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Cafe Cola'o

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Cafe, Puerto Rican
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Pier 2, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stopped by this lovely little spot for an espresso and it was perfect. Don't go to Starbucks, this is much, much better and you can sit outside and get a view of the water.

Thank PPPMaryland
Apple Valley, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance of the cafe is lovely. It's quaint with fresh flowers at each table. Prices are low. Best coffee I have ever tasted. Smooth espresso flavor. I highly recommend the macchiato.

Thank teabee34
Long Island, NY
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly amazing coffee amidst the cruise ship pier stores. The sweetness of the espresso's crema tells you these folks know how to craft a top quality beverage and truly take pride in their coffee. I haven't eaten any of their pasties, but the coffee is tops. We go every day of our visit each year we come to PR.

Thank toofhairy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

One of the best coffe I ever had. And the owner is too much, if you need a perfect coffe it is the place, great service and delicious pastries, only problem " No parking"

Thank Marleen E
Madison, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Best iced coffee ever! We went multiple times. The staff was friendly and such a cute little place!!

Thank Tanya W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Maybe the best coffee I have ever had...and I've had coffee all over the world. Wish I was able to visit more than once. It was incredibly smooth and delicious. Got a croissant sandwich which was excellent too! Cute little place by the water.

Thank Melanie S
Overland Park, Kansas
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite cup of coffee in OSJ. We tried all the coffee shops listed in an article. Also good baked goods. The shop is along the pier in a newer strip mall so it was a surprise find.

Thank Dianne r
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Very busy place in the morning! Great cuppacino and the pasteries are awesome! We had the long, flaky pastry with cream cheese inside. We hope to visit San Juan again sometime and we will return here! Excellent staff, excellent food!

Thank Sue A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Sheraton the breakfast is $20/person. We were able to go here for a much more reasonably priced breakfast with great coffee and tasty sandwiches (extremely close to Sheraton, too!). Will likely go back to get some coffee to bring home to family members.

1 Thank JustamereJoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The Best Coffee in Old San Juan! The "Baristas " made the coffee so good in a perfect temperature! The right way to start a day, with a spectacular bay view!

Thank Ramon T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cafe, Puerto Rican
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 2, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-4139

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?