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“A Gem in This Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Condesa

Cafe Condesa
5o Avenida Norte No. 5 | 5a Avenida Norte, Número 4, Antigua, Guatemala
502 7832-0038
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Ranked #32 of 222 restaurants in Antigua
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Continental, International, Café, Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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“A Gem in This Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I always come here for a cup of coffee and a dessert. I also enjoy their sandwiches and quiche.

I love the vibe of this place: so calm, relaxing, peaceful.

The servers are all so nice and friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ginger H, Owner at Cafe Condesa, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thank you so much for the kudos! We love being your home away from home!!!!
Please return soon!
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College Station, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Decent food, fair prices, and lots of gringos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Being right on the square, Condessa is naturally a magnet for the gringo crowd. The tipoff that the food is good, though, is that the Guatematecas seem to like it too. Decent breakfast, sandwiches, and quiche, but the desserts leave a good bit to be desired. For such a prime location the prices are actually pretty reasonable.

Visited August 2013
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Ginger H, Owner at Cafe Condesa, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
You're right! We are popular with locals as well as tourists! For over twenty years we´ve served quality food with good service in a homey atmosphere. Since we have over 25 homemade desserts - cakes, pies, pastries and ice cream desserts, we're hoping you can find something that suits you on your next trip. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit!
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great atmosphere, simple menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The space is beautiful and the menu simple. It was a great place chill out and get some simple food. During a rain storm we came back and escaped from the rain with a lemonade and some dessert. Great location off park.

Visited August 2013
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Ginger H, Owner at Cafe Condesa, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thanks so much for recommending us! Our central location makes us easy to find, although some folks have mistaken our Express Take-Out for the Café. Maybe next time you can come for breakfast, which we serve all day long.... along with our famous Antiguan coffee.
We appreciate you!!
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New York, NY
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“Very Pretty, Food Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a sandwich. It was okay, but nothing to write home about. The setting is pretty, it's right on the park and very easy to pick up a quick bite to eat.

Visited July 2013
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Ginger H, Owner at Cafe Condesa, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Next time I hope you´ll try our yummy soup of the day, or perhaps our spicy "Xochitl" soup to accompany your sandwich and make it extraordinary! Switching the recommended bread to another of our homebaked breads--- whole wheat and unbleached white, either sliced or as a roll---- might have done the trick.

We appreciate your patronage and hope you´ll give it another try next time around. Our desserts are famous and should not be missed!

Warm regards from the Land of Eternal Spring...
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“Great as Always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stop in to eat here every time we are in Antigua. Fresh juices, great breakfast, pastries and cakes; plus the open air feel. Who could ask for more.

Staff is always friendly and you can stroll the park after your meal.

Highly recommended for breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ginger H, Owner at Cafe Condesa, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
We appreciate the kudos and are very glad that we are one of the places you visit regularly! Safe travels and we hope to see you on your next visit to our lovely Antigua.
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