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“Excellent Coffee Shop in Leon”

Libelula Coffee Shop
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Excellent Coffee Shop in Leon”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I loved going to Libelula while living in Leon. They have great iced coffee and brunch (we usually ordered crepes). Although it is usually too hot for a warm drink in Leon, I would recommend ordering a cappuccino at some point to get a chance to see the amazing barista artwork. There is also free, reliable wifi, and the atmosphere is nice for working/studying.

  • Visited September 2013
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EStonia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointment!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Being an avid tripadvisor follower for the places to eat, I am rarely disappointed but this time I have no idea how so many people favor this place. The atmosphere is average and the seats at the back are not very comfortable.
I ordered an ice latte and the salad. The salad was just layers of vegetables and ham and chicken. The salad leaves were already turning a little dark on edges and while the dressing was on the side, the fundamental to a good salad is the right seasoning, which was completely lacking. The iced coffee was bitter.
For the service, the staff was friendly, however, I had to get the menu myself, go by the counter to order, go back for sugar and spoon and as well to pay, so I feel that no service was really provided besides bringing me the food.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great cup of Joe”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

the coffee has very good and strong the way I like it!
The pastries were excellent and fresh . You can´t get any better then that.

  • Visited May 2014
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Leon, Nicaragua
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22 reviews
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“Lovely space and good coffee”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

I really enjoy Libelula (even if it took me forever to be able to pronounce it). The space is lovely, airy and open. There is free wifi, a great staff, and the iced coffee is delicious. I enjoy the crepes, particularly the savory ones, however they put mayo on them which I find to be very odd and not a good addition so I always ask for them without it.

Big drawback is that for Leon it's a rather costly coffee shop. Cafe Rosita which I highly recommend, sells a great iced coffee for 30 cords whereas you get a similar quality beverage for 50 cords at Libelula. If you're just passing through the city the cost difference isn't a big deal but if you're living here for awhile it does add up (as ridiculous as that may sound).

They open early which is very helpful and they're open on Sundays when many other places aren't. They recently renovated which made it even nicer. There is generally a good mix of locals and travelers though it is a favorite spot for tourists so you'll hear less Spanish here than you will in other spots.

  • Visited April 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Best place we found in Leon”
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The food is great, friendly staff and all the smoothies were good too. Try the salad and the crepes.
The only negative is that they dont have cold sodas so they put a lot of ice in a glass and bring you a hot Coke.

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