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Zwart Art Cafe

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50 metres north of Pizza Tomate, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
0050626400011
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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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
So cute and healthy/delicious food

This boutique style cafe is adorable. Uplifting art is displayed all over the walls and women were making art while we ate. We both ordered a bowl with beans, rice, avo, and greens - one with chicken, one with maui maui. Muy bueno!!! I will say that the girl behind the counter was friendly or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Tahoe City, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had really good banana pancakes and good milkshakes and smoothies. The sandwiches were quite alright but nothing special. I am picky about my coffee and like most other places in Santa Teresa, this was not the right place for coffee. Prices seemed very reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We didnt experience slow service as a lot of other reviewers. But they seemed like they hated their jobs. The food was nothing special - there are so many better places in town. I saw this place on pinterest when I was planing our trip and really looked forward to try it. The menu sounds great... But my expectations were... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

So healthy!!!! I have been getting a veggie/fruit smoothy with lettuce wrap made with almond butter. My husband swears they have the best breakfast burrito in town and id dyeing for me to try and make it at home (yah, right). Everything is made with love here. I love the artwork and atmosphere -- a must try!!!

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Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This boutique style cafe is adorable. Uplifting art is displayed all over the walls and women were making art while we ate. We both ordered a bowl with beans, rice, avo, and greens - one with chicken, one with maui maui. Muy bueno!!! I will say that the girl behind the counter was friendly or welcoming but the owner was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really loved the chocolate chip pancakes and chocolate milkshake. Burrito was okay and the service was hit or miss. Cool artwork all over. Also the owners baby was really cute :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spent 1 week in St Teresa, eat at Zwarts 3 times and every time the service was terrible, even if the owner was there the entire time. Several times we heard different guests talk loud in the restaurant about the lack of service and at one time arguing with the waitress who was extremely rude. Still the food is awsome... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fun and affordable little breakfast spot, but the service is extremely slow. I was very thirsty from the long walk from our hotel to the restaurant and had to wait almost 30 minutes for a water. The food was very good though and the place was enviromentally conscious. I enjoyed sharing my seat with two friendly cats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The service matches the vibe of the town. People are happy, laid-back, enjoying life and in no particular rush. The food is delicious, beyond filling and cooked FRESH to order. My boyfriend and I came here twice during our week-long stay and loved it both times. Lunch for two will cost around $20-$25, not exactly the cheapest in the area,... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's a shame the service is so bad when the food is amazing and for a good price. We went to Zwarts four times for lunch and got bad service every time though one waitress was worst then the other. They couldn't keep track of what people ordered it took forever to get the food and they were rude... We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

If there is one place to eat in ST its Zwart. The decor is simple and chic and the menu fresh and delicious. Staff are so friendly and kind, highly recommend the 'Gratitude' salad for lunch. So healthy and generous bowel of it. Closes around 4pm so don't expect a dinner date there

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 metres north of Pizza Tomate, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 0050626400011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10

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