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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
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Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect sunny side up eggs with lightly toasted mini banquettes for two of us and awesome banana pancakes for the third. Coffee was fine. We ate outside and had the pleasure of watching a small iguana sunbathing There is a special craft and arts shop within this cafe with high quality products, All in all a great way to star... More 

Thank Sue W
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Specialty Coffee was just that with hazelnut liquor. Eggs were prepared perfectly sunny side up. Service friendly... even got a biology lesson about our iguana visitor

Thank Roger J
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast, fresh juices, and love the Congo Coffee (with cinnamon- you gotta try it!)

Thank Monica B
Moose Jaw, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has selection of pastries and local dishes,(chicken and rice, omelettes,cinamon buns,coffee etc).Good place to have a light breakfast

Thank frannie1155040
Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We ate lunch here on our first day as we weren't able to check in to our condo. The food was excellent, and service was quick. One of our party was pleasantly surprised to be able to get a gluten free meal. The breads were delicious, and prices reasonable.

Thank Donnahawker
Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant/souvenir store because it was recommended. I have to give it 2 thumbs up for a beautiful outdoor patio with gorgeous landscaping and comfortable places to sit and relax while eating lunch. We really enjoyed our cafe latte and coffee con leche...coming from Seattle we love our coffee served latte style..this coffee came very close! We... More 

Thank 872Cathy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast here on a recommendation from a guy we met on the beach. One word! Delicious! We both ordered the typical TiVo breakfast, which consisted on Gallo pinto, creamy delicious scrambled brown eggs, fresh local cheese, and plantains. For a beverage we ordered the tropical shake! All just scrumptious! Definitely find this place and give it a try!... More 

Thank Jim B
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were in town last week and I had a party to attend so we stopped by to look and see what they had. I was totally outfitted with a dress (I bought 2 in different colors), shoes, a hat, and a bracelet. I LOVE this place. Whenever we are in town I have to stop by and see what... More 

Thank Roth/Lisa R
Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We both had the Congo typical breakfast and a tropical fruit shake and both were delicious! The scrambled eggs had such a silkiness about them made the so delicious. A great way to start your day! Perfecto!

Thank Chip M
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting your experience at TripAdvisor!! We hope to have you again some other time!! Pura Vida!!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We ate here twice while staying at Pacifico, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both meals were very good - love the fresh ingredients and the yummy coffee and iced tea! The cafe is clean, the staff very friendly and provide good service, the prices reasonable. As a bonus there is a lovely gift shop.

Thank GrnidgrlSeattle
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We are happy that you liked our food, our service, our concept!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience!! All the best!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $13
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1265
Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.

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