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Cafe Kahawa

300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
+506 2740 1081
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“trout” (39 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst birding the area we stopped here for lunch . The title Cafe undersells it . It is a restaurant by the river . I had a freshly made cheese tortilla and fresh blackberry juice whilst watching hummingbirds just a few metres away . Staff...More

Thank billpam56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is wonderful! Great little cafe with wonderfully delicious lunch! Highly recommend. Also, lovely little fun playground across a little bridge. Beautiful.

Thank britt824
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Stopped here several times whilst we were out for walks. Great place for a coffee, juice and/or sandwich. Enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a coffee watching the rain. On the morning of our Quetzal outing there was a male and female sitting up in...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is almost at the end of the road and what a find, we had lunch here two days running. The trout is really special and comes from the ponds at the Trogon Lodge about 2km away. The black bean soup is really delicious...More

Thank HShols
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Probably Cafe is not the right category for this excellent restaurant. Amazing service and food for the right price. Try the Trout with coconut sauce, the deep fried trout basket and Casado. Probably the best place around by the river and surrounded by nature, wild...More

Thank leam69
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the cafe for lunch on our first day in San Gerado de Dota. It was recommended in our Rough Guide and we decided to give it a try. It's very nicely located next to the river with an open deck or covered...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Went on a family ride and found this nice place ! Great place to enjoy some fish or sandwich while you hear the river flow !

Thank edovega
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The salmon dip entree is a must! The restaurant serves a wonderful meal, so savory and delicious! We saw a Quetzal, we enjoyed the river and the play ground. The food is delicious and so much! Notice how i keep saying delicious??!!! Well there is...More

Thank Ileana M
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We found this place whilst searching for the Quetzal bird and they had one in the garden. So pleased to have discovered this cafe, really good food, good prices, charming staff and beautiful setting next to the river. Far better than the hotel we were...More

Thank Georgiabaxter
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Cafe Kahawa is a wonderful, relaxing, delicious and beautiful place to eat and linger in San Gerardo. We ate here twice as our first experience was so pleasant. Lovely that they post the menu in the street so passers-by can view it and help decide....More

Thank CapnDave8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
  • Phone Number: +506 2740 1081
  • E-mail
Cafe Kahawa is located in San Gerardo de Dota, at approximately 2 1/2 hours from San Jose, 09 kilometers off the main road, and on the road side in San Gerardo. The restaurant, opens for breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee. Dinner might be arranged if reserved in advance. Regular schedule is from 8 am to 5:45 pm. The specialty at Cafe Kahawa is fresh trout, served in many different ways from appetizers, salads, pasta, and sandwiches. Try out our Smoked trout dip, it is really good! THere are also options for those who don't like trout, including chicken, and Costa Rican specialty of bean soup. We now accept credit card payments!
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