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Sweet Sensations

50m al este del Salon de Patines, San Pedro, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in San Pedro
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, British, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
Description: Cupcake cafe on the main road in San Pedro, Costa Rica. Website: www.sweetsensationscr.com
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Cute cupcakes and ok taste but there really isn't anything special about it. Not worth going there. For something sweet that's delicious and special go to Kalu.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a quaint little cafe (about 8 tables) that has incredible cupcakes and muffins, and Bardú coffee that you can't find in the stores. It's a great place to work or study and has free WiFi. The owner is British and speaks both English and Spanish. They have 6 different flavors every single day, and a total of almost... More

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emilyewilson, Owner at Sweet Sensations, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy Sweet Sensations - hope to see you again soon! More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

I was looking for a small cake for my best friend birthday and i wanted a real red velvet cake not a vanilla cake painted red like i usually see here in costa rica. I found emily via fb page and i talked to her and realized she wasnt costa rican so i gave it a try! She was really... More

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emilyewilson, Owner at Sweet Sensations, responded to this review

I'm so glad you liked the cake! Thanks for the order! More

Escazu, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I have been to Sweet Sensations twice and have been happy with the food and service both times. The first time I bought 2 cupcakes to go, which were delicious, but second experience was much better. I got the brownie sundae which included layers of cupcake, brownie, chocolate ice cream and whipped cream. It was certainly a rich treat but... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

At the end of a two week tour of Costa Rica, what better way to celebrate than order a round of cupcakes for the tour group. Emily could not have been more helpful in coming up with our little request for 8 individually designed cupcakes, beautifully decorated to represent the animals and birds that we saw on the trip. Needless... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is the best bakery in San Jose! the cupcakes are to die for and are intricate and delicious. The staff is very nice and bi-lingual. They have reallll cupcakes...something impossible to find anywhere near as good in san jose or in the costa rica i have seen thus far. absolutely amazing and super friendly staff!

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

I had looked up this little place before I went to Costa Rica and I was happy to find that it's within walking distance from where I was taking Spanish classes. Emily, the owner is very sweet and accommodating. I had the vanilla cupcake and got the chocolate one to go. The coffee was decent - it was the only... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

First of all I have to say that I am not too much into sweet things and for sure no cupcake fanatic. To be honest I did not even know what a cupcake was before trying one at this awesome place.... Trying one of those delicious chocolate cupcakes was just something else... Soooo delicious and you can taste that it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

While in San Jose for a few days, I visited this cafe every day. The cupcakes are literally the best cupcakes I have ever tasted. The base of the cupcakes are so moist, light and fluffy and the fondant frosting is simply delicious. After the first cupcake, I was dreaming of my next one! Luckily the flavours change every day... More

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Canberra, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We visited this cafe during our holiday to Costa Rica. Our taxi driver from the airport knew the owner and recommended it and we're so pleased he did. We enjoyed it so much we went back again at the end of our holiday to try a second round of cupcake flavours! It's run by an English speaking owner who is... More

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