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Balcon de Cafe

| 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
+506 2446 8592
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (12 reviews)
“breads” (11 reviews)
“schnitzel” (7 reviews)
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German, Cafe, European, International, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

We truly enjoyed our typical Tico brunch here, our last meal before leaving Costa Rica that afternoon. We were hosted by Fabio, who has a kind and professional manner and luminous personality. He looked after us and accommodated our specific requests with ease, then packed...More

Thank mcpb2017
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

On the road to Poas, this is an amazingly good cafe serving sandwiches, entrees and lots of desserts. The fish and schnitzel were excellent, as was the coffee. One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Took family and friends for a mid afternoon lunch, We had so many choices ,everyone tried something different. We were waited on and served in good time. Had a liesurly time and a nice visit with the owner, Very relaxed place,very clean ,Will go back...More

Thank gourdlady2014
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Pastries are German and decent, but I've never been real impressed by them. But they have daily specials which can be amazingly good. Like the curried marlin. Accompanied by a delicious mango salad and yucca fries, this was a great alternative to the typical fare...More

Thank aspen89
Reviewed January 28, 2017

It is right on the main road (route 3), with parking in the back. Very nice atmosphere. Good Tico breakfast. A very nice pastry selection. I would recommend it for breakfast or lunch.

Thank gwitham
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I recommend for a great experience in dining! Fabulous restaurant with exceptional dishes ! Had the especial and could not decide which was best rice ,entree , or salad?

Thank dkusske232
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Best food with some German influence mixed in with local cuisine. Great deserts also! Highly recommend the barbecue chicken or the schnitzel was extremely tasty!!

Thank luvcrtravel
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Another great place to eat. I have been with family for breakfast and lunch. So good went back when my family left for dinner by myself. Did not feel in the least bit uncomfortable. They also sell breads and desserts that are excellent. Someone told...More

Thank cvmcd0nald
Reviewed December 9, 2016

During our stay in Atenas, Costa Rica, we were fortunate to find a great place to eat and meet new people. Melani, the owner has the most welcoming smile I have ever seen and her homemade German food is outstanding. My two favorites are the...More

1  Thank peteandstef2016
Reviewed November 24, 2016

We spent an extended weekend in Atenas, and Balcon de Cafe was the top place recommended by the owner of our rental property. We stopped for lunch on our first day but the food was so lovely we kept going back each day after. Easily...More

1  Thank scottstgeorge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 350 Mts. Al Oeste de la Gasolinera de Coope Atenas, Atenas 4013, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 8592
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