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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

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Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-7145
7:00 am - 8:00 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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Stockholm County, Sweden
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic coffeplace with lovely coffe, tasty spongecake and serviceminded staff. Very nice and cosy

Thank LisaSalomonsson
Fort Myers, Florida
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to specialty coffee shops all my life. Coffee here might be good, but I waited 30 minutes for a cup. We were ignored, and just stood waiting. If you think this is such a great place I'd rather go someplace else. 1barista for a packed place. With these prices, and lack of concern for people's time, I'll never... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read good reviews for this place and we weren't disappointed. We didn't eat, but each had a variation of coffee. I had a frozen mocha which was really good. There was a neat little patio off the back of main store. The bathroom doesn't lock from the inside, so take a friend. They were giving some type of... More 

Thank Jen M
Chelsea, Michigan
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here twice during my stay in OSJ, and both times it was enjoyable. Really good coffee -- both hot and iced -- and an atmosphere to match. Nice location and helpful people, too.

Thank psa2
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to grab a coffee before we walked around Old San Juan. Cool little coffee joint. Though we didn't eat, we all enjoyed a specialty coffee. Really enjoyed. The prices were surprisingly reasonable also and the service was on point.

Thank Richardmhe
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

There are a few Cuatro Sombras shops offering light meals and great coffee. I was told the Cuatro Sombras coffee has been locally grown for generations, so I preferred to support local than to go to a Starbucks. Good ambience. Good service. Good food. Great coffee (Puerto Rican coffee is among the best in the world). I had a panini,... More 

Thank George C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This quaint and charming place offers great coffee and sandwiches. Excellent puertorrican coffee is served here for many hours a day, one of my favorite details is that they open early and stay open until late afternoon. A definite plus in my espresso fulled world

Thank Franco R
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Cafe to get some work donned and enjoy a good Cafe Latte. The coffee was good and the food (breakfast ) ok. But the service is a bit slow. Yet it's worth a visit if you are in Old San Juan

Thank EduardoCruzAlonso
West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while shopping in Old San Juan. The cafe is super quaint. The staff is very knowledgeable of their coffee--it is actually their own bean they grow, roast, brew and sell. The coffee is delicious! You can only buy their coffee on their shop or online. The coffee was so delicious that I bought two bags to bring home.

Thank Tlcarnp
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I took a home brewing class there by the owner Pablo and his assistant, and came out as a zealous converts for PR coffee! Since my parents couldn't attend, I was the only student that morning, but it didn't deter my immensely knowledgeable sensei to continue his well-prepared class. If you are even remotely interested in improving your enjoyment of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $15
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?