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“Best Cafe Americano in Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Refuge Coffee Bar

The Refuge Coffee Bar
7th Avenue north, 18A, Antigua, Guatemala
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Ranked #9 of 222 restaurants in Antigua
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Description: A small quality driven coffee bar. Sits on the Tanque De la Union park with a beautiful view of the Agua Volcano.
New York City, New York
1 review
“Best Cafe Americano in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Best Cafe Americano! Jonathan was a maestro. We did not know they have pasties and cookies so we brought our own Banana cake. He did not mind us having our own food. Not like NYC! So laid back. Loved it. We got some beans (organic one...) from him so will try them here in NYC and remember about our adventure in Guatemala.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Antigua
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“a place like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

As soon as i discoverd this very cosy coffeeplace i felt like home! i enjoyed the many moments i had with the friendly owner and the international crowd. cant wait to come back to antigua and have a good cup of coffee here.

  • Visited August 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best coffee bar ever!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Refuge Coffee bar in Antigua really has the best coffee I have had in Guatemala, even better than in Italy. Very nice small place with kind people and personal service!!!!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Real Baristas - Fresh Coffee - Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Want to know what happens when a Dutch Barista and an American Guy rent a closet, spend $10,000 on an espresso machine and roast it fresh - Its the Refugee coffee bar. No Frills, just perfect espresso, lattees, and capichinos made from organic milk, and fair trade coffee! Closed Sundays - but open just about any other time!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antigua, Guatemala
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“favorite hangout in all of Antigua, Guatemala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

Have lots of 'favorite places' but this one surely tops them all! It's name says it all! I live here, too, so I do know my way around a bit... this coffeeshop IS truly a 'refuge'...for the thirsty, for the coffee extreme lover, for just great fun and meeting people from all around the WORLD! If you enjoy an 'international flavor' of both coffee and people, STOP IN FOR SURE!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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