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Cafe de las Sonrisas

Calle Real Xalteva | Iglesia de la Merced, media cuadra al Este, Centro Social Tio Antonio, Granada 43000, Nicaragua
+505 8559 8315
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Calle Real Xalteva | Iglesia de la Merced, media cuadra al Este, Centro Social Tio Antonio, Granada 43000, Nicaragua
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

In Nicaragua, about one person in ten has a disability. But around 99% of the disabled are unemployed. While Nicaragual law requires companies to employ two people with disabilities for every 50 employees, many businesses don't. The cafe, now five years old, is a project...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Café de las Sonrisas is staffed by deaf people, so all the communicating is done through sign language. There are signs on the walls and on the tables to help you with the basics, and even then, if all you do is smile and point...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I visited upon a recommendation of a work colleague, who visits Granada annually. Love supporting a restaurant employing and supporting the hearing impaired. Had coffee and purchased some items as gifts at the attached shop. We learned a little sign language and got lots of...More

Thank Jade618
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We came here for lunch after reading about this special place on Trip Advisor. This place allows deaf people to earn a living which is great! There were lots of posters around the room which allowed us to practice some sign language whilst we were...More

Thank TheCurtaulks
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

It's a lovely place that's really unique (you order with sign language) we loved our shakes and pancakes! Great place for breakfast and lunch 😄

Thank Stine S
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited today after seeing the place on trip advisor, and im glad we did! It was a very nice experience to eat at this cafe and the service was top notch! Ordering by sign was a first for us but there were many visual...More

Thank doodlelander
Reviewed March 19, 2018

walked in for a coffee but as it was a hot day, decided on a cold drink. Hubby a bit disappointed when they didn't have a sprite on the menu, but soon changed his mind with the delicious banana juice with milk

Thank keep_positive
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Cafe de las Sonrisas was started and is still operated by Tio Antonio. In this cafe, which is only open in the mornings, provides a place where deaf people can learn the skills of waiting on cafe customers and earn a living wage. The menus...More

Thank TransAm89
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This place is incredible. The very charming owner gave us an inspiring speech about his journey and we were able to contribute to the largest hammock in the world. His hammocks are gorgeous and teh meal was great. The staff is mostly deaf so ther...More

Thank lynnieonthego
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This breakfast and lunch cafe is run by deaf Nicaraguans. I know American Sign Language, so chatting with them was relatively easy. They use pictures of food and common gestures to communicate with most customers. The food was simple but very good and in a...More

Thank SoBeRetired
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March 15, 2017|
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June 15, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Real Xalteva | Iglesia de la Merced, media cuadra al Este, Centro Social Tio Antonio, Granada 43000, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Granada Department  >  Granada
  • Phone Number: +505 8559 8315
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