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“Could not cope with busy New Year's Day”
Review of Paradiso Cafe

Paradiso Cafe
Ranked #18 of 93 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Paradiso Cafe is a hot spot on the island. Best known for serving gourmet sandwiches and salads. Everything is made fresh and delicious.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Could not cope with busy New Year's Day”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Every time we passed this place it was busy so we thought we'd check it out. We visited for New Year's Day breakfast, we were lucky and managed to get a table for two right away but the place was full with more people queuing up constantly.

The food itself was really good but we had to wait over half an hour for a simple breakfast and a panini. The service was friendly but there were errors with our orders and when we asked for the bill we waited 20 minutes before going in to pay at the till.

We were obviously not the only people waiting a long time or receiving slightly erroneous orders. The silly thing is that one more member if staff would have sorted all these glitches out. They must have known NYD would be busy, it's probably their busiest breakfast of the year so they ought to have been prepared.

Visited December 2012
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by to get a sandwich. We weren't too hungry and knew this place was a little over priced so we shared a ham sandwich.
The french bread is definitely really crusty and I don't like that but my husband did. I thought it was just ok. There is much better food to be had here but it is one of few "cold eats" places.

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Ft Collins
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53 reviews
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“Good sandwiches & salads”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We had great food every time we ate here which was almost every day over a 9 day stay. Had a great salad, sandwich, espresso, breakfast, fruit smoothy. I see others comment that staff was rude which we did not experience it was actually some of the best service on the island. You do have to go inside to order but they bring out your food. It does take time to get the food b/c of how small the kitchen is & how busy they are. One of my favorite places to eat plus have free internet.

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Kamloops, Canada
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“Fabulous Food, not so friendly service”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Super breakfast, the best scrambled eggs and bacon I have had so far on the island, but wasn't busy that day. Came for lunch, cranky staff, I know everyone has a bad day but your in the service industry even here it can make or break you. Won't go back because of that, there are other places just as good.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Nothing more to say! Breakfast was delicious. The French Toast and Breakfast Sandwich was amazing.

we ate there a few times on our trip.

Visited December 2012
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