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The Poet's Passage

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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really nice and friendly spot to stop!

Wife and I were wandering between our cruise ship and the fortress... stopped in here for a look... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
garywing
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Surrey, Canada
Charming local cafe and shop

This charming local cafe and shop has numerous hand-crafted local art. Not your typical "touristy... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2019
KellyIrish414
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Chicago, Illinois
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203 Calle de La Cruz, San Juan 00901-1609, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rating this a 2 because the place is nicely decorated staff is kind, and there's a restroom. Other than that the coffee was pretty terrible. I love coffee... but I couldn't even finish this one it was so bad.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank deniseguti3
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Wife and I were wandering between our cruise ship and the fortress... stopped in here for a look and glad we did! Saw works of local artisans, a place to rest and have a coffee. The old building is beautiful. A really nice little shop.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank garywing
Reviewed May 15, 2019

This charming local cafe and shop has numerous hand-crafted local art. Not your typical "touristy" souvenir shop. Make sure you visit their other shop which is where their workshop is located, Mi Pequeno San Juan, which is located only about a block away.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KellyIrish414
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Great place to get out of the sun or rain for a bit and sit and read and have a coffee. A nice variety of quality gifts that aren't the same as all the other "junk shops"

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jamaica H
Reviewed April 3, 2019

The outside of the building is very ornate with interesting figures on the top. We didn't go in but it seemed to be a popular place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ILroadies
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

As far as coffee goes in san juan, this is going to be one of the more expensive places to get it. They have a nice sit down area and an attached store where you can browse local artists work. Its probably a place to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

If you LOVE poetry or literature, this shop is the place to stop if you're strolling through the streets of Old San Juan.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed March 6, 2019

The best coffee and veggie snacks, i absolutely adored the bean salad. A must for walking around Old San Juan. Delightful poetry shop next door and the poetry nights are so captivating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carm_rivers
Reviewed February 26, 2019

I had read the reviews and wanted to find the shop on my short trip to San Juan - what a delightful surprise to walk around the corner and see my hoped-for spot! It was all I'd wanted ... local artists, charming art, and welcoming...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank polorigger
Reviewed February 24, 2019

I love this spot and got a chance to go for some poetry on a Tuesday. I am not sure how often this happens but it was a great experience. People that signed up to read shared in spanish and english, someone even shared a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 5, 2017|
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Response from I7812ZProbertm | Reviewed this property |
yes in the old city not far from the port, across from the plaza de armus
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Treeluv
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Response from T R | Reviewed this property |
It's open to anyone. We came in from the rain. However, seating is limited.
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