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“Best coffee in Leon”

Libelula Coffee Shop
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed June 3, 2013

After reading other TripAdvisor reviews in the past few months, I was anxious to try this cafe out upon our return to Leon in May. Across the street from Hollywood Pizza and around the corner from Museum Ortiz-Gurdian ,we went there the first morning after our arrival and it was excellent! They have a pretty extensive menu for lattes, cappuccino and the like. They have cakes and other pastries in a cold case at the front of the cafe. Also noted on the menu are breakfast and lunch items. Coffee beans are available for sale from "Cafe Don Paco," one of the best in Nicaragua. When I enquired if the espresso beans were for sale, Nelson the proprietor said they were only available in the larger size for the restaurant only, but found me some nice fresh dark roasted beans I would be happy with. Nice touch.
There is comfortable couch seating at the front and approximately 12 tables in a small back courtyard. Free WiFi is available. The coffee drinks are also available "to go" and the staff is very helpful. The only complaint is the pastry/cake items-sometimes they are not as fresh as they could be. We stopped for a third visit during our week in Leon on Saturday. Both the chocolate cake and the peach cake were probably fresh two or three days ago. Perhaps this was due to the fact that Mother's Day had just been celebrated Thursday and perhaps the shop did not have a chance to obtain fresher items due to many closures of businesses for the celebration. On our first visit, the pastries were fine.
All in all, a great place to hang out, use the WiFi, enjoy a latte and conversation.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had an excellent coffee and delicious cake here. Well priced and one of the most extensive coffee menus I have seen. It is great for an afternoon treat ! Nice setting too with wifi. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

So, this is my favorite coffe shop, is the only one in Leon, who have a excelent service and excelent food in general, I like visit it with my friends and tourists. Also i enjoy the place, it´s relaxing and beautiful

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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the rustic laid back atmosphere and the great selection of iced coffees. My daughters loved the frozen caramel and frozen Oreo cafes. His place is a bit out of the way but worth he hike. Or take it in after a trip to the fantastic Ortiz Gurdian Gallery right around the corner.

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1  Thank SheilaBeauchemin
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The coffee shop's in a very good location by central park, service excellent and the variety of pastries is real. Clean open atmosphere with friendly waitresses.

1  Thank 926Rene
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