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“Nice Atmosphere”
Review of The Beehive

The Beehive
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: German, Cafe, International
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: You will find a little but cozy caffee with a corner for fine crafts and arts from Ecuador. The coffee is prepared with a Gaggia Nera, and the fine foods by the owners.
Nipawin, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

I popped in here solo one rainy day. I ordered a (delicious!) proper espresso style coffee. Finally! Somewhere in Ecuador that knows how to make quality coffee!

The setting is comfortable and welcoming. It smells of coffee beans and incense (lovely). There is even a gift shop, featuring the work of Ecuadorian artesans - it's a rather overpriced gift shop, in my opinion. Backpackers won't shop there, because all of the items can be found cheaper elsewhere, but wealthy western travellers would probably find it easy to shop there. Nice items!

It felt like a boutique coffee shop somewhere in Canada. Also, it seems to be the only place in town where you can buy stamps and mail postcards. Relief! I hadn't found stamps for weeks of travel, so I was so excited to send out the last of my postcards from here.

The service was so-so, even after I asked to take photos for trip advisor. Nonetheless, a cozy little retreat from the rain.

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Thank KymberRandom
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Thanks for your nice words. We are sorry though you have not been all happy with the service. We will try to smile even more in the future when serving a coffee. It also makes us sad you found our 100% alpaca wool cloths overpriced. We do agree with you that this kind of high quality handycraft is probably not for the low budget travelers, but that´s why we also offer delicious coffees affordable for everyone. We are the only spot where you can find high quality of souvenirs in Mindo.
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Philadelphia
1 review
“This is the spot! Don't miss it!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This place is great. Fantastic coffee, great pastries, and warm company. We really enjoyed our moment of rest here and hope you make the time too!

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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
We are very happy you did not miss us :-) Come back soon, the coffee is waiting!
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great food with good music, be sure to order the german latter with a mix of different things to eat. Really good ambience and the attentions was very nice as well.

Visited December 2013
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Thank CRbueno
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
We are happy about your nice words - and will keep it up to servve our clients great food!
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great coffee, superb cake + snacks and a nice chat”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The great coffee is made with a real big italian coffeemachine - very good!!
Cakes are all home made, well sized and very tasty.
It is a owner run place and the couple can tell you something about almost everything.
Mindo, Ecuador, the world - very helpfull advice in all areas.
The next day we enjoyed their "Smorgasboard", a wooden plate with delicious snacks from all over the world, with home made bread. Delicious!!
El Gringo alto, the german owner, told us all about bees and beekeeping and his tasty honey, and made us feel very welcome and at home.
The view in the back is very nice, and the couch a great relaxing spot.
WiFi very fast and relyable

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank KenS1952
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thanks for the nice words! FYI: the bees came home with nectar yesterday - and for all the others: fresh honey in 2-4 weeks!
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Caledon, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance with Fantastic Coffee and Cakes”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Beehive has lots of character and the owner, Ingo, is engaging, energetic and will share a wealth of information with you if you have the time to hang out. His life story is fascinating. I'd love to return one day to see the second story.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Lynda N
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Wow - thanks for the nice words. We will keep it up.
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