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About
Bread and Chocolate is a small, all natural, bakery and cafe on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. We offer a variety of freshly baked goods, hand-made chocolate truffles, and cakes, as well as breakfast and lunch.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place so much, that we ate here TWICE. Breakfast is deliciously made with natural ingredients. Gluten free options. And we also had to get the chocolate cake with peanut butter glaze to take back to our hotel! I recommend going here first...thing and last before you go home!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and shared a veggie sandwich and the mocha cheesecake with Oreo crust. So yummy. Coffee was also delicious.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

Been here a few times, always good, I recommend the Pavo sandwich and beet juice Open in the afternoons too

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

We had a breakfast and a dinner here. Both were excellent. The coconut banana pancakes are amazing. And the jerk chicken sandwich is delicious. And their desserts…to die for.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022

I so appreciated my morning visit to Bread and Chocolate. Their French press coffee was great, but the highlight were the 5 truffles. So delicious!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 25, 2021 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. I’ve tried the ginger lemonade all over Puerto Viejo and no one’s comes close to B&C. We ate here almost every breakfast. The bagel lox sandwich hands down the best I’ve ever tasted.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Loved this place. So popular there was a wait for breakfast. I ordered biscuits and gravy, a vegetarian option and it was really good. My coffee drink was fabulous as well. Only annoyance was the pushing of hand washing and wearing a mask to pay....Would go here again for sure.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021 via mobile

Bread & Chocolate is hands down the best Breakfast/Brunch spot in Puerto Viejo! My boyfriend and I have visited here the last 4 mornings in a row because we just cannot get enough! Sure, there are other offerings around town but nothing quite hits the...spot like B & C. Super friendly staff, wifi and delicious food! The Banana Coconut Pancakes are truly delightful as is the Fried Egg Sandwich (get it on the Everything Bagel!). Love the Iced Soy Cappuccino as well!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Small place ... I have to say not all tables are so comfortable. But as is an open place, i think is compensated. Very good options in the menu. My wife and I ordered the bagel with cheese and egg ... delicious. Also fresh and...tasty fruits portions and most important, very good coffee. Kind and faster service. Totally recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

Delicious breakfast! Great service and nice place! Fair prices. Anytime again. We went there two times a day because it was awesome

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

I have visited this place quite a few times and I have to say the food is always delicious. The consistency of the food they deliver is the best in the area. You order something and it takes the same every time, just delicious. I...also have to mention that the staff is just great. In particular, Shyanne and Louis, are always super polite and happy to have a conversation and it makes you want to come back to this place. As mentioned the consistent quality of the food is a big win here and the kitchen staff is clearly doing a great job.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

The best gazpacho cold soup I’ve had in my life! Accompanied by delish koi’s fresh bread on the side. Followed by two incredibly rich desserts. Vegan chocolate cake was moist and the mocha cheesecake was to die for! Highly recommend for any dessert/cake lovers!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

We were told by a local to make sure that we visited Bread & Chocolate and boy are we glad we did! The breakfast and lunch menu looked amazing, but we were there for one reason...chocolate. We had the chocolate and peanut butter sandwich and...a mocha cheesecake. We are so happy that we took the time to find this little place and enjoy their delicious desserts.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

This place is so amazing the service was phenomenal. The staff are all very friendly people. They have no problem answering any questions that was asked. I asked if the bacon and eggs were cooked in the same pan and the waitress replied no and...she made sure they weren’t just in case. The food was incredible and very fresh. They cook everything in a healthy way so you don’t get the oily feeling sometimes food has. Their coffee was dark and strong but very flavorful. Plus they have wifi which is strong and it’s great if you need to get some work done. Also this place is very sanitary, they asked my family and I to wash our hands. هذا المكان مذهل للغاية كانت الخدمة رائعة. جميع الموظفين ودودون للغاية. ليس لديهم مشكلة في الإجابة على أي أسئلة تم طرحها. سألت ما إذا كان لحم الخنزير المقدد والبيض قد تم طهيه في نفس المقلاة وأجابت النادلة بالنفي وتأكدت من عدم طهيها في حالة. كان الطعام لا يصدق وطازج جدا. إنهم يطبخون كل شيء بطريقة صحية حتى لا تشعر بالزيت في بعض الأحيان. كانت قهوتهم مظلمة وقوية ولكنها لذيذة للغاية. بالإضافة إلى أن لديهم شبكة wifi قوية وهي رائعة إذا كنت بحاجة إلى إنجاز بعض الأعمال. كما أن هذا المكان صحي للغاية ، وطلبوا مني وأنا من عائلتي غسل أيدينا.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 23, 2021

Really great breakfast foods - oatmeal pancakes, waffles with homemade jam, French toast! Cocoa cold brew was BOMB! highly suggest for breakfast, didn’t try any lunch options. Staff was friendly but not overly friendly as they were pretty busy. Would be great if they could...expand their homemade breads/items to some that are gluten free and offer more dairy free milk options. Would go back for sure!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Theneedleys
November 16, 2015|
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Hi, I can try to help you as much as possible on this question. We try to make as much as possible here in the restaurant so if you were here we would be able to let you know what ingredients are in each item so that you... More
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SanDiegoChefjeff
October 19, 2015|
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Response from Tom F | Property representative |
Hi Jeff, Yes we do make birthday cakes. We can do any of our regular selection of chocolate cakes or if you have a special request you can let me know and I'll try to accommodate you. You can see some of our different... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bread & Chocolate

Yes, Bread & Chocolate offers takeout services.

Yes, Bread & Chocolate is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bread & Chocolate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5