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“Who was 1st?”

Juan Valdez Cafe Av San Martin
Ranked #3 of 18 Coffee & Tea in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Nice place to drink the best premium Colombian coffee in Bocagrande. This Juan Valdez Coffee is located in the heart of Bocagrande turistic zone of Cartagena. You can find coffee, souvenirs and many other things to take back home. We are the Colombian Coffee Growers’ Brand. We want to captivate the world with Colombian Premium coffee and generate value for Colombian coffee growers. Come and live the authentic experience of Colombian coffee with us.
Olathe, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
410 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Who was 1st?”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Not certain who had this coffee shop, bakery, internet hangout 1st, Juan Valdez or Starbuck's! Regardless, good coffee and nice snacks. Very comfortable and a cool place to stop and relax. Purchased and brought home about 3000 grams in various strengths home. Also, a good place to watch the locals!

  • Visited May 2013
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Santiago, Chile
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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“Slow and poor coffee”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Hard to get a watered down expresso in Colombia. Juan Valdez in Cartagena manages to do it. And slowly too.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Colombian Starbucks”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Good coffee, good selection, Starbucks prices. There is a nice outdoor patio with huge shade umbrellas too sip your coffee and people watch.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Kewl”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I enjoyed teh cafe and thier selection of beverages. I bought coffee to bring home from here. I also noted they had some nice souvenirs that were logo'd too (water bottles, cups etc)

Visited March 2013
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Long Island City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
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“Mediocre coffee, but you lack options here in general.”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Overly roasted coffee similar to starbucks with less flavorful milk than you'd hope for leads to a slightly weak-feeling but strongly-roasted cappuccino that I can easily do without. Sadly, this is one of the most reliable coffees in the whole town. I recommend going to a place where they brew Illy coffee (small shops around town), the downside there is that the baristas don't pull many shots comparatively. That's partly a Cartagena thing - they just don't aspire to make good coffee because they don't HAVE any good coffee.

Visited March 2013
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