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Al Frente de la Iglesia Carmen Lyra, Cobano, Costa Rica
+506 8534 6232
Today
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French bakery kinda in the middle of nowhere

It is a surprise to find in the small town a lovely French bakery. I have never sat and had a meal there but several times have gone by to purchase pastries to go. The prices are reasonable around 1400 to 2000 colones. Always very fresh and nothing you would find ordinarily in San Jose.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

It is a surprise to find in the small town a lovely French bakery. I have never sat and had a meal there but several times have gone by to purchase pastries to go. The prices are reasonable around 1400 to 2000 colones. Always very fresh and nothing you would find ordinarily in San Jose.

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Chama, New Mexico
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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stopped by for lunch and treats. What a great choice! Food was fantastic and Fiona is a blast. It's the only place we ate at in Cobano, but it has to be the best!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Fresh french pastries, and other very good dishes. There is another new restaurant called Marianne in Santa Teresa :)

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

great place to enjoy snacks or lunch.and always leave room for desert. I love their sesame toasted shrimp on salad and smoked fresh tuna or marlin on salad. Friendly staff and all foods prepared to order. They always have something new and exciting to take home.....for later and or tomorrow. Can also call ahead for something special.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The cafe con leche is fabulous. The pastries are way too good to actually exist! Try their empanadas (could be chicken, veggies and incredibly savory cheese today - tomorrow?).

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san jose
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14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

I just had a delicious coffee eclair and an omelette sandwich. The bakery is small but everything is delicious

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Excellent ! Salé ou sucré, everything is simply good and very honest prices. French patisserie just like in the best boulangeries in Paris, or even better under the sun :) Savourous foods and adorable passionate french couple. When you stop at Cobano, impossible to miss it !!! Bravo Anne sophie & Germain.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I enjoyed the wholesome food prepared fresh. It was a nice stop along the way on our trip to the beaches on Nicoya Peninsula. It was hard to choose what to buy as all looked mouth-watering. Delicious quiche was easy to pack for our lunch on the road.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

In the middle of Cobano is an unexpected treat - a French bakery & coffee shop! Truly delightful - excellent Costa Rican coffee made just the way you like it - hot, cold, au lait etc. Also the most delicious baked treats - tarts, cookies, quiche, and more. The owner, Sophia is a warm, interesting host - happy to sit... More 

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Tambor, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Always a great selection of pastries and desserts, always fresh, and always agreat presentation! Best of luck! A bit expensive but well, well worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Frente de la Iglesia Carmen Lyra, Cobano, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Cobano
  • Phone Number: +506 8534 6232

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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