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Review of Kay's Gringo Postres

Kay's Gringo Postres
Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Atenas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, South American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Kay's Gringo Postres roughly translated means Kay's NorthAmerican Sweets. Kay and her husband, Tom, from South Dakota, started out as a tiny pastry and coffee shop and grew into the only place in Atenas and for miles around that serves real American soul food - heavenly cheeseburgers and crispy fries, several types of grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's, amazing breakfasts as well as an all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet. The cakes, cookies and pie are homemade and defy description.It's a gathering place for locals as well as expatriates, They also maintain a lending library with English, German, French and Spanish books.
Atenas, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Kays is THE spot for all gringos wanting a bit of home...American food (try the bacon, cheese burger!) made just like home...a great lending library (english books)...social hours ( Wed. noons is a women's group)...just, overall, a great way to cure any homesickness AND meet other expats!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Michigan
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Kay is a wonderful cook. All the ex-pats meet here and Kay also has a library done on the honor system.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank bibliognostic
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McKinney, Texas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, Very Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

During our last trip to Atenas, we made visiting Kay's Gringo Postres a priority since we had read she serves REAL gringo food. We certainly weren't disappointed. The food was superb! I highly recommend the biscuits and gravy. Kay is a delight, and she even assigned us nicknames to help her remember our names......and she did! We ate at Kay's several times, and each time, she sat and talked with us about a variety of subjects.

Don't miss her Sunday brunch! Her baked French toast is worth the trip!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerald B
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Lewes, Delaware
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“American hide away in Atenas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We keep going back because of the friendly atmosphere, as well as the food. Kay is there all the time and is delightful to talk to. We have met some really interesting people there and the food is fresh and delicious.
They also have free WIFI, plenty of books that you can take back to your residence and read for free as long as you return them.
All in all, if your feeling lonely for the states, a little English conversation, atmosphere and delicious American food, this is your place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claudia B
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We Love Kay's!!!...Great Food Mixed With Fun & Friendliness!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

We Stayed In Atenas For July & August And Kay's Gringo Postres Was A Regular Stop For Us At Least 3 Times Per Week!!!...Great Expat Hangout!!!...Kay And Her Customers Are So Incredibly Friendly & Fun!!!...A Wonderful Resource For Local Information For Expats Or Wannabe Expats (Like Us!)!!!...Breakfasts Are Delicious!!!...Large Portions!...You Will Never Leave Kay's Feeling Hungry...That's For Sure!!!...My Favorites: Kay's Everything Omelette, Breakfast BLT, & Sausage Gravy And Biscuits!!!...Kay Also Offers Great Lunches And A Sunday Brunch, Too!!!...We LOVE Kay's!!!...Highly Recommend During Your Visit To Beautiful Atenas, Costa Rica!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bob V
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