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“Amazing coffee” 5 of 5 stars
Review of cafe rain forest

cafe rain forest
125 metros sur del parque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Canmore, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stopped in for supper, ordered a coffee, and then just kept coming back. Extensive dessert coffee menu, but even simply the cafe con leche (coffee with milk) was incredible, and a pretty good deal at around 800 colones. Supper was also pretty good (lots of standard rice and beans) for a decent price.

I didn't pick up any of the coffee beans there, but then spent the rest of my trip, going through many a grocery store in different towns searching for them (Doka Tres Generaciones gold label, specifically AA Peaberry I believe, in case anyone else is hunting for them). Thankfully eventually found some at the San Jose airport right before leaving. :)

  • Visited April 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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Sydney, Australia
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81 restaurant reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“great little place with great serviceh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Had the comida typical and it was really nice-the coffee's fantastic too. Located 3 doors up from Soda Visquez

Visited April 2013
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Coffee!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We decided to take a break from hotel meals and venture out to La Fortuna. We noticed Cafe Rain Forest was on the TripAdvisor radar and labeled as a decent place to eat. We figured worse comes to worst, we'll settle for just coffee if the menu seemed pricey or unappealing. Not only did we stay for coffee, appetizer, meal, and a dessert - we considered going back again the next day!

I had the Cafe Irlande (Irish Coffee) - amazing! My wife had a simple coffee/cappuccino blend which was nothing below spectacular. Starbucks doesn't even begin to compare!

We started our meal by sharing beef nachos. If we knew the portion size before we ordered, it would've just been that or at least lighter meals afterwards. The chips were covered in pulled beef, cheese, sour cream, and pico de gallo. Absolutely wonderful!

I had the steak/chicken fajitas and my wife ordered grilled chicken breast. Both decently priced and equally delicious :)

Dessert was on the house, a simple yet very good rice pudding. It was only a spoonful but just what the doctor ordered to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Similar to other reviews, this was the best place we ate at in the Arenal area. Great prices, great food, big portions.

  • Visited April 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Solid lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We came to the cafe looking for lunch and a break from the blazing sun that day. We had a chicken casado, burrito, and an ice cold coke. Both meals were very good, and the wait staff very nice. We would go back next time and maybe check out their breakfast.

Visited April 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Coffee Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place had the most delicious coffee around. Only stayed in La Fortuna for 4 days and went here twice! Loved it.

  • Visited April 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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