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“Good food, GREAT service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Fe News & Espresso

Santa Fe News & Espresso
9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154-2208
305-861-0938
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Ranked #7 of 15 Restaurants in Bal Harbour
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Enhance your shopping experience with a meal or beverage from the cozy Santa Fe News & Espresso. Relax and enjoy a cappuccino, a beer or glassof wine while reading a magazine.Local, National & International Magazines & Newspaper.Hungry for more? Indulge in a savory homemade meal and other menu items such as: Full Breakfast, Appetizers, Delicious Continental Meals, Specialty Burgers, Pizza, Panini, Champagne, Beer and Wines.
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food, GREAT service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Service can really be the lynch pin, and in this case, it is. They're fast, organized and actually smile when delivering a very decent breakfast, lunch, snack, capuccino. The perfect break to a heavy duty shopping spree at Bal Harbour.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
North Miami Beach, Florida
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Poor Service and average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This place is located in the upscale area of Bal Harbour. Though most places to eat are good in this area, this is not one of them.

The food itself is only average and the service is poor at best. Our server (Awilda) was not able to concentrate on what people needed while eating. We asked for condiments for our meal multiple times, but she never brought them. We finally received them from a food runner.

She gave us the impression that she did not want to help us enjoy our meal. The food is not overpriced, in my opinion, just not very appealing.

Pass up this place and try the many other fine eating establishments that are present in the shops at Bal Habour.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lehigh Valley, PA
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Overpriced, overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Bal Harbour location, Bal Harbour prices don't justify the mediocre food and service of this coffee shop. Skip it.

Visited December 2012
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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“The coffee latte is divine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Recently had breakfast at this restaurant with a friend. We both ordered a coffee latte and agreed that it was divine. The huevos rancheros was also appetizing and better than what I have had in most of the other local restaurants. The only real drawback to this location for me is that it is inside of a mall which makes it a little difficult to access. Otherwise an overall enjoyable experience and I plan to return soon as I have been dreaming of that coffee latte. Hopefully it will be just as good the next time.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Springs
1 review
“Excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We where there two days ago, and the food was delicious and the service for Simon, was excellent.


Thanks Simon.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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