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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very special place in Pana to have a coffee or to take some bags of it home as a souvenir or simply to enjoy it later. They have a variety of different types of coffees, different roast and different price ranges. Really recommended

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2022 via mobile

We went to Crossroads Café after spending a rainy morning in Reserva Natural and it was the best choice. They were so welcoming and we had the best coffee ever (with a slice of heavenly good carrot cake). If you‘re in Panajachel you just have...to pay them a visit!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

On our entire week long trip to Guatemala, the time we spent at Crossroads cafe was hands down the best experience we had. The coffee is amazing, and the hospitality of both Byron and Jackie were incredible. We got to learn so much about the...coffee roasting process and the history of the cafe. It may not look like much at first glance, but this is definitely a must-see destination.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

This was a great place to come in for a quick coffee and desserts. It does cater more to visitors from outside of Guatemala so if you are looking for something more familiar than this might be more your speed. The owner is very friendly...and welcoming. Please be aware that they do not accept credit cards so make sure you have plenty of quetzales on hand to pay for your bill.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

We visited the Crossroads café with high expectations and were not let down. The coffee was incredible as was the carrot cake. Byron also showed us the roasting room and invited us to come back at 9am the following day to see him actually roasting...the batches of coffee, we came back and he even let us have a go at doing it ourselves, explaining all of the important details and patiently putting up with our broken Spanish. Thanks for the experience - would love to come back again!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

Now run by Byron (the original owner has moved to South Africa, where his wife was born), this cafe is a delightful stop to make, and if you’re a Geocacher, the only place in town to find one and get your Guatemala souvenir. We enjoyed...the coffee very much and the carrot cake was AMAZING!!! Bring your own container so you can take a piece with you! Byron gave us a little tour and told us about hoe he makes the coffee, and gets his Amazing Grace beans. He also showed us his awards signed by former US President Obama. Our group also bought T shirts and hats. The stop was one of the highlights of our trip !More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Horrible experience! Had high hopes after all the amazing reviews online about the cafe. I arrived, disgusting and rude waitress who basically ignored me. Coffee was burnt and not prepared well. I wouldn’t go back or recommend this place to anyone. If you want great...coffee, so many other places in Pana and around the lake.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

Very fun little cafe with cool decor and clearly a bit of history at this location. Staff is very knowledgeable about where the beans are from and their roast level and showed us the variations they had available and were extremely pleasant and friendly. See...if you can find the roaster!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

Great coffee and such a friendly place! Both the barista and the master roaster, Byron, went above and beyond and were generous with their time, making us feel like such honored guests!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2021 via mobile

Amazing coffeeshop in the heart of Pana. I recommend any of their house brews and some of their pastries. All their coffee is roasted on site and is super fresh.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 23, 2021 via mobile

Love this coffee shop. Very friendly owners. The new owners Bryan and Jackie are awesome. The tiramisu is outstanding. We come here every time we visit Panajachel

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

Is there a heaven or will I go? I don't know. But, I've been to Crossroads. Having Mike pour a cup of Amazing Grace and serve you a slice of his wife's blueberry pie while listening to one of his stories is heaven to me....Here, I am content as Forrest Gump waiting on a bench for a bus. Here, there are no worries. Only life's reminisces and parables. The real like Cheers - and everybody's Norm. If you don't like Mike, then you probably don't like anyone. if you've had better coffee than this, then consider yourself blessed. Is there better coffee than here? Perhaps, but I haven't found it. Still, I can't imagine a favorite cup of coffee that isn't poured by Mike. This place alone makes the flight to Guatemala worth it. There's nowhere else quite like it. It's a gecko - the only of its kind. You'll go home and realize Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks tastes like hot water. My life is better for being able to chat with Mike and drink his coffee on the occasions provided me. And I can't wait to come here once again. Mike and Crossroads makes life better and the world a better place. Here, we are all friends.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

Such an amazing place! It’s run by the original owner of 20 years, Mike. I also met Byron and his sister who are both Guatemalan and are taking over the helm. They are all very friendly & roast and serve the greatest coffee I’ve had...in Guatemala & I’ve been looking. It is off of the main road but super easy to find.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

We came to Crossroads Cafe because of the great things we read about the coffee (which was amazing!), but we were surprised by the delicious tiramisu... never tasted anything like it! According to Mike, the owner, it’s made fresh by his wife, and it absolutely...tastes it. We’ll come back every time we’re in Pana... well worth the short walk or tuk tuk ride from the dock.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2020

This is a great little coffee spot where the excellent brew is only made better by the charismatic Mike, who if you're nice to him will show you the secret room where the coffee roasting happens and explain to you the different local coffee farmers...he works with.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Crossroads Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5