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Kay's Postres, Cafe & Restaurante


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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Central American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
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Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast during a few days in Atenas and were very pleased. While looking at the menu I saw that they had a selection of Polish foods so I knew we would be back. I’ve been on a quest to find pierogies...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

I was searching for a healthy choice in Atenas and I have a very nice surprise when a ask for the chef salad !!! It was awesome very fresh and nice portion too.. The owner approaches me and I explain the Polish dishes .. (...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank eljce
Reviewed July 20, 2019

We ate here (2) times on our recent trip to Costa Rica. The food was excellent - but the pies - incredible coconut cream. Must eat the pies. Get them to go if your are too full.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

I would highly recommend Kay’s for breakfast, great choice, very helpful staff and very good food. It is the Gringo restaurant of Atenas, so if you have the need to speak English this is a good choice.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Very friendly little place where everybody knows everybody. If you’re new, they have no qualms finding out who you are. It’s been a while so I don’t remember what all they had as far as food. Some Polish, some Costa Rica. I had the pierogies...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

A must see! Enjoy the amazing food in good company. You are guaranteed to make new friends and feel welcome. Great atmosphere and to top it all, there is a free lending library. Kay's is your home away from home. I don't recommend leaving Costa...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bestlifeeverlived
Reviewed March 4, 2019

got the fish and chips on friday and people enjoy this and make it often for the dish I will return for the fish and chips

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dkusske232
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Ania greeted us warmly for a late lunch and patiently explained the menu. She also made time for us to share thoughts about the community which was very helpful.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CarlF1157
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The new owner Ania is absolutely lovely and goes out of her way to make you feel at home. My boyfriend and I visited 3 times during our 3 week stay in Costa Rica because the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

I visited Atenas with my girlfriend on our now third trip here and we’re told about a Polish Cafe/Restaurant near by. Being Polish I had to try it out. My girlfriend Allison and I popped in one afternoon and met Ania the owner who is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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