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100 meters behind the Rolex Plaza, Escazu, Costa Rica
506 228 6045
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: A quaint cafe that serves breakfast, breakfast breads, coffee, expressos...
A quaint cafe that serves breakfast, breakfast breads, coffee, expressos, lunch, and early dinners. There is music on Sundays. A cafe dog that greets everyone who comes to the cafe. A beautiful hand made tile shop next door with gifts or watch the craftsmen in action making the tiles. We have clubs that meet at our Cafe, come join one! Our Cafe is not "bar themed" or "Americanized" it's more than just a Cafe..It's Cafe de Artistas, you just have to experience it.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gourmet brunch in a casual setting

I visited Cafe de Artistas for the firs time a few weeks ago. It had been recommended highly to me, and is in my neighbourhood, so we decided to go there for a friend's boozy birthday brunch. The decor is not fancy, the food will take some time to be prepared, and there is an adorable dog wandering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
Erin A
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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited Cafe de Artistas for the firs time a few weeks ago. It had been recommended highly to me, and is in my neighbourhood, so we decided to go there for a friend's boozy birthday brunch. The decor is not fancy, the food will take some time to be prepared, and there is an adorable dog wandering around on... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stopped by to see the artwork, but found out that in the evening it is a pizzeria. The owner of the pizzeria was very nice that we inally stayed and had our pizza although the artwork area was closed. So, if you want to see the artwork, go until 4 pm and enjoy art and coffee.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great laid back atmosphere and building. The owners are trying to establish this place as a meeting & conversation cafe.

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Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Had a late lunch on Saturday. Minimal parking - had to park on street. Service is minimal and slow - one lady doing everything. It was 10 minutes after we sat down before we saw anyone. Restaurant decor seems to be tired as was the waitress/cook/and everything. Our food took over an hour and it was ok. I will say... More 

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Ajijic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

When Bill Hill was the owner it was a great place for Sunday brunch. I'm not sure now but it is still a quaint indoor/outdoor restauratn.

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Seabrook, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This cafe is close to where we are staying, so we have eaten here twice and will again before we leave. The food is very good (pancakes, Warhol breakfast sandwich, typical Costa Rican plate, pressed Cuban sandwich). The waffles are not what Americans call waffles. They were much heavier. Still tasty, but heavy not light and fluffy. The service is... More 

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Vienna, Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

After reading reviews we decided to try. We were a group of six. It took an hour to serve the food for lunch. We were the only people there. Food was generally Average. A lot of fried potatoes. If you go stay with the typical Costa Rican food.

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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

The food is good and their dessert frozen coffees with ice cream and liquors are delicious. But the best part is the bohemian artistic ambiance.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Twice! so this is not a one time error. Nice place and bad bread.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

One of the few restaurants I have been to in Escazu where I felt like I was in Costa Rica and not a suburban strip mall. It is a small open restaurant, opening on to a quiet residential street. It has shade, is quiet, good service, interesting menu and the food great.

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Address: 100 meters behind the Rolex Plaza, Escazu, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 228 6045
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 meters behind the Rolex Plaza, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: 506 228 6045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

A quaint cafe that serves breakfast, breakfast breads, coffee, expressos, lunch, and early dinners. There is music on Sundays. A cafe dog that greets everyone who comes to the cafe. A beautiful hand made tile shop next door with gifts or watch the craftsmen in action making the tiles. We have clubs that meet at our Cafe, come join one! Our Cafe is not "bar themed" or "Americanized" it's more than just a Cafe..It's Cafe de Artistas, you just have to experience it.

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