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Reviewed August 25, 2022 via mobile

Roots has good bread, yummy cakes, but the croissants are just bread, shaped like croissants. Way above normal Costa Rican prices, but normal for US. The French Bakery is better - sorry guys!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022

We visited Roots every single day (sometimes twice a day!) on our two week stay in Samara. The people are friendly and the service is excellent. Now for the best part....the coffee and food! Absolutely delicious....everything we had, and we had a lot, was top...notch. The empanadas, the croissant, the bread, the Gallo pinto, the waffles...I mean literally everything. Definitely pop in when you're there!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

Roots is our go-to place for coffee and sweets in Samara. The staff is friendly, whether one is a local, an expat, or a tourist. The prices could be a bit lower, but the atmosphere is relaxed and warm. The wifi is good. The bagels...(only available some mornings) are very pricey.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

This ended up being our favorite breakfast during our week in Samara. The staff was friendly and the food and juices were great. We also enjoyed seeing the local Pizote. The waffles and fruit was the kids fav, adults enjoyed the wrap and also Americana...breakfast.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

While the food service here looks excellent the location is terrible so I don't stay. This is the main intersection when you arrive at Samara and buses, cars and motorbikes fill the air with exhaust. I always take my purchase to go but I come...back for their baguette, chocolate croissant & passion fruit or apple strudel.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2022

Irresistible cinnamon rolls and a variety of pastries to choose from as well as amazing bread. Their coffees are the perfect accompaniment.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

We thought this was one of the better breakfast spots in town. Loved their omelette and gallo pinto. Their batidos are delicious and the pastries are so good, especially the croissant with passion fruit and the chocolate/banana croissant.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022

Great bakery, had their cinnamon roll every morning for breakfast. Every evening for desert they had great fruit pasteries or Tres Leche Cake. I think I gained a pound a day because of Roots!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

We ate here twice for breakfast. The kids ate waffles both times which they devoured! They also loved the fresh juices (hibiscus and ginger!) plus the baked goods (notably the cinnamon rolls.) The adults ate huevos rancheros and a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Everything was...excellent, the staff were lovely, and we were very happy.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

Stopped at this place for a quick afternoon snack. Their empanadas were very good! Also had their iced coffee which was descent enough.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022

While I haven't personally been to the café, I did email a request for a birthday cake to be made and delivered to my mom's hotel for her birthday. Jessica was amazing, helpful, and did whatever she could to ensure this surprise went off without...a hitch. The cake showed up on time at the hotel and was stunning. My mom was shocked and so happy. Thank you so much Jessica, I couldn't have done it without your help!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

The staff was clearly bored by our requests (not nice or helpful at all). We waited 50 minutes for under cooked waffles. Instead of coming to us and apologizing for the delay and explaining they had an issue, they ignored us for the 50 minutes....When the waffles arrived and we told them it wasn't properly cooked they said "sorry" didn't come to us to apologise again or anything any business man/woman would have done. Not what you expect in a place with so many good comments.. a real disappointment.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

Worst place we've been in during our two weeks in Costa Rica. We waited one hour for two waffles that weren't even baked when they arrived. In addition, staff wasn't nice at all, didn't even bother coming to apologize.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Let's just say that staying a 100 metres away from Roots was not great for our waistline. We went there every day for coffee and cinnamon buns - they also have a great breakfast and sandwiches. There is no other place to get croissants and...they do a pretty good job of those too. Their fresh fruit smoothies are also excellent. It is an excellent place to start your morning!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 22, 2021

We really enjoyed getting pastries and lunch from here. We loved the smoothies, cupcakes, gelato, sandwich, muffin and empanadas. Very yummy! Also appreciated the Covid measures they had.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Response from jessicarB6352WK | Property representative |
Hola, unfortunately pastries only on special orders. Meals we do have gluten free options.
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Yes, she has delicious gluten free options!
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Roots Bakery & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5