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“This coffee bar made me feel really relaxed, and the coffee is of such a quality you can't find anywhere close”

The Refuge Coffee Bar
Ranked #5 of 14 Coffee & Tea in Antigua
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Description: A small quality driven coffee bar. Sits on the Tanque De la Union park with a beautiful view of the Agua Volcano.
Reviewed June 9, 2011

I used to come a lot to Refuge Coffee Bar when I lived in Antigua for two months. It was the perfect break: a break for that moment, just to relaxed and drink good coffee, but also a break for when you get tired of the Guatemalian society. For me, it was absolutely the best coffee in town! I already did recommend this place to others, when I was still there and EVERYONE loved it! The owner and his employees are very kind. The relaxing thing is the smooth music, the rest to read the newspapers which are available, the small or big, interesting talk to the employee, the smell of fresh coffee beans and just a good coffee.

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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Best Cafe Americano! Jonathan was a maestro. We did not know they have pasties and cookies so we brought our own Banana cake. He did not mind us having our own food. Not like NYC! So laid back. Loved it. We got some beans (organic one...) from him so will try them here in NYC and remember about our adventure in Guatemala.

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Reviewed June 7, 2011

As soon as i discoverd this very cosy coffeeplace i felt like home! i enjoyed the many moments i had with the friendly owner and the international crowd. cant wait to come back to antigua and have a good cup of coffee here.

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Reviewed June 3, 2011

Refuge Coffee bar in Antigua really has the best coffee I have had in Guatemala, even better than in Italy. Very nice small place with kind people and personal service!!!!

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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Want to know what happens when a Dutch Barista and an American Guy rent a closet, spend $10,000 on an espresso machine and roast it fresh - Its the Refugee coffee bar. No Frills, just perfect espresso, lattees, and capichinos made from organic milk, and fair trade coffee! Closed Sundays - but open just about any other time!

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