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La Princesa Cafe

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Tamarindo Food Court | Across the Street From Bac San Jose, Behind Wild Panda, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica (Formerly La Princesa)
+506 8997 2348
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert
Description: La Princesa Cafe is a family owned coffee shop/bakery, that opened in...
La Princesa Cafe is a family owned coffee shop/bakery, that opened in January 2014. We offer breakfast sandwiches/croissants, bagels, empanadas, veggie fritata, pastries, desserts and coffee/espressos. Everything on the menu is homemade, even the bagels and bread. We open at 7:30 am and we close between 6-9 pm, depending on low/high season.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great deserts, but not sandwiches

Their passion fruit cheesecake and coconut pie are good, we ordered ham and cheese sandwiches to go(on our way to the airport), the slice of ham was paper thin in one sandwich and the other has a thin slice salami, but plenty of cheese.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mequon, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Their passion fruit cheesecake and coconut pie are good, we ordered ham and cheese sandwiches to go(on our way to the airport), the slice of ham was paper thin in one sandwich and the other has a thin slice salami, but plenty of cheese.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Espresso is incredible!!! This place have a very european feel. The breakfast sandwich is good but definitely go for the coffee and dessert!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sweet cookies and home made bread plus a great coffe, also many options to have a healthy lunch or dinner. Always creating new delicius things to try super tasty and original flavors, running by the owners with a great vibe ready to help you out in whatever you need, the coffe is in a convenient location close to the beach... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Located in the food court, this Swedish cafe is worth a visit. They have a wide variety of cakes and sweets - as the title suggests the choco coco balls (CRC500 ea) are a bit on the expensive side of life but definitely worth it! I personally think that they homemade bread is a bit on the wheaty/yeasty side, but... More 

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Small little shop selling bake goods in the food court behind the Wild Panda. The cheesecake with fruit topping and grahm cracker bottom crust is ourstanding. Very creamy and a nice size slice for $1,500 crc ($3.00).

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Burlington, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We went into the little food court off the main drag looking for a coffee and something for breakfast. So glad we found this little cafe. Excellent BLT on the best bread we ate in Tamarindo. Coffee was also good. I can only imagine the other items are great too!

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice place to get a morning pastry. The food was great. You need to look for it because it off the road in a little food court, but worth it.

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Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After completing my TA research on restaurants in Tamarindo, one place I REALLY wanted to find was "La Princesa Cafe!" (A HUGE sweet tooth was my inspiration!) Well, sometimes it's better just to "go with the flow," because as my husband and I were finishing our Nachos from "Taco Tico" - Yummy, BTW! (See my review!) - I happened to... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are looking for a treat or to spoil your self come to the food court and get something here. You can also get really good breakfast sandwiches that my girl friend loves. Great atmosphere in the food court. We love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The cinnamon roll is more like how I make them and was what we were looking for. Yes!! And the coffee was bold, smooth, and absolutely perfect as well. Yes!! The best tasted so far in Costa Rica.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tamarindo Food Court | Across the Street From Bac San Jose, Behind Wild Panda, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica (Formerly La Princesa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 8997 2348

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International, Dessert, Bakeries

Description

La Princesa Cafe is a family owned coffee shop/bakery, that opened in January 2014. We offer breakfast sandwiches/croissants, bagels, empanadas, veggie fritata, pastries, desserts and coffee/espressos. Everything on the menu is homemade, even the bagels and bread. We open at 7:30 am and we close between 6-9 pm, depending on low/high season.

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