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Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop

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American, Cafe, Costa Rican, Gluten Free
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Contiguo al Banco Popullar | Santa Elena, 222, Costa Rica
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Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are here twice, while in Monteverde. The waiters are so nice and friendly! We split the breakfast crepe and the vegetarian sandwich. Both were awesome, but the veggie sandwich was especially good. It comes with a side salad and olive oil and balsamic oil...which is definitely more rare in CR. We also got the brownie with ice cream, which... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were quite happy to sit down in this restaurant to have a modern delicious meal and drinks. The coffee and drinks for the kids were delicious. A welcome break!!

Thank tlcharbonneau
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe serves fabulous food at very fair prices. I especially recommend the salads which could feed at least two people. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a second lunch there having stopped by chance on first day. Great coffee but also a pot of tea for those tea drinkers amongst us.

Thank Sheila C
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just walking through town we spotted this rustic beautiful cafe.. What can i say..good fresh food..delicious brownie...good service and decent prices. Don't miss on your trip to santa elena.

Thank david a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really nice place to sit and have a coffee or food. A better location than the other coffee shops as you are not sitting directly next to the road. We got the paninis and they were enormous! The traditional costa rican coffee is great as well, served really nicely. Definitely not the cheapest place though so be prepared to... More 

Thank Jordan B
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't miss this one while visiting Monteverde! Were in Costa Rica for 3 weeks before coming to this area and although loved all the local Tico food, it was nice to have a bit of a change. Wouldn't change a thing about this delightful place.

Thank beckyslosrs
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked in here for a light snack and ended up having a full meal and 2 slices of cheesecake. The food was so good, we changed our transfer the next day, just so we could come back for brunch! The Passionfruit cheescake was life changing! I cannot recommend this place enough and the service was excellent.

Thank Folu F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for breakfast on two mornings during our stay in Santa Elena. The portions are large, perfect for a pre-hiking breakfast, and the flavors are spot on. We also enjoyed that they had truly typical Costa Rican coffee. Over the course of our visits, we enjoyed coffee, smoothies, roast beef sandwiches, salads, typical gallo pinto, and other... More 

Thank sme0284
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a wheat allergy so it can make it hard to find alot of food when in Central America, I was so happy when we popped into here and on the menu was GLUTEN FREE pancakes and they where to die for!! Amazing! I also had the iced coffee which was amazing! The staff where really friendly and a... More 

Thank nickytakesontheworld
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is great and the waiter was friendly. The food was great both times we went! I had a sweet crepe with strawberries, blueberries, lemon butter, and strawberry jam and a sandwich with a tenderloin on it with some veggies and bearnaise sauce.

Thank Kevin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $9
American, Cafe, Costa Rican, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contiguo al Banco Popullar | Santa Elena, 222, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: +50626456850
Specialty hot and iced coffee, crepes, salads, paninis. Home made bakery

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?