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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 | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
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Today
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, Reservations, Takeout
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Lunch

The menu is not large, but we found things we liked. We did order a bottle of white wine. It took quite a while to get and they tried to cool it down for us. Maybe they don't serve too many bottles. Service was a bit slow, but the owners showed up and helped out. Nice modern building, clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Kim54
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Niceville, Florida
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Niceville, Florida
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273 reviews 273 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The menu is not large, but we found things we liked. We did order a bottle of white wine. It took quite a while to get and they tried to cool it down for us. Maybe they don't serve too many bottles. Service was a bit slow, but the owners showed up and helped out. Nice modern building, clean, with... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good option for fresh fruit juices, sandwiches and nice coffee. There's also a shop inside so there's plenty to see there!

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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48 reviews 48 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
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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
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?