentation. The coffee is grown on a local plantation. The beans are cleaned and sun dried before roasting and shipping. The cleanest tasting coffee I ever had as... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fantastic coffee (beautiful design), great snacks and sandwiches. The tostada, croissant, fresh OJ, mango frappe were also very good. Beautiful and a simple interior.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent espresso coffee offered in a great atmosphere. Unique decoration and menu to taste one of the best local coffees.

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Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Cuatro Sombras is the best little secret in Old San Juan where you can have a fantastic cup of coffee with friends and even buy some bags to take home. They offer regular and peaberry varieties. The taste is exquisite. Do not miss it!

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San Juan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a place at a historic Old San Juan site, with a serving area in the front and an interior patio on the back which is very pleasant. Probably the best coffee in San Juan!

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Guaynabo, null, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place show you how good it's the coffee of PR. Great atmosphere, good service. This place it's not for breakfast or lunch this place it's just for coffee. If you are a coffee lover you will enjoy this place.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I loved this little coffee shop because it is a small, boutique like shop with a Puerto Rican flair. It's adorable! Plus, nice, strong espresso on my latte! The menu was simple and directly to the point. Americano is the regular black coffee. The place was busy, which is always a good sign, and the staff were friendly, efficient.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A lot of hipe with the cofee in this place but it was really bad. We don't know if the milk was sour. No good service, a little improvisation and the bakery stuff we ordered nothing special.Maybe it was just bad luck with us.

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