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Review of Cafe Ali Cumba

Cafe Ali Cumba
Ranked #5 of 5 Dessert in Banos
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This place has the best selection of authentic Danish bread anywhere in South America. The proprietor is a fiesty breadcrumb who is extremely knowledgeable about good coffee, smoothie purity and whole wheat Scandinavian carbohydrates. She has a bountiful selection of inexpensive travel magazines for her guests to take home. If you don't see one you like on the bookshelf, feel free to jump behind the counter and avail yourself of another. Very engaging and caring owner. Besides the bread, she is what makes this cafe, and the community, great! I highly recommend. And don't forget to try the bread!!!!

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Me and my friend came here 5times during our stay here, really nice food love the fresh smoothies, the owners are lovely and interesting to talk to, a lot of love goes into the food you can tell.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Highly surprised (and somewhat suspicious) that anyone would give this place a positive review. Although the cafe is nicely decorated, the service was at best poor, at worst outright hostile.

My group were the only people in there other than a party of four who were just finishing. Despite this it still took around a half hour for them to bring our order (three sandwiches, three smoothies, how hard can it be?). When they eventually came they'd managed to get half our order wrong. Normally we'd have notified them of their mistake, but we were frankly terrified by the female owner and her weird and aggressive manner.

Prior to us ordering our meal she explained in great detail how great their food was, how amazing the coffee is, and how appalling all the other cafés in Baños are. There was no humour in all this, instead she was just rude and incredibly arrogant. To then get our order so wrong, and deliver it so slowly, just made the whole experience an unpleasant and uncomfortable joke.

There are much, much better places in Baños: better food, better coffee, better service, better prices.

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2  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I stopped for a coffee and when I told the Danish owner that I didn't want anything else, she became very rude and hostile and refused to give me the time of day afterwards. The coffee was ok but not good enough to warrant being made to feel like a criminal for not wanting to buy her overpriced breakfast. Go somewhere else in Baños where your money and presence is appreciated.

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Outstanding food! Bread is made daily and is excellent! The coffee is the best in town! The fruit, yogurt, and eggs all extremely yummy!! I highly recommend this cafe! The atmosphere is beautiful and the breakfast was amazing!

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Thank Gabwendy
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