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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristretto Caffe

Ristretto Caffe
Av. Blanco 264, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Ranked #20 of 45 Restaurants in Castro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast
Santiago, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Besides an excellent coffe they offer a wide variety of particular beers.
A very good atenttion and intersting ambience. A "must see" place in Castro.

  • Visited December 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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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good coffee, lacking in ambience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Sure the coffee is good, but since smoking is permitted inside, by the time you leave you end up smelling not like fresh grounds, but like an ashtray.

Visited January 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great coffee - great beer list - great atmosphere - but smokey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This place does nearly everything right. Very good coffee, an excellent beer list (lots of Chilenen and many imported beers, mainly Belgian an German).
Very nice staff and free wifi make it a great place to spend a long afternoon.
Only downside (for me) is, that you are allowed to smoke inside, and people do.

If it wherent for the smoke it had 5*.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great place, but smokey!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

They have some great beer offerings, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. Problem is you can smoke in the entire cafe. Smoke in a cafe this size ruins a delicious meal, lovely glass of wine, or good beer. I'm not sure why any place would want to allow people to smoke... but this place does, and so people do it; Including the staff. Were it smoke-free, however, I'd be in this place a lot.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We loved this place. Coffee and tea were outstanding, and the sopaipillas were mouth watering! We loved the smoked Sea Bass and Salmon!

If you go to Castro and don't go here, you've missed the boat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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