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“Oh boy - was this good”
5 of 5 bubbles 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: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
Jettingen Scheppach, Germany
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3 reviews
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“Oh boy - was this good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We actually heard about this place from other travelers who told us about the bee tour they offer (if you do not do the bee tour you have missed out on something in your live!!)
We felt imidiately comfortable in this very cozy place.
Ingo and Genny, the owners, have been very nice, helping us and other guests in almost all languages and serving us great coffee, amazing hot chocolate, a delicious lunch platter and a unbelievable amount of friendlyness.
It was pretty busy, but they have had a open ear to every question and a answer to all of them.

We did the bee tour the next day (read my reference there) and enjoyed very much our time in The Beehive with this lovely couple.

Vielen Dank!!
Und immer weiter so!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank kleinerRainer
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
We are very glad you enjoyed b(e)eing with us. Vielen Dank!
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English first
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

In the small town of Mindo we spent many enjoyable hours in this charming cafe. The rainy season means hours of rain in the afternoon and this is the spot to watch it all come down in. The German/French couple that owns this spot speaks some 5 languages between them. They have customized the space to have many areas to relax in. We never moved past the comfy couches but there are tables and benches as well. While we were there enjoying delicious hot chocolate many tantalizing smells came from the kitchen - freshly baked bread (real bread!) and desserts. Though we never tried the smorgasbord it looked amazing.

Beyond the great space and delicious drinks the owners became our personal tour guides for our trip to the coast in Ecuador. One afternoon he sat down with us and helped us route out the some 6 buses we'd need to catch to get to the coast. So thoughtful and appreciated!

On both occasions we were there we met new friends there and continued to dinner with them. This is the spot to go in Mindo and we miss it already! A must visit for your time in Mindo!

They also thoughtfully have cards or different traditions in the country to learn from. I enjoyed the one explaining all the Ecuadorian foods. This to me goes above and beyond. They also have games to play!

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Thank EricAndSarahSeattle
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
... and we are glad you found us! Rain season is getting to a end - it did not pour down yesterday - so you can come back :-) Thanks a lot for the nice words.
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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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“The best i have had on this trip!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

The best coffee so far. Also ate here a "Smorgasboard" a wooden board with tapas - very delicious! The owners are great. Nice and very helpfull.
If you do not stop here you have not been to Mindo.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank SchmaliD
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks, thanks and thanks!
Come back soon and enjoy another one.
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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Smorgasbord- yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I recently visited The Beehive, and really enjoyed our time here. The food was delicious. Some of the best food I've had while in Ecuador. Many items that haven't been available to us the rest of our trip. The atmosphere was great, as was the service. We enjoyed the sound of the river, and watching the hummingbirds. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lacy R
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
You better be back - there is this one hummingbird that feels a bit sick since you left :-) Thanks for the nice words and we are happy you liked it here.
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“STOP HERE if you're in Mindo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this little cafe when we first arrived in Mindo. We were NOT disappointed. We ordered the $5 smorgasbord and I would eat it EVERY time. The pepper jelly was so good, I bugged the owner to start selling it. :). The service was friendly and the atmosphere laid back and relaxed. I only wish we had more time in Mindo to enjoy the live music. Stop here and enjoy!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Nicole B
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Ingo S, Owner at The Beehive, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thanks so much for the nice words. I have planted more of those chili-bushes yesterday - and will go in spicy-marmalade-mass-production soon :-) See you again some day.
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