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“Great Breakfast and Good Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cool Beans Cafe

Cool Beans Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Flores
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe, Guatemalan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Search Cool Beans, Flores, Guatemala and you'll find a few references online about this restaurant. It's run by a wife/husband couple. Janette is employeed with a local NGO, Concern America, that provides health care training in Guatemala. Her husband is from Guatemala and is training the be an architect. He cooks and she often helps with serving. They've got two fantastic girls and their restaurant is often a hangout for locals after work. Looking forward to having this place added to Trip Advisor so I can post a great review.
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast and Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

I try to eat at different restaurants when travelling and my only regret is that I did not eat at Cool Beans more often. The breakfast was very good and quite reasonable. I ate there for dinner one night and was very impressed. The view from the outside patio overlooks the lake and compared to the rest of Flores, is relatively quiet. Be warned though, the washroom has a vine roof and being 6 ft tall my head became entangled. I would heartily recommend this place for both quality and price.

  • Visited November 2011
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21 Thank busycanadianboy
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“Excellent breakfast and has free wi-fi too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

I've eaten breakfast at this restaurant 7-8 times in the past and have always enjoyed the food there. The meals are hearty as well as cheap. The atmosphere is very nice and they offer free wi-fi too. I recommend it to anyone who goes to Flores.

Destination Expert - Guatemala

Visited December 2010
29 Thank mayaruinsonly
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2010

This is a great place for breakfast in Flores as well as an easy gping place to hang out a while away a few hours on a hot summer day. The cafe de la casa is the best in town and comes with free refills for 8Q (about $1). You also have a view of the lake and an eclectic musical selection that is hard to describe. I heard orchestral Metallica, Black Eyed Peas, Indigo Girls, Latin love songs, Eastern European heavy metal, and Barry Manilow in the course of an afternoon. On Saturdays, they serve a steady stream of Guatemalan and foreign guests who sit around a small courtyard where chickens stroll through. This is a great place.

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29 Thank Laure_Starry
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