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The Bakery

50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0560
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“breakfast” (283 reviews)
“pastries” (136 reviews)
“bread” (76 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French, American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 978 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so popular, it is insane. I went in this morning (3rd time this week!) and it was a zoo... yet I was happy enough to stand in line to acquire an almond croissant which was as expensive as it was delicious. My...More

Thank Free2BeAli
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are stoked you have an entertainment budget that includes an almond croissant allowance! We hope it is well worth your spend! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly one of the best cafe's (if not the best) in Santa Elena - and our family ranks it as one of the best ever, anywhere. Great service, food, coffee, croissants, etc. Not to be missed!

Thank Matthew M
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, we can't but to stay humble to your extremely kind words! We are so happy you and your family have enjoyed your visits to our place!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place with young environment and soo tasty food! Really nice to sit and see all the bakery. Enjoy

Thank Nitzan T
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Nitzan! We hope you got to enjoy both our ac inside as well as our outside garden patio!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been staying in Santa Teresa for the past fifteen days...and each day, without fail, I pop into The Bakery for a smoothie, or a glass of wine...they chill their red wine which is wonderful for the heat and humidity of the outside atmosphere...More

Thank Jane W
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow what a review, you really tried our wide range of dishes! Thank you so much for all the kind words and welcome back any time!

Reviewed September 10, 2017

The food here is great. So fresh and many healthy options. The qiunoa salad was to die for. The crispy avocado tacos are very good too. The atmosphere is super nice and laid back.

Thank louiseaberg
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

We are always glad to hear we've had a satisfied customer. While we are a bakery with lots of naughty treats we always want to offer healthy and delicious options as well.

Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Good coffee and baked goods. Way too crowded in the high season. A bit pricey compared to local Sodas and other panaderias.

Thank Justin T
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I hope the good coffee makes up for the high season crowds! If not you can always buy our coffee beans to enjoy at home!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

A group of 7 gathered under the arbor al fresco to enjoy this wonderful eatery. Freshand ever so tasty food, wonderful service. Given our 'advancing ages', the waitstaff kindly turned down the music so we could converse and hear one another. Next time in Mal...More

Thank Tara Balfe C
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant and we do hope you come back on your next visit!

Reviewed August 31, 2017

The staff is really cute and friendly, especially felicitas. It is always a pleausure to go there. If you like pizza you have to go there for the monday madness (all you can eat pizza). The banana cake was really delicicous but unfortunately it was...More

Thank Fabio J
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and I have passed it on to Felicitas too! Monday madness is indeed a good choice. All you can eat 6-8pm on Mondays!

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Good food & dessert but very small portions for what you pay. The girls serving did not give me positive energy, they seem unconcerned with the quality of service.

Thank har s
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

I'm very sorry to hear you didn't get a good vibe from our waitresses, I will pass on the comments to our restaurant managers. Otherwise we are glad you enjoyed our food and desserts!

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! The food was delicious, the staff spoke English so easy to communicate, the drinks were great too. They had wonderful cold espresso concoctions and icy fruit drinks and their lattes were so good! Highly recommend!!!

Thank lleger74
Katrin S, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant! If you liked our coffe we sell the Costa Rican roasted beans in the restaurant that you can bring home!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0560
Description
The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, pastries, coffee and refreshing drinks! We are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time in between. Fusion cuisine with fresh daily products and original flavours.
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