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“Funky place with good food” 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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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Funky place with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Aubergine dinner was gorgeous, really unusual, wasn't so impressed with granola and fruit breakfast, it was ok but the fruit wasn't as fresh as I've had in other places. Do think the place could do with a little love and be tidied up a bit, must have been really cool when first done but looking a little tired now, but worth going for the food.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Excellent place for a breakfast, or light lunch. Coffee is by far the best on the island and is freshly prepared (you can get iced coffee too which is good for hot days). Service can be a bit slow at times, but not out of line with Flores in general

Visited January 2012
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21 Thank xibalba1
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Kuopio, Finland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great coffee place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

I had coffee there twice and the place is great. Good quality coffee, great looking place, OK prices and a nice atmosphere.

Visited December 2011
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28 Thank TeeSCee
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The best place to have a minute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Offers the best coffee in Flores, plus the usual perks for backpackers: WiFi, on location movie rental, food, hammocks, sofas, tranquility. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2011
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28 Thank MariozM
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good for breakfast.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

A bit more pricey than some, but they had good coffee and refilled your cup. Prices were cheap compared to the US.

Visited January 2012
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21 Thank bmwarabia
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