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“Refreshingly Delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alegria Cafe Lounge - CLOSED

Alegria Cafe Lounge
Price range: $0 - $5
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Description: Description: Cosy family cafe and bar which sells fresh and original products. We have various breakfasts and toasted sandwiches but our specialities are freshly baked bagels and natural juices.
Ladera Ranch, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Refreshingly Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were so pleased with this restaurant. It is clean, spacious and breezy. We were craving vegetables and the vegetable bagel sandwich with homemade pesto and roasted walnuts is exceptional. The owners are very friendly and make the whole dining experience super pleasant. It's off the main road, but definitely worth searching for.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mjabroad
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  • English first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“OyVey! FRESH BAGELS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So...I've been living part time in cabarete for the better part of 7 years. There are soooooo many awesome restaurants in this town. However one of the things I've always said is that whoever figures out how to do fresh bagels will be carried around the north coast on the shoulders of the population and hailed as a conquering breakfast hero.

Claudia and Claire are these heroes. Having made an arrangement with the local bakery their bagels are baked fresh every day and are ONLY available at Alegria. I know this because I tried to bribe the bakery to give me a few on the sly and was rebuffed and soundly chastised for suggesting such a thing.

It's not just about the bagels tho, the food they make with the bagels is great! My favourite is the "we found nemo" which is lox and cream cheese on a toasted bagel. This is like crack to Jewish people. It may also have the same effect on non-Jews, I'm not sure.

Other awesome items include the pancakes, and the turkey sandwich.

The most important reason to come here however is Claudia and Claire. So attentive, so lovely, so funny, and so concerned that your time in their restaurant is a positive experience.

Come for the bagels stay for the Dutch girls.

Darrin

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank aipapi
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
“Perfect place to start the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I recently stayed at Hotel Alegria and was extremely pleased with the restaurant. The ladies are wonderful people, who are willing to give you any info. you request or point in the right direction of someone who can. The food, coffee and fresh juices were a prefect way to start my day as well as the great conversation with Claudia and Claire. I highly recommend eating here!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank 570MichelleJ
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Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Owner Claudia served up an excellent breakfast! The bagels are very, very good; the coffee excellent; and the eggs were done to perfection! Freshly made fruit juice rounded out the meal nicely. I tasted my husband's Dominican Breakfast, and it too was super tasty. This café is an excellent choice.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lori3691
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful cafe - great owners, great food, great coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We wander down an ally and find a cute café called Alegria where 2 nice Dutch ladies introduce themselves as the owners. They bend over backward to give good service including making me an avocado salad that is not on the menu with a basil vinerette topped with pinenuts and a virgin pina colada that I top with a few pumpkin seeds that I have stashed in my purse for protein.

The espresso was delish and sweet enough that it did not need dairy or sugar.

It is worth the wonder off the main street!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank juliedaniluk
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