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The Bakery

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50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0560
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

Their breakfast and pastries are the best in the area. I ate breakfast there every single morning. We ate in their shade covered outdoor area and enjoyed some unique twists on traditional breakfast and lunch dishes. Their coffee is amazing, their shakes are delicious and the food is just perfect.

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Thank Ryan H
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Yes I ate here 4 times in less than 2 days! My motto is if you like it go back and have it again... And again... And again! Some of the best (and FINALLY) properly made coffees I've had in 3 months in Latin America, great breakfasts, sandwiches and to die for cheese cake! Friendly, lovely girls working in there... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2014

We discovered this place in the middle of our trip and then made 5 visits to this place in three days! The desserts are great (get the lava cake with ice cream) and they have a wide selection. The all-you-can-eat Monday pizza is great because they have a good selection of thin crust pizza. They also serve food at this... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2014

This shop was just across the street from where we stayed(and will again), and I loved getting up in the morning and grabbing a delicious pastry/croissant and coffee. Nicely designed, inside, and a comfortable seating area out.

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Thank RobOnMV
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

The bakery is a hub in santa teresa. Slightly modern and little more upscale than most places, but no doubt delicious. I had many fantastic meals here, ranging from healthy salads to hearty sandwiches to incredible pastries. The root salad was so good an unique, I have even copied the recipe at home. Check it out!

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Thank B N
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had breakfast here nearly every day. Try everything! Also, loved their smoothies and the all-you-can-eat pizza Mondays.

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Thank Jamie H
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2014

Absolutely LOVED the food at The Bakery. Not only was the service TOP NOTCH, the food was wonderful! We ate here several times the week we stayed in Mal Pais - and enjoyed pancakes, eggs, and pastries.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice place, clean and good service. On mondays they have a all you can eat pizza at nights for just 5000 colones.pizza are good. The desserts are also good.

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Thank Fernan R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ate here all except one day during our trip and we wish we had never gone anywhere else for breakfast!! We tried a lot of the deserts and pastries. ALL just AMAZING

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Thank Jacquelyn S
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent! Cappuccino to die for, amazing smoothies, outstanding salads. Oh yeah, the baked goods were wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, American, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?