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Up in the Hill - Coffee Shop & Organic Farm

Old Bank | Hill Above Marina, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
507-6607-8962
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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Fairfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The trek to this place was fine, a little muddy, and the trail wasn't extremely clear at the time, but we made it. The Panamanian woman who worked there was nice enough, but I really did feel that the prices were high, and I traveled for five weeks in Panama. We had a coffee ($3), a brownie ($3), a lemonade... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Unspoilt in the middle of the jungle - have to treck up the hill right to the top - other wordly when you get there - great coffee and interesting artefacts.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went to Up in the Hill with a group of people, We hiked from Red frog beach to Wizards beach. The hike was a little tough because of the amount of mud and the over growth on the pathway. For most people it will be very easy to do. Just make sure you have enough time to hike before... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went up the hill, just wondering around, and finding this place was a great surprise!! Javier and Janette were super nice to us, and the service was great! You can't miss the homemade chocolate brownies made with their own chocolate and coconut oil, lemonade is great and so refreshing after walking under the sun for so long, the hike is... More

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Leverkusen, Deutschland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights and it was awesome. At night you dont here anything but the animals and you dont see anything but the stars in the sky. The cabin had everything we needed and the hosts did everything to comfort us. It was astonishing how easygonig they were even when we kept on asking and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

the town of old bank(bastimentos) was very dirty and rundown,but the walk up the hill was very pleasant, the staff and the shop werewere great and the brownies were awsome but I wasw looking for a great cup of coffee anddidnt get it,had a washed out taste and you could chew the grounds in the last couple of mouthfulls.too bad... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was a nice find on a day the weather was hit or miss. The chocolate cake is to die for and the cafe was good. Great organic farm and nice hospitable owners and family. It's a little trek up if you come from Wizard beach on a wet day be prepared to slip and slide a little but nothing... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

trufas were not as amazing as we were expecting. Its 10 or 15 min from town and they have a lot of souvenirs to buy or just spend some time checking.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We walked to Up in the Hill from the center of Bastimentos, it's a relatively easy walk, about 15-20 minutes. We went based on a suggestion from our hotel, and we were so pleasantly surprised. The owner is a gem, so friendly and kind and caring. She gave us detailed directions down to a secluded beach nearby. It had been... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a couple hour tour of a self sustaining farm in the jungle. The owner guides you and points out cacao trees, coffee plants, pineapple and a ton of other tropical plants and animals. It was fun and very interesting. Best part was the tasting at the end. You get sample some of the fruits and every stage of... More

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