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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 268
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    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
Coffee grown on their own estate

We had a mid-morning breakfast here on a Saturday. There was a steady stream of customers but we were still waited on quickly and the food and coffee didn't take long. The menu is limited but the food was good and the coffee was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Stephanie M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a mid-morning breakfast here on a Saturday. There was a steady stream of customers but we were still waited on quickly and the food and coffee didn't take long. The menu is limited but the food was good and the coffee was great!

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Baldwin, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Did my research and new I had to come to this little hidden gem for some muy bueno cafecito! This is a must stop/find it. I know Old San Juan is hot and you are probably looking for cold water instead of hot coffee but you must stop in here and sit down and enjoy this delicious cup. Its air... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and enjoyed the croissant sandwiches, toast and fantastic coffee. Nice atmosphere and good service. Really enjoyed this place!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went specifically to get whole beans as gifts for family as recommended per other reviews. Ordered the ham and cheese croissant which had a delicious tomato marmalade on it! Iced caramel latte was good, a little stronger than I like but my husband enjoyed. We went right when they opened at 8am so the service was quick. Will definitely return... More 

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South Eastern, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?