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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

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Recinto Sur #259, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-7145
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Leeann B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jez777
Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can tell that Sombaras owner knows a lot about coffee. He select the right mix of the beans, roast them to the right level, and then serve you smooth, rich smell cup of coffee.

Thank SNevet
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to stop and have a cup coffee! Nice people, coffee is fresh and they also have food options if you are looking for a quick bite to eat!

Thank Hiram M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to enjoy some local coffee. The atmosphere is very coffee house and pretty. The drinks were the best and so pretty. The baristas are very good at what they do. The art in the froth was outstanding. The price was reasonable too. We saw that they have sandwiches too, but we did not eat there (price looked... More 

Thank eagle_gsu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent sevice, short wait time, best coffee in San Juan by far. Breakfast croissants were amazingly delicious. Small/medium Breakfast for 2 people with coffee is about $20.. but we'll worth it.. I found this coffee spot on my last day in San Juan and it is definitely the best one on the list..

Thank David A

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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
Cafe, Puerto Rican
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?