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“Good food, good location.”
Review of Barista Cafe Nica - CLOSED

Barista Cafe Nica
Price range: $3 - $5
Cuisines: American, Diner, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Barista Cafe Nica is a a local cafe that offers the best Coffee Nicaragua has to offer. Located in Matagalpa, the hub for coffee trading, this place takes coffee seriously. The beans are selected by expert and prepared by trained Barista. Serving different types of food and various desserts with a local twist.
Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food, good location.”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

It was one of the only places opened on New Years Day and served us well. Food is a mix of Nicaraguan options (gallo pinto) and options like quesadillas and nachos. Nice cup of coffee too.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank pedalsandfeet
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Goes, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Friendly staff”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Very friendly staff, atmosphere is nice but not as cosy as some other coffee shops. Only have lunch menu. Excellent smoothies with fruit combinations I have not come across in other places in Nicaragua.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank JohnLindhout
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent staff, great smoothies”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Friendly and helpfull staff. The panini and crepe we took for diner were very good. The smoothies (or smothies as they say on the menu) were fresh and tasted excellent. Good price as well. Both the food/smoothies and staff made us decide to come back for desayuno the next morning. This was okay, but not very special. Also the quality of simple nica coffee was not consistent. Tropical fruit salad was a disappointment: just some melon, apple and pineapple. They could do much better looking at the smoothies they serve.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Leonard W
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Bellingham
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Our favorite coffee spot in Matagalpa”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We tried Barista Cafe Nica after a recommendation from hostel host. Returned 3 more times for coffee and breakfast. I enjoyed their medium roast both with and without leche! Be sure to check out the upstairs room for leisurely coffee and conversation.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Kathie H
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
1 review
“Mediocre coffee”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

First off let me say, I am from Seattle. I know good coffee because I grew up on it. I've had great coffee in Nicaragua but mostly just mediocre. I had the caramelo latte ad the espresso tasted old and the flavor was cloying, too sweet. This coffee was drinkable but not delicious. A friend had a hazelnut iced latte, also too sweet. And the chai latte was just tazo, nothing special.

Visited October 2013
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Thank sarahaloha
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