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“Greatest Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bakery Cafe

The Bakery Cafe
Despues Del Centro de Montezuma, Hacia la Playa, Lado Izquierda, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #19 of 34 Restaurants in Montezuma
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Redondo Beach
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Greatest Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The omelet and pancakes were wonderful. One of the few restaurants regularly open before and after the quake. The owner, Luis, and waiter, Roberto engaged in conversation with us and were very accomodating. The food was delicious and fresh. The restaurant sits just a small walk up from the beach. We felt welcomed and they remembered us after our first visit and would greet us in town. Great place!

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hamilton, Bermuda
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice location overlooking Montezuma beach with entertaining monkeys”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. The restaurant staff don't speak English. There is a menu, but not everything is available. Our best memory is that for half of the items we tried to order from the menu, the reply was " not possible", the only English they seemed to know, so it reminded us of a "Saturday Night Live" episode. Food was pretty good and reasonably priced. Cash only.

Visited August 2012
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Shoreacres, Texas
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“One menu and one wonderful meal.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The morning we ate at the Bakery Cafe, the waiter had to share their single menu with three other parties. I began wondering what we were getting ourselves into at that point. Despite the sharing of the menu, we were pleased with the service and the food they prepared. The meal was visually pleasing and tasty. Each of us had a different entree and we enjoyed tasting a little of the many offerings of the Bakery Cafe. It is a wonderful place for breakfast, although if you are wanting your food or beverages in a hurry, you may find yourself disappointed. This is Costa Rica, and they operate on Tico time. The morning we were at the Bakery Cafe, our waiter explained that the cook had been up late the night before and was running a little slow. The wait was worth it though..

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“Amazing Food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Probably the best meal we had all trip (arguably ever). We had the Consado del Pascado. It was SOOOO good. They also have amazing Costa Rican coffee.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“new management - now awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We went to this place after reading the Lonely Planet review. It is clearly under new management and absolutely awful. There were no baked goods to be found, when I ordered a bottle of water, the waiter told me they didn't have any but he would run to the store and get some, which he did. We saw at least two more food runs for our (very simple) orders. The food took forever, came out one meal at a time, and was wrong. My empanadas were burnt. My son ordered pancakes with syrup. When they came out with jam, we asked for syrup. The waiter pointed to the jam and said "that's the syrup." I speak Spanish so this wasn't a language issue. There are so many good and cheap place in Montezuma - Soda La Naranja, Soda Las Delices - there is no reason to go here!

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