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Up in the Hill - Coffee Shop & Organic Farm

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Old Bank | Hill Above Marina, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
507-6607-8962
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Description: A 15 min walk up from the town of old bank on bastimentos will take you to...
A 15 min walk up from the town of old bank on bastimentos will take you to us. We have a small organic farm, shop and coffee shop, pure chocolate and natural body products are made here from the farm.
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  • 55
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  • 9
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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
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must in Bocas

We went to Up in the Hill to make one of their chocolate tours. It was a truly amazing experience. The owners are very knowledgeable and have so many interesting insights about permaculture to share. We found it simply amazing. After a two hour tour, we were welcomed back with fresh, hand made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Linda M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went to Up in the Hill to make one of their chocolate tours. It was a truly amazing experience. The owners are very knowledgeable and have so many interesting insights about permaculture to share. We found it simply amazing. After a two hour tour, we were welcomed back with fresh, hand made brownies, coconut water, and delicious food and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had been told the brownies were to die for... It wasn't even a brownie. It was an overpriced, flavourless, dry cake. We also had a mocha (average) and iced chocolate (AWFUL. Tasted like a watery soap)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Up in the Hill is on Isla Bastimentos, and is situated literally right up on top of the hill. Its a bit of a hike to get there, buts its a nice little morning trip especially to get a great (albiet expensive) cup of coffee and an organic snack! Its fun to sit and relax and soak in the atmosphere,... More 

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Burlingame, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Neat spot but all they serve is brownies. If you want a meal, there's a brand new place called Coco Hill. You will pass it about 200yds before you get to Up in the Hill. Michelle is an Aussie who's been traveling all over the world. She's a vegetarian (eats fish) and she's got it DOWN. It's an amazing place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice ethics but expensive (same products are much cheaper everywhere else on the island) basic living at its most complete with a single open outdoor toilet. Sadly the quality of food and drinks didn't meet the expectations, but an admirable ethical concept.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

If you're in Bastimentos you have no excuse to miss this place unless you're missing your legs. If you're in Bocas, you should make this part of a visit to Bastimentos. To get to up in the hill you have to hike up 15 minutes from the water taxi dock. The steps begin right above the dock. When they fork,... More 

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Snohomish, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Its a fairly long walk up the hill to this Shop and farm. We enjoyed the walk and were very pleased with the experience at the top. We tried the Noni drink and actually enjoyed the unique flavor. Take some time and enjoy the walk as much as the destination!

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The hike up the hill is a great way to start the experience. So many beautiful flowers and plants and interesting houses along the way. One you get to the top of the hill this oasis has everything you'd want in life. Coffee and chocolate. Amazing porch to sit on and take in the sights and sounds of panama. Wish... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is truly a unique place they built. The owner couple is super nice and they even show you the little red frogs everywhere. We had some drinks and checked out the organic products (coconut oils and cocoa in all forms). Which are all awesome! If there was too much rain before it might be a little challenging to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The couple that owns this place is very nice and friendly. It is worth the climb to go up there and enjoy some good and healthy food ;-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Bank | Hill Above Marina, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: 507-6607-8962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

A 15 min walk up from the town of old bank on bastimentos will take you to us. We have a small organic farm, shop and coffee shop, pure chocolate and natural body products are made here from the farm.

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