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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Puerto Rican
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Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-7145
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a coffee lover, always have been, always will be. And there is nothing quite like a cup of coffee that has been cultivated in Puerto Rican soil, picked by Puerto Rican hands and prepared with love...this is the coffee "gold standard" by which all other coffees should be measured up to. Also, the history of how Cuatro Sombras... More 

Thank Coralilla
las vegas, nv
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about Cafe Cuatro on Tripadvisor and it was one of the first places we went we we arrived in Puerto Rico. Tried the white mocha and it was the smoothest tasting coffees I had ever had! the atmosphere was a fun upbeat sit and talk over coffee type place.. Prices were reasonable for what we had.. Loved the bird... More 

Thank k176
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for coffee expecting the standard paper cups, but instead we were greeted with a beautiful and tasty lattes and some amazing pastries. Prices were quite reasonable. Definitely recommend, especially if you're staying near the cruise port.

Thank Mike C
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous coffees. We both had cappuccinos and the smell and taste of the coffee was wonderful. The art on the cappuccino foam was another unexpected delight.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Great for a mid day coffe/snack. The place is cozzy and great for a coffe break. Date like, calm place, great to seat and talk after an afeternoon of walking Old San Juan.

Thank Angines M
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The smell hits you once you open the door. It's as if caramel and toasted almonds were made out of flowers. The staff is young hip and friendly and the coffee is out of this world. The owner was just starting the roasting process and I asked him if it was okay if I watched. The passion that this man... More 

Thank jayduck9
Germantown, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Best coffee I have ever had in my life! I love coffee and always seek out cafes when I travel. I went here on the Taste of San Juan Food tour in August of 2014 and had some of the best coffee of my life! It was smooth, rich and no trace of bitterness so I could taste the hints... More 

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186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We have been visiting for over five years, and they continue to serve great coffee. Cuatro Sombras is always part of our old San Juan visit. We recently visited for breakfast sandwiches for the first time. Tasty croissants, a good alternative for breakfast; and of course -great coffee.

Thank viatgesrjr
Toronto, Canada
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This was one of my favourite places in old SJ- the coffee is strong, robust and the perfect beverage to kick back after touring in the hot sun or to kick off your morning before exploring about. Service is fast, friendly and helpful. There's free wifi and plenty of snacks. I ordered iced coffee and toast with guava butter -... More 

Thank STho
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We came here since the owner provided a brief overview of coffee and about the history of their coffee farm. We learned so much about coffee and that specialty coffee that comes from the ripe bean, you can drink it black and taste how good the coffee is. If the coffee is bitter, then you are probably getting the green... More 

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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
$3 - $15
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-7145
Coffee Shop, Single Origin Coffee, Restauratnt

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