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“home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kay's Gringo Postres

Kay's Gringo Postres
60 M Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro, Atenas, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 29 restaurants in Atenas
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Kay's Gringo Postres roughly translated means Kay's NorthAmerican Sweets. Kay and her husband, Tom, from South Dakota, started out as a tiny pastry and coffee shop and grew into the only place in Atenas and for miles around that serves real American soul food - heavenly cheeseburgers and crispy fries, several types of grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's, amazing breakfasts as well as an all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet. The cakes, cookies and pie are homemade and defy description.It's a gathering place for locals as well as expatriates, They also maintain a lending library with English, German, French and Spanish books.
Atenas, Costa Rica
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Kays is THE spot for all gringos wanting a bit of home...American food (try the bacon, cheese burger!) made just like home...a great lending library (english books)...social hours ( Wed. noons is a women's group)...just, overall, a great way to cure any homesickness AND meet other expats!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Kay is a wonderful cook. All the ex-pats meet here and Kay also has a library done on the honor system.

Visited February 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, Very Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

During our last trip to Atenas, we made visiting Kay's Gringo Postres a priority since we had read she serves REAL gringo food. We certainly weren't disappointed. The food was superb! I highly recommend the biscuits and gravy. Kay is a delight, and she even assigned us nicknames to help her remember our names......and she did! We ate at Kay's several times, and each time, she sat and talked with us about a variety of subjects.

Don't miss her Sunday brunch! Her baked French toast is worth the trip!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“American hide away in Atenas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We keep going back because of the friendly atmosphere, as well as the food. Kay is there all the time and is delightful to talk to. We have met some really interesting people there and the food is fresh and delicious.
They also have free WIFI, plenty of books that you can take back to your residence and read for free as long as you return them.
All in all, if your feeling lonely for the states, a little English conversation, atmosphere and delicious American food, this is your place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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“We Love Kay's!!!...Great Food Mixed With Fun & Friendliness!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We Stayed In Atenas For July & August And Kay's Gringo Postres Was A Regular Stop For Us At Least 3 Times Per Week!!!...Great Expat Hangout!!!...Kay And Her Customers Are So Incredibly Friendly & Fun!!!...A Wonderful Resource For Local Information For Expats Or Wannabe Expats (Like Us!)!!!...Breakfasts Are Delicious!!!...Large Portions!...You Will Never Leave Kay's Feeling Hungry...That's For Sure!!!...My Favorites: Kay's Everything Omelette, Breakfast BLT, & Sausage Gravy And Biscuits!!!...Kay Also Offers Great Lunches And A Sunday Brunch, Too!!!...We LOVE Kay's!!!...Highly Recommend During Your Visit To Beautiful Atenas, Costa Rica!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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