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“The best coffee in Old San Juan, from Puerto Rico to you!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Cuatro Sombras

Cafe Cuatro Sombras
Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00966, Puerto Rico
787-724-9955
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Ranked #20 of 628 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
San Juan
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19 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“The best coffee in Old San Juan, from Puerto Rico to you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This in te best coffee you will taste. Have a nice service and the place was cozy with a spectacular smell of puertorican coffee. Nice place, sometimes was full of people but the service was good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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13 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Totally overrated.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Went there with high expectations but is not worth it. The sandwiches are bland with no wow factor. Bad food, bad service, average coffee...

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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pablodepr, Owner at Cafe Cuatro Sombras, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi!
Sorry for your trouble on your last visit ! It would help us al lot if you would describe what happened( what sandwich, time of wait , etc.) , the description of the person that prepared your order and date visited. we train ours staff constantly and it would be of great help. Also I would like to see you here again when back in Old San Juan, I live right here and are almost always on the coffee shop , if Im not @ the farm. Please feel free to come and ask for me (Pablo) , my wife Mariana our manager Anais, we'll try to improve the experience... It is important to improve this because we not only represent our coffee which is 100% grown in Yauco, we also re resent Puerto Rico... every time !
thanks for your help and hope to see you soon!

pablo@cuatrosombras.com
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good but very busy and slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Good coffee and food, but really busy and thus really really slow! Took us almost 15-20 minutes to get two coffees, two cheese sandwiches, and a PBJ. I think the tourism folks tell too many people to go here for breakfast.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious way to start your walking tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Cafe Cuatro Sombras is located very close the the visitors center in Old San Juan. We started our morning there with a cup of delicous coffee. The cafe was decorated for Christmas and it looked stunning. The coffee was excellent as was the atmosphere. When back in Old San Juan it will be Cafe Cuatro Sombras for coffee!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A bit chaotic and not a wow coffee, but a place to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It is the Puerto Rican interpretation of Starbucks. That said: it is worth a look and the cakes and muffins are great. The coffee is a specific blend that did not hit me as great. It was a good coffee. The place itself is just nice with a good flair. Buy your coffee and go down to the water to drink it...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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