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Kay's Gringo Postres

Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't go to Kay's for a very long time but thought I'd try it again when under new ownership. The food was SO good, I returned the next day for another delicious meal and savored every tasteful bite. I live in Atenas, am out...More

Thank DianePetrie
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

My first typical breakfast in Costa Rica... coffee is great and pinto gallos and bacon are great too

Thank Mike B
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The new management has returned the restaurant to the way it was when Kay and Tom owned it! It feels like home again! The food is amazing! All the polish dishes are wonderful. You must go back and give them a try. Service is as...More

Thank Augusto A
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our brief coffee and pie stop. Looks like a cute place for expats and others. Lots of books. Coffee was good.

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed May 19, 2017

I had THE best Chicken Caesar Salad in the Central Valley!! Homemade Pierogies are made every couple of weeks, all types of good food at a good price.

Thank apartain
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place with lots of English spoken here. Delicious chocolate cake and great local coffee. We started in this town and drive back through to go to another area.

Thank Funyfyrman
Reviewed May 18, 2017

The food and service is back to what we remembered from when Kay & Tom ran the place. We enjoyed the food and friendly atmosphere and will DEFINITELY be back!

Thank JMcCarthy0319
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Go in for the warm and friendly atmosphere, but also enjoy the best Schnitzel or Pierogies in town. Ania and Tom, the new owners, have transformed the menu and it is all wonderful. Mercedes and Katie, the long time staff of Kay's Gringo Posters are...More

Thank citizenMcDermott
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Tom & Ania are a breath of fresh air to the Atenas restaurant scene. Excellent quality food that is different & delicious as well as some of our traditional favorites. We always enjoy our meals there

Thank Peggystewart
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I enjoyed lunch with friends on a few occasions, and have not been disappointed. Portions are generous, prepared as you ask, and prices are reasonable, always with a smile. The varied menu is supplemented with daily specials, and there's always delicious freshly baked cakes, pies,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oeste de Cruz Roja, Guisaro 60 M, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
Kay's Gringo Postres roughly translated means Kay's NorthAmerican Sweets. Kay and her husband, Tom, from South Dakota, started out as a tiny pastry and coffee shop and grew into the only place in Atenas and for miles around that serves real American soul food - heavenly cheeseburgers and crispy fries, several types of grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's, amazing breakfasts as well as an all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet. The cakes, cookies and pie are homemade and defy description.It's a gathering place for locals as well as expatriates, They also maintain a lending library with English, German, French and Spanish books.
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