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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Coffee Shop, International, Healthy, Costa Rican
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Pacifico's Retail Village, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens...
Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.
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  • 5
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Try the fruit drinks.........

We sat on the deck and had fruit drinks, very refreshing on very warm day. Good value and the service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Don_Renee
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Castle Pines, Colorado
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We sat on the deck and had fruit drinks, very refreshing on very warm day. Good value and the service was excellent.

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London, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

They have a wide variety for breakfasts. All nicely presented, although a bit on the pricey side. Pleasant location in the Pacifico Mall.

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We value our customer's experience... More 

Calgary
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm sorry to have to write this review because places of this nature are not common in this area of Costa Rica. It's a beautiful coffee shop. Very clean, very modern. Great art to look at and decent menu....when it is available. The service although friendly was the problem as was the food itself. When presented with the menu were... More 

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We are so sorry about your experience. I will follow up inmediately with our personnel as we do not have any plates cooked on a fryer and everything that is on our menu should be available. We have rice every day for the gallo pinto, which is our number one plate! We thank you for your feedback and we will... More 

Corner Brook, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A bit pricey but nice to go for a quick snack or coffee. Had breakfast there also and although was lacking in some of the food I like for breakfast for this type of cafe was good. The service was friendly

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments! Thank you for your visit! More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Delicious smoothie in a lovely place to sit and relax. Beautiful variety of items in the gift shop. Of course I had to buy a pretty necklace...

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our store and thank you so much for taking your time to comment on TripAdvisor! More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great smoothies, reasonably priced. especially like the one with coffee, chocolate, banana and ice cream and the mango smoothie

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We are so glad you liked the smoothies and coffee cold drinks!! Hope to see you soon!!! More 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great place to go to get out of the heat. The sandwiches are very good and the coffee drinks are yummy!

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

With a new location just down the way, we still go to shop, and sit and relax with a cool drink. You can find wonderful souvenirs, or stuff for your self, lots of wonderful local artists have things on display. This isn't the same as you find walking down the street, a definite step up.

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We are so glad you liked the new store!! We wanted to keep a good ambience for our customer to enjoy!!! More 

Ontario
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I stopped here in the morning. We sat outside which was really nice and relaxing and we ordered cappuccino (lactose free) and an omelette. I don't think the milk for my cappuccino was lactose free because I was ill for the rest of the day. Whether it was the coffee of the omelette is hard to say,... More 

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took your time to tell us what happened!! We have a lot of customers that request non-dairy milk, that is why we offer delactose milk (leche deslactosada). We are very careful when customers mention that they are allergic to dairy products, because we do have a lot of plates with milk, cheese, butter, etc... However, we... More 

West Bay, Honduras
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I love this place.. can't wait to try out the new location! Thinking I might just have to try it out tomorrow... It is Air conditioned and that makes the food taste even better in such a warm area as Coco! Free wifi for those who don't have it at home/ rental.. Great place to catch up on your work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International, Healthy, Costa Rican

Description

Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?