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Lili's Cafe

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Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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Calle 1a | Next to Tropical Suites Hotel, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6560-8777
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day...
HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day Breakfast.Great place for breakfast and lunch and dinner in Bocas. Beautiful seating out on the water. Delicious homemade sauces. Out of this world Huevos Rancheros. Great Sandwiches on Homemade Bread.Happy Hour 4-7 Tuesday till Saturday. Live Music, "SOUNDS ON SATURDAY" Catering Service.
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 26
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You don't get what you pay for

I went for breakfast. From the review, I was expecting bad service, but it was actually ok. What I didn't like is that the type of omelette I ordered were missing half of the ingredients written on the menu because they were out of them. It was very greasy too.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Scenic view
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Panama
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A real fun and excellent cafe over the water. I ate there many times and totally enjoyed it. Lilly is usually there to welcome you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went there for breakfast after reading review in Lonely Planet guide. Have been travelling through Central America for 4 weeks now. Cold coffee (at best luke warm), stale bread (not muffin) under eggs benedict and no corn tortillas (key ingredient) under huevos rancheros (and yes we had this a number of times in Mexico). Overall service average, woman who appeared... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great breakfast. waterfront restaurant with nice view. The service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went for breakfast. From the review, I was expecting bad service, but it was actually ok. What I didn't like is that the type of omelette I ordered were missing half of the ingredients written on the menu because they were out of them. It was very greasy too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Very nice location on the sea with a great view and covered terrace to protect you from Sun or rain. Decent food such as omelets or pancake for an reasonable price.

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I've heard a lot about Lili's Cafe, and after hesitate I finally decided to go for having a breakfast. Their omelet are great and the place is well located. I can't say that it's the best in town, but people are welcoming and you're having a good time and it's quite valuable.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a nice lunch at Lili's cafe. The hot sauce is hot! and delicious. Nice little spot to grab a meal. Service was laid back. Prices were a little higher than I was expecting but that seems to be the nature of Bocas del Toro and Panama in general.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

How this place has good reviews is beyond me? My boyfriend and I went to Lili's for breakfast and should have known better once we saw NOBODY else there! Service was horrible, took about 15 minutes to be greeted and another 15 or so to get our coffee. We ordered eggs Benny with fruit to share. What we received was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It would have been helpful if we spoke Spanish because we were given the wrong meal at breakfast but it was such a pleasant surprise! The homemade bread and the killing me man sauce was excellent. They also had free coffee refills. It is a very relaxed attitude, but I loved the staff more locals

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast sitting on the water. My husband and I had the French toast and it was delicious!! Our daughter had pancakes and loved them. Very fluffy! Service was very good here, which was nice because that doesn't seem to be the norm for Bocas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 1a | Next to Tropical Suites Hotel, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6560-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 to 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day Breakfast.Great place for breakfast and lunch and dinner in Bocas. Beautiful seating out on the water. Delicious homemade sauces. Out of this world Huevos Rancheros. Great Sandwiches on Homemade Bread.Happy Hour 4-7 Tuesday till Saturday. Live Music, "SOUNDS ON SATURDAY" Catering Service.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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