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Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Costa Rican
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Contiguo al Banco Popullar | Santa Elena, 222, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6850
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok if you don't mind waiting and sitting outside. Visited here when it was a very cold and rainy day so had a soup, snack and coffee. We had to sit outside even though there were people inside just having drinks and we did ask if a table was free soon but alas. The coffee was cold and the pitta... More 

Thank Lynds3yF
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious coffee and pastries near the heart of Santa Elena. The whipped cream on their drinks is especially amazing.

Thank Caley Z
Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a late lunch and were surprised by the menue. It was fresh, tasty, healthy, spicy, and resonable priced

Thank Gunilla R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All made in house with super fresh produce and the coffee is epic. The staff are awesome! Good vibes! Thanks!!!

Thank Michael B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely cafe in downtown Santa Elana. Good vegetarian options. We had the smoked salmon panini and the tomato soup and grilled cheese. Both were great. We didn't have smoothies, but they seemed very popular.

Thank Erica G
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this cafe was a surprise. It had a great menu, great coffee and some very nice desserts. Tip: Try the traditional Coffee and see how it's prepared and poured. Even the humble 'Hot Chocolate' gets a special treatment. Con: The cafe is very busy, hard to find a seat and the staff seem stretched & over-worked

Thank OzTrottingGlobe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there on December 26, 2016. All the items are overpriced. For example, a crepe costs $5500 colon. Since the location is right next to the Orchid Garden, so we knew it's going to be expensive. What disappointed the most was their service. Three of us all placed orders, but they missed one of the orders and the waiter... More 

Thank Peifong R
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family lunch great success, as menu offers something for everyone. Coffee and food all excellent. Wished that we had the opportunity to return.

Thank shakenit2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is quite amazing! Most importantly - they have great coffee. The breakfast menu have so Many delicious choices, that it's hard to choose. And they are all as good as they sounds (was here 3 days in a row and had something different every time) if you're looking for something authentic Costa Rican, this is not the place.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Santa Elena for two weeks and ate there almost every morning. Everything on the menu is great. The ambience of the restaurant was great even totally full. The staff was professional and personable. Their coffee and espressos were wonderful.

Thank D59na

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $9
American, Cafe, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +506 2645 6850
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?