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Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8501 5624
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cake” (9 reviews)
“empanadas” (15 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
Closed
9:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Fast Food, Canadian, Soups, Delicatessen, Cafe
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LOCATION
West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed August 13, 2017

wow - fresh fresh fresh and delicious bread....I ordered it for a group meal and everyone raved. And then I had the bread pudding cake.....worth every single calorie - YUM

Thank susanwojcik60
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks for the rave review We appreciate it! The Princesas

Reviewed July 29, 2017

We stopped here multiple times. Run by a very nice Canadian Ex pat, the empanadas, bakery items, pizza and ice cream are fantastic. Her prices are really competitive as a great deal of her clientele are locals. Highly recommend

Thank DavidLewis2015
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed June 19, 2017

I believe this place is now for sale. They never have a very good selection. shelves are basically empty. No expresso. They act like they don't care to be there serving you.More

Thank Pate007
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Well...Sorry for your experience. Yes the business is for sale but so is everything else in Costa Rica! As for not having a good selection...it is low season, we do not carry a lot of anything so as not to have a lot of waste....More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

We really were hoping to get fresh bread and 25 meters from the Pali market we found this little gem. Super fresh and very tasty bread !!!

Thank Laurie S
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thanks for the great review! Happy you enjoyed the bread, you must stop by again to try some of our other treats including Cinnamon or Apple Rolls, Empanadas, Banana Bread and Awesome Chocolate chip Cookies to name a few! We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed May 19, 2017

I was making shrimp scampi and decided to do garlic bread...the French bread loaf was absolutely fantastic and did the trick!

Thank Kristina P
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad the baguette worked for you! Try our cheese bread sometime it is amazing! Regards The Princesas

Reviewed April 14, 2017

We came here because we heard we could get the homemade popsicles here. It was late and the owner was just closing but welcomed us in. We got two pricey popsicles and a loaf of chocolate/zucchini bread. The bread was delicious. We took it home...More

Thank Alison B
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the Chocolate Zuchinni bread! Yes the Artisan Pura Paletas are not cheap but they are delicious!!!!! They are ₡1700 each The Princesas

Reviewed February 28, 2017

Vegetarian empanadas were excellent. They also had meat ones I mett the owner and she was very friendly. I really should have bought the chocolate zucchini cake. It smelled amazing.

Thank just1backpack
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Thanks for the great review! Yes we sell a lot of Vegetarian Empanadas as well as meat ones! You definitely should have tried the Chocolate Zucchini Bread it is to die for! Regards The Princesas

Reviewed February 7, 2017

We had frequented this bakery on our previous visit to Samara. They make incredible bread and their ice cream is wonderful.

Thank vrkarosel
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2017

Thanks for the review We appreciate it The Princesas

Reviewed January 20, 2017

Really cute place and great selection available! We tried a coconut cake & it was super fresh! I highly recommend while in Samara!

Thank Sarah U
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2017

Thank you for the nice review! The Princesas

Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

During our 2 week stay we visited the bakery all but 3 days. The fresh baguette, sweet great and cinnamon buns were worth the 15 min walk each way, our kids have asked everyday for more of the wonderful goodies. Excellent prices and hours.

Thank Wubbelina
Joannie P, Owner at Panaderia & Heladeria Princesa Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are always glad to see people return and enjoy our goodies The Princesas

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Average prices
$6
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West of Banco Nacional 65, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 8501 5624
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Description
Canadian owned bakery with daily soup, sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and personal pizza. Ice cream, cakes for all occasions. Alfajores, empanadas, Freshly ground coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, ice coffee, milkshakes & fruit smoothies. Cinnamon, Apple or Dulce de Leche Rolls Vegetarian options
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