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“Great Coffee Bar and Book store”
Review of El Gato Negro - CLOSED

El Gato Negro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: El Gato Negro is a Bookstore/Coffeehouse providing locals and travelers a comfortable place to enjoy whole foods, interesting conversation, amazing coffee, the best selection of books in Central America, and an ambiance which will make you forget that you have spent four hours with us.We source organic and whole foods locally and import what we cannot find here. Our friends are our bakers, yogurt makers, lettuce growers, bee keepers, coconut oil pressers...... We offer an experience unique in Central America.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Best coffee in SJDS and an excellent selection of books. Open for Breakfast and lunch but not dinner, but that is OK as they do breakfast the best!

Thank Fraser K
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

El Gato Negro is a great place for coffee, food and a large variety of smoothies. A little touch of home for N. Americans....

Thank iloove2travel
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a buzzing expat hangout with creative and delicious menu items. However, the slow and inattentive service needs a serious upgrade. It looks like they don't have enough waitresses but regardless, this leads to long delays in ordering and eventual delivery of food.

1  Thank Marsten D
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

El Gato Negro has great food, wonderful people serving the food, and is a great place to observe people in relaxation and enjoyment. I highly recommend the smoothies, particularly the Buda Blue Belly. I am also confident that in addition to being good food, the food is prepared safely with bottled water. The coffee can't be beat anywhere and if you want a real treat, try the best latte ever. The proprieter expat is dedicated to a business model of making significant returns to Nicaraguan people, all the while providing a good work environment and benefits for his staff that has resulted in an enviable retention rate. They have apparently supported the education of at least 3 Nicaraguans who have graduated wiht professional degrees. they live in San Juan and are a wealth of info about local events.

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Thank MJR33804
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Funky place,good books,coffee roasted on premises,good eats,what else can you want? Meet folkf from all over.

Thank mike g
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