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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 425
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  • 126
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
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    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great place!!

I really like this place, went there for breakfast and had beautiful waffles, iced tea and coffee... All amazing. We then went for a smoothie and brownie in the afternoon... Really nice. Atmosphere is cool, price is very reasonable, service is a bit sliw but they are all very nice :) highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2012
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I really like this place, went there for breakfast and had beautiful waffles, iced tea and coffee... All amazing. We then went for a smoothie and brownie in the afternoon... Really nice. Atmosphere is cool, price is very reasonable, service is a bit sliw but they are all very nice :) highly recommended, must go!

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boulder, co
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Each time I go into The Bakery, I know I am going to be greeted with a big smile! The service is warm and friendly and the baked goods are scrumptious, my personal favorite is the Perfect Cake. If you want the best mocha in town served with a smile~ be sure to ask for Martijn! It is a must... More 

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San Anselmo, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Fresh baked goods, great service and local hospitality. Chocolate croissants were a hit with the kids.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I looked forward to stopping into this place every day. Run by Belgians, we indulged in delish croissants, fresh fruit, yogurt & muesli, waffles and smoothies here. The staff were always friendly, though it definitely runs on 'tico time' (very, very relaxed). I only wish I had something as good at home.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The Bakery is a small restaurant run by non-native Costa Ricans. There are maybe ten small tables inside, fairly close together. The menu is very European, with things like schnitzel and beet salad. The best things are the sandwiches, which are made with very fresh, crusty bread and delicious fresh ingredients. The desserts are also pretty fabulous, and it is... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We have eaten here twice now. Each time they were missing ingredients to what I ordered. So ask if they are out of anything before you order it. Other than that the food is pretty good, nothin to write home about but it fills your belly. Service can be a little slow, only one waitress, but the Internet is fast... More 

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Lommel, Belgium
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Breakfast was a real joy here and the Svenson pizza was a perfect way to end the day! The mint limonade was very refreshing and the coffe one of the best of Costa Rica! We enjoyed comming here during or holiday. Every morning this was the perfect place to skype (free Wifi) and to start the day!

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East Coast, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Very good breakfast and lunch options! We didn't eat here for dinner as there are so many great options in this area to choose from, but you cannot miss this resturant! Try the lemonade, its unique, fresh and frozen for a great cool-off treat!

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Good breakfast on the go. Busy. A little expensive... but that's everywhere in Mal Pais.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Definitely check this place out when in Mal Pais. We had great sandwiches and there was AC.

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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: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

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?