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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Coffee Shop, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
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Pacifico's Retail Village, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
506 2670 2135
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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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Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Have a smoothie

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kaycrew
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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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 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Weve been going to CONGO for a year now - they've just finished their move and remodel beautiful new digs and the food is just as good as always...weve had breakfast there - fab vegetarian omelettes, banana pancakes, Their coffee is fabulous and their banana milkshake a nice taste treat on a warm day...their merchandise is always well presented and... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Really, everything was excellent! Very friendly. Shopping was great too. Will be back. XL in a t-shirt runs really small!

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This very cute (and air conditioned!) coffee shop has the best coffee and lite lunch in Coco. It also has some of the nicest gifts and clothes in town as well. A must see on your trip to Coco!

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice place and it would get 4 stars if the service was even average. Walked in for a latte and spotted some friends, so I joined them. They had just ordered. I placed my order at the counter. My drink came to me, but my friends beverage was no where to be seen, so they asked about it when the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback! We will definitely focus on your comment to improve our service!! We make a lot of effort for our waiters and salespeople to make the customer feel satisfied and wanting to come back. We apologize this was not your case! Yes, Hard Rock Café is moving in our space and CONGO is moving to the... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been the Congo at Pacifico many many times over the course the past five years. The staff is kind and the quality of the dishes is phenomenal. The Congo breakfast in particular is an outstanding value and great taste love there gallo Pinto.

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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 2135

Price and Cuisine

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

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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?