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The Bakery

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Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640 0560
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more...
The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.
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    Very good
  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, too bad the counter girl has attitude

This is a superb bakery (coming from somebody that loves a good bakery and is pretty picky). The pastries are melt-in-your mouth (especially the chocolate one), I loved the granola parfait and was a huge fan of the smoothies here (esp. the use of ginger). Very good but the head counter girl has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2013
Teresa924
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a superb bakery (coming from somebody that loves a good bakery and is pretty picky). The pastries are melt-in-your mouth (especially the chocolate one), I loved the granola parfait and was a huge fan of the smoothies here (esp. the use of ginger). Very good but the head counter girl has attitude which is a huge turnoff. Rude... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My father raved about The Bakery during his trips and I finally got to taste it first hand....well worth the flight alone! I found myself eating there everyday during my 16 day stay!!! The staff was a lot of fun and kept me entertained...can't wait to go back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Their breakfast menu is extensive and we enjoyed everything we tried - try the Croque Frere Jacques , it's very good. The have the most amazing selection of cakes and pastries. We ate here a lot !

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Smoothies-fresh fruit- great breakfast- Ate here each day in Santa Teresa- every meal was great- It is a great local place for all the good looking folks and locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited the bakery after recieving a few recommendations from friends and we were not disappointed! The food was amazing, a great choice of all sorts of snacks to full meals! Also a great selection of tasty and different veggie options. They were so good, we didn't have room for a pudding, but the looked great! Also great wifi and... More 

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Chocolate is outstanding, meals are fresh and interesting, juices superb, good portions. really excellent food!

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Love this place! Very good breakfast, coffee pastries ect. A/c and plenty of seating. Nice staff too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

coffee is best around, banana chocolate pancakes, fruit bowls, amazing... good stuff, reason that it is packed... worth the visit. all day long

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

from nyc and loved eating here everyday for lunch while in mal pais. fresh juices, salads and panini's were always made perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Nice coffee and bread served in a welcoming location (during dry season). If you are staying near the junction to Malpais is definitely worth the walk there. Breakfast or afternoon break are worth it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: 2640 0560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

Description

The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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