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Zwart Cafe

South American, Costa Rican
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Highway 160 north of Frank's Place, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located in Santa Teresa that little cafe is a great pla to get some lunch. We were a group of four and had all different smoothies and we could not decide which one tasted the best as all were soooo good! We never tried the other lunches but they also looked amaxing. The cafe a,so offers and art gallery with... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Stopped for the art and stayed for the lemonade! Little of everything here. A working art studio/gallery, café, and used bookstore are all onsite. My girlfriend and I each partook of a different craft lemonade and argued over whose was better. We also split a BLT on local artisanal bread that I highly recommend. I'm told free wifi is available.... More 

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Thank Brian B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went their on Saturday - and order some type of fish dish. I say some type of fish because it was more like a rubber chicken. Now the smoothies are great! Would recommend Zwarf for this reason only.

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Thank Teresa n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy this all white cafe with gallery and good food. I've visited here multiple times and go back every time. Recomments to chiapuddings and to french toast..it's huge :)

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I absolutely love this place. The owner Margriet is a sweet heart and all of her employees are very kind. The place is full of one of a kind art work for purchase or your viewing pleasure. They make a mean vanilla cappuccino and some tasty sandwiches. Also, if your looking for some reading material she has a entire wall... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I had lunch here on our way to the beach. Very cool atmosphere--everything is white, except for the vibrant art that adorns the walls. Great natural light, lots of books to read, coffee, food, and WIFI! We ordered a burrito (with extra cilantro as suggested by the owner) and the tuna sandwich--both were delicious. A great spot... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stopped in here as were were heading back from playa hermosa and very hungry. Stopped in because there were lots of people so we thought it was due to the good food. We both had chicken burrito's. Probably the worst ive ever had more rice than burrito and 3 shreds of chicken. They do fresh juice however which i love,... More 

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Thank Bonimay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The food & coffee are great, the WiFi works wonderfully, and it has a relaxing and artsy atmosphere. Lots of beautiful art on the walls and many books to read, you can sit here for hours (and sometimes I did)! The service was slow but there is one woman who is amazingly friendly and nice (chef?); and one waitress who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
South American, Costa Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 160 north of Frank's Place, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?