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$2 - $5
Healthy, Cafe, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Breakfast Spot In Town!
1. The Breakfast Spot In Town!
"Nice quiet spot along the river and fun atmosphere"
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2. Super Friendly Staff
2. Super Friendly Staff
"The staff was very friendly and helpful."
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3. Off The Beach Hangout
3. Off The Beach Hangout
"We love coming here for a fresh drink and some good sweet treats!"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to get a coffee and juice. Both were great. I sat out back to watch the river go by while I enjoyed my beverages.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed March 2, 2021

We stayed in nearby Hatillo for three weeks and ate at Cafe Mono Congo 4 times. It has an excellent breakfast and we also enjoyed picking up pastries and coffee there on our way to various adventures. Super friendly service and good healthy delicious food....Plenty of options for me, a vegetarian, and 12 year old daughter, a picky-eater vegetarian. The breakfast burrito and banana bread were my favorites.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Mono Congo is a great place to eat amazing food or grab a coffee. The owners are fantastic. The staff is kind and thorough. The food is top notch with veggie options galore. Check it out! They also bake amazing bread you can grab from...mama toucans next door.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

We went yesterday and enjoyed it so much we are going again today! I had the vegan burger, banana bread for dessert and a smoothie. All of which were great, especially the food. My wife had a falafel bowl and some local beer and enjoyed...it too. The atmosphere was very relaxed (although we did arrived 30 minutes before they close, which is at 3pm Monday - Friday, not 5pm like Trip Advisor says) and the staff were really friendly. One of the managers chatted to us before we left and told us a little about how things have been going recently in Costa Rica. Also, the prices are very reasonable! If you’re vegan/vegetarian and want something that isn’t casada or pasta with veg then definitely come here. Best food I’ve had in 12 days in Costa Rica!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

Cute cafe where you order at the counter then they bring you your food. The cafe sits on the river and most tables have a great view of it, with even some swings looking out to the river. It is quite picturesque. The portions were...OK for the price paid and the food good, not great. The smoothies were good and it is a good healthy option in an area that does not have a lot of places to choose from.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

Great place for breakfast/lunch, the banana bread is a must!! We stopped before rafting with Costa Rica Explorer (a definite MUST as well!)

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 22, 2021

Stayed in Dominical for 4 days and came here every day for the cold-pressed green juice. Also, the food is really delicious and wholesome, tried a few salads, and my friends were raving about the breakfast burritos.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 1, 2021

I came to CR just for this cafe and then booked everything else around it!! Good clean healthy food!! Thank you for giving me a reason to visit CR

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 13, 2021

We made a stop at Cafe Mono Congo at least once a day for smoothies, croissants, wraps, brownies, etc... They are super friendly and organized!

Date of visit: May 2021
Jo B, Owner at Cafe Mono Congo, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for your amazing review, hope to see you back soon

Reviewed May 5, 2021

We ate here twice, the food on the menu was very healthy. The staff we’re very nice and the food was really delicious.

Date of visit: May 2021
Jo B, Marketing at Cafe Mono Congo, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2021

Thanks so much Jaynek for the review! We appreciate the support. Thanks so much for the repeat visit. We'll pass your kind words on to the team. Pura vida

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Yes, Cafe Mono Congo offers takeout services.

Cafe Mono Congo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5